Patrick McCormick, Esq.

  • CMM Spotlight: Citrin Cooperman

    If the word “accountant” still brings to mind images of pocket protectors, thick glasses, and – well – nerds typing away on calculators, you haven’t met the team at Citrin Cooperman. If you’ve never heard the terms “accounting firm” and “entrepreneurial drive” in the same sentence, you also haven’t met the team at Citrin Cooperman. And if you’ve never heard of an accounting firm started in NYC with seed money from a legendary rock band, then you’ve definitely never met the team at Citrin Cooperman. But if you haven’t, you should. Now the 23rd largest CPA firm in the country, Citrin ...

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    Thursday, June 21st, 2018

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  • July 19 – Middleton Honored with Community Impact Award at East End Arts Gala

    Ronkonkoma, NY – Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, is pleased to announce that East End Arts will honor CMM partner Scott D. Middleton with a Community Impact Award at the ARTworks gala on July 19, 2018 at the Suffolk Theater in Riverhead. Middleton was selected based on his work to promote the nonprofit’s core values of leadership, collaboration, access, and education. The Riverhead-based organization has enriched the community through the arts since 1972. An experienced litigator and founding partner at CMM, Middleton represents businesses, municipalities, and individuals in a wide array of ...

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    Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

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  • CMM’s Municipal Litigation Team Prevails in Court on Behalf of St. James Fire District

    In a well-publicized case and in a victory for the St. James Fire District, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick’s municipal litigation team saved the district significant funds by defeating a petition that sought to punish the district for allegedly not complying with a multitude of overlapping, conflicting F.O.I.L. requests. Between December 2017 and January 2018, Petitioner, attorney Troy Rosasco, made a series of requests to the Fire District, its Board of Commissioners, and its Records Access Officer pursuant to the Freedom of Information Law (F.O.I.L.) for over 40 categories of records spanning years. According to Rosasco, the purpose of his requests was ...

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    Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

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  • The Supremes: Hits and Misses

    Nine unelected Supreme Court Justices are tasked with deciding the most important issues confronting our country. For better or for worse, we the people are beholden to the jurisprudence of nine politically unaccountable legal minds.  However, the minds of Supreme Court Justices are neither infallible nor uniformly programmed. Justices come to the bench with different backgrounds, biases, methods of analysis, and interpretations of the Constitution. These idiosyncrasies yield the legal decisions that regulate our democratic way of life and reflect the norms, values, and attitudes of society. Supreme Court decisions are a yardstick to measure society’s progression. Not all that long ...

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    Friday, June 15th, 2018

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  • New Requirement for Suffolk County Food Service Establishments May Boost Business

    Food allergies are a growing public health concern with approximately 15 million Americans battling each day to avoid an allergic reaction. A food allergy is nothing to sneeze at; it is a life-altering medical condition in which exposure to a certain food triggers an adverse immune response. Allergy sufferers worry about more than a mere stuffy nose, watery eyes, or an itchy rash; allergic reactions can be life-threatening. Each year, 200,000 people in the United States require emergency medical attention for a severe reaction due to food allergies. In an effort to make the dining experience safer for those suffering ...

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    Thursday, June 14th, 2018

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  • Société Générale Settles One of the Largest Anti-Corruption Enforcement Actions in History

    On June 4, 2018, Paris-based financial giant Société Générale agreed to pay the United States and France a total of $860 million in criminal penalties for bribing Libyan officials and manipulating the London InterBank Offered Rate (LIBOR), a global benchmark interest rate.  The bank’s U.S. subsidiary, SGA Société Générale Acceptance N.V., pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of New York relating to the resolution of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) offenses, which account for $585 million of the overall settlement value.  Aside from its sheer size—ranked as the fifth largest FCPA enforcement action by settlement value—the case marks the ...

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    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

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  • The U.S. Supreme Court Delivers a Death Knell to the Alien Tort Statute

    On April 24, 2018, Justice Kennedy, writing the plurality opinion in Jesner et al. v. Arab Bank, Plc., 584 U.S. __ (2018), placed what might be the final nail in the coffin of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS).  In Jesner, the Court affirmed the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s dismissal, which held that aliens cannot sue foreign corporations pursuant to the ATS.  While Jesner certainly is not the highest-profile decision of the October Term, it has a significant impact on the enforcement of international human rights. The ATS is a little-known U.S. statute enacted as part of the ...

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    Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

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  • In the #MeToo Era, Firms Must Be Ready to Handle Reports of Sexual Harassment

    By Jamie Herzlich With more employees coming forward, there’s been an uptick in companies requesting guidance on how to handle potential claims, experts say. The #MeToo movement has put sexual harassment in the forefront and made it easier for victims to speak out. That makes it all the more important for employers to be prepared to handle harassment complaints from employees, say experts. “You don’t want to wait until someone comes forward and then scramble,” says Deb Muller, CEO of Florham Park, New Jersey-based  HR Acuity. “You should be sitting down with your leadership team and saying ‘How do we manage this?’ ” Anecdotally, she says, she’s been hearing ...

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    Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

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  • Taking the Leap into Global Marketing

    By Michael Smith, guest blogger President & CEO, Linx Communications Global markets are now the norm for many companies. But how does a company make the decision to expand into a new market? While foreign markets are potentially lucrative, international marketing is significantly more complex than domestic marketing. This includes legal and financial differences—every country has its own separate set of laws that govern business that must be taken into account—as well as cultural differences that must be addressed within marketing. In 2018, global B2C sales will reach $28 trillion and global B2B sales are expected to hit over $9 trillion. While most of ...

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    Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

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  • CMM Spotlight: Lorraine Gregory Communications

    Walking through the bright, colorful hallways at Lorraine Gregory Communications’ shiny new headquarters, over the hum of state-of-the-art printers and the voices of employees energetically collaborating about social media campaigns, it’s hard to imagine that this lively, innovative company started out in the early ‘90s as a direct mail business staffed by three people stuffing envelopes. LGC, today a powerhouse marketing and communications firm, recently expanded their footprint with a move to the Heartland Business Center in Edgewood. Founder and CEO Greg Demetriou, a client and friend of CMM, recently invited CMM Managing Partner and HIA-LI Board Chairman Joe Campolo for ...

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    Wednesday, June 06th, 2018

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