• New York’s Family Health Care Decisions Act

    Let me say right up front that the best thing you can do when it comes to medical decision-making is execute a Health Care Proxy appointing an agent.  This agent can make your medical decisions if you are unable. That being said, if you didn’t appoint anyone, in 2010 New York enacted the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA).  The law provides a procedure for appointment of a surrogate to make healthcare decisions for you if you lack the capacity to make your own medical decisions.  It even makes it possible for a family member or loved one to withdraw life ...

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    Friday, October 27th, 2017

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  • Tesla Science Center Receives $1M Local Donation

    By Kevin Redding The donation made by Eugene Sayan will help with plans to renovate the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe in Shoreham. Image from Marc Alessi The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe aims to be a major hub of exploration and innovation on Long Island, not only preserving Nikola Tesla’s life but actively helping to inspire the inventors of tomorrow. It is now another step closer to that thanks to the generosity of a local entrepreneur greatly inspired by the Serbian-American scientist. During a celebration of the nonprofit’s long-term vision for its Shoreham site last month at the The Ward Melville Heritage ...

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    Friday, October 27th, 2017

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  • East End Business Community Votes CMM “Best of the Best” Law Firm

    Bridgehampton, NY – The East End business community has spoken, awarding Campolo, Middleton & McCormick the Gold Prize in the 2017 Dan’s Best of the Best competition in the category of Best Law Firm – South Fork.  The winners will be celebrated at a dinner reception on Friday, November 10 at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. Sponsored by Dan’s Papers and Bridgehampton National Bank, Dan’s Best of the Best program serves as the ultimate guide to the premier businesses of Long Island’s East End, recognizing leaders in categories from wineries and restaurants to financial planners and nonprofits. Prevailing over a competitive ...

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    Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

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  • Banking on Long Island featuring Kevin O’Connor of BNB Bank

    Joe Campolo caught up with Kevin O’Connor, President & CEO of BNB Bank, for a wide-ranging discussion focusing on the Long Island economy and how to keep our region growing. Explaining that BNB’s exponential growth over the past 10 years is no accident, Kevin discussed the bank’s philosophies for success from talent acquisition to lifelong client relationships, and how business leaders can translate their vision and passion for their companies into economic growth. Hear what’s on the horizon for local business and what Kevin thinks is the trick to keeping millennials on Long Island.

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    Friday, October 20th, 2017

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  • November 14 – Campolo Tapped to Host Third Entrepreneurs Edge Interview with Special Guest Eugene Alletto

    The Entrepreneurs Edge: Success on Long Island Please join us at Entrepreneurs Edge, a highly anticipated annual celebration of the best of Long Island Business. Protegrity Advisors, LLC and the Stony Brook University College of Business have announced that  visionary business leader Eugene Alletto, CEO/ Quarterback/Founder—BEDGEAR Performance®, will be interviewed by Joe Campolo, Managing Partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick and Advisory Board Chairman at Protegrity Advisors. Alletto will discuss his journey from humble beginnings in Hempstead to becoming one of America’s most dynamic business innovators and creative visionaries.  Campolo, an experienced interviewer, is known for his tough but respectful questions about real-life business ...

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    Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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  • CMM Successfully Closes Sale of Prominent Scaffolding Business to Major National Player

    Ronkonkoma, NY – Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, is pleased to announce that it has successfully closed the asset sale of a prominent scaffolding business to a large private equity-backed company for an undisclosed sum. Brooklyn-based All-Safe, LLC, a provider of turnkey hoisting, scaffolding, shoring, and bracing as well as job site protection solutions for commercial construction projects, retained CMM to guide it through the complicated sale to BrandSafway and SafwayAtlantic, which deliver access solutions in the New York, New Jersey, and Chicago metropolitan markets. “We look forward to combining our ...

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    Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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  • Malafi and Rassiger Both Honored with Leadership in Law Awards

    Ronkonkoma, NY – Continuing its winning streak in the Leadership in Law Awards by Long Island Business News, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, announced that two of its attorneys will be recognized at this year’s awards ceremony. Christine Malafi and Donald Rassiger will accept their awards at a gala dinner on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. The Leadership in Law Awards recognize individuals whose leadership has had a positive impact on the legal profession and the Long Island community. Malafi will be honored in the Partner ...

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    Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

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  • November 16 – CMM Business Breakfast: “Master the Emotion and Psychology of Negotiation” Presented by Joe Campolo

    Whether you’re negotiating the release of hostages, negotiating with your toddler to try a new food, or something in between, the common thread is that all negotiations are based on human interaction. To succeed in any negotiation, you must understand the psychological and emotional principles at play and how to use them to your advantage. At his last presentation on the art of negotiation, Joe Campolo, a former Marine and the managing partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick – whose negotiation skills have taken him to the top of the business world – covered the basic building blocks that all negotiators ...

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    Monday, October 16th, 2017

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  • CMM Wins Appeal, Paving the Way for Just Compensation for Our Client

    When a court decision threatened to deprive our client of the compensation she deserved after an accident, CMM’s Meghan Dolan got to work appealing it. Dolan argued in the Appellate Division, Second Department before a panel of justices that while the driver of the other car may have largely contributed to the accident, that didn’t mean the driver of the car our client was riding in hadn’t also played a role. The justices agreed, reversing the decision that had let that driver out of the case. Dolan’s hard-fought victory paves the way for our client, a minor, to receive adequate compensation ...

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    Sunday, October 15th, 2017

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  • Execs Advised on Workplace Issues

    By Carrie Mason-Draffen carrie.mason-draffen@newsday.com Executives seeking information on how to avoid labor law violations shouldn’t fear reaching out to regulators for answers, even if they are uncertain their workplace practices are legal. “Asking a question will never lead to an audit,” Irv Miljoner, who heads the Long Island office of the U.S. Department of Labor, told executives at a seminar Tuesday at the Hilton Long Island in Melville. “Our purpose is to help you come into compliance and stay there.” But labor law violations are on the rise, largely because of companies’ failure to pay overtime, Miljoner told the gathering, which was hosted by ...

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    Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

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