• 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, and other parties to provide guidance on what significant provisions should look like including indemnification and mitigation of risk, how to analyze your insurance obligations, what to look for when procuring insurance, and understanding the impact of riders and endorsements. Gain valuable tools and knowledge to prepare you ...

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    Saturday, February 03rd, 2018

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  • 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 emotional principles at play and how to use them to your advantage. On January 9, 2018, we were treated to a dynamic presentation by Joe Campolo, Esq., Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton. From serving in the United States Marine Corps, ...

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    Friday, February 02nd, 2018

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  • 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 and insights about their rise to the top. Panelists include: – Terri Alessi-Miceli, President, HIA-LI – Teresa Ferraro, President, East/West Industries – Davina P. Durgana, PhD, International Human Rights Statistician, Human Trafficking Prevalence Professor – Dr. Aurelia L. Henriquez, Superintendent, Riverhead School District – Dawn A. Lott, Esq, Executive Director, Suffolk Human Rights Commission Moderated by: – ...

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    Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

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  • The Engineering and Defense Industries on Long Island featuring Teresa Ferraro of East/West Industries and Rich Humann of H2M Architects + Engineers

    In this episode, Joe Campolo spoke with two successful Long Island business leaders. Joe chatted with Teresa Ferraro, President, East/West Industries, Inc., about her unique leadership path, the exponential growth of this family-owned business through the decades, and innovative projects and new technology in the defense/aerospace industry. Joe also caught up with Rich Humann, President and CEO, H2M Architects + Engineers, about his rise through the ranks from intern to President/CEO, recruitment and professional development strategies, and challenges of growing and expanding a business on Long Island.

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    Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

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  • 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 can maximize its growth and competitiveness — with a focus on keeping millennials on Long Island. “We have the ability to really keep these kids on Long Island,” said Terri Alessi-Miceli, president and CEO of HIA-LI. “We see the Hauppauge Industrial Park as an opportunity to do that. We ...

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    Thursday, January 25th, 2018

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

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

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    Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

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  • 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 in annual income and property taxes. Some analysts think it can do even better – and must, to give Long Island a puncher’s chance in an era when educated college grads (and, often, the companies they start) are fleeing Nassau and Suffolk for greener socioeconomic pastures. Hence the new ...

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    Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

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  • 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, Deputy Suffolk County Executive Jon Kaiman, Suffolk County Legislator Tom Cilmi, Smithtown Supervisor Ed Wehrheim, and Kulka LLC President Jack Kulka at an event that drew over 300 Long Island business leaders. After opening the meeting with a focus on the need for transparency in government, ...

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    Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

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  • 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 that resulted from its passing.  Just as one of the laws of Physics is “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction,” the laws of tax are no different.  Some states such as New York are talking about instituting a deductible payroll tax to replace ...

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    Monday, January 22nd, 2018

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  • 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 my everyday life, I hear from people who recognize and admit that they should put a Will in place, but despite their best intentions, they simply don’t do it. Why is that? What keeps us from doing what we know we should do? In my experience, ...

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    Monday, January 22nd, 2018

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