• ADA Accessibility for Websites

    The Internet has become a necessity for the marketing and promotion of businesses, services, and merchandise. An evolving legal issue is website accessibility to those with disabilities and the applicability of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Accessibility of public websites and compliance with the ADA in connection with public websites may cause issues for some time to come, given the lack of governmental regulations and guidance in this area. Nevertheless, it’s important for businesses to know where the law currently stands. The purpose of the ADA is to provide equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities. Title III ...

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    Monday, January 22nd, 2018

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  • Lessons Learned from FCPA Enforcement in 2017

    The Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement efforts ended 2017 with a bang on December 22, when the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and the DOJ Fraud Section announced $422 million in criminal penalties against Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd and its U.S. subsidiary (“Keppel USA”).  The enforcement action ranks seventh all-time in the history of the FCPA based on the assessed penalties. According to the deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”), Keppel, a Singapore-headquartered offshore rig and shipbuilding company, paid $55 million in bribes to officials at Petrobras, Brazil’s state-owned oil company, ...

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    Monday, January 22nd, 2018

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  • A Criminal’s Guide to Karma: Your Past Will Come Back to Haunt You… Or Will It?

    The basic rule of karma is what goes around comes around. While in everyday life this principle may appeal only to the superstitious, the harsh reality is that in a court of law one mistake or bad act from your past can come back to haunt you. In New York courts, the rule regarding the admissibility of uncharged prior bad acts is derived from the landmark case People v. Molineux, 168 N.Y. 264 (1901). Put simply, the admissibility of uncharged prior bad acts is dependent upon why the evidence was proffered. Generally, courts will deem evidence of uncharged prior bad acts ...

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    Monday, January 22nd, 2018

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  • Seeking Apartments, Recreation at Hauppauge Industrial Park

    HIA-LI says that the park’s economic impact could grow if people could also live there. By James T. Madore james.madore@newsday.com @JamesTMadore The Hauppauge Industrial Park, home to some of Long Island’s largest manufacturers, also needs apartments, sidewalks, entertainment venues, recreation options and other amenities found in villages, officials said Friday. The park could increase its already substantial impact on the local economy if it were more attractive to people who want to walk to work or live near their job, said Terri Alessi-Miceli, CEO of HIA-LI, which represents businesses in the park and its supporters. She and Suffolk County economic development leaders announced Friday the start ...

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    Monday, January 22nd, 2018

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  • Officials Eye Rental Housing for LI Industrial Park

    by David Winzelberg Elected officials and business leaders are launching an economic study of the Hauppauge Industrial Park aimed at identifying opportunities for growth. The study, which will be undertaken by the Regional Plan Association, will focus on ways to retain and attract employees, including redeveloping existing properties to add rental housing and creating a friendlier environment for millennials at the 11-square-mile park, which officials say is the second largest industrial park in the country. The new effort, announced at a press conference in Commack Friday, comes on the heels of an economic impact study completed last month by Stony Brook University, which ...

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    Friday, January 19th, 2018

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  • Sidor Elected to Health & Welfare Council of Long Island Board of Directors

    Melissa Sidor, Counsel at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP in the areas of estate planning and administration, commercial and residential real estate, corporate law and not-for-profit organizations, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI), effective January 1, 2018. As a member of the Board of Directors, Sidor will work to advance the mission of HWCLI, which serves the interests of poor and vulnerable people on Long Island by convening, representing, and supporting the organizations that serve them. HWCLI works to sustain innovative, coordinated, integrated, effective, and efficient services; respond to ...

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    Thursday, January 11th, 2018

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  • Campolo Elected Chairperson of HIA-LI Board of Directors

    Ronkonkoma, NY – Joe Campolo, Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP and a recognized advocate for Long Island and the business community, has been elected Chairperson of the HIA-LI Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2018. As Chairperson, Campolo will continue to spearhead HIA-LI’s efforts to promote and attract investment in the Hauppauge Industrial Park, one of the largest industrial parks in the United States and a major economic driver of the regional economy. He will also focus on adding value for HIA-LI’s tens of thousands of members and attracting a new generation of business professionals to the ...

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    Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

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  • Campolo Discusses Critical Next Steps for the #MeToo Movement in “Destination Unknown: Where is Law Headed in 2018?”

    Compiled by Adina Genn Long Island Business News Joseph N. Campolo, Esq. Managing Partner, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP The long overdue dialogue sparked by the #MeToo movement is not just a passing trend. In 2018, we must engage in an even deeper discussion on sexual harassment in the workplace. The priority is to make sure that women who have been victimized are safe and able to tell their stories. I applaud and support the many women who have had the strength to come forward and call out the many men who have abused their positions of power. However, this watershed moment also demands that we find ...

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    Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

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  • January 23 – Malafi Shares Insights on Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace While Preserving Company Culture

    Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Steps Employers Should Take Now In the wake of the national moment of reckoning about sexual harassment in the workplace, how can your business ensure the safety and well-being of employees while also preserving camaraderie and company culture? Please join us for an informative presentation by Christine Malafi, partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick and an experienced attorney in corporate and labor & employment law. Christine will discuss the obligations of equal opportunity employers, identifying harassment including quid pro quo and hostile work environment, retaliation, reporting procedures, and how employers can stay ahead of the curve to create safe ...

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    Tuesday, January 02nd, 2018

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  • CMM Welcomes Richard A. DeMaio as an Associate

    Ronkonkoma, NY – Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, is pleased to welcome Richard A. DeMaio, Esq., to the firm as an Associate. Previously, he was a Summer Associate at the firm in 2016. DeMaio focuses on litigation in varied subject matter including contract issues, business disputes, Federal Court matters, and landlord-tenant cases. He works extensively on motion practice in commercial litigation matters and also has experience preparing cases for trial including organizing exhibits, drafting trial memoranda, and assisting with trial strategy. DeMaio is particularly interested in the intersection of law and technology, ...

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    Tuesday, January 02nd, 2018

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