• Leaders Speak of a ‘Retrofitted’ Suburbia

    photo courtesy of LIBN By: Adina Genn Two transportation initiatives announced Wednesday will boost Long Island’s economy, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone told local leaders at the Hauppauge Industrial Association Business Trade Show & Conference executive lunch today in Brentwood.  Those projects – the MTA-approved funding for the proposed LIRR third track and the addition of Denver-based Frontier Airlines, which will start service at Long Island MacArthur Airport to Orlando – will help to retrofit suburbia, he said. The efforts will help to make the region competitive, attracting a young knowledge workforce. “It will create an environment in which they can thrive and ...

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    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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  • Amendments to Not-For-Profit Corporation Law Effective May 27th

    Important new amendments (“Amendments”) to the New York Not-For-Profit Corporation Law will go into effect on May 27, 2017.  The Amendments aim to mend inconsistencies in the law since the Nonprofit Revitalization Act, which went into effect in 2013.  New York Not-For-Profit Corporations should review their bylaws and conflict of interest policies to make sure they are up to date with these most recent changes. One of the major changes is to the definition of a “Related Party.”  The term was revised to include directors, officers, Key Persons (discussed below), any of their relatives, and any entity in which the directors, ...

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    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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  • Focus on Long-Term Care: Activities of Daily Living

    Most people go around and take care of their everyday business without ever realizing how independent they are.  Only when you have trouble doing something do you realize that you used to do it before.  For a younger person, this can come when you injure yourself and may have limited use of an arm or a leg.  Unfortunately, this also comes with age. Often times we see a friend or family member that has trouble doing things that they’ve always done.  These things are usually called the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Most ADLs are basic self‑care tasks that you learn as ...

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    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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  • In Depth: The Closing Deed

    Have you ever taken a look at the deed to your home and wondered, “What does it mean and what does it do?” You have spent a large sum of money at the closing table and signed voluminous amounts of mortgage documents, only to walk away with a piece of paper that gets recorded in the Clerk’s office in the County where the property is located.  But this piece of paper is filled with more information than meets the eye. At the top of the deed, just below the date of the conveyance, the “grantor” is named. The grantor is the ...

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    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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  • Preserving Attorney-Client Privilege When Responding to a Cybersecurity Breach

    You are the CEO of a small or medium-sized company and someone from your IT team runs to your office, pale-faced, to tell you that the company’s network has been hacked.  They don’t know how the penetration occurred, when, or whether any data or confidential material has been stolen.  Who do you call first?  Your cyber forensic expert? The cybersecurity consultant you hired to help fortify your systems?  The Board of Directors?  No, your first call should be to your attorney. Why should your first call be to your attorney?  Whether you call in-house or external counsel, you will want to ...

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    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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  • Waves, Waivers, and More: A Guide to Summer Recreation

    The warm weather has finally arrived.  As many of us get ready to participate in – or allow our children to participate in – summer activities, we will invariably be confronted with a waiver/release form. Are these waivers enforceable in New York?  As with many things in law, it depends.  Generally speaking, any contract, membership application, admission ticket, or similar writing entered into between a participant and the owner of a pool, gymnasium, or place of recreation/amusement seeking to exempt the owner from liability or damages in exchange for a fee is void as against public policy. The intent of the law ...

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    Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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  • Campolo’s Interviews of Prominent Newsmakers & Personalities

    In addition to his legal work and community involvement, CMM Managing Partner Joe Campolo has built a reputation as a skilled and thought-provoking interviewer of prominent newsmakers and personalities. He strives to bring out the personal experiences of interviewees that have shaped their lives. Major interviews include: Rich Gelfond, CEO of movie technology giant IMAX (Entrepreneurs Edge at Stony Brook University – November 2014) Stanley Bergman, CEO of Henry Schein, Inc., worldwide distributor of healthcare products and services (Entrepreneurs Edge at Stony Brook University – November 2016) Eddie Bergman, President of Innovative Development Services, Co-CEO of E&E Hospitality Group, and President of Miracle Corners ...

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    Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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  • Work, Life & Telecommuting

    By Brittany Bernstein Ellen Linnemann, the director of public relations at Smart Marketing Communications, would see her youngest daughter off to school and answer all of her emails before most people even got to the office. Working from home full-time, she’d break to eat lunch or to drive her kids around. She has worked from home since her eldest daughter, now 22, was born. “I learned to work around nap schedules and playdate schedules,” she said. Sometimes, she worked past their bedtime, productive in the moments of quiet. Now, she works from home because she likes the flexibility and quiet environment it ...

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    Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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  • Campolo Spearheads Economic Impact Study of the Hauppauge Industrial Park to Help Fuel Growth

    Many firms tout their economic development services, but Campolo, Middleton & McCormick is unique in that we are actually in the trenches working on critical initiatives to attract investment and development in our region. CMM Managing Partner Joe Campolo, a board member of the Hauppauge Industrial Association (HIA-LI), recently spearheaded the first ever Economic Impact Study analyzing the critical role of the Hauppauge Industrial Park in the state and local economy.  The study details the Park’s population density, industrial diversity, high employment rate, eco-friendly initiatives, and strong economic impact on the region.  The comprehensive study was developed under the direction of ...

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    Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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  • Cybersecurity Experts Share Tips with East End Businesses

    By Nicole Smith Creating a cybersecurity policy and teaching employees how to deal with emails that may contain viruses are some of the tips local experts discussed with small business owners Wednesday morning at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. The free event was held following a global cybersecurity attack that occurred over the weekend. Kevin Edwards, director of compliance and information technology security at Flexible Systems in Hauppauge, stressed to the packed crowd that companies shouldn’t become complacent with cybersecurity, and each employee should know their email policy and procedures.  “They’re your first line of defense,” said Mr. Edwards, who was one of four panelists. “Emails come in all ...

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    Friday, May 19th, 2017

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