• Court Holds Successor Corporation Liable For Judgment Against Defunct Entity

    In litigation, it is one thing to obtain a judgment against an individual or entity, but it is another thing to actually collect on that judgment. One scenario that often plays out occurs when a plaintiff has obtained a judgment against a business entity only to find out that the company is out of business and/or has transferred its assets and popped up under a different name.  This strategy is undertaken for obvious reasons – to avoid collection efforts on the judgment while continuing to do business under a different identity.  However, if you are the judgment holder, all is ...

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    Friday, September 25th, 2015

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  • Trademark Registrations may now be Broadened to Account for Evolving Technology

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has launched a pilot program to allow amendments to goods/services in trademark registrations that would otherwise be beyond the scope of current specifications. Typically, once a trademark has been registered for particular goods/services, it is not possible to later amend those goods/services beyond the current identification.  However, this does not reflect the world of rapidly changing technology – goods and services may be quickly phased out in favor of their modern counterparts.  When the new technology did not match the original goods/services, the trademark owner was forced to forego the old registration and ...

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    Friday, September 25th, 2015

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  • Law Internships Emphasize Real-World Experiences

          By Joseph Kellard When Joe Campolo, managing partner at Ronkonkoma-based Campolo Middleton & McCormick, started his law firm in 2006, the first person he hired was a legal intern from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in Central Islip. That intern, Arthur Yermash, remained with the firm and is now a senior associate. As with many other private firms across Long Island, Campolo Middleton continues to work with interns and externs during the summer and school semesters. “We think that the firm’s interns are critical to the firm’s growth as well as to the legal education process,” Campolo said. Each summer the firm accepts one ...

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    Wednesday, September 09th, 2015

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  • Joe Campolo LIVE on LI News Radio – September 9, 2015

    Joe Campolo, Managing Partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP talks with LI News Radio 103.9 FM host Jay Oliver about his latest Op-Ed piece published in the Long Island Business News, “When it comes to your employees, stop complaining and start training.”   Listen Here.  

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    Wednesday, September 09th, 2015

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  • When It Comes to Your Employees, Stop Complaining and Start Training

    Much of the griping I hear from other business owners is about how the work effort of their employees is lacking. When I hear these complaints I’ll ask, “What are you doing to train your employees?” The usual response is something like, “Well I pay them and I don’t have time to train them. They either get it or they don’t.” In this scenario, it’s the business owner who doesn’t get it. Continual training of your team is one of my greatest takeaways from serving as a U.S. Marine. Their mission is simple: Marines are at war or training for war. ...

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    Wednesday, September 09th, 2015

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  • October 1: Joe Campolo presenting at the Southampton Library

    Join us on October 1st beginning at 5:30 pm at the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton, NY. Joe will discuss how to “Prepare for (and achieve) Success — in Business and in Life!” In what areas of our lives do we want to succeed? How do we get there? Join us for a talk about creating your own definition of success; the importance of trust; setting goals, and developing a plan to achieve them – both in business and in life. Reservations are appreciated. Register at www.myrml.org or call 283-0774 x523.

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    Friday, September 04th, 2015

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  • August 2015 Legal Brief – Firm Newsletter

    August 2015 Legal Brief - Firm Newsletter

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    Monday, August 31st, 2015

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  • Emotional Intelligence in Negotiations

    Effective negotiators must strike a delicate balance between being aware of emotions, yet not becoming too emotional.  It’s critical to perceive and understand the emotions driving everyone at the table—yourself and your adversary.  This awareness will help you understand your adversary’s thought process and, in turn, use that understanding to push the negotiation in your desired direction.  The ability to identify and use emotions to your advantage during a negotiation is called Emotional Intelligence. The Business.com editorial staff recently posted an article on Emotional Intelligence, called, “Emotional Intelligence & Negotiating: Lessons from Harvard Business School.” To be a good negotiator, you need ...

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    Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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  • Shifting Credit Card Transaction Liability – The Potential Impact on Your Business

    Beginning October 1, 2015, a shift in credit card security and in-store fraud liability could place unwary merchants and business owners at risk. EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, is a relatively new form of credit card (in the United States) that utilizes computer chip technology intended to help prevent transactional data breaches and credit card fraud.  In the U.S., most EMV credit cards contain the computer chips as well as the traditional magnetic stripe.  If a merchant does not have a payment processing system that accepts the computer chip, payments may be processed via the magnetic stripe as ...

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    Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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  • Importance of a Survey When Purchasing Real Estate

    Clients often ask when purchasing a home, “Do I really need a new survey?” My reply ninety-nine percent of the time is, “Yes!” Clients are purchasing what is most likely to be their largest asset and the survey is the blueprint of what they are purchasing. It is the way in which the title company confirms and ultimately insures the property’s boundary lines. The title company will defend the purchaser’s clear title and ownership of the property as of the date of closing. Title companies will accept an old survey as long as it is guaranteed to a title company, even ...

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