Jeffrey Basso is a partner at Campolo, Middleton, & McCormick, LLP (CMM) where he represents business owners, corporations, corporate officers, shareholders, and investors in a variety of litigation matters in state and federal court involving employment, business, and contractual disputes. Basso was selected as one of fourteen attorneys to be featured in LIBN’s Who’s Who Labor Law special edition publication.
Basso has experience prosecuting and defending matters on behalf of clients in actions involving employment contracts, non-compete agreements, trade secrets, fiduciary duty, breach of contract, hour and wage disputes, real estate transactions, investments, and construction matters.
His successful track record in the labor law arena spans numerous industries. Recent representative matters include the defense of a Long Island metal fabrication company in a hostile workplace/discrimination lawsuit (resulting in the dismissal of all claims) and the defense of a large catering company in a wage and retaliation dispute (resulting in the court’s refusal to reinstate the former employees).
As business owners enter 2023, Basso advises they have a procedure in place for documenting poor work performance, insubordination, and other employee misconduct to minimize issues if and when an employee is terminated.
“Too many times, employers make the critical mistake of not documenting instances of poor performance and other issues with their employees,” he said. “Then, if the employee is terminated, litigation often ensues over claims of wrongful termination, retaliation and other related claims, which can be extremely costly and damaging to business owners. “
“If the employer has a procedure in place and documents the employee’s history of poor performance or other misconduct, these claims can often be extinguished before they get started,” Basso said.
Basso is also experienced in representing clients in business divorce matters, including the negotiation of creative strategies to divide assets, as well as business divorce litigation. His litigation practice also includes appellate work.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delaware and a juris doctor from St. John’s University School of Law.
He is admitted to practice in New York State and before the United States District Court, Southern District of New York and the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.