• EEOC Proposed Enforcement Guidance for Addressing Unlawful Harassment

    On January 10, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requested public input on proposed enforcement guidance for addressing unlawful harassment in the workplace and hostile work environments under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Harassment claims have risen over the past few years and the proposed guidance follows a June 2016 EEOC report.  While there are a number of classes protected under federal and state law, harassment claims based on sex, race, and/or disability appear to be most common.  Employers should be aware of the legal standards and potential liability for unlawful harassment in order to ...

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    Friday, January 27th, 2017

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  • Listen Up! Six Effective Listening Techniques to Improve Your Negotiation Success

    I’m not known for keeping my thoughts to myself.  In fact, many of you pay me to advocate and negotiate on your behalf. But while I may not be the quiet type, I believe that those who know me would still describe me as an excellent listener – and those skills have served me well in my negotiations in business and in life. I firmly believe that all the preparation in the world won’t do you any good in a negotiation if you don’t listen to the other side.  Sure, you hear what your adversary is saying, but are you really listening?  ...

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    Friday, January 27th, 2017

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  • To Mediate or Not to Mediate

    Mediation can either be a great tool to move beyond an impasse or a colossal waste of time and money. Without the proper approach and preparation, the parties may be pushed further apart. In a recent mediation, my client was amenable to settling but the plaintiff, in the lead-up to the mediation, was less than forthcoming. He led me to believe that he was looking for a number to settle at less than six figures. Based upon this understanding, my client agreed to mediation. Of course, we prepared our submission for the mediator (as did the plaintiff’s counsel who was foolish ...

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    Friday, January 27th, 2017

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  • Women Leading the Way on Long Island: Having It All, in Your Own Way

        In the decades since Cosmopolitan editor Helen Gurley Brown’s famous book Having It All was published in 1982, the title has transformed from words of encouragement to a hated cliché – an elusive and even judgmental standard that pressures some women to ask themselves why their nonstop balancing act between the competing demands of work and family isn’t as effortless as in the movies. The message from Christine Malafi, Partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, is therefore an important one: “You can’t ‘have it all’ the way the media portrays, but you can do it in your own way.” Malafi spoke at ...

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    Friday, January 27th, 2017

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  • January 2017 CMM Newsletter: Negotiation “Campolo-isms” and more

    January 2017 CMM Newsletter: Negotiation "Campolo-isms" and more

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    Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

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  • IP Forecast 2017

          In 2017, I expect to see an uptick in trade secret litigation filings.  Business owners should be familiar with the Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), which was signed into law in the middle of 2016.  The Act created a federal cause of action for misappropriation of trade secrets and also enables a party to obtain seizure orders and exemplary damages for willful infringement.  As a result, as business owners become more aware of the law, we will likely see more trade secret owners availing themselves of the rights and remedies available.  Also, as cases under the DTSA increase, federal courts ...

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    Friday, January 20th, 2017

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  • UCP of Long Island Welcomes Campolo to Board of Directors

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, Suffolk County’s premier law firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph N. Campolo to the Board of Directors of United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Long Island, the region’s leading organization dedicated to advancing the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. UCP of Long Island has served the community for over six decades, creating opportunities and helping to fulfill the dreams of thousands of individuals and families.  Fewer than 40 percent of the individuals served by UCP of Long Island have cerebral palsy; the organization’s programs and services ...

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    Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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  • CMM Closes Multimillion Dollar Financing Transaction for Major Construction & Architectural Hardware Distributor

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, Suffolk County’s premier law firm, announced that it has closed a multimillion dollar construction financing transaction and working capital line of credit between its client, a major construction and architectural hardware distributor, and the client’s lender, a large institution in the secondary lending market.  The transaction moved swiftly from the execution of a letter of intent in the fall of 2016 through due diligence and to closing just before the new year.  In addition to the usual financing documents for such transactions, the deal was complicated by the transfer of mortgages on several separate parcels ...

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    Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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  • Middleton Named to Judicial Screening Committee of Suffolk County Bar Association

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, Suffolk County’s premier law firm, is pleased to announce that founding partner and trial attorney Scott D. Middleton, Esq. has been appointed to the Judicial Screening Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association.  The Committee is tasked with investigating the background, experience, and other qualifications of candidates seeking to run for judicial office in Suffolk County to ensure that potential nominees are qualified to serve on the bench.  Middleton chairs the Municipal Liability and Personal Injury groups at CMM.  He handles all types of litigation, representing individuals and defending large and small businesses and municipalities in ...

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    Tuesday, January 03rd, 2017

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  • CMM Welcomes Laura Blasberg in Expansion of Tax & Estate Planning Practice

     In keeping with its mission to offer clients superior legal representation and excellent service, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, Suffolk County’s premier law firm, is pleased to announce that tax and estate planning attorney Laura Blasberg has joined the firm’s robust Trusts & Estates, Tax & Elder Law practice as Of Counsel.  Blasberg counsels individuals and businesses in general tax, tax controversy, and estate planning matters, offering sophisticated solutions drawn from her wealth of experience in these areas.  She has represented clients in the real estate, finance, fashion, and publishing industries as well as hotel owners, public utilities, contractors, and many other fields. CMM’s ...

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    Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

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