Eryn Truong

  • What Started in Patchogue Is Now Mainstream

    By Steve Levy At the Vision Long Island Smart Growth Summit last week I was asked by a reporter to provide advice to incoming Nassau executive Laura Curran’s transition team. The conversation made me reflect upon my own transitioning before I took office as Suffolk executive in 2004. It was there I decided I wanted to merge the county’s housing division with the Economic Development Department. I appointed the former head of the Long Island Housing Partnership, Jim Morgo, to head the new department. We created a vision that centered downtown redevelopment upon an infusion of new, vibrant workforce housing to be ...

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    Thursday, December 14th, 2017

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  • January 31 – CMM Business Breakfast: “Master the Emotion & Psychology of Negotiation” Presented by Joe Campolo

    Whether you’re negotiating the release of hostages, negotiating with your toddler to try a new food, or something in between, the common thread is that all negotiations are based on human interaction. To succeed in any negotiation, you must understand the psychological and emotional principles at play and how to use them to your advantage. At his last presentation on the art of negotiation, Joe Campolo, a former Marine and the managing partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick – whose negotiation skills have taken him to the top of the business world – covered the basic building blocks that all negotiators need. Now, ...

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    Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective…Negotiators

    As Stephen R. Covey’s groundbreaking business book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People approaches its 30th birthday, I still find it to be more relevant than ever, particularly with regard to becoming a more effective negotiator. Rediscover this classic – or get to know it for the first time – when preparing for your next negotiation. Here, my take on the seven habits from a negotiator’s perspective: Be proactive. This habit acknowledges that we are all responsible for our own actions. You need to keep your focus on the things you can control rather than focus on the negative and ...

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    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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  • Employer’s Guide to Avoiding Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Given the recent headlines, all employers should be reminded that they have a legal duty to maintain a workplace that is free from sexual harassment. Sexual harassment suits are prosecuted under the same federal and state laws that are used to sue employers for racial discrimination and harassment, so it is critical that every employer take this form of sexual discrimination seriously. As we have seen, employers have paid a high price for failing to address sexual harassment complaints adequately. What is sexual harassment? The New York State Division of Human Rights defines sexual harassment as a “hostile environment” consisting of words, ...

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    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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  • The Continuing Evolution of Personal Jurisdiction in New York Over an Out-of-State Defendant

    One of the more challenging and ever-evolving issues that we continue to see is determining what is necessary to obtain personal jurisdiction in New York State over an individual or business that resides or does business out of state. If you are dealing with real property in New York, a tort that occurred in New York, or a defendant who resides in or regularly does business in New York, jurisdiction is easily exercised.  The issue arises when the defendant you are seeking to sue in New York has few or no ties to the state.  In such cases, courts go ...

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    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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  • Can You Control What Happens to Your Remains After You Die?

    The answer is “sort of.”  How’s that for an attorney’s response?   I say that because you can’t really control anything from the grave.  The best that you can do is try to pre-plan. There are a couple of things that you can do.  The first is to actually do a pre-plan or a pre-need, as they call it in the funeral business.  This means you actually go to a funeral home, tell them what you want, and pay for it.  You tell them everything from what kind of casket you want (or don’t want) to how many limos there should be. Now ...

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    Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

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  • CMM October Newsletter: Mastering Negotiation Through Psychology, East End Votes CMM “Best of the Best” Law Firm, and More

    CMM October Newsletter: Mastering Negotiation Through Psychology, East End Votes CMM "Best of the Best" Law Firm, and More

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    Monday, December 11th, 2017

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  • January 19 – Campolo Moderates HIA-LI Legislative Breakfast Featuring Elected Officials

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    Friday, December 01st, 2017

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  • Malafi Elected to Board of Directors of Family Service League

    Ronkonkoma, NY – An advocate for the local community, Christine Malafi, a partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier law firm with offices in Ronkonkoma and Bridgehampton, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Family Service League, a Long Island based non-profit human service organization that provides a safety net for people in need. Established in 1926, Family Service League (FSL) touches the lives of 50,000 people annually, addressing some of the most prevalent and pressing human needs facing our Long Island communities.  The agency delivers tangible help and crisis intervention across a spectrum of service areas ...

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    Monday, November 27th, 2017

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  • Bedgear CEO Says Entrepreneurs Should Expect 80-90 Hour Weeks

    Joe Campolo and Eugene Alletto. Photo Credit: Jessica Rotkiewicz By Ken Schachter kenneth.schachter@newsday.com Entrepreneurs’ efforts to strike a work-life balance are completely off-base, the chief executive of Farmingdale-based Bedgear LLC said at a Stony Brook University showcase. “There’s no work-life balance. There’s work-life integration,” said Eugene Alletto, who founded the maker of “performance” pillows, bedding and mattresses in 2009. Speaking Tuesday night at the Entrepreneurs Edge series staged by the College of Business, Alletto said work consumes his time and there’s no way to separate it from the rest of his life. “You’re going to be working . . . 80 or 90 hours a week,” ...

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    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

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