Analyzing the “Power” of the Hauppauge Industrial Park

By Gregory Zeller Regional rainmakers are hitting the gas in a multifaceted effort to rev up one of Long Island’s top economic engines. The Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island and the Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency on Friday announced a new partnership focused on Hauppauge Industrial Park, the 1,400-acre industrial cornerstone currently generating more than $870 million [...]

Campolo Debates Elected Officials and Talks Economic Growth as 2018 Takes Shape

As the newly minted Chairman of the HIA-LI Board of Directors, Joe Campolo moderated a distinguished panel at the Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast on January 19, 2018 at the Hamlet in Commack. Campolo debated the 2018 economic forecast and policy with panelists New York State Senator Tom Croci, New York State Assemblyman Mike Fitzpatrick, [...]

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How Are You Going to React?

By Alan R. Sasserath, CPA, MS Partner, Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP Whether we like it or not, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (“TCJA”) has been signed into law.  The purpose of this article is not to discuss the merits of TCJA, but rather address what New Yorkers can do to minimize the tax bite [...]

Everyone Needs a Will, But No One Wants to Do It

I think this is something that I’ve known even before I started practicing as an Estate Planning attorney. Matter of fact, it probably predates my practice by decades, if not centuries. What am I talking about? I’m talking about the tendency to hesitate (if not complete avoid) writing a Will. Both in my practice and [...]

ADA Accessibility for Websites

The Internet has become a necessity for the marketing and promotion of businesses, services, and merchandise. An evolving legal issue is website accessibility to those with disabilities and the applicability of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Accessibility of public websites and compliance with the ADA in connection with public websites may [...]

Lessons Learned from FCPA Enforcement in 2017

The Department of Justice’s (“DOJ”) Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) enforcement efforts ended 2017 with a bang on December 22, when the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and the DOJ Fraud Section announced $422 million in criminal penalties against Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd and its U.S. subsidiary (“Keppel [...]

A Criminal’s Guide to Karma: Your Past Will Come Back to Haunt You… Or Will It?

The basic rule of karma is what goes around comes around. While in everyday life this principle may appeal only to the superstitious, the harsh reality is that in a court of law one mistake or bad act from your past can come back to haunt you. In New York courts, the rule regarding the [...]

Seeking Apartments, Recreation at Hauppauge Industrial Park

HIA-LI says that the park’s economic impact could grow if people could also live there. By James T. Madore @JamesTMadore The Hauppauge Industrial Park, home to some of Long Island’s largest manufacturers, also needs apartments, sidewalks, entertainment venues, recreation options and other amenities found in villages, officials said Friday. The park could increase its [...]

Officials Eye Rental Housing for LI Industrial Park

by David Winzelberg Elected officials and business leaders are launching an economic study of the Hauppauge Industrial Park aimed at identifying opportunities for growth. The study, which will be undertaken by the Regional Plan Association, will focus on ways to retain and attract employees, including redeveloping existing properties to add rental housing and creating a [...]

Sidor Elected to Health & Welfare Council of Long Island Board of Directors

Melissa Sidor, Counsel at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP in the areas of estate planning and administration, commercial and residential real estate, corporate law and not-for-profit organizations, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Health & Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI), effective January 1, 2018. As a member of the Board [...]