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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 [...]

NEW DATE – March 29 – CMM Sponsors Girl Scouts of Suffolk County Panel on Building Women Leaders

          Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Girl Scouts of Suffolk County at its first annual Making An Impact panel on March 29. CMM Partner Christine Malafi serves on the GSSC Board of Directors and has helped put together a panel of dynamic female business leaders who will share their personal experiences [...]

Hauppauge Industrial Park Considers Housing, Recreation

By Sara-Megan Walsh SARA@TBRNEWSMEDIA.COM The Hauppauge Industrial Park’s future may include new apartments and recreational spaces as it looks to move into the 21st century. The Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island announced Jan. 19 at its annual conference that it is launching an opportunity analysis study that will attempt to identify ways the park [...]

CMM January Newsletter: Debating Elected Officials and Talking Economic Growth as 2018 Takes Shape

Analyzing the “Power” of the Hauppauge Industrial Park

By Gregory Zeller Regional rainmakers are hitting the gas in a multifaceted effort to rev up one of Long Island’s top economic engines. The Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island and the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency on Friday announced a new partnership focused on Hauppauge Industrial Park, the 1,400-acre industrial cornerstone currently generating more than $870 million [...]

Campolo Debates Elected Officials and Talks Economic Growth as 2018 Takes Shape

As the newly minted Chairman of the HIA-LI Board of Directors, Joe Campolo moderated a distinguished panel at the Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast on January 19, 2018 at the Hamlet in Commack. Campolo debated the 2018 economic forecast and policy with panelists New York State Senator Tom Croci, New York State Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick, [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How Are You Going to React?

By Alan R. Sasserath, CPA, MS Partner, Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP Whether we like it or not, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (“TCJA”) has been signed into law.  The purpose of this article is not to discuss the merits of TCJA, but rather address what New Yorkers can do to minimize the tax bite [...]

Everyone Needs a Will, But No One Wants to Do It

I think this is something that I’ve known even before I started practicing as an Estate Planning attorney. Matter of fact, it probably predates my practice by decades, if not centuries. What am I talking about? I’m talking about the tendency to hesitate (if not complete avoid) writing a Will. Both in my practice and [...]