• Coverage of M&A Panel Moderated by Joe Campolo

    Businesses Borrowing More Under Trump, LI Lender Says By Ken Schachter kenneth.schachter@newsday.com Executives are gaining confidence and borrowing more to invest in their businesses after the November election, a Long Island lending executive said Tuesday. The average size of loans to small- and medium-sized businesses has grown from $45,000 last year to $50,000 or $55,000, said Ted Theodoropoulos, chief operating officer at Bohemia-based business lender National Business Capital. His remarks came during a panel discussion of the Trump administration’s impact on mergers and acquisitions, held at Marriott’s Courtyard Long Island MacArthur Airport in Ronkonkoma. “They’re confident to take on the additional debt,” said Theodoropoulos, who ...

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    Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

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  • McCormick Elected to Serve as Twenty-First Dean of the Suffolk Academy of Law

    Patrick McCormick has been elected and will be installed as the Suffolk Academy of Law’s twenty-first Dean on June 2, 2017 at the Larkfield, East Northport, New York.  McCormick is a partner in the prestigious law firm of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, located in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton.  In this role, McCormick will spearhead educational programs for one of the largest voluntary bar associations in New York State. McCormick has served as Associate Dean of the Academy of Law for the last two years and is currently a member of the Suffolk County Bar Association’s Board of Directors.  In addition to serving ...

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    Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

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  • Connector to the Business Community

    By Bernadette Starzee Many lawyers network in order to meet people who will bring them business. Attorney Joseph Campolo approaches his networking activities with a twist. Rather than trying to drum up business from the people he meets, he looks to introduce those people to others who can help them succeed. In other words, he sets out to be a connector. “People don’t care about what you need; they care about what they need,” Campolo said. “The way I network is not to try to get business from people. I try to see how I can help them – by making relevant introductions ...

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    Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

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  • Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) Recognizes CMM with Corporate Citizenship Award

    Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS), Long Island’s leading organization dedicated to preventing bullying and child abuse, will recognize Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, with a Corporate Citizenship Award at the CAPS 32nd Annual Spring Luncheon.   CAPS will honor the firm for its outstanding leadership and contributions to CAPS and the Long Island non-profit community.  CAPS will also honor Emily Lindin, author, filmmaker, and founder of The UnSlut Project, with a Community Leadership Award, and Allyson Pereira, an anti-bullying and sexting advocate, with a Champion for Change Award at the luncheon, ...

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    Saturday, February 11th, 2017

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  • A New Cybersecurity Reality for the New York Insurance and Financial Services Industries

      On March 1, 2017, the New York financial services industry will awaken to a new regulatory regime designed to set minimum standards for the development and functionality of cybersecurity programs.  The New York State Department of Financial Services’ (“DFS”) proposed cybersecurity regulation (the “DFS Rule”) will cover any institution doing business in New York pursuant to a license, registration, charter, or similar authority under New York’s Banking, Insurance, or Financial Services Laws.  Companies outside the financial services sector should also take heed, as regulators overseeing other industries may use the DFS regulations as a benchmark for what a “reasonable” cybersecurity ...

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    Thursday, February 09th, 2017

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  • February 2017 CMM Newsletter: Best of Long Island, Cybersecurity Update and More

     

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  • Navigating Clients Through the Murky Waters of Foreign Asset Disclosures

      By Laura R. Blasberg and Kelly A. McGowan A taxpayer’s situation and financial circumstances dictate which programs or rules the taxpayer should use to disclose foreign assets and accounts. Those who advise taxpayers will likely, or have already, been confronted with a client who has failed to disclose one or more foreign financial accounts or other income-producing foreign assets for any number of reasons. Beginning in 2009, the IRS has offered taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts or assets a variety of voluntary disclosure initiatives to encourage them to bring these foreign assets onshore and into compliance with applicable law. Taxpayers and tax professionals ...

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    Thursday, February 02nd, 2017

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  • Middleton Elected to East End Arts Board of Directors

    Scott D. Middleton, a founding partner and trial attorney at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, New York, has been elected to the Board of Directors of East End Arts, an award-winning nonprofit committed to enriching the community through the arts.  The Riverhead-based organization has served Long Island’s East End since 1972.  As a board member, Middleton will work to further the nonprofit’s core values of leadership, collaboration, access, and education. East End Arts is a powerful catalyst for economic and cultural revitalization.  The organization has long been recognized for its cultural ...

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  • LI Businesses are Using Storytelling to Sell, Market and Lead

        By Robert Lerose, Special to Newsday The tradition of telling stories has been around since the beginning of human civilization. Increasingly, members of the business community have been using storytelling as a potent tool for engaging with employees, prospects and customers. “There’s something about stories that inspire us,” says Paul Smith, author of “Lead With a Story” and an organizational storytelling coach. “The kind of reaction you’ll get from a really good PowerPoint presentation is that it was nice. But you immediately share a great story with somebody else.” Stories have the power to touch people in ways that logical arguments and data-driven presentations ...

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    Monday, January 30th, 2017

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  • Volkswagen Guilty Plea Sets New Standards for White Collar Investigations and Enforcement

        On Wednesday, January 11, 2017 German auto-maker Volkswagen pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and to violate the Clean Air Act, as well as customs violations and obstruction of justice.  The company agreed to pay an astounding $4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties, which when combined with the settlements paid to car owners may total an eye-popping $20 billion. The federal investigation stems from Volkswagen having lied about emissions tests for approximately 11 million diesel vehicles.  U.S. regulators began investigating the company after an academic study demonstrated that Volkswagen’s diesel automobiles emitted less pollution during official ...

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    Friday, January 27th, 2017

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