• Malafi to Receive Girls Inc. of Long Island Butterfly Award

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP proudly announces that Girls Inc. of Long Island will honor CMM partner Christine Malafi with a Butterfly Award at the fifth annual awards gala on November 3, 2016.  The event recognizes the exceptional contributions of individuals who exemplify Girls Inc.’s mission to help girls be strong, smart, and bold.  The fundraising event will feature an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, seated dinner, and dancing to honor industry leaders who inspire girls to spread their wings.  The event will take place at Crest Hollow Country Club at 6:30 p.m. Malafi was selected for a Butterfly Award for ...

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    Monday, September 26th, 2016

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  • The GAO Finds That the EPA Violated Propaganda and Lobbying Provisions Through Its Use of Social Media

        Social media’s ubiquitous presence in the lives of many Americans has transformed the way government communicates and interacts with the citizenry.  Nearly every politician, from the President of the United States to mayors of America’s smallest towns, has a Twitter account.  Governments increasingly rely on social media to engage the public, providing information on emergency response and disaster relief to government services and events.  A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”), however, considers when the federal government’s use of social media constitutes impermissible public advocacy in support of an agency’s legislative agenda.  The report raises interesting questions ...

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    Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

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  • September 2016 CMM Newsletter: Negotiation Tips and More

     

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    Saturday, September 17th, 2016

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  • How to Avoid a “Paper” Anti-Corruption Compliance Program

        In December 2008, Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering and electronics conglomerate, settled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) charges with the DOJ and SEC for a record-setting $800 million. Aside from the scope of the violations and the size of the penalties, the Siemens case was noteworthy because it so clearly criticized the deficiencies in the company’s compliance program. The DOJ charging papers stated that Siemens merely adopted a “paper program” largely limited to distributing anti-corruption policies without establishing a culture of compliance reinforced by adequate training and controls. The FCPA prohibits U.S. persons, companies, and issuers from, among other things, bribing ...

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    Friday, September 16th, 2016

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  • Schiavoni Named to Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP proudly announces that Andrea Harum Schiavoni has been named one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business, Class of 2016, by Long Island Business News.  Launched in 2000, the awards program recognizes Long Island’s top women professionals for their business acumen, mentoring, and community involvement.  This year’s honorees will be celebrated at a gala dinner on October 20 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.  Over 600 corporate, government, and nonprofit leaders will attend the gala, where New York Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will deliver the keynote address. Of Counsel at CMM, Schiavoni focuses ...

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    Friday, September 16th, 2016

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  • Attorney Spotlight: Joseph C. Vozza

    Don’t overcomplicate things. This approach to legal work has enabled attorney Joseph C. Vozza to create and sustain long-lasting relationships with his clients and build his practice on their referrals. “I’ve seen a lot of attorneys try to impress their clients by speaking in complicated legal terms or unnecessarily making an issue out of something,” Joe says.  “That’s not my style.  Whatever type of matter it is, I want my clients to understand the process.” In the real estate arena, Joe accomplishes this goal by preparing and reviewing all the details of the transaction before the closing to ensure a smooth and successful ...

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    Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

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  • Schiavoni Joins Recreational Arts, Inc. Board of Directors

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP is pleased to announce that Andrea Harum Schiavoni has been appointed to the board of Recreational Arts, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides affordable arts education for students.  She has also been named board representative of the Long Island Musical Theatre Festival, a pre-professional program performed at Walt Whitman High School and Adelphi University, and an affiliate of Recreational Arts. Of Counsel to the firm, Schiavoni focuses on commercial, family, and matrimonial mediation, real estate deals, and transactional matters for local East End businesses.  In addition to her work with the firm, Schiavoni serves as Southampton Town ...

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    Thursday, September 08th, 2016

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  • Canavan Named to “Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services”

    by Lisa Morris Josefak Counsel at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, Kelly Canavan dedicates her practice to real estate, with a focus on both residential and commercial transactions and leases, primarily on Long Island’s East End. Canavan represents buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, brokers and developers, architects, contractors and business owners. She has experience in handling both forward and reverse 1031 exchanges, as well as in preparing all types of agreements and contracts relating to real estate transactions such as prenuptial agreements and joint venture agreements. Her real estate matters vary in size from smaller matters to transactions worth tens ...

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    Friday, August 26th, 2016

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  • Rules Governing Collection of Personally Identifiable Information within the EU Set to Change

    Companies that collect personally identifiable information from individuals within the European Union  should be aware of the new General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) approved by the European Parliament earlier this year and effective mid-2018.  The GDPR will replace the current Directive 95/46/EC (“Directive”).  Although implementation is two years away, compliance with the GDPR is onerous.  Businesses should begin to take steps now so that they are fully compliant by the deadline. The GDPR governs the collection and processing of “personal data,” a term broadly defined to include any data that directly or indirectly identifies a living individual.  This data includes online ...

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    Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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  • Making Gifts in These Financial Times

    If a person has the desire to make any gifts, now may be a great time to do so.  There are sometimes financial benefits to making certain gifts.  A tough economy is often the best impetus to make gifts.  It may seem counter-intuitive at first—making gifts when the donor has less valuable property—but the conditions are really ripe for the picking. Interest rates are at historic lows. Low interest rates assist in two major ways.  First, in loan transactions between family members, a lower interest rate can be used without the Internal Revenue Service seeking to impute interest under §7872. The rules ...

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    Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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