• CMM Represents Hedgehog Development in its Acquisition of Loewy Design

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick advised Hedgehog Development, LLC, a leading global provider of digital solutions, on its acquisition of Loewy Design, Inc., a full-service strategy and design agency.  The deal, completed in February, created a combined team that increases value to clients by offering strategic web solutions, custom applications, systems integration, and digital marketing campaigns.  The CMM team included Joe Campolo and Vincent Costa.  Headquartered in Holbrook, New York, Hedgehog also has offices in Oregon, North Carolina, and Bulgaria.  Learn more at https://www.hhogdev.com.

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    Monday, April 11th, 2016

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  • Campolo to Be Honored at Kings of Long Island Awards Ceremony

    Joe Campolo will be named a “King of Long Island” at an awards ceremony hosted by Star Network and Schneps Communications, the publishers of popular community newspapers throughout the region.  The awards program and networking expo will honor prominent businessmen of Nassau and Suffolk Counties across a variety of industries.  The program, along with its sister “Queens” event, brings together elite business leaders for networking and celebration.  Join us at Leonard’s Palazzo, 555 Northern Boulevard in Great Neck, on Tuesday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m.  Please visit http://qns.com/upcoming-star-networking-events/ for tickets.

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    Friday, April 01st, 2016

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  • March 2016 CMM Firm Newsletter: Negotiation Tips, Work-for-Hire Contracts, Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Commercial Buildings and More

    March 2016 CMM Firm Newsletter: Negotiation Tips, Work-for-Hire Contracts, Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Commercial Buildings and More

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    Friday, March 25th, 2016

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  • CMM Hosts Women’s Leadership Panel

    Women’s Panel Addresses Leadership and Success A packed lecture hall at Touro Law School heard from a distinguished panel of successful women professionals at our Executive Breakfast on March 23.  Moderated by CMM partner Christine Malafi, the panel shared their insights on the leadership traits they rely on as business leaders and the actions they’ve taken to propel their careers forward.  Attendees enjoyed networking with Long Island professionals and the opportunity to engage in a dialogue about issues facing women in the workplace. Panelists: Randi Busse Founder and President of Workforce Development Group, Inc. Randi Busse is the Founder and President of Workforce Development Group, ...

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    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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  • To Protect Employees, New York State Mandates Carbon Monoxide Detectors in Commercial Buildings

    A carbon monoxide detector could have prevented the tragic death in February 2014 of Steven Nelson, an employee at Legal Seafoods at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station, who fell victim to poisonous fumes from a malfunctioning water heater pipe at the restaurant.  The tragedy prompted a recent amendment to the New York State Executive Law to require the Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code to address carbon monoxide detection in commercial buildings.  The Uniform Code now requires the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in all restaurant and commercial properties in the state.   Previously, detectors were required in one- ...

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    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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  • I Need an Estate Plan – Part Three

    “Hi, I need to get a Power of Attorney for my dad.”  You would be surprised how many times I get that call.  A daughter or son calls and wants me to prepare a “simple” power of attorney for their parent.  But before anything else, I try to find out why the parent isn’t calling.  Many times it is just that Mom or Dad asked their child to handle things. But, there are times when the child tells me that Dad can’t handle his finances anymore.  Maybe the parent has advanced dementia.  I have no idea.  I try to explain that ...

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    Monday, March 21st, 2016

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  • Physicians’ Duty to Third Parties Expanded

    By Scott D. Middleton, Esq. March 21, 2016 New York’s Court of Appeals recently decided a case extending a doctor’s duty beyond that of his or her patient.  Doctors, under certain circumstances, may now be responsible for injuries caused by their patients to third parties. In Davis v. South Nassau Communities Hospital, 2015 NY Slip Op. 09229, the plaintiff commenced an action for injuries caused by Lorraine Walsh.  Walsh’s vehicle crossed the center line of the roadway, striking the bus the plaintiff was driving.  The defendants in the case included the hospital and medical professionals from Island Medical Physicians, P.C. Walsh had been administered ...

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    Monday, March 21st, 2016

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  • Does the Term “Work-for-Hire” Really Mean Anything in Software Development Contracts?

    The term “work-for-hire” is found in many software development contracts, but it is one of most misused phrases.  Typically, companies needing certain software developed will enter into a written contract with an independent contractor and insert the magical phrase “work-for-hire,” thinking it will automatically assign ownership of the intellectual property to the company.  However, works created by independent contractors can constitute a “work-for-hire” only in very limited instances. Works created by an independent contractor can constitute a “work-for-hire” only if: (1) the work is specifically ordered or commissioned; (2) the parties expressly agree in a signed written agreement that the work ...

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    Monday, March 21st, 2016

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  • Managing Expectations at the Negotiating Table

    Managing expectations is critical to forming and keeping rewarding relationships with clients, colleagues, employees, and virtually anyone else you come across in business.  It’s therefore not surprising that it’s just as important to manage expectations when you’re at the negotiating table. Research has shown that parties to a negotiation can have vastly different feelings about the exact same result achieved in negotiation, based in part on their expectations going in.  For example, before a meeting to discuss a shareholder buyout, you may expect that your adversary will agree with your proposed price.  You predict that the meeting will focus instead on ...

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    Monday, March 21st, 2016

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  • Have Plan, Will Practice

    By Kyle Barr When they come out of law school, attorneys often understand the law better than they understand how to run a business. Many, like Thomas Foley, had to find that out on their own. “I was ready to be a lawyer, but I was not ready to be a business person,” said Foley, a partner at Foley Griffin in Garden City, who co-founded his firm in 1997. Now a seasoned business owner, Foley, also an assistant dean of the Nassau Academy of Law, has hosted two seminars at the Nassau County Bar Association on the creation of business plans for law practices. ...

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    Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

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