• McCormick Joins Hon. James Hudson to Receive Directors’ Award from Suffolk County Bar Association

    The Suffolk County Bar Association (SCBA), one of the largest voluntary bar associations in New York State, honored Campolo, Middleton & McCormick partner Patrick McCormick with a Directors’ Award at the 110th Annual Installation Dinner on June 15, 2018 at the East Wind in Wading River. McCormick’s fellow honoree for the Directors’ Award was Hon. James Hudson, Acting Justice of the Supreme Court, Commercial Division. The awards recognize “conscientious and meritorious service to the Suffolk County Bar Association and the Suffolk Academy of Law” as well as “zeal and enthusiasm for all of the activities of the Association and the Academy.” McCormick ...

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    Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

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  • Kanter-Lawrence Elected to WEDLI Board of Directors

    Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq., Director of Communications at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Women Economic Developers of Long Island (WEDLI). She was sworn in during an induction ceremony held on June 14, 2018. WEDLI promotes the growth of economic development in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Founded in 1984, WEDLI is a unique and specialized organization whose members are selected from top-level executives in the fields of banking, finance, accounting, commercial real estate, real estate development, engineering, marketing, government, and law, along with business ...

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    Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

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  • Negotiating with Difficult Clients

    Whether you’re a business owner, in sales, a provider of professional services, or a member of just about any profession that deals with the public, you’re going to deal with “difficult” clients. I don’t believe that professionals need (or should) give in to an unreasonable client’s every demand. However, we’re operating in a time when a bad Yelp review can tank your business – so it’s important to have the proper tools, training, and support in your negotiation toolkit to successfully navigate uncomfortable interactions with difficult clients.  Here are some strategies I follow as a business owner to keep tough ...

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    Monday, June 25th, 2018

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  • CMM Spotlight: Citrin Cooperman

    If the word “accountant” still brings to mind images of pocket protectors, thick glasses, and – well – nerds typing away on calculators, you haven’t met the team at Citrin Cooperman. If you’ve never heard the terms “accounting firm” and “entrepreneurial drive” in the same sentence, you also haven’t met the team at Citrin Cooperman. And if you’ve never heard of an accounting firm started in NYC with seed money from a legendary rock band, then you’ve definitely never met the team at Citrin Cooperman. But if you haven’t, you should. Now the 23rd largest CPA firm in the country, Citrin ...

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    Thursday, June 21st, 2018

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  • The Housing Sector featuring Sal Ferro of Alure Home Improvements and Gwen O’Shea of CDCLI

    We welcomed business leaders from different facets of the housing sector. First, Sal Ferro, President & CEO of Alure Home Improvements, talked about why Long Island is not a side act to our neighbor NYC but a great place to do business in its own right. Sal turned a small painting company into one of the most successful home remodeling companies in the nation and discussed Alure’s role in helping Long Island homeowners invest in their own biggest asset. Next we were joined by Gwen O’Shea, President & CEO of Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI), a regional nonprofit founded nearly 50 years ago ...

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    Thursday, June 21st, 2018

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  • July 19 – Middleton Honored with Community Impact Award at East End Arts Gala

    Ronkonkoma, NY – Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, is pleased to announce that East End Arts will honor CMM partner Scott D. Middleton with a Community Impact Award at the ARTworks gala on July 19, 2018 at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. Middleton was selected based on his work to promote the nonprofit’s core values of leadership, collaboration, access, and education. The Riverhead-based organization has enriched the community through the arts since 1972. An experienced litigator and founding partner at CMM, Middleton represents businesses, municipalities, and individuals in a wide array of ...

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    Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

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  • CMM’s Municipal Litigation Team Prevails in Court on Behalf of St. James Fire District

    In a well-publicized case and in a victory for the St. James Fire District, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick’s municipal litigation team saved the district significant funds by defeating a petition that sought to punish the district for allegedly not complying with a multitude of overlapping, conflicting F.O.I.L. requests. Between December 2017 and January 2018, Petitioner, attorney Troy Rosasco, made a series of requests to the Fire District, its Board of Commissioners, and its Records Access Officer pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (F.O.I.L.) for over 40 categories of records spanning years. According to Rosasco, the purpose of his requests was ...

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    Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

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  • The Supremes: Hits and Misses

    Nine unelected Supreme Court Justices are tasked with deciding the most important issues confronting our country. For better or for worse, we the people are beholden to the jurisprudence of nine politically unaccountable legal minds.  However, the minds of Supreme Court Justices are neither infallible nor uniformly programmed. Justices come to the bench with different backgrounds, biases, methods of analysis, and interpretations of the Constitution. These idiosyncrasies yield the legal decisions that regulate our democratic way of life and reflect the norms, values, and attitudes of society. Supreme Court decisions are a yardstick to measure society’s progression. Not all that long ...

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    Friday, June 15th, 2018

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  • New Requirement for Suffolk County Food Service Establishments May Boost Business

    Food allergies are a growing public health concern with approximately 15 million Americans battling each day to avoid an allergic reaction. A food allergy is nothing to sneeze at; it is a life-altering medical condition in which exposure to a certain food triggers an adverse immune response. Allergy sufferers worry about more than a mere stuffy nose, watery eyes, or an itchy rash; allergic reactions can be life-threatening. Each year, 200,000 people in the United States require emergency medical attention for a severe reaction due to food allergies. In an effort to make the dining experience safer for those suffering ...

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    Thursday, June 14th, 2018

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  • Société Générale Settles One of the Largest Anti-Corruption Enforcement Actions in History

    On June 4, 2018, Paris-based financial giant Société Générale agreed to pay the United States and France a total of $860 million in criminal penalties for bribing Libyan officials and manipulating the London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR), a global benchmark interest rate.  The bank’s U.S. subsidiary, SGA Société Générale Acceptance N.V., pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of New York relating to the resolution of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) offenses, which account for $585 million of the overall settlement value.  Aside from its sheer size—ranked as the fifth largest FCPA enforcement action by settlement value—the case marks the ...

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    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

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