• Etiquette 101

    By Adina Genn Keep cell phones and keys off the table. Limit yourself to one alcoholic drink. And dress appropriately. Attorneys meeting with clients must know proper form for not only the courtroom but also the dining room. And while much of this is common sense, it never hurts to brush up on etiquette. That was the thinking behind a recent Campolo, Middleton & McCormick event. The law firm, with headquarters in Ronkonkoma, recently invited its 35 attorneys to a three-course dinner at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in East Setauket. The theme? Basic manners and etiquette tips for business and formal ...

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    Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

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  • Illustrating the Depth of its M&A Practice, CMM Advises Purchaser of Companies Dedicated to Children’s Health

    Solidifying its reputation as a go-to M&A firm across a wide range of industries, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP represented the buyer in the acquisition of Butter Beans, Inc. and Butter Beans Wellness, Inc., innovative companies offering nutrient-rich meals and fact-filled wellness initiatives to promote healthier lifestyle choices. Butter Beans also brands nutritional and locally sourced meals through a centralized kitchen concept. The terms of the deal, which closed in early summer 2017, were not disclosed. Purchaser and CMM client Patrick Persons is the founder and President of Impetus Capital. He has successfully led business integrations of acquired companies within the ...

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    Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

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  • September 19 – Harrington Joins “Cybersecurity – Data Privacy & Protection” Panel

    The Forensic & Valuation Services Committee of the NYSSCPA Suffolk & Nassau Chapter invites you to attend “Cybersecurity: Data Privacy & Protection” Speakers: Jack Harrington, Esq. — Campolo Middleton & McCormick LLP Kevin Edwards — Flexible Business Systems Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8 to 10 a.m. at Nawrocki Smith, 290 Broad Hollow Road, Melville $20 per person | 2 CPE credits Register here. Topics include: What are the different threats looming? Who are the targets of cyberattacks? Proper training of the end users Implementing the proper network infrastructure What is the CPA’s role in preventing and containing cyber attacks? Statistics of claims asserted against CPA firms (network breach, social engineering/phishing/human error, stolen/missing laptop/hardware, ransomware) What to do when ...

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    Monday, August 28th, 2017

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  • Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services: Christine Malafi

    Christine Malafi chairs the firm’s Corporate department, one of the most robust teams in the New York region. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, routine and complex transactions, labor and employment issues, and other business matters, as well as municipal, insurance coverage, and fraud issues.  She routinely represents buyers and sellers in multimillion dollar transactions (from technology companies to manufacturers to healthcare businesses) and serves in a general counsel role for many of the firm’s internationally-based clients. In her role leading CMM’s busy Corporate and Labor & Employment practices, Malafi has seen her fair share of non-compete agreements. “Traditionally, these type of agreements have been used to ...

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    Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

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  • Campolo Recognized by Business Community as a “Long Island Icon”

    Ronkonkoma, NY – Joe Campolo, Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, has been recognized by the business community with a Long Island Business News ICON Award. ICON winners hail from diverse backgrounds in the corporate world, the healthcare industry, the creative and performing arts and beyond, but all share the keen ability to motivate and teach others – hallmarks of Campolo’s leadership style. Campolo will be honored at an awards ceremony and breakfast on September 18, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Consistently voted Best ...

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    Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

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  • An Employee Transfers, and Spouse Seeks Jobless Benefits

    By Carrie Mason-Draffen Mason-Draffen, a business reporter, writes a column about workplace issues. DEAR CARRIE: I have gotten conflicting information regarding a corporate transfer out of state and unemployment benefits for a “trailing spouse, ” or an employee who quits a job to relocate with a transferred spouse. Does it matter whether the transferred spouse requested the move or if the company required it? — Leaving New York DEAR LEAVING: It shouldn’t make a difference who made the request if the trailing spouse is otherwise eligible for jobless benefits, a local employment attorney said. “Based on the question presented, whether the transferring spouse was forced or volunteered ...

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    Monday, August 14th, 2017

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  • LIBI Awards Application Form 2017

    APPLICATION LIBI AWARDS 2017

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    Monday, August 14th, 2017

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  • Stevens Drops Lawsuit Against the Village of Poquott

    by Rita J. Egan Poquott’s village hall is finally back in business a month after the June 20 election for two board trustees. Debbie Stevens, one of the five candidates for the position, dropped a lawsuit against the village before a July 19 hearing. Stevens came in third with 178 votes, while New York City firefighter John Richardson won one seat with 195 votes and incumbent Jeff Koppelson the other with 180 votes. Attorney Scott Middleton of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP represented the village in the case. He said before the election Poquott’s village attorney called the New York State Conference of Mayors ...

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    Tuesday, August 08th, 2017

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  • CMM Represents Town of Smithtown in Successful Effort to Replace Leadership at Animal Shelter Due to Safety Concerns

    Ronkonkoma, NY – Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP has secured another municipal victory with its representation of the Town of Smithtown in a successful effort to replace the leadership at the Town’s animal shelter due to serious safety concerns for shelter employees, the animals in their care, and the public. On July 25, the Town Board voted to terminate shelter director Susan Hansen, accepting the recommendation of independent hearing officer James P. Clark. Clark reached his conclusions after a four-day disciplinary hearing this spring to address reported filthy conditions and disorganized management at the shelter, which had led to two charges ...

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    Wednesday, August 02nd, 2017

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  • Should You Loan Your Children Money?

    I’m amazed at how many times clients tell me that they loaned money to one of their children and now they want to somehow add that into their estate plan.  I ask them if it was a loan or a gift.  They of course say that it was a loan, but have absolutely no paperwork to show that, nor has the child paid any of the money back. Now I’m not saying that you shouldn’t give your kids any money.  In today’s economy, it’s hard for young people to make ends meet.  But if your child asks you for a loan, ...

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    Friday, July 28th, 2017

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