• Harrington Named to LIBN 40 Under 40 for 2017

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan “Jack” Harrington, Counsel at the firm and chair of its International Regulation, Enforcement & Compliance practice group, has been selected by Long Island Business News to receive a 40 Under 40 Award for 2017.  The awards recognize outstanding individuals age 40 and below in the Long Island community who have distinguished themselves in business, government, education, or the nonprofit sector.  The honorees will be celebrated at a gala dinner on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. While technology makes it possible for ...

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    Thursday, November 17th, 2016

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  • Legally Global

    By Bernadette Starzee As the economy becomes increasingly global, more Long Island companies are doing business in other countries. Manufacturers now routinely order materials from China, for instance, while web developers are turning to India or Russia to contract for talent. Business transactions like these require legal counsel – from attorneys who are familiar with the laws of those countries. This summer, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, rolled out CMM International, a newly branded service that features a network of more than 100 law firms and solo practitioners, as well as accounting firms and other professional service providers, ...

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    Wednesday, November 09th, 2016

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  • Changing a Beneficiary After Death

    Whether we’re talking about named beneficiaries on a brokerage account or beneficiaries in a Will, there is a way to change them – even after death. Perhaps getting an inheritance now could be a problem for you.  It could be for tax reasons or because you’re about to go through a nasty divorce and don’t want the inheritance thrown into the mix.  Or it could just be because you’re fairly well off and you’d like your siblings to inherit more. One way to accomplish this is by the use of a disclaimer.  New York Surrogate’s Court actually calls it a renunciation since ...

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    Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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  • When a Charitable Donation is a Bribe

        On September 20, 2016, Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., a Utah-based skincare products manufacturer, agreed to pay $765,688 to settle SEC charges that the company violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).  In short, the FCPA prohibits U.S. companies from bribing foreign officials to secure an improper business advantage.  As I have written about in prior articles, the DOJ and SEC have been expanding the definition of what constitutes a bribe, or, in the parlance of the statute, “something of value” offered or paid to the foreign official. What is interesting about the Nu Skin settlement is that it is only the ...

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    Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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  • New York Attorney General Pushes Back on Non-Compete Agreements

        It’s a business owner’s worst nightmare: an employee leaves to work for a competitor, and tucked into the boxes in which he’s packing his diplomas and photos are your customer lists and confidential information. Enter a non-compete agreement, which prohibits the employee from working for a rival company for a specified amount of time after leaving your employ.  Traditionally, employers have used non-compete agreements as tools to protect their interests with respect to high-level employees with specific skills and those with access to highly valuable information such as trade secrets and customer lists.  But if the New York Attorney General’s recent ...

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    Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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  • Threatening to Withhold Commissions Can Render Non-Compete Agreement Unenforceable

    Courts are often called upon to interpret the enforceability of restrictive covenants—such as non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure clauses—contained in employment agreements.  The vast majority of the case law dealing with the enforceability of these clauses often focuses on whether the restrictions are reasonably limited in time and scope, whether they are necessary to protect the employer’s legitimate business interests, and whether they unfairly restrict the employee from obtaining future employment in his or her chosen occupation.   What makes the recent decision from the Commercial Division in Albany County in Integra Optics, Inc. v. Messina (J. Platkin) interesting is that the ...

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    Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

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  • New Law Helps Firms Protect Their ‘Secret Sauce’

          By Adina Genn You might not have the equivalent to Coca-Cola’s formula, but that doesn’t mean your company doesn’t have valuable trade secrets that give it a competitive edge. Since President Barack Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act into law in May 2016, experts say now is a good time to reassess a company’s “secret sauce” and direct competitors to best protect its advantage. “A lot of companies don’t realize they have a trade secret,” said Eryn Truong, counsel to Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, a Ronkonkoma-based law firm. “They should be aware of and be active in protecting those secrets in employee ...

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    Monday, October 24th, 2016

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  • October 2016 CMM Newsletter: Non-Compete Update & More

     

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    Monday, October 17th, 2016

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  • Campolo Interviews Stanley Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, at Entrepreneurs Edge

    Please join us for Entrepreneurs Edge, a special event at Stony Brook University on Thursday evening, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. on the campus of Stony Brook University.  Joe Campolo will interview father and son business leaders Stanley Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, and Eddie Bergman, serial entrepreneur and President of Innovative Development Services. Launched in 2014, the Entrepreneurs Edge interview series showcases successful innovators and their sometimes roundabout and always individual career journeys.  Campolo will interview the Bergmans about global business, corporate social responsibility and social entrepreneurship, among other topics. “We are thrilled to have the Bergmans participate in the Entrepreneurs Edge ...

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    Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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  • Levy and Yermash Win Leadership in Law Awards

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP is pleased to announce that Steve Levy and Arthur Yermash have been selected by the Long Island Business News to receive 2016 Leadership in Law Awards.  The awards recognize individuals whose leadership has had a positive impact on the legal profession and the Long Island community.  The honorees will be celebrated at a gala dinner on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Steve Levy will receive an award in the Counsel category.  After serving as County Executive of Suffolk County—New York State’s largest suburban county, with a population of ...

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    Thursday, October 06th, 2016

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