• Softheon’s Million-Dollar Pledge Ensures Bright Future for Tesla Science Center and Solidifies Long Island’s Role as a Technology Powerhouse

    Whether you’re a self-described science nerd or simply love Long Island, there’s a lot to be excited about at the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, home to the only remaining lab where Nikola Tesla (the inventor of alternating current electricity and neon lighting) conducted research. The Shoreham facility is being developed into a science-focused Center, housing both a museum about Long Island’s rich scientific opportunities past, present, and future, and a business incubator for fledgling companies engaged in scientific research. The business community recently enjoyed cocktails and networking at a CMM-hosted celebration of the Tesla Science Center, as attendees explored a ...

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    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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  • The WARN Act – What Business Owners and Employers Need to Know

    The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration on the federal level and by the New York State Department of Labor on the state level.  Whether you are a longtime business owner or purchasing a new business, you must familiarize yourself with the complex requirements of the WARN Act. On the federal level, a WARN notice is required when a business with more than 100 full-time workers is laying off at least 50 people at a “single site of employment.”  New York is one of a handful of states ...

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    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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  • Review and Revise Your Revocable Trusts

    I’ve been practicing elder law and estate planning for about 20 years now.  Many of the revocable trusts dating back to that time were created for estate tax reasons.  But with changes in tax laws, those old trust protections can create new problems today. The tax issues that my clients feared in the 1990s were quite real.  The top federal estate and gift tax rate was more than 50% and an estate could only claim a $600,000 exemption.  That was a real problem for clients with $2-$3 million. The typical plan that attorneys drafted back then was two trusts, one for each ...

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    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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  • Preparation in Negotiation

    “Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow,” or even “why put off to tomorrow what you can put off to the day after tomorrow,” go some oft-quoted and well-loved maxims about procrastination. I’ve pulled as many all-nighters as the next guy, but when it comes to negotiation, it’s preparation – not procrastination – that’s your friend. Preparation is key to effective negotiating and is the number one factor that will give you a competitive edge. Here, the negotiation prep steps you can’t skimp on: Flesh out the issues in writing. Perhaps the most overlooked yet most critical piece of ...

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    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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  • Cybersecurity Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions

    There is no doubt that effective due diligence is essential in any merger or acquisition of businesses.  Conducting a complete and through investigation of a target company is critical to a potential buyer’s decision to purchase a company, at what price, and subject to what terms, conditions, representations, and warranties. Proper due diligence will cover the target company’s strategic position, financial data, operational assets, and legal matters.  Too many companies, however, overlook cybersecurity matters as a key component of their assets (or liabilities) and of a comprehensive due diligence program, especially on smaller acquisitions. The importance of cybersecurity due diligence can ...

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  • Exploring Cybersecurity in Healthcare

    Are you tired of seeing the word “cyber” inserted in front of everything?  I know I am.  Cybersecurity in healthcare requires security implementation to the modern methods in which we communicate (email and texts), store information (databases and computers), and diagnose and treat disease (medical devices, wearable technology).  The computing power each person now has available, combined with global interconnectivity, makes healthcare cybersecurity a complex topic. In the past, communication and records seemed much more secure.  A doctor could mail a test result to a patient with little worry that someone would open an envelope sent via U.S. Mail.  A hospital ...

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    Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

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  • Ones to Watch in Law: Christine Malafi

    Christine Malafi Partner Campolo, Middleton & McCormick Christine Malafi chairs the corporate department at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, which has offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton. She focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and complex transactions, and also maintains a busy labor and employment practice, serving in a general counsel role for many of the firm’s internationally based clients. Prior to joining CMM, Malafi earned the distinction of being the first woman and youngest person ever to serve as Suffolk County attorney. She was recognized by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for 2018.

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    Thursday, September 14th, 2017

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  • October 10 – CMM Business Breakfast: Labor & Employment Update featuring Irv Miljoner of U.S. Department of Labor

    Labor & Employment Update: What Businesses Need to Know Wage and hour updates, paid family leave, social media in the workplace, and enforceability of non-compete agreements, to name a few: evolving practices and policies pose a challenge to employers trying to stay ahead of the changes.  Join us for our annual Labor & Employment Update to hear from a panel of experts about new laws and regulations affecting the workplace, and learn the specific steps your business should take to prepare for compliance.  Don’t miss the opportunity to hear directly from the Department of Labor as well as representatives from the ...

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  • Malafi Recognized by Peers for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America

    Ronkonkoma, NY – Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, proudly announces that partner Christine Malafi has been recognized by her peers to be featured in the 24th edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Employment Law – Management.  With this distinction, Malafi ranks among the top five percent of private practice attorneys nationwide as determined by a rigorous peer-review process. For over three decades, the legal profession and the public have turned to Best Lawyers as one of the most credible measures of legal integrity and distinction in ...

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    Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

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  • “Etiquette 101” Article Spotlights CMM’s Innovative Training Programs for Attorneys and Staff

    By Adina Genn Keep cell phones and keys off the table. Limit yourself to one alcoholic drink. And dress appropriately. Attorneys meeting with clients must know proper form for not only the courtroom but also the dining room. And while much of this is common sense, it never hurts to brush up on etiquette. That was the thinking behind a recent Campolo, Middleton & McCormick event. The law firm, with headquarters in Ronkonkoma, recently invited its 35 attorneys to a three-course dinner at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in East Setauket. The theme? Basic manners and etiquette tips for business and formal events. Although the interactive evening ...

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