• August 2016 CMM Newsletter: 5 Negotiation Habits to Break, & More

     

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    Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

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  • CMM Represents Bissett Nursery and Bissett Equipment in Sale to SiteOne Landscape Supply

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP represented Long Island’s Bissett Nursery Corp. and Bissett Equipment Corp., leaders in the distribution of nursery and landscape supplies as well as equipment sales, rentals, and repairs to landscape professionals, in their acquisition by SiteOne™ Landscape Supply, LLC, a Georgia-based, publicly traded distributor of wholesale irrigation, landscape lighting, nursery, hardscapes, maintenance products, and supplies.  Christine Malafi led the CMM team, which also included Alan Weinberg, Arthur Yermash, and Vincent Costa.  Ronkonkoma-based Protegrity Advisors served as the exclusive selling agent for Bissett, with a team led by Bruce Newman, Protegrity’s president.  The terms of the sale ...

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    Friday, August 12th, 2016

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  • CMM Represents Reilly Windows & Doors in Acquisition by Pella Corporation

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP represented Reilly Windows & Doors of Calverton, New York, a premier producer of high quality windows, doors, screens, shutters, millwork, and cabinetry, in its acquisition by Pella Corporation, a major designer and manufacturer of made-to-order and custom windows and doors.  The CMM team included Joe Campolo and Vincent Costa.  The terms of the sale will not be disclosed publicly. In a deal effective August 1, 2016, Reilly Windows & Doors will remain under the leadership of Michael Reilly, who founded the company in 1981 in a rented chicken coop and has since grown it to over ...

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    Friday, August 12th, 2016

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  • Costa to Present at Workshop for Entrepreneurs

    Vincent Costa will speak at the “If You Have a Dream to Start a Business” Workshop Day at the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center on August 25.  Costa’s presentation will focus on the benefits of hiring legal counsel rather than using an online legal service when forming a business, choosing an entity type, drafting a shareholder or operating agreement, and handling related matters facing entrepreneurs.  Other workshops will include tips for drafting business plans and accounting advice for startups. Costa focuses on corporate and transactional work at CMM.  He has successfully negotiated and closed a variety of complex corporate matters ...

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    Thursday, August 11th, 2016

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  • July 2016 CMM Newsletter: 3 Steps to Take After an Unsuccessful Negotiation, & More

         

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    Tuesday, August 02nd, 2016

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  • Prince Needed a Will, and You Do Too

        Published in the Hauppauge Reporter Prince was a member of that rare breed of artists who defy easy description.  His innovative songwriting, eclectic style, and extravagant stage presence ensured his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well as a spot on countless “best of” and “most influential” lists of the past several decades.  When he passed away on April 21 at age 57, the world lost one of its most unique voices. Prince was undoubtedly a musical genius, but unfortunately he may have made some costly mistakes when it came to estate planning.  He died without a known Will, ...

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    Monday, July 25th, 2016

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  • Lessons Learned From The Novartis FCPA Settlement

        Last spring, Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis AG paid $25 million to the SEC to settle Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) charges relating to its operations in China.  According to the SEC’s internal administrative order, Novartis subsidiaries in China bribed government-affiliated doctors and healthcare professionals—who qualify as “foreign officials” under the FCPA—to increase sales of their products.  The Swiss company and its Chinese subsidiaries are subject to the FCPA’s jurisdiction because Novartis trades on the New York Stock Exchange. The FCPA is an important but little understood U.S. statute that can severely impact any business that operates internationally.  The FCPA prohibits U.S. ...

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    Monday, July 25th, 2016

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  • Client Spotlight: East/West Industries

    East/West Industries is a world leader in the development and production of aircraft seats and life support systems for high-performance military aircraft, as well as ground support equipment for servicing such aircraft.  The company’s meticulous quality assurance procedures govern every step from concept through engineering design, production, and testing. A woman-owned family business, East/West has been in business for 48 years and employs 63 people right here in Ronkonkoma.  Following recent negotiations with the Industrial Development Agency (IDA), with assistance from Campolo Middleton, East/West has chosen to stay in the area and expand, turning down offers from states in the Southeast’s ...

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    Monday, July 25th, 2016

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  • What to Do When a Loved One Dies

    Of course, it’s always tough when a loved one dies.  It’s already emotionally draining, but if you are immediate next of kin and/or the named Executor, there’s even more stress.  Depending on the complexity of the estate, there could be an enormous amount of work required to handle the person’s estate. A few things should be done as soon as possible.  If there is a house or property, that means changing the locks if necessary.  It’s your job to protect the estate.  The next biggest thing is to find and gather documents.  Hopefully there’s a Will, along with some sort of ...

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    Monday, July 25th, 2016

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  • 3 Steps to Take After an Unsuccessful Negotiation

    Over lunch last month, a friend and fellow attorney was obsessing over a recent negotiation that hadn’t gone well.  I watched his meal get cold as he shared the cringe-worthy story. His client was buying out his partner’s shares in their company, and the negotiations had been smooth sailing in the weeks leading up to the closing.  The business breakup was amicable, my friend had dealt with opposing counsel on a prior matter, and the agreements had been drafted without too much pushback.  At the closing table, however, all hell suddenly broke loose.  Seemingly overnight, his client had decided that he ...

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    Monday, July 25th, 2016

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