• Hiding and Seeking Information During Litigation: Disclosure of Information Contained in Private Social Media Accounts

    Hide and seek. It’s a cute game when kids play, but what about in the context of a contentious litigation? The cute game transforms into a cutthroat endeavor to seek any information to sabotage the opposition’s case. Given the prevalence of social media (even Grandma has a Facebook account nowadays), the first point of attack to collect necessary intelligence tends to be the opposition’s social media accounts. The instantaneous nature of social media provides a window into the opposition’s everyday life. They share where they are, what they are doing, and who they are with. Some social media users try ...

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    Friday, April 20th, 2018

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  • Residential Landlords: Beware of New Certificate of Occupancy Rules

    New York residential landlords, beware. As of November 29, 2017, the Real Property Law section 235-bb came into effect. The statute requires that a valid certificate of occupancy be in place before entering into a residential lease agreement with a tenant for real property of three or fewer units. More specifically, the law provides: Prior to executing a residential lease or rental agreement with a tenant, the owner of real property consisting of three or fewer rental units shall provide conspicuous notice in bold face type as to whether a certificate of occupancy, if such certificate is required by law, is ...

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    Friday, April 20th, 2018

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  • CMM Brings Leading Authorities in Business, Law, and Sociology Together to Collaborate on Next Steps for Business in the #MeToo Era

    By Lauren Kanter-Lawrence Director of Communications, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick Reflecting on this watershed movement toward gender equality, Hon. A. Gail Prudenti told the crowd at CMM’s April 17 Beyond #MeToo panel, “I’ve lived through the transition.” Over 150 guests joined moderator Joe Campolo at Crest Hollow Country Club for an engaging, solution-focused discussion featuring Judge Prudenti (Dean of Hofstra Law School and former Chief Administrative Judge of the State of New York), Professor Michael Kimmel (Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University and Director of its Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities), and Carol Allen (CEO of People’s Alliance ...

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  • To Disclose or Not to Disclose: The DOJ’s New Anti-Corruption Corporate Enforcement Policy

    In April 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) launched an experimental Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement policy known as the “Pilot Program.”  For those unfamiliar, the FCPA is a U.S. law that prohibits business from bribing foreign officials and requires certain accounting transparency among public companies.  The FCPA is enforced both criminally and civilly, has broad jurisdiction, and resulted in nearly $2 billion in settlements in 2017 alone. The Pilot Program is, in effect, a mechanism for increasing self-reporting and cooperation by companies that may have violated the FCPA in exchange for penalty reductions and the possibility of a declination.  ...

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    Friday, April 20th, 2018

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  • CMM Spotlight: Cerini & Associates Presents the Imagine Awards

    Tax season may be behind them, but the team at Bohemia-based Cerini & Associates isn’t coming up for air just yet: after tax season comes Imagine season. Six years ago, this full-service accounting firm, under the leadership of Managing Partner Ken Cerini, introduced the Imagine Awards to the Long Island nonprofit and business community. The program has quickly gained momentum. This year, the program received 177 applications and on May 1 will bestow awards on five nonprofits, recognize an additional 15 finalists, and bring over 400 Long Island business leaders together for an evening to celebrate and elevate the Island’s vibrant ...

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  • Panel: Men Must Speak Up in Fight Against Sexual Harassment

    By Carrie Mason-Draffen carrie.mason-draffen@newsday.com When men witness women being sexually harassed in the office, they must speak up, a panelist said Tuesday at a Woodbury discussion. “We have to challenge other men,” panelist Michael Kimmel, a professor of sociology and gender studies at Stony Brook University told the morning meeting at the Crest Hollow Country Club. “We must be a part of this.” Some men are afraid to challenge other men, said Kimmel, one of three panelists who discussed the topic “Beyond #MeToo: Where do we go from here?” And some men have felt uncomfortable about office interactions since the #MeToo movement exploded on ...

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    Thursday, April 19th, 2018

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  • CMM Spotlight: City National Bank

    Innovation doesn’t always come in the form of small tech startups dotting the halls of sleek business incubators. Sometimes, innovation comes in the form of a 60+-year-old bank with 72 offices nationwide and $48.7 billion in assets. Joe Campolo, Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, recently had the opportunity to welcome West Coast-based City National Bank to Long Island. He caught up this month with Davi Tserpelis, a longtime friend of the firm and a veteran Long Island banker who recently made the move CNB to grow its Long Island presence. Tserpelis, Senior Vice President – Regional Business Banking Manager, ...

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    Friday, April 13th, 2018

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  • CMM Spotlight: Pride Products

    How do you transition from distributing paper products stored in your mother-in-law’s garage using an old van to owning a 150,000-square foot facility and becoming one of the leading distributors of general merchandise and food throughout the world? According to David Emrani, co-founder and president of Pride Products based in Ronkonkoma: “a lot of hard work.” An engineering background, comfort conducting business across the globe, and supportive colleagues who are also family don’t hurt, either. Joe Campolo, Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, recently sat down with CMM clients and friends David and Roya Emrani, the husband and wife team ...

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    Thursday, April 12th, 2018

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  • Energy on Long Island featuring Scott Maskin of SUNation Solar Systems and Mohan Wanchoo of EC Infosystems and Jasmine Universe

    On this energy-themed episode, Joe Campolo welcomed clients and friends Scott Maskin of SUNation Solar and Mohan Wanchoo of EC Infosystems and Jasmine Universe. Scott explained how he turned his experience installing the 14th solar system on all of Long Island on his own roof in 2001 into a successful business based on delivering the promise of choice to consumers. Discussing SUNation’s culture of giving back, he also revealed why you can’t have a bad day when there’s an eight-week-old puppy at your feet. Mohan then painted a very optimistic picture of the future of the energy industry. Hear why he chose Long Island to start his business over Silicon Valley ...

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    Thursday, April 12th, 2018

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  • Malafi Elected to Board of Directors of American Red Cross on Long Island

    Ronkonkoma, NY – Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, is pleased to announce that partner Christine Malafi, Esq. has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross on Long Island, the preeminent nonprofit organization providing no-cost emergency and disaster relief to those in need. The American Red Cross on Long Island serves more than 2.8 million people in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The organization, which celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2017, responds to emergencies and disasters across the region—home fires, floods, building collapses—providing shelter, food, clothing, and emotional support. The ...

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