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.

Malafi on Ignite LI Panel: The Autistic Workforce in the Industrial Sector

Event Date: April 12th, 2022

Now more than ever, employers in the manufacturing, distribution, and supply chain sectors struggle to fill job vacancies. By rethinking hiring practices and diversifying the workforce to include neuro-diverse individuals within the hiring process, these shortages can be alleviated. Senior Partner Christine Malafi will speak on a panel to discuss the many benefits of hiring a member of Long Island’s Autistic population and helping solve these staffing challenges.

The panel discussion, hosted by Ignite LI and the Town of Islip, will highlight vocational and employment training programs, payroll reimbursement, and tax credit incentives for employers.

Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM 

Location: Long Island Cares’ Center for Community Engagement 75 Davids Dr. Hauppauge, NY 11788


Christine Malafi, Senior Partner – Campolo, Middleton & McCormick

Christine Ponzio, Executive Director – Winters Center for Autism

Doreen Nobile, Business Relations Representative – ACCES VR

Paule Pachter, CEO – Long Island Cares

Guest Speakers

Angie Carpenter, Supervisor – Town of Islip

James P. O’Connor, Councilman – Town of Islip

Patrick D. Boyle, Executive Director – IgniteLI

Michael Haynes, Chief Government Affairs Officer – Long Island Cares

Campolo Moderates HIA-LI Panel: The Transformation of Industrial Park to Innovation Park

Posted: March 22nd, 2022

Event Date: April 29th, 2022

How did the Hauppauge Industrial Park become the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge? Join the HIA-LI on Friday, April 29th for an executive program about the transformation from Industrial Park to Innovation Park and how this transformation has impacted the Long Island Business Community.

Date & Time: April 29, 2022 from 8 A.M. to 10 A.M.

Location: IBEW Local 25 – 370 Motor Parkway A, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Moderator – Joe Campolo


Angie Carpenter, Supervisor, Town of Islip

Ed Wehrheim, Supervisor, Town of Smithtown

Kelly Murphy, Deputy Executive Director, Suffolk County IDA

Gregory Galdi, President & CEO, Custom Computer Specialists

Jeff Reingold, COO, Contract Pharmacal Corp.

Malafi Talks NY HERO Act and Workplace Safety Committees with Miller Business Center

Event Date: February 18th, 2022

A key component of NY’s HERO Act requires that employers allow for the establishment of workplace safety committees. These committees enable employees to raise workplace health and safety issues and review health and safety policies. Learn more about these committees and how they will affect your business with CMM’s Christine Malafi, Senior Partner and chair of our Corporate Department.

Miller Business Mornings is a free breakfast meeting five times a year and is open to all.

Date: Friday, February 18th

Time: 9:00 A.M.

Place: Miller Business Center, Middle Country Public Library, 101 Eastwood Blvd, Centereach

Campolo Moderates Panel at HIA-LI’s “Future of LI MacArthur Airport and Tourism”

Event Date: March 2nd, 2022

Long Island MacArthur Airport is a critical part of Long Island’s ecosystem and, with Joe Campolo on the airport’s advisory board, is poised to see significant growth in the future. Join us and HIA-LI as Joe leads a discussion with industry leaders about exciting new updates and projects related to travel and tourism on Long Island and how this will impact local businesses and our economy.

Opening Remarks:

Angie Carpenter – Town of Islip Supervisor


Shelley LaRose-Arken – Commissioner, Long Island MacArthur Airport

Bryan Deluca – Executive Director, Atlantis Holdings, LLC. & Board Chairman of Discover Long Island

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 / 8:00 – 10:00 A.M.

Location: MacArthur Airport – 100 Arrival Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779 with Virtual Option

Yermash Presents Cannabis Law with Miller Business Center

Event Date: February 10th, 2022

The Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) legalizes cannabis for adults 21 years of age or older in New York State. This legislation brings questions regarding cultivation, licensing, and employment policies. Join the Miller Business Center for a program led by Arthur Yermash, CMM Partner and head of our Cannabis Law practice, where he will examine the regulations surrounding the cultivation of cannabis plants for personal use and the different cannabis licenses that exist.

Additionally, this program will discuss employment law issues and policies surrounding cannabis and the workplace such as hiring and firing concerns, what actions regarding cannabis employers can and cannot prohibit, as well as drug testing and cannabis impairment.


Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022

Time: 9 A.M. – 10 A.M.

Place: Zoom

Malafi Presents at CLE: Mergers & Acquisitions

Event Date: January 27th, 2022

Join Christine Malafi for an attorney-only CLE by Suffolk County Bar Association Academy of Law as she demonstrates the ins and outs of buying and selling a business. 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 virtual presentation, you will learn about:

● Steps needed to grow a thriving business
● What are your business value drivers
● Why exit planning is important
● How to grow a business that will sell for maximum value
● How does the current pandemic affect the value of your business
● What a seller can do in advance to plan for the sale of their company (to obtain maximum value)
● The process of buying or selling a business


Faculty: Kyle Griffith, CBI, DM, AP; Christine Malafi, Esq. and Ken Pischel, Fractional CFO

Date: January 27, 2022

Time: 1 PM – 2:15 PM

Where: Zoom

Price: SCBA Members $45; Non-Members $60

The program will provide you with 1.5 CLE credits in Professional Practice.