• April 2017 CMM Newsletter: Negotiate Like a Marine… and more

    April 2017 CMM Newsletter: Negotiate Like a Marine... and more

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    Saturday, April 29th, 2017

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  • “Fearless Girl” and “Charging Bull” Square Off

    Last month, on International Women’s Day, the “Fearless Girl” statue was installed in New York City’s Financial District as a symbol of female empowerment, standing opposite the iconic “Charging Bull” statue that has come to symbolize Wall Street.  However, earlier this month, the sculptor who created the “Charging Bull” said “Fearless Girl” violates his copyright and subverts the bull’s meaning. The “Charging Bull” was created 30 years ago after the stock market crash to convey a positive, optimistic message.  The sculptor of the bull, Arturo Di Modica, says that it carries a meaning of “freedom in the world, peace, strength, power ...

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    Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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  • Five Questions To Ask About Your Company’s Cybersecurity Insurance Policy

    Companies of all shapes and sizes understand the importance of general commercial liability coverage. But, with the unprecedented rise in cyber attacks—particularly against businesses that collect and store the personal, medical, or financial data of their customers—how many companies have invested in the necessary cybersecurity insurance coverage?  PwC estimates that cyber insurance premiums will reach $7.5 billion by the end of the decade. However, not all cybersecurity insurance policies are created equal, and companies must evaluate their unique risk profile and pay careful attention to how their insurance carrier defines key terms in their policies. Cyber attacks resulting in customer data ...

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    Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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  • Next Slide, Please: The Use of PowerPoints at Trial

        PowerPoint presentations have become a staple of law school classes, business presentations, and educational seminars – so it’s no surprise that they have also made their way into the courtroom.  But at what point does a PowerPoint cross the line from helpful to harmful?  The Court of Appeals recently addressed this question in People v. Williams, 2017 WL 1216063, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 02588, a criminal case that is still informative in commercial and other civil matters. People v. Williams stems from a violent encounter in 2009 in which the defendant allegedly broke into the victim’s apartment, shot him, cut him ...

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    Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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  • Secondary Reasons to Protect Your Assets

    In past articles I’ve discussed some key reasons to try to protect your assets – namely, protection from the cost of estate taxes and long-term care.  However, there are other less widespread but nevertheless important events and situations in which you need to try to protect your assets.  These include bankruptcy, litigation, and divorce. Attorneys such as myself look at each of these events and try to figure out how we can minimize the financial damage these events could cause our clients.  For example, if you are single, or married for 40+ years, the odds of divorce are pretty slim.  But ...

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    Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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  • Negotiating Marine Corps Style

    It’s always a source of pride and amazement for me how applicable the lessons I learned in the Marine Corps are to so many aspects of civilian life.   Indeed, many of the eleven Marine Corps leadership principles lend themselves perfectly to preparing for and engaging in a negotiation, another one of my favorite subjects.  Before combat, Marines diligently prepare and train. The same type of persistent preparation is needed for a successful negotiation.  Here are a few leadership principles from my experience serving as a U.S. Marine that inform my approach to every negotiation. Know yourself and seek self-improvement: When entering ...

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    Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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  • CMM Represents Star Communications in Acquisition, Creating Largest Independent Print Services Firm on Long Island

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP represented Hauppauge-based Star Communications, a leading provider of marketing solutions including advertising campaigns and print and mail services, in its acquisition by Sterling North America, a major print resource for the financial industry and business community, in a deal that closed in January 2017.  The merger creates the largest independent print services firm on Long Island.  CMM attorney Arthur Yermash, assisted by Vincent Costa, led the CMM team that brought the deal to closure. Sterling is unique among printing firms in operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, making it the ideal resource for ...

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    Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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  • Meanwhile, Albany Tells Science: We’ve Got Your Back

    By GREGORY ZELLER Even as the Trump Administration levels its big guns at national funding for scientific research, New York State is doubling down on its commitment to life sciences. Leaders of business and medical-research organizations across the state are hailing Albany’s 10-year, $620 million plan to turn New York into one big life-sciences cluster. The economic-development strategy was championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and adopted by the state Legislature this week as part of the 2017-18 state budget. Also part of the state budget package: $5 million in funding for state-run incubators and startup-friendly “Hot Spot” locations through the New York State ...

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    Monday, April 17th, 2017

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  • CMM Prevails in Case to Preserve Medical License, Solidifying Reputation as a Go-To Firm for OPMC Matters

    After a lengthy and hard-fought case, the CMM healthcare team, led by Bill McDonald, has prevailed in saving a client’s medical license. New York State’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) suspended the physician’s license to practice medicine early last year following her convictions for felonies in Dutchess County in a prosecution brought by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, as well as DWI.  CMM immediately commenced the hearing process, which took place over ten appearances in Albany, finally culminating in November 2016. In April, the Hearing Committee rendered its decision.  The OPMC had sought full revocation of our client’s license, ...

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    Saturday, April 15th, 2017

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  • Executive Profile: Joe Campolo

    by Adina Genn As managing partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, headquartered in Ronkonkoma, Joseph N. Campolo brings to his work all of facets of his background, including his experience in law, business and as a U.S. Marine. He spoke about all of that, what he likes about business on the East End and more with LIBN.  What led you to open a law firm? It started out as just me 10 years ago, 53 people. I had been with some of the larger Nassau County firms early in my career, and then in-house general counsel for a technology ...

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    Wednesday, April 05th, 2017

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