Campolo Moderates HIA-LI Annual Meeting & Legislative Program

Posted: November 30th, 2022

Event Date: January 13th, 2023

Joe Campolo will moderate the HIA-LI 45th Annual Meeting and Legislative Program on Friday, January 13, 2023. The event will be held at The Radisson Hotel in Hauppauge from 8:00am – 10:30am. Hear from your local and state representatives while you learn about Long Island business initiatives and the 2023 economic forecast.

Click here for more information and to register for the event.

Project Toy Holiday Drive

Posted: November 10th, 2022

Event Date: December 7th, 2022

For the 2022 holiday season we will be collecting toys and gifts for Family Service League’s (FSL) annual holiday gift drive, Project TOY. Project TOY helps bring joy and toys to families throughout Suffolk County by providing gifts for children and teens in need.

FSL deeply appreciates and accepts donations for children of all ages. Gifts/gift cards for teenagers and wrapping paper are especially welcome!

The collection will run from Monday, November 14th – Wednesday, December 7th in the Strata Building at 4175 Veterans Highway, Ronkonkoma in Suite 400. 

You can donate to the toy drive by:

  • Bringing new, unwrapped gifts to our 4th floor reception desk.
  • Purchasing a gift online by visiting FSL’s Amazon Wishlist.
  • Donating gift cards or volunteering. For more information about these opportunities, contact Jackie at jhilbert@cmmllp.com

For more information or any questions, contact Jackie Hilbert at 631-738-9100 ext. 330 or jhilbert@cmmllp.com.

6 CMM Attorneys Recognized as 2022 Super Lawyers® and 3 Named Rising Stars

Posted: September 29th, 2022

Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP is proud to announce that nine attorneys at the firm, in multiple practice areas, have been named to the 2022 Super Lawyers® list, three of them as a Rising Star. The CMM attorneys recognized this year, in practice areas including Business and CorporatePersonal InjuryReal EstateBusiness LitigationMergers & AcquisitionsConstruction LitigationEmployment Litigation, and Appeals, are:

The rigorous Super Lawyers selection process is based on peer evaluations, independent research, and professional achievement in legal practice. The Rising Stars recognition denotes superior professional achievement by attorneys who have been in practice for under 10 years or are under age 40. No more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in New York State are named to the Rising Stars list.

Learn more about CMM’s outstanding legal professionals here.

CMM Closes Sale of Nassau Insurance Company to Major US Agency

Posted: September 26th, 2022

CMM’s latest M&A deal highlights the tremendous appeal of Long Island businesses to nationwide companies looking to grow through acquisitions. CMM recently closed the multimillion-dollar stock sale of a Nassau County-based property and casualty insurance agency to a large insurance company with operations across the country. The national carrier saw the potential to expand its portfolio of cybersecurity, workers’ compensation, and other insurance products with the acquisition of this successful Long Island business.

CMM Senior Partner Christine Malafi led the deal with critical support from Zachary Mike and paralegal Cailey McByrne. The team handled all aspects of the deal, including leasing issues pertaining to the client’s property where the office is located.

For guidance on the purchase or sale of a business, please contact us.

Christine Malafi, Senior Partner, Featured in LIBN Who’s Who 2022 Women in Professional Services

Posted: August 30th, 2022

Christine Malafi is a senior partner at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP (CMM), where she also chairs the corporate department at CMM.

Malafi has led CMM’s legal team in closing countless M&A deals worth billions of dollars. She has vast experience advising on both buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions in a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, education, healthcare, and professional service sectors.

She is particularly adept at working closely and strategically with clients’ other professional advisors, including accountants, bankers, and M&A advisors, as well as forging those critical relationships for clients based on the deep network of relationships she has cultivated over years in the business.

Malafi’s practice also includes advising clients on business divorce matters and a wide variety of both routine and complex corporate transactions. She serves in a general counsel role for many of the
firm’s corporate clients. Clients also turn to her for guidance on employment issues including payment of wages, overtime, paid and unpaid leave, hiring, and termination; drafting customized policies, procedures, handbooks, and training programs, including sexual harassment prevention; and conducting internal investigations in connection with discrimination, harassment, compensation and overtime.

Read the full Who’s Who spotlight here.

Yermash Discusses Commercial Lease Agreements with Stony Brook Small Business Development Center

Event Date: September 7th, 2022

Join Arthur Yermash, Partner and Corporate Counsel at CMM, in conjunction with the Stony Brook Small Business Development Center, as he presents a discussion on ways to renegotiate your commercial lease agreement in these rising inflation times. At CMM, Arthur leads our robust commercial leasing practice, where he developed the strategy for the renegotiation of nearly 1,000 commercial leases nationwide for a major retailer at breakneck speed.

In this presentation, Arthur will discuss rent escalation provisions in your commercial lease agreement, preemptively minimizing disputes and non-payment for commercial landlords and business risk for commercial tenants. He will also address the four common commercial lease rent structures, which are important to think about these in the context of periods of high inflation:

  • Fixed Increases
  • Pass-Through Escalation
  • Direct Operating Cost Escalation
  • Indexed/Variable Escalation

Event Date: September 7, 2022

Time: 9am to 10:30am

Place: Zoom

Malafi shares M&A Insights on Panel of XPX Long Island: Bringing Key People Under the Tent

Posted: May 4th, 2022

Event Date: May 6th, 2022

Every business exit is an emotional roller coaster for both the owners and employees. Business owners have the ability to either alleviate fear or exacerbate it, so it is essential to set the right tone and carefully manage the message.

Join us on May 6th for XPX Long Island: Bringing Key People Under the Tent: Key Concerns and Best Practices. CMM Senior Partner Christine Malafi, chair of our Corporate Department, is invited as a panelist to discuss how to successfully lead a team through an acquisition transition.

Christine has led the CMM legal team in closing countless M&A deals worth billions of dollars. She has vast experience advising on both buy-side and sell-side M&A transactions in a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, education, healthcare, and professional service sectors. 

In this interactive session, the panelists will explore best practices for:

  • Bringing Key People “Under the Tent” [When and How]
  • Addressing Rumor Mill concerns
  • Compensation strategies to both retain and reward key employees


Date & Time: Fri, May 6th, 2022 | 8:30am – 10:30am

Location: Heritage Club at Bethpage – 99 Quaker Meeting House Road | Farmingdale, NY 11735



Diana Hopkins, CFA – Managing Director, Valuation & Business Analytics


Christine Malafi, Esq. – Senior Partner, Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP

Jeffrey L. Bass, M.A., M.P.A. – Managing Member, Executive Strategies Group LLC

Bob Doyle – Partner, Imperial Advisory

Christopher Martens – Business Development Executive, MarshMcLennan

CMM Cares Charity Golf Outing

Event Date: June 6th, 2022

Join CMM Cares for a day on the course at their Annual Charity Golf Outing taking place on June 6, 2022! The event will be held at St. George’s Golf & Country Club in East Setauket, NY. This 18 hole golf facility was built in 1917 by the famed architect Devereux Emmet. St. George’s is known for its firm fairways, small greens, and numerous bunkers.

The afternoon shotgun will be followed by a cocktail reception to recognize their 2022 Community Leader Honoree, Sal Ferro, CEO of Alure Home Improvements. Sal was named Long Island’s Most Philanthropic Person by The Long Island Press and was presented the Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award for Community Service by the Long Island Association.

Ticket sales and sponsorships will benefit CMM Cares, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which helps support and bring joy to Long Island families facing unexpected challenges.

Monday, June 6, 2022 | 12:00 PM Registration

For questions, please email Lexi Latino at alatino@cmmllp.com.

To pay by check, please make out to CMM Cares, Inc. and mail to 4175 Veterans Memorial Highway Ronkonkoma, New York 11779.