• On LI Innovation, Alessi Is More

    Marc Alessi: Busy innovator, seven days a week, 27 hours a day. Still trying to cram 27 hours into every day, former New York State Assemblyman Marc Alessi has added another hat to his collection, heading efforts to support and grow the state’s network of economic-foundation-laying business incubators. Already hard at it chairing the economic development practice group at Ronkonkoma law firm Campolo, Middleton & McCormick and ushering Stony Brook-based SynchroPET’s breakthrough MRI/PET scanning technology to market, Alessi – who also squeezes in a few hours as executive director of Shoreham’s coming-soon Tesla Science Center – is one of the Long ...

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    Sunday, July 17th, 2016

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  • Harrington Elected Co-Chair of SCBA Federal Court Committee

    Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan “Jack” Harrington, Counsel, has been elected co-chair of the Federal Court Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association.  In that role, Harrington will spearhead the committee’s educational projects and strengthen the network of federal practitioners in Suffolk County. Harrington chairs the International Regulation, Enforcement & Compliance practice at CMM, where he also focuses on federal commercial disputes and appeals as part of our Litigation & Appeals practice.  He has represented corporations and senior executives in complex business disputes and arbitration, often with an international component.  An experienced appellate litigator, Harrington has ...

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    Friday, July 15th, 2016

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  • Campolo Honors American Ex-POWs at Red Cross Gala

    The American Red Cross on Long Island honored members of the local American Ex-Prisoners of War chapter on June 9, 2016 at the Red and White Dinner Dance, the annual fundraiser for Long Island branch of the 135-year-old nonprofit.  In a special recognition ceremony, the Red Cross paid tribute to Joe Abbondondelo, Ben Chrzanoski, Steve Kirtyan, Joseph Manoni, and Bernie Rader, who valiantly served their country in World War II and were held captive in Europe until 1944 and 1945 under unimaginable conditions.  Stanley Kosierowski, who passed away on March 22, 2016 shortly after being awarded the prestigious POW medal, ...

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    Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

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  • June 2016 CMM Newsletter: Negotiate Like an FBI Negotiator, No Fault Update & More

         

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    Monday, June 27th, 2016

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  • Alessi Named Executive Director of Business Incubator Association of New York State

    Marc Alessi, chair of the Startups and Economic Development practice groups at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, Suffolk County’s premier law firm, has been selected to lead the Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc. (BIA/NYS).  A nonprofit trade association, BIA/NYS is the state’s largest organization dedicated to strengthening and expanding the facilities and programs that foster the growth and development of startup and incubator-based enterprises throughout New York.  As Executive Director, Alessi is charged with furthering the association’s mission to promote networking, knowledge-sharing, and advocacy among organizations operating business incubators throughout the state. The organization is a natural fit ...

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    Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

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  • No-Fault Carrier Not At Fault for Faulty Billing: Billing Confusion Creates Potential Liability for Healthcare Providers

    A recent New York State Court of Appeals decision, Aetna Health Plans v. Hanover Insurance Company (NY Slip Op 04658, June 14, 2016), creates yet another worry for doctors and patients with respect to medical billing and ultimate responsibility for those bills. The issue presented is whether a health insurer that pays for medical treatment that should have been covered by the insured’s no-fault automobile insurance carrier may maintain a reimbursement claim against the no-fault insurer within the framework of the Comprehensive Motor Vehicle Reparations Act (New York Insurance Law section 5101). The insured in this case, Luz Herrera, sustained personal injuries ...

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    Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

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  • Attorney Spotlight: Meghan Dolan

    A high school term paper assignment about the “right to privacy” under Griswold v. Connecticut brought Meghan Dolan to the local law library, and her interest was immediately piqued.   Then, freshman year of college, she took a seminar with renowned attorney and Harvard professor Charles Fried, who brought the class to hear oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court.  Meghan was immediately hooked. Although she knew she wanted to be an attorney, Meghan did not know where she would end up or on which type of law she would focus.   That all changed when she became part of the Trial ...

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    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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  • Tips for Hosting a Workplace Summer Soirée

    Fireworks.  Barbecues.  Lemonade.  A refreshing dip in the pool.  Summer has a way of bringing out the “sunshine” in everybody.  Hosting a summer event is a fun, enjoyable way to thank employees for their efforts and celebrate the pleasures of summer on Long Island.  But before you dive in, it’s important to consider potential legal issues that could quickly make you forget the fun. Serving alcohol is always a risk, raising the potential for accidents and injuries, as well as inappropriate behavior and lawsuits.  But employers can reduce risk through advanced planning.  While liability generally does not attach to “social hosts” ...

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    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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  • Recognizing and Avoiding Elder Scams and Abuse

    A scam is defined as a fraudulent scheme, especially for making a quick profit, and (if severe enough) can be considered financial abuse by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.  Unfortunately, our seniors are the most vulnerable to this type of abuse. There are many types of scams out there, but almost all of them are done by either mail or phone.  In one common scheme, someone calls, usually with a lot of background noise, and says that it’s the senior’s grandson.  He says that he’s in some foreign country and has just been arrested.  He needs a couple thousand dollars ...

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    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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  • New York Court of Appeals Refuses to Extend Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege

      Whether documents or communications are subject to the attorney-client privilege (and thus not subject to disclosure) is a frequently litigated issue.  Given the various factual scenarios that can affect what is or isn’t protected, such matters often require judicial interpretation. Generally speaking, once someone shares a privileged communication with a third party, the privilege is waived and the communication becomes fair game.  However, as with most general rules, there are exceptions.  One of the most frequent exceptions is the so-called “common interest doctrine.”  The basic premise is that a third party may be privy to an attorney-client privileged communication without losing ...

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    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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