Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – How Are You Going to React? Part 2 – International Provisions

Alan R. Sasserath, CPA, MS Partner, Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP As discussed in a previous article, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) is here to stay and our challenge is to understand how to react to it to minimize our taxes.  This article will focus on the international provisions of the TCJA and how [...]

How to Negotiate with North Korea

When handling an important negotiation, the parties must take it seriously and be prepared. This approach is a must whether you’re negotiating a small business deal or about to engage in diplomatic negotiations. As I’ve previously discussed on LI News Radio 103.9 with Jay Oliver, the United States needs to carefully handle its sit-down with [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

CMM Seeks Communications Coordinator

Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP is seeking a Communications Coordinator to write and produce various types of content. The successful candidate is a strong writer with a passion for developing business through social media and other written communications. (If you’re the person in your family/office/group of friends that everyone comes to with writing and grammar [...]

CMM Spotlight: Cerini & Associates Presents the Imagine Awards

By Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. Director of Communications, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick 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 [...]

Panel: Men Must Speak Up in Fight Against Sexual Harassment

By Carrie Mason-Draffen 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 [...]

CMM Spotlight: City National Bank

By Lauren Kanter-Lawrence, Esq. Director of Communications, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick 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, [...]