• Attorney Spotlight: Joseph C. Vozza

    Don’t overcomplicate things. This approach to legal work has enabled attorney Joseph C. Vozza to create and sustain long-lasting relationships with his clients and build his practice on their referrals. “I’ve seen a lot of attorneys try to impress their clients by speaking in complicated legal terms or unnecessarily making an issue out of something,” Joe says.  “That’s not my style.  Whatever type of matter it is, I want my clients to understand the process.” In the real estate arena, Joe accomplishes this goal by preparing and reviewing all the details of the transaction before the closing to ensure a smooth and successful ...

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    Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

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  • Schiavoni Joins Recreational Arts, Inc. Board of Directors

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP is pleased to announce that Andrea Harum Schiavoni has been appointed to the board of Recreational Arts, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides affordable arts education for students.  She has also been named board representative of the Long Island Musical Theatre Festival, a pre-professional program performed at Walt Whitman High School and Adelphi University, and an affiliate of Recreational Arts. Of Counsel to the firm, Schiavoni focuses on commercial, family, and matrimonial mediation, real estate deals, and transactional matters for local East End businesses.  In addition to her work with the firm, Schiavoni serves as Southampton Town ...

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    Thursday, September 08th, 2016

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  • Canavan Named to “Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services”

    by Lisa Morris Josefak Counsel at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, Kelly Canavan dedicates her practice to real estate, with a focus on both residential and commercial transactions and leases, primarily on Long Island’s East End. Canavan represents buyers and sellers, landlords and tenants, brokers and developers, architects, contractors and business owners. She has experience in handling both forward and reverse 1031 exchanges, as well as in preparing all types of agreements and contracts relating to real estate transactions such as prenuptial agreements and joint venture agreements. Her real estate matters vary in size from smaller matters to transactions worth tens ...

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    Friday, August 26th, 2016

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  • Rules Governing Collection of Personally Identifiable Information within the EU Set to Change

    Companies that collect personally identifiable information from individuals within the European Union  should be aware of the new General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) approved by the European Parliament earlier this year and effective mid-2018.  The GDPR will replace the current Directive 95/46/EC (“Directive”).  Although implementation is two years away, compliance with the GDPR is onerous.  Businesses should begin to take steps now so that they are fully compliant by the deadline. The GDPR governs the collection and processing of “personal data,” a term broadly defined to include any data that directly or indirectly identifies a living individual.  This data includes online ...

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    Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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  • Making Gifts in These Financial Times

    If a person has the desire to make any gifts, now may be a great time to do so.  There are sometimes financial benefits to making certain gifts.  A tough economy is often the best impetus to make gifts.  It may seem counter-intuitive at first—making gifts when the donor has less valuable property—but the conditions are really ripe for the picking. Interest rates are at historic lows. Low interest rates assist in two major ways.  First, in loan transactions between family members, a lower interest rate can be used without the Internal Revenue Service seeking to impute interest under §7872. The rules ...

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    Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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  • Life Science Companies under Increasing DOJ and SEC Scrutiny for Anti-Corruption Enforcement

    The pharmaceutical and medical device industry has always been among the most heavily regulated in the United States.  In recent years, however, these companies have become the subject of another regulatory and law enforcement focus: the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The FCPA is a federal law that prohibits U.S. persons, companies, and issuers from, among other things, bribing or attempting to bribe foreign officials in order to secure an improper business advantage.  The FCPA was passed in 1977, but laid relatively dormant for decades.  In recent years, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have ...

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    Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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  • Goodwill in Partnership Valuations

        Should “goodwill” be a component in in determining the value of a partnership?  The Commercial Division in Albany County recently tackled this issue in the case of Romanoff v. Center for Rheumatology, LLP, et al. (J. Platkin).  The Center for Rheumatology is a medical practice founded in the 1980s and plaintiff Norman Romanoff, M.D. is one of the founding partners.  In late 2013, Dr. Romanoff decided he wanted to retire and sought to dissolve the practice and receive payment for his interest in the practice.  Despite Dr. Romanoff’s attempts to obtain an accounting from his partners, they allegedly refused to ...

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    Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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  • 5 Negotiation Habits to Break

      Habits are notoriously hard to break.  It’s human nature to settle into comfortable patterns of behavior and continue doing things as we’ve always done them.  Our approach to negotiation, whether in our personal and professional lives, is no different.  The hard bargainers come roaring into every negotiation trying to be bigger and brasher than everyone else, regardless of the issue or the stakes.  The avoiders routinely give away the store in their desire to get in and get out.  Most of us fall somewhere in between, bringing the same phrases, faces, and techniques from one negotiation to the next. Consistency can ...

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    Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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  • Pella Acquires LI Manufacturer

    By David Winzelberg Calverton-based Reilly Windows & Doors has been acquired by Pella Corporation in a deal that closed August 1. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The Calverton company remains under the leadership of Michael Reilly and its 180 employees will continue making custom windows and doors at the firm’s 192,000-square-foot facility at 901 Burman Blvd. Reilly’s products will eventually be integrated into the Pella Crafted Luxury collection that is showcased in Pella’s 7,000-square-foot showroom at Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, according to a statement from the Iowa-based window and door giant. Founded in 1983, Reilly Windows & Doors has worked with architects and custom builders ...

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    Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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  • National Landscape Firm Acquires LI’s Bissett

    By David Winzelberg Bissett Nursery Corp. and Bissett Equipment Corp. have been acquired by SiteOne Landscape Supply, a publicly traded company based in Roswell, Ga. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bissett is a 53-year-old family business with locations in Holtsville and Dix Hills that distributes nursery supplies and equipment. SiteOne plans to maintain both of Bissett’s Long Island locations, which cover nearly 50 acres of land. SiteOne was formerly known as John Deere Landscapes before changing its name when it went public in May. SiteOne, which has more than 465 locations across North America, is a distributor of wholesale irrigation, landscape lighting, nursery, ...

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    Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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