• Ring in the New Year with Reduced U.S. Trademark Office Filing Fees

    Begin the new year by taking advantage of the U.S. Trademark Office’s reduced filing fees for new trademark and renewal applications. The previous filing fee for a new trademark application was $325 per class.  Effective January 17, 2015, this fee has been reduced to $275 per class.  Further, the filing fee for a renewal application was $400 per class, and has now been reduced to $300 per class. With these reduced fees and a fresh start to the new year, it is now time to look into protecting your company’s assets and revisit some trademarks you have been meaning to file.  The ...

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    Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

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  • April 13 – CMM Executive Breakfast: Everything is a Negotiation

    April 13, 2016 CMM Executive Breakfast: Everything is a Negotiation Presented by Joe Campolo, Esq., Managing Partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP All too often, traditional negotiating tactics result in blown up deals, protracted litigation, and destroyed relationships.  Join Joe Campolo as he shares the alternative negotiation strategies he relies on as an attorney and business owner to solve problems and get deals done.  The presentation will cover how to: Manage tension in high-stress negotiations Balance empathy and assertiveness Listen actively Combat hard-bargaining tactics Diagnose your own weaknesses and regain your footing Designed for both seasoned professionals and those just starting out, this presentation will arm you with ...

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    Saturday, January 24th, 2015

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    Friday, January 16th, 2015

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  • All Solar Power is Not Created Equal (So Slow Down PSEG-LI and LIPA and Get It Right)

    I am a firm advocate for more solar power. The benefits are indisputable and can be read about elsewhere. New York has the potential to produce 11 times as much electricity from solar power as the state consumes each year. (“Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in New York”, Environment New York Research & Policy Center at 4 ). In little more than five years, improvements in battery storage may well enable the excess electricity from solar to be stored for use when electricity is not being generated by solar systems, at night and during cloudy or ...

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    Wednesday, January 07th, 2015

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  • CMM Welcomes Hon. Andrea Harum Schiavoni

    CMM is pleased to announce that the Hon. Andrea Harum Schiavoni has joined the firm in an Of Counsel position. She will focus on real estate closings and transactional matters for local East End businesses.

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    Monday, January 05th, 2015

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  • January 2015 Legal Brief – Firm Newsletter

    January 2015 Legal Brief - Firm Newsletter

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    Monday, January 05th, 2015

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  • Enforcing a Personal Guaranty of a Commercial Lease

    For obvious reasons, commercial landlords routinely insist that a commercial tenant provide a personal guaranty of the payment and performance obligations of the tenant. It is not surprising that litigation often arises between the landlord and the guarantor upon the default by the tenant with a common defense being that the terms of the guaranty were not intended to cover the specific default at issue. The general rule is that a personal guaranty is to be strictly construed and a “guarantor should not be bound beyond the express terms of his guarantee.”  As a result, to help ensure maximum security, it is ...

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    Friday, December 19th, 2014

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  • IP Considerations for Startups

    Almost every business, whether a startup or an established company, has intellectual property (“IP”).  IP is what provides your business with a competitive advantage.  Examples include a business’s name, logo, inventions customer lists, or website, all of which are valuable business assets that should be protected. A successful startup should understand how to identify and protect its IP.  Below are some pointers that every startup should consider. Make sure you own the IP. In the early stages of a startup, individuals typically collaborate informally to develop their ideas and there may be no formal agreements among the individuals.  Without a formal agreement as ...

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    Friday, December 19th, 2014

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  • Sag Harbor Resident Joins Business Law Firm

    By Priscila Korb  Campolo, Middleton and McCormick, LLP, a business law firm based in Bridgehampton and Ronkonkoma, announced that Sag Harbor resident Andrea Harum Schiavoni has joined the firm in an Of Counsel position. Schiavoni will focus on real estate and transactional matters for local East End businesses. Having clerked in law school for Florida State Attorney Janet Reno, Chief Juvenile Court Judge William Gladstone in Miami, and the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office, Schiavoni began her legal career in Florida at the law firm of her father, Albert E. Harum, Jr., established in 1966, handling workers compensation and employment discrimination matters. Upon her ...

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    Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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  • Q&A with Kelly Canavan

    Kelly Canavan, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP What was the best thing that happened to you or your firm in 2014? The best thing that happened to me in 2014 was joining CMM team and heading our real estate department. CMM is a young, dynamic and progressive firm with incredible depth and talent. We handle not only real estate, but also corporate, healthcare, intellectual property and technology, labor and employment, liability insurance & insurance coverage, litigation and appeals, matrimonial, mergers and acquisitions, municipal liability and government relations, private equity, real estate development, white collar defense and wills, trusts and estates. What was your ...

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    Friday, December 12th, 2014

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