• Who’s Who in Labor Law: Donald J. Rassiger

          Donald J. Rassiger, Esq. Counsel Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP Donald J. Rassiger is counsel at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP where he handles a wide range of labor and employment matters, with a particular focus on the construction industry.  Chair of the Construction practice group, Rassiger has significant experience in the corporate safety and risk management arenas and works with clients on incident investigation and reporting, policy and procedure, and OSHA compliance.  His strong labor and employment background enables him to counsel clients across a wide range of industries and sizes. Having served as Chief Legal Officer of four companies and created the ...

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    Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

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  • CMM Prevails Before World Intellectual Property Organization

    CMM’s Intellectual Property team, led by Eryn Truong, scored a win for our client in a matter before the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a United Nations agency and the global forum for IP services. CMM opposed a challenge to our client’s use of a web address by the website’s former owner. The WIPO panel found that we established that there was compelling evidence that the former owner had abandoned its trademark rights and that our client had not acted in bad faith in using the address. This victory was great news for our client, for whom use of the ...

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    Tuesday, March 07th, 2017

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  • CMM Successfully Moves for Pre-Judgment Attachment in Personal Injury Case

    In what is believed to be a first in New York State, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick (led by Scott Middleton) prevailed on a motion for pre-judgment attachment in a personal injury and wrongful death case. The order of attachment provides security to our client, who faces the frightening possibility that her damages would exceed the defendant’s insurance coverage. CMM represents the surviving family members of a man who passed away following a tragic car accident. The defendant’s vehicle was covered by a $25,000/$50,000 policy, well below the anticipated total damages. This grim possibility, coupled with evidence from the concurrent criminal case ...

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    Tuesday, March 07th, 2017

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  • Can the District Where I Work Make Me Pay for a Lost Laptop?

        by Carrie Mason-Draffen (carrie.mason-draffen@newsday.com) DEAR CARRIE: I am a public-school teacher. The district where I work is planning to issue my colleagues and me laptops. If we lose the computers, can the school make us pay for them? — Property Protocol DEAR PROPERTY: The key words here are “public school teacher.” Whether or not you and your colleagues are on the hook for lost laptops would depend on what your union contract stipulates, said employment lawyer Christine Malafi, a partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, which is based in Ronkonkoma. “Public employees may be working under a collective bargaining agreement with their employer, ...

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    Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

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  • CMM Represents IT Leader ServiceAide, Inc. in Funding Round Led by Arrowroot Capital

    ServiceAide, Inc., a leader in IT Service Management for small and medium businesses globally, announced this winter that it has completed the first installment of a $12 million funding round led by Arrowroot Capital.   Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, represented ServiceAide in the funding round.  CMM partner Christine Malafi led a corporate team that also included Donald Rassiger and Vincent Costa. ServiceAide’s ITSM SaaS offering provides user-friendly, powerful features that make it the solution of choice for SMBs and MSPs worldwide.  ServiceAide will use the investment to bolster its sales and marketing efforts and continue on its product development roadmap as a leading ...

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    Monday, February 27th, 2017

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  • Negotiating Tips for the President

    Donald Trump holds himself out as a master negotiator and “dealmaker,” frustrated by the gridlock of Washington politics. Boy, did he pass up a great opportunity to demonstrate these so-called skills with his insistence that Betsy DeVos become the next Secretary of Education.  The same can be said for Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer – another high-powered politician from whom you’d expect superb negotiating skills – who also missed a major opportunity to strike a win-win compromise. The uproar and opposition to the DeVos nomination was unprecedented in recent American history, and her confirmation vote is believed to be the first time ...

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    Monday, February 27th, 2017

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  • Sanctions Issued Against Party for Spoliation of Evidence

        A crucial issue for any business named in a lawsuit or that is on notice that it will be named in a lawsuit is the preservation of evidence, specifically electronically stored information (“ESI”).  Attorneys will typically send “litigation hold” letters to their own clients or opposing parties in litigation to ensure that all steps are taken to preserve all documents and ESI that could be relevant to the litigation.  Essentially, businesses are instructed that nothing should be deleted, removed, modified, etc. by anyone within the company while the litigation is pending.  When a client destroys evidence or is negligent in ...

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    Monday, February 27th, 2017

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  • St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center Welcomes McDonald to Community Advisory Board

      Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, New York, is pleased to announce that attorney William McDonald has joined the Community Advisory Board of St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown.  McDonald chairs the firm’s Healthcare practice, giving him critical insight he will rely on to carry out his duties on the Community Advisory Board.  In this role, McDonald will promote the general welfare of the hospital by educating the public about the hospital’s improvements and special projects and sharing its plans to continue serving as a central asset in the Smithtown ...

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    Sunday, February 26th, 2017

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  • Kanter-Lawrence Recognized with Excellence in Communication Award

    Long Island Business News has recognized Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq, the Director of Communications at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, as an “In-House Marketing & Communications Professional Leader” with an Excellence in Communication Award. The Awards recognize top industry professionals for distinction in marketing, communications, public relations, website, and graphic design. The honorees will be celebrated at an awards ceremony and breakfast at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on March 22 at 8:00 a.m. As Director of Communications for one of the fastest-growing law firms in the region, Kanter-Lawrence is tasked with implementing all aspects of the firm’s communications and business ...

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    Sunday, February 26th, 2017

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  • Do You Really Need A Revocable Trust?

        For many years now I’ve heard many attorneys tout the virtues of revocable or “living” trusts over Wills.  But, with the added expense, is the trust really necessary?  In many cases, no!  Now don’t get me wrong, there are many times when a revocable trust is the way to go, but there should be a need for it, not just a knee-jerk reaction or a scare tactic. Below are several reasons that I’ve heard many attorneys give to get you to create a revocable trust as the primary method for disposing of your estate, followed by my response. Reason: Using a revocable ...

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    Saturday, February 25th, 2017

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