• Supreme Court Holds That Disgorgement Is a Penalty Subject to the Statute of Limitations

    Disgorgement is a legal remedy requiring defendants to pay back unlawful gains, which the SEC often seeks in addition to civil penalties.  On June 5, 2017, the Supreme Court held that disgorgement is a penalty, not an equitable remedy, and thus is subject to the five-year statute of limitations under 28 USC § 2462.  Justice Sotomayor delivered the opinion for the unanimous Court in Kokesh v. SEC, which significantly restricts the SEC’s power. Under 28 USC § 2462, the federal government has five years to bring any “action, suit, or proceeding for the enforcement of any civil fine, penalty, or forfeiture, ...

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    Monday, June 26th, 2017

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  • Tea and Empathy: Don’t Confuse Empathy with Sympathy in Negotiation

    The Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tzu famously wrote that the “supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”  Using empathy at the negotiation table is the modern-day embodiment of this strategy. A fundamental human need is to feel accepted, validated, and understood by others.  This reality means that negotiation strategy is really a lesson in psychology.  To get from Point A to Point B, the skilled negotiator must exploit psychological principles – and this means empathy must play a role. A critical mistake many negotiators make is to view empathy and sympathy interchangeably, and dismiss both as ...

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    Monday, June 26th, 2017

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  • Ensuring Uniform Application of the Fair Housing Act

    “End the unnecessary exclusion of persons with handicaps from the American mainstream”: Safe Harbor Retreat’s Efforts to Ensure Uniform Application of the Fair Housing Act Editor-in-Chief: Patricia E. Salkin, Esq. Managing Editor: Emily Howard, Esq. Under the Fair Housing Act, when does the denial of an applicant’s request for a reasonable accommodation become justiciable?  The answer to this question can either support the efforts of disabled individuals to assert their rights in the housing context—or create roadblocks that make such efforts impossible. Last spring, our firm, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP in Ronkonkoma, New York, filed a petition with the United States Supreme Court on ...

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    Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

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  • Long Island Economic Revitalization Update

    By Janine M. Mejeur-Haas Mejeur-Haas Communications, Inc. The 2017 HIA-LI trade show luncheon featured updates by several prominent individuals involved in Long Island’s Economic Revitalization projects. HIA-LI president Alessi-Miceli proudly announced that the show was sold out with over 3000 people expected throughout the day, “We welcome our distinguished panel who will discuss the future of Long Island and the development of vibrant communities where we can live, work and play.” She then introduced New York Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, “Every single time I come here I’m amazed at the breadth and scope of the businesses located here.” He reiterated that his offices were dedicated to fostering the economic climate that would promote prosperity. “Last ...

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    Friday, June 16th, 2017

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  • Hauppauge Industrial Park Update 2017: Long Island’s Oasis of Productivity and Innovation

        By Janine M. Mejeur-Haas Mejeur-Haas Communications, Inc. The gift of adversity visited the Hauppauge Industrial Park in the form of a three-day power outage in 1978. For Jack Kulka, it had become three days too many. Kulka assembled a group of civic-minded Long Island business leaders to take action and the HIA-LI was born. No one, not even Jack, could have predicted the profound impact this event would have on Long Island some 39 years later. Over his career he has built over 17 million square feet of industrial, commercial, rental, hotel and not-for-profit space and introduced Long Island to the concept of construction management. On April 27th, HIA-LI president Terri Alessi-Miceli welcomed members, guests, and dignitaries to ...

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    Friday, June 16th, 2017

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  • Campolo Talks M&A Strategy in LIBN Spotlight Article

    What Is Your Business Really Worth? By Bernadette Starzee The prospect of preparing a business for sale and arriving at a price may sound daunting, but it’s not unlike selling a house. “We tend to think buying and selling a business is a lot more complicated than it is,” said Joe Campolo, managing partner of Ronkonkoma-based Campolo, Middleton & McCormick. “But everyone understands what’s involved in buying and selling a house, and it’s not that different. It’s all about preparation.” Campolo made the house-business analogy during a recent panel discussion entitled “Do You Really Know How Much Your Business Is Worth?” held at Dale ...

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    Thursday, June 15th, 2017

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  • Campolo Interviews Chess Champion and Political Activist Garry Kasparov at CMM International’s Human Rights Foundation Fundraiser

    “On Long Island, Kasparov Talks Putin, Chess, and AI” By Adina Genn Garry Kasparov and Joe Campolo On the night before Former FBI Director James Comey testified about Russian election hacks, Garry Kasparov, the Russian chess champion, said in Woodbury Wednesday that nothing surprised him about Vladimir Putin. “Putin in 1999 while meeting former colleagues at KGB headquarters said that once KGB, always KGB,” Kasparov noted at the Woodlands at Woodbury. “It was symbolic but also a clear message of what he’d do, given the chance.” Kasparov made these remarks at an event by CMM International division of Campolo Middleton & McCormick, the law firm headquartered ...

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    Friday, June 09th, 2017

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  • Keep Up the Global Fight for Democracy, Says Garry Kasparov at Fundraiser Hosted by CMM International

    By Joan Gralla (joan.gralla@newsday.com) Garry Kasparov, former world chess champion and an exile from Russia, where he was a pro-democracy opposition leader against Putin, speaks at a forum Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at Woodlands in Woodbury. The forum was a benefit for the Human Rights Foundation. Photo Credit: Chuck Fadely Garry Kasparov, chess champion and chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, on Wednesday urged people to “stay engaged” in the global fight for democracy. The United States’ biggest problem is that its credibility as a global leader has been “shattered” by every president since Ronald Reagan as people around the world saw it ...

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    Friday, June 09th, 2017

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  • Staying on Course with Diversity in Law

    Unyielding in its pursuit to take the necessary time to understand their clients’ unique needs, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP has played a central role in the most critical legal issues and transactions affecting Long Island. As immigration, LGBT and social issues continue to surface in headline news across the nation, the firm remains determined to promote diversity and inclusion in law. “You can’t turn on the TV or open any newspaper without there being some discussion of border walls and immigration and religious issues,” said Campolo, Middleton & McCormick Partner Patrick McCormick. “Lawyers have an obligation to play a role ...

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    Wednesday, June 07th, 2017

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  • May 2017 CMM Newsletter: Growing the Long Island Economy

     

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