• New Law Prohibits NYC Employers from Inquiring About Applicants’ Salary History

    Businesses with employees in New York City, take note: beginning October 31, 2017, employers cannot inquire about an applicant’s salary history (wages, benefits, or other compensation) or rely on that history to make decisions in the hiring process, such as determination of salary, benefits, or in the negotiation of an employment contract. It’s critical that employers understand their obligations under the new law and take proactive steps to ensure compliance.  Here, some details: What does the law prohibit? The law prohibits employers from asking questions or seeking information about a candidate’s current or prior earnings or benefits, such as on a job application; ...

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    Friday, October 27th, 2017

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  • November 29 – CMM Business Breakfast: The Long Island Real Estate Landscape Reimagined

    The Long Island landscape has changed drastically since Levittown became a national symbol of postwar suburban sprawl, but the future remains uncertain. What challenges will today’s developers, municipalities, and residents face tomorrow in the ever-changing world of Long Island commercial and residential real estate? Join us for a wide-ranging panel discussion with a mix of important voices about the future of real estate on our island. Our prominent panel of industry insiders will share their insights on critical topics including: How the values and preferences of millennials are already shaping commercial and residential development projects The impact of ride-sharing services such as Uber ...

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    Friday, October 27th, 2017

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  • Cybersecurity on Your Side: Nationwide Settles Data Breach Lawsuit Spanning 33 States

    It’s happening more and more these days: massive data breaches are affecting companies that people use on a regular basis for business or personal reasons.  Typically, hackers will infiltrate a company’s security system, exposing sensitive and personal information of that company’s customers.  Lawsuits then follow, typically in the form of a class action.  Back in May of this year, Target agreed to pay $18.5 million across 47 states as part of a settlement in a lawsuit stemming from a data breach that occurred in 2013.  As anyone who shops at Target may recall, this particular data breach occurred during the ...

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    Friday, October 27th, 2017

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  • “That’s Not My Problem!” Or Is It? Successor Liability in New York Asset Purchases

    Congratulations…you just bought a business. But, what else did you “buy”? Many M&A deals are structured as asset purchase transactions so that the buyer can acquire only those things that make money and leave the liabilities and obligations that cost money behind for the seller to resolve after the closing.  But, that’s not always what happens in reality. Let’s begin with a bit of good news. In New York, the general rule is that a purchaser of a company’s assets is not liable for the seller’s liabilities and obligations except for those that are specifically identified as being acquired by the purchaser ...

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    Friday, October 27th, 2017

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  • New York’s Family Health Care Decisions Act

    Let me say right up front that the best thing you can do when it comes to medical decision-making is execute a Health Care Proxy appointing an agent.  This agent can make your medical decisions if you are unable. That being said, if you didn’t appoint anyone, in 2010 New York enacted the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHCDA).  The law provides a procedure for appointment of a surrogate to make healthcare decisions for you if you lack the capacity to make your own medical decisions.  It even makes it possible for a family member or loved one to withdraw life ...

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    Friday, October 27th, 2017

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  • Tesla Science Center Receives $1M Local Donation

    By Kevin Redding The donation made by Eugene Sayan will help with plans to renovate the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe in Shoreham. Image from Marc Alessi The Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe aims to be a major hub of exploration and innovation on Long Island, not only preserving Nikola Tesla’s life but actively helping to inspire the inventors of tomorrow. It is now another step closer to that thanks to the generosity of a local entrepreneur greatly inspired by the Serbian-American scientist. During a celebration of the nonprofit’s long-term vision for its Shoreham site last month at the The Ward Melville Heritage ...

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    Friday, October 27th, 2017

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  • East End Business Community Votes CMM “Best of the Best” Law Firm

    Bridgehampton, NY – The East End business community has spoken, awarding Campolo, Middleton & McCormick the Gold Prize in the 2017 Dan’s Best of the Best competition in the category of Best Law Firm – South Fork.  The winners will be celebrated at a dinner reception on Friday, November 10 at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. Sponsored by Dan’s Papers and Bridgehampton National Bank, Dan’s Best of the Best program serves as the ultimate guide to the premier businesses of Long Island’s East End, recognizing leaders in categories from wineries and restaurants to financial planners and nonprofits. Prevailing over a competitive ...

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    Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

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  • November 14 – Campolo Tapped to Host Third Entrepreneurs Edge Interview with Special Guest Eugene Alletto

    The Entrepreneurs Edge: Success on Long Island Please join us at Entrepreneurs Edge, a highly anticipated annual celebration of the best of Long Island Business. Protegrity Advisors, LLC and the Stony Brook University College of Business have announced that  visionary business leader Eugene Alletto, CEO/ Quarterback/Founder—BEDGEAR Performance®, will be interviewed by Joe Campolo, Managing Partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick and Advisory Board Chairman at Protegrity Advisors. Alletto will discuss his journey from humble beginnings in Hempstead to becoming one of America’s most dynamic business innovators and creative visionaries.  Campolo, an experienced interviewer, is known for his tough but respectful questions about real-life business ...

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    Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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  • CMM Successfully Closes Sale of Prominent Scaffolding Business to Major National Player

    Ronkonkoma, NY – Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, is pleased to announce that it has successfully closed the asset sale of a prominent scaffolding business to a large private equity-backed company for an undisclosed sum. Brooklyn-based All-Safe, LLC, a provider of turnkey hoisting, scaffolding, shoring, and bracing as well as job site protection solutions for commercial construction projects, retained CMM to guide it through the complicated sale to BrandSafway and SafwayAtlantic, which deliver access solutions in the New York, New Jersey, and Chicago metropolitan markets. “We look forward to combining our ...

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    Thursday, October 19th, 2017

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  • Malafi and Rassiger Both Honored with Leadership in Law Awards

    Ronkonkoma, NY – Continuing its winning streak in the Leadership in Law Awards by Long Island Business News, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, announced that two of its attorneys will be recognized at this year’s awards ceremony. Christine Malafi and Donald Rassiger will accept their awards at a gala dinner on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. The Leadership in Law Awards recognize individuals whose leadership has had a positive impact on the legal profession and the Long Island community. Malafi will be honored in the Partner ...

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    Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

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