• In Depth: The Closing Deed

    Have you ever taken a look at the deed to your home and wondered, “What does it mean and what does it do?” You have spent a large sum of money at the closing table and signed voluminous amounts of mortgage documents, only to walk away with a piece of paper that gets recorded in the Clerk’s office in the County where the property is located.  But this piece of paper is filled with more information than meets the eye. At the top of the deed, just below the date of the conveyance, the “grantor” is named. The grantor is the ...

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    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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  • Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege When Responding to a Cybersecurity Breach

    You are the CEO of a small or medium-sized company and someone from your IT team runs to your office, pale-faced, to tell you that the company’s network has been hacked.  They don’t know how the penetration occurred, when, or whether any data or confidential material has been stolen.  Who do you call first?  Your cyber forensic expert? The cybersecurity consultant you hired to help fortify your systems?  The Board of Directors?  No, your first call should be to your attorney. Why should your first call be to your attorney?  Whether you call in-house or external counsel, you will want to ...

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    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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  • Waves, Waivers, and More: A Guide to Summer Recreation

    The warm weather has finally arrived.  As many of us get ready to participate in – or allow our children to participate in – summer activities, we will invariably be confronted with a waiver/release form. Are these waivers enforceable in New York?  As with many things in law, it depends.  Generally speaking, any contract, membership application, admission ticket, or similar writing entered into between a participant and the owner of a pool, gymnasium, or place of recreation/amusement seeking to exempt the owner from liability or damages in exchange for a fee is void as against public policy. The intent of the law ...

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    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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  • Work, Life & Telecommuting

    By Brittany Bernstein Ellen Linnemann, the director of public relations at Smart Marketing Communications, would see her youngest daughter off to school and answer all of her emails before most people even got to the office. Working from home full-time, she’d break to eat lunch or to drive her kids around. She has worked from home since her eldest daughter, now 22, was born. “I learned to work around nap schedules and playdate schedules,” she said. Sometimes, she worked past their bedtime, productive in the moments of quiet. Now, she works from home because she likes the flexibility and quiet environment it ...

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    Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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  • Campolo Spearheads Economic Impact Study of the Hauppauge Industrial Park to Help Fuel Growth

    Many firms tout their economic development services, but Campolo, Middleton & McCormick is unique in that we are actually in the trenches working on critical initiatives to attract investment and development in our region. CMM Managing Partner Joe Campolo, a board member of the Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA-LI), recently spearheaded the first ever Economic Impact Study analyzing the critical role of the Hauppauge Industrial Park in the state and local economy.  The study details the Park’s population density, industrial diversity, high employment rate, eco-friendly initiatives, and strong economic impact on the region.  The comprehensive study was developed under the direction of ...

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    Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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  • Cybersecurity Experts Share Tips with East End Businesses

    By Nicole Smith Creating a cybersecurity policy and teaching employees how to deal with emails that may contain viruses are some of the tips local experts discussed with small business owners Wednesday morning at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. The free event was held following a global cybersecurity attack that occurred over the weekend. Kevin Edwards, director of compliance and information technology security at Flexible Systems in Hauppauge, stressed to the packed crowd that companies shouldn’t become complacent with cybersecurity, and each employee should know their email policy and procedures.  “They’re your first line of defense,” said Mr. Edwards, who was one of four panelists. “Emails come in all ...

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    Friday, May 19th, 2017

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  • Chess Legend Garry Kasparov to Speak on LI at CMM International Event

    By Adina Genn Garry Kasparov – the legendary chess champion and outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin – will be on Long Island June 7. The chair of the Human Rights Foundation, Kasparov will discuss his recent book Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped. Hosted by Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, the fundraiser will benefit the Human Rights Foundation, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights in closed societies. This year marks the 20th anniversary in which Kasparov lost the chess match with IBM’s computer Deep Blue. He is making headlines now talking about ...

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    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

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  • Can I Submit a Claim for Unemployment Benefits?

      by Carrie Mason-Draffen (carrie.mason-draffen@newsday.com) DEAR CARRIE:  I work for a private security company that provides guards to a school district. As such, there are numerous days off, sometimes more than a week at a time. If I don’t work, I don’t get paid. Since I’m employed by a private company and not the school district, can I submit a claim for unemployment benefits to cover the long breaks? — Breaks Break the Bank DEAR BREAKS: Unemployment-eligibility questions are some of the toughest to answer because many factors can come into play in a single case. That’s why the standard advice of the ...

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    Tuesday, May 09th, 2017

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  • Learning to Love Intelligent Machines

    Twenty years after famously losing to Deep Blue, chess champion Garry Kasparov says that it’s time to embrace AI and its liberating potential By Garry Kasparov April 14, 2017 The Wall Street Journal It was my blessing and my curse to be the world chess champion when computers finally reached a world championship level of play. When I resigned the final match game against the IBM supercomputer Deep Blue on May 11, 1997, I became the first world champion to be defeated in a classical match by a machine. It is no secret that I hate losing, and I did not take it well. But ...

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    Friday, May 05th, 2017

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  • McCormick Named Dean at Suffolk Academy of Law

    By Adina Genn Photo by Bob Giglione Patrick McCormick will be installed as the twenty-first dean of the Suffolk Academy of Law, the educational branch of the Suffolk County Bar Association, on June 2 at Larkfield in East Northport. McCormick is a partner and heads the litigation and appeals practice at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, a law firm headquartered in Ronkonkoma. He has served as associate dean of the Suffolk Academy of Law for two years, and is also on the Suffolk Bar’s board of directors. At Campolo, McCormick litigates commercial and real estate matters, and advises clients on contract disputes, agreements, corporate and partnership ...

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    Thursday, May 04th, 2017

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