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Campolo Graduates from Energeia Partnership, Long Island’s Premier Leadership Academy

Campolo, Middleton & McCormick is proud to recognize Managing Partner Joe Campolo on his “graduation” from the Energeia Partnership on February 7, 2018, joining an esteemed group of Long Island leaders who face the region’s challenges head-on. Energeia, named for a Greek word used to describe the demonstration of inner character in deeds, is a [...]

How to Lower the Cost of Construction in New York? Demolish New York’s Scaffold Law

It is absolutely time to revisit and revise New York State’s absolute liability standard imposed upon contractors and owners for construction-related accidents. New York Labor Law Sections 240 and 241, colloquially referred to as the “Scaffold Law,” impose a strict liability standard on contractors and owners for elevation/gravity related accidents.  Unlike other personal injury matters, [...]

Mastering the Psychology of Negotiation

Anyone can learn the mechanics of negotiation – preparation, active listening, and knowing your BATNA, to name a few – to become a good negotiator. But it’s not enough to be good. Mastering emotions is the key to effective negotiation and involves not only understanding and taking control of your own emotions, but also those [...]

Renting on Airbnb, HomeAway or VRBO? Important Info You Should Know

In recent years, many Long Islanders have been earning extra income by renting their homes as short-term vacation rentals through services like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO. However, many are unaware that these rentals are subject to New York State Hotel and Motel Tax, and that Suffolk County in particular has been cracking down on homeowners [...]

March 14 – Vozza Shares Insights at “The Path to Home Ownership May Be Easier Than You Think” Panel

            The Path to Home Ownership May Be Easier Than You Think! Truth or Myth - Ask the Professionals Featuring: Joseph C. Vozza, Esq. - Counsel, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP Rosemarie Kluepfel - National Licensed Mortgage Originator, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation Deborah D'Amore - Real Estate Agent, Unique Home Sales [...]

The New Tax Law and Your Estate Planning

Have you heard? There has been a major change in the Federal Tax Code as of January 1, 2018.  But what does it mean as far as estate planning goes? The only real change in this regard was that the exemption for the Federal Uniform Gift and Estate Tax approximately doubled from $5,490,000 to $11,180,000 [...]

Eisenbud Elected At-Large Member of NYSBA Environmental Section Executive Committee

Frederick Eisenbud, Esq., chair of the Environmental and Land Use practice group at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, has been elected to a three-year term as an At-Large Member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Environmental Section. The Environmental Section [...]

A Word of Caution with Use of Olympic Marks

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are upon us. For all the Olympics enthusiasts out there, keep in mind that any unauthorized commercial use of the Olympic trademarks, logos, or symbols is prohibited and will be enforced vigorously by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC). Federal law gives the USOC exclusive rights to the symbol of the [...]

March 15 – Cocktails, Conversation & Contracts: Understanding Risks In Construction Contracts

What are the key provisions to look out for in any construction contract? Please join us on Thursday, March 15 to hear insights from a corporate attorney with decades of experience in the construction industry and insurance executives with a focus on construction clients. This talk will walk you through agreements with contractors, subcontractors, vendors, [...]

Recap: Everything Is a Negotiation!

By Arthur Sanders Whether you’re negotiating the release of hostages or negotiating with your toddler to try a new food, the common thread is that all negotiations are based on human interaction. To succeed in any negotiation, you must understand not only the basic building blocks that all negotiators need, but also the psychological and [...]