• May 26 – CLE: Intellectual Property Considerations in Business Transactions and 2016 Update

    Please join us on Thursday, May 26 for a complimentary CLE focusing on critical updates in the intellectual property arena as well as how IP issues arise in business transactions.  Presented by Eryn Y. Truong, Esq., chair of our Intellectual Property & Technology department, this course will address key IP clauses in M&A agreements, licensing issues, and the impact of recent legislative developments and case law on corporate transactions. The application for New York accreditation of this course is currently pending. Thursday, May 26, 2016 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP 4175 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 400 Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 This seminar is free ...

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    Friday, March 11th, 2016

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  • Campolo live with LI News Radio host Jay Oliver

    Joe Campolo, Managing Partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP talks with LI News Radio 103.9 FM host Jay Oliver about tips for hiring employees.

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    Friday, March 04th, 2016

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  • Campolo live with LI News Radio host Jay Oliver

    Joe Campolo, Managing Partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP talks with LI News Radio 103.9 FM host Jay Oliver about the importance of customer service and corporate culture.  

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    Friday, March 04th, 2016

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  • February 2016 CMM Newsletter: Campolo Voted Best Lawyer, Payroll Loopholes Eliminated, Estate Plans and More

     

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    Thursday, February 25th, 2016

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  • Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI) Welcomes Campolo to Board of Directors

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP is pleased to announce that the Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI) has welcomed managing partner Joe Campolo to its Board of Directors.  Affiliated with Stony Brook University, the nonprofit is dedicated to providing support, resources, and services to new technologically innovative companies. “As an active Stony Brook alum and supporter, I have long admired LIHTI’s track record of serving startup companies in the technology sector,” Joe said.  “LIHTI’s goal is to help businesses grow, which aligns exactly with our mission at CMM.  I’m really excited to share what I’ve learned from working with our tech ...

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    Thursday, February 25th, 2016

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  • Little-Known Payroll Avoidance Loopholes Eliminated in New York

    New York business owners, take note: loopholes offering the potential to avoid personal liability for unpaid wages to employees have been recently eliminated.  Prior to these changes, owners of New York limited liability companies, as well as owners of LLCs and corporations created outside of New York (for example, Delaware), were not personally liable for paying wages to their New York employees.  Now, owners of New York corporations and LLCs, as well as owners of corporations and LLCs created outside of New York, could be personally liable for failure to pay wages. An amendment to the law on limited liability companies ...

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    Monday, February 22nd, 2016

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  • Abracadabra! Delaware Court Does Away with “Magic Words” for Valid Anti-Reliance Provisions

    Integration clauses typically state that an agreement is the entire and only agreement between parties, superseding any prior written or oral agreements.  Similarly, “anti-reliance” language provides that the only representations on which the parties relied in deciding to enter the contract are those within the contract itself.  Integration and anti-reliance clauses are commonly found in M&A agreements and contracts for other complicated transactions.  The rationale behind such language is to limit a party’s recourse for misrepresentations made outside the agreement.  The enforceability of such clauses varies by jurisdiction.  As a recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision indicates, the law is ...

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    Friday, February 19th, 2016

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  • Want Your Startup to Succeed? Don’t Do This

    Network.  Find a mentor.  Take risks.  From bookstores to blogs, the market is saturated with advice and how-to books on how to achieve success with a new business venture.  While those tips can be invaluable, I also think there’s something to be said for learning what not to do.  From my own entrepreneurial endeavors  to my work with the creative minds powering Long Island’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, I’ve made and seen mistakes that I now know belong in the “avoid” category. Sageworks chairman and co-founder Brian Hamilton recently published his own “don’t do this” list on Entrepreneur.com, appropriately entitled “6 Ways to ...

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    Friday, February 19th, 2016

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  • I Need an Estate Plan – Part Two

    Last month I discussed the ins and outs of a Health Care Proxy.  This month I’d like to discuss its sister document, a Living Will.  This is not to be confused with a Last Will and Testament (commonly known as “the Will”). The Will does not become effective until after you die, whereas the Living Will is effective prior to death. In its simplest terms, a Living Will states your end-of-life decisions so people (doctors, hospital staff, family) will know how you want to be treated and what you do (and do not) want.  If you are capable of making those ...

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    Friday, February 19th, 2016

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  • Wood Laminate Flooring Designs are Original Enough for Copyright Protection

    Generally, the Copyright Office will not register works by nature, animals or plants.  However, are the designs of wood floors original enough to warrant copyright protection?  One Circuit Court said yes, and found that found that a design for laminate flooring was sufficiently creative to merit copyright protection. Mannington Mills, Inc. and Home Legend LLC are competitors both selling laminate wood flooring.  Mannington created a floor design called “Glazed Maple” that depicted what a wood floor might look like after decades of age and wear and registered the design with the U.S. Copyright Office in 2010. In 2012, Mannington discovered that Home ...

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    Friday, February 19th, 2016

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