• Healthcare Providers with Health Republic Patients Must Act Now to Protect Ability to Receive Payment

    Healthcare providers must proactively pursue timely payments under New York’s Prompt Pay Law and conduct credentialing verification to protect their income in the wake of the Health Republic insurance company closing. In October 2015, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced that Health Republic would halt coverage at the end of November 2015 due to its risk of insolvency.  This announcement started a scramble among healthcare providers.  The state Healthcare Association, an industry group representing hospitals, estimates that hospitals alone are owed at least $160 million from Health Republic. Newsday reported that the DFS has told Magnacare that payments ...

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    Friday, November 20th, 2015

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  • Client Advisory: NYC’s “Ban the Box” Legislation Now in Effect

    Joining state and local jurisdictions across the country, New York City has enacted a “Ban the Box” law that limits employers’ inquiries into the criminal background of job applicants and imposes stringent requirements on employers who intend to make hiring decisions based on such information. The Fair Chance Act, effective as of October 27, 2015, prohibits employers who are based in NYC or otherwise have employees in NYC from asking candidates about their pending arrests or criminal convictions until after extending a conditional offer of employment.  Further, employers are restricted from publishing job postings that state or imply that a person ...

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  • Can an E-mail Exchange Create a Binding Contract?

        Can an e-mail exchange create a binding contract? The short answer is yes! With the proliferation of electronic communications, it is not surprising that courts are increasingly called upon to address claims alleging the creation of a binding contract based upon an exchange of e-mails. The Appellate Division, Second Department recently held that e-mail communications between parties were sufficient to create a binding contract.  Law Offs. of Ira H. Leibowitz v. Landmark Ventures, Inc., 131 A.D.3d 583, 15 N.Y.S.3d 814 (2d Dep’t 2015) involved breach of contract claims related to services provided by the plaintiff.  In examining e-mail communications between the parties, the ...

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  • Best of Long Island 2016 – VOTE NOW!

    October 1, 2015 The Long Island Press Bethpage Best of Long Island Awards nomination period is over, the voting is OPEN, and we’re on the ballot again! As the winners of 2 “Bethpage Best of Long Island 2015” awards, for CMM and Joe Campolo, we’re honored to be in the running again. Please take a moment to vote for us, to help us maintain our title. VOTE HERE!  

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    Monday, November 09th, 2015

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  • McCormick, McDonald, and Basso Receive Leadership in Law Awards

    CMM congratulates Patrick McCormick, William McDonald, and Jeffrey Basso on being selected to receive the 2015 “Leadership in Law” Awards. They will be honored at a gala dinner hosted by the Long Island Business News on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Patrick McCormick will receive the Partner Award.  Head of the firm’s commercial litigation and appellate practice groups, he received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Fordham University.  Mr. McCormick serves as President of Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS) and as a member of the Board of Directors for Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI). William McDonald will ...

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    Friday, November 06th, 2015

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  • Alessi Named Innovate LI’s Innovator of the Year 2015

    CMM is proud to announce that Marc Alessi, Esq. was honored with an Innovator of the Year Award by Innovate Long Island, which recognizes Long Island’s best and brightest ideas. Marc’s lifelong passion for entrepreneurship earned him an honor in the Biotech category for his launch of SynchroPet, a biomedical device company that has licensed three patents from Brookhaven National Lab for a new way to build P.E.T. (positron emission tomography) devices for both small animal and human medical imaging.  The inaugural Innovator Awards breakfast was held on October 21 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. Of counsel to CMM, ...

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  • October 2015 Legal Brief – Firm Newsletter

    October 2015 Legal Brief - Firm Newsletter

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    Monday, October 26th, 2015

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  • To-Do List After Forming Your Business

    In last month’s blog article, I shared my enthusiasm for the “startup entrepreneurial ecosystem,” specifically here on Long Island, and offered tips for starting your own successful business.  One of the most satisfying feelings in the world is making it official by forming an LLC or incorporating.  But then what?  To keep that excitement growing as you focus on building your business, it’s important to take steps early in the process to help your new venture start off strong. Nellie Akalp, an Entrepreneur.com contributor and entrepreneur and CEO herself, recently published an article on Entrepreneur.com called “7 Actions to Take After ...

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    Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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  • Making the First Offer in Negotiations: Should You or Shouldn’t You?

      Conventional wisdom cautions that deal makers who make the first offer in a negotiation run the risk of showing their cards too soon, leaving their position and goals open to exploitation.  Proponents of the wait-it-out approach believe that hearing from the other side first gives you important clues about your adversary’s position that you can use to steer the negotiation your way.  However, recent research suggests that the “anchoring effect” of the first number presented in a negotiation can play a major role in the direction the negotiation takes and can therefore give you a major advantage.  As explained in ...

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    Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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  • Attorney Spotlight: Marc Alessi

    Turning his neighbors’ overgrown yards into lucrative landscaping accounts at age 13, CMM attorney Marc Alessi probably wouldn’t have been surprised back then to learn that in 2015, he would be honored as an Innovator of the Year by Innovate Long Island.  Marc’s lifelong passion for entrepreneurship earned him an honor in the Biotech category for his work with SynchroPet, a biomedical device company he launched that has licensed three patents from Brookhaven National Lab for a new way to build P.E.T. (positron emission tomography) devices for both small animal and human medical imaging.  The inaugural Innovator Awards breakfast, which ...

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    Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

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