Can a Massachusetts employer fire an employee who is on authorized medical leave but uses some of the time off to go on vacation? Not without risk. A recent case from the Supreme Judicial Court warns that employers must be cautious when dealing with employees whom they suspect to be abusing their medical leave benefits. […]
Laredo & Smith is proud to sponsor the South Asian Bar Association of Greater Boston’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner. The event takes place on November 7th at the Mandarin Oriental in Boston. This year’s keynote speaker is Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Matt Kane is selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Commercial Litigation. Matt has been named annually since 2017, a true testament to his work in this area. Matt represents banks and other financial institutions, businesses and individuals in an array of business law […]
Laredo & Smith is pleased to announce the addition of Brendan S. Cox as of Counsel to the firm as of July 1, 2019. Brendan is a trial attorney who focuses his practice in business and employment law, as well as criminal defense. Brendan litigates all aspects of the criminal process from probable cause hearings […]
Matt Kane was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Commercial Litigation. Matthew has been named annually since 2017. Matthew represents banks and other financial institutions, businesses and individuals in an array of business law matters and disputes concerning consumer finance, employment, construction, […]
All Massachusetts employers, regardless of the employer’s size, must begin putting into place mechanisms to implement the newly-passed Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law, M.G.L. c. 175M (PFML). The law provides paid leave benefits for W-2 employees of Massachusetts employers. It also provides benefits for 1099 contractors if they make up more than 50% […]
Laredo & Smith is proud to sponsor the Boston Bar Association’s Law Day event. This is an exciting and one-of-a kind celebration of the Boston legal community. The 2019 Law Day event is an historic event that recognizes and celebrates the importance of the rule of law in the United States. This year’s Law Day […]
Payal Salsburg moderated a Boston Bar Association panel, “Representing Closely Held Businesses Post-Baker v. WilmerHale: A Delicate Dance” on January 7, 2019. The description provided by the Boston Bar Association reads: In Baker v. WilmerHale, the Massachusetts Appeals Court permitted minority members of an LLC to sue outside counsel for breaching its fiduciary duty by […]
Matthew Kane and Payal Salsburg co-authored a recent article for the Massachusetts Bar Association publication. The Civil Litigation Section Review is titled, “The Diminished Utility of Anti-SLAPP Motions.” In the article, they discuss the constitutional puzzle presented by the state’s anti-SLAPP statute.
Jessica Conklin presented as a panelist for the Boston Bar Association program, “Career Focus: Transition between Government and Private Practice.” The program, sponsored by the White-Collar Crime section, featured both private practice attorneys and members of the US Securities & Exchange Commission and the US Attorney’s Office. The panel discussed the transition between public and […]
We proudly announce that Mark Smith was recently appointed by the Supreme Judicial Court to the Court Management Advisory Board (CMAB)for a three-year term. Consisting of approximately a dozen members from diverse backgrounds in law, business and academia, the CMAB plays a critical role in guiding and supporting the Massachusetts Trial Court in its transformation […]
Effective October 1, 2018, employers must comply with a new Massachusetts non-compete law geared at protecting both employees and independent contractors from undue restrictions on their ability to work, on one hand, while providing employers some leeway to protect their business interests through compliant, reasonably-tailored non-competition agreements. Non-compete agreements are contracts between employers and workers […]
Matt Kane and Payal Salsburg co-authored an article entitled, “Massachusetts Appeals Court Declines to Extend Prohibition Against Contingent Fee Agreements with Expert Witnesses.” The article appeared in the September 20th issue of the MassBar’s eJournal. We invite you to download the Kane and Salsburg Article.
Matthew Kane was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for his work in Commercial Litigation. Matthew represents banks and other financial institutions, businesses and individuals in an array of business law matters and disputes concerning consumer finance, employment, construction, real estate and general litigation as part […]
Marc Laredo published an article for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s publication Massachusetts Law Review, Volume 99, No. 3. The article is entitled: “Shareholder Duties and Disputes in Closely-Held Corporations in Massachusetts Revisited.” Marc discusses recent changes applied to long-time principles in this area of law. He states, “over the past decade, while the fundamental principles have […]
Payal Salsburg moderates a panel entitled, “SLAPP Happy Redux: The Anti-SLAPP Statute One Year After Blanchard.” The professional panel will examine how the anti-SLAPP landscape has evolved in the year since the Supreme Judicial Court’s decision in Blanchard v. Steward Carney Hospital. This event takes place at 16 Beacon Street in Boston from 12:30-1:30 pm on Thursday, June […]
Payal Salsburg presents on a Boston Bar Association panel entitled, “How to Excel as a Second Chair.” The panel takes place at 16 Beacon Street in Boston on June 5th at 5:30pm and is sponsored by the New Lawyers Section of the BBA. Panelists include top litigators who will share their experiences with second chairing – both […]
It is not uncommon in a business deal for individuals—owners, for instance— to personally guarantee the business’s obligations to a third party (such as a lender or landlord). These types of arrangements are beneficial in situations where, for example, a lender is unwilling to do business with a startup or similar company that has a […]
Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg volunteered their time to co-teach fourth graders about the law through the Boston Bar Association’s 2017 Law Day in the Schools Program. The students from Samuel Adams Elementary School will attend a lesson entitled, “Liberty Under Law: Empowering Youth, Assuring Democracy.” Photo supplied by the Boston Bar Association.
Jessica Conklin will present on an alumni panel for Boston University Academy on May 4, 2018. As part of the school’s 25th anniversary celebration, she joins other professionals as they discuss their career paths.
Payal Salsburg presents on a Boston Bar Association program on May 4, 2018 entitled, “Nuts and Bolts of Litigation Involving Closely-Held Corporations.” During this ‘Friday Fundamentals’ educational series event, the speakers will discuss typical issues that arise in shareholder disputes in closely-held corporations, including pursuing claims of breach of fiduciary duties, defending such claims, and […]
Jessica Conklin moderated a panel for the Boston Bar Association on April 18, 2018 entitled, “Drafting and Negotiating Contracts.” In this program, the esteemed panelists spoke on the “must-haves” in every contract, best practices in negotiations, key issues for drafting and the typical pitfalls and traps. The panel also covered some of the softer skills […]
The Massachusetts Wage Act (Ch. 149, §§ 148-150) permits lawsuits for unpaid wages to be brought against a company’s president, treasurer, or officers or agents having the management of the company. While the terms “president,” “treasurer,” and “officer” are relatively well-defined, until recently there was significant uncertainty about who qualified as an “agent having the […]
Marc Laredo presents as a panelist on the Boston Bar Association’s CLE program entitled, “Small Businesses, Big Headaches: Ethical and Practical Challenges in Representing Closely-Held Businesses.” Marc joins fellow distinguished litigators and transactional lawyers to address the special ethical and practical challenges facing attorneys who practices involve closely-held businesses. Topics include: Impact of recent case […]
Laredo & Smith lawyers Jessica Conklin and Payal Salsburg continue to be active in the Boston Bar Association’s educational programming. They most recently presented as panelists for the BBA’s program entitled, “Practicing with Professionalism,” which took place on February 9th. Jessica & Payal discussed important attributes of reputable attorneys and also covered how to handle the pressures of practice that […]