CMM is proud to announce that Marc Alessi, Esq. was honored with an Innovator of the Year Award by Innovate Long Island, which MAlessi web resizerecognizes Long Island’s best and brightest ideas. Marc’s lifelong passion for entrepreneurship earned him an honor in the Biotech category for his launch of SynchroPet, a biomedical device company that has licensed three patents from Brookhaven National Lab for a new way to build P.E.T. (positron emission tomography) devices for both small animal and human medical imaging.  The inaugural Innovator Awards breakfast was held on October 21 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.

Of counsel to CMM, Marc focuses his practice on corporate law and real estate, assisting small to mid- sized companies and the entrepreneurs that run them.  His advice to clients stems from his own experience navigating Long Island’s entrepreneurial ecosystem: he has helped launch and finance a number of early stage companies across a variety of industries, including biotechnology, information technology, construction, and real estate.  Marc is a founding member of the Hamptons Angel Network and a member of the Long Island Angel Network, previously serving as the executive director and a board member.  He also helped establish Accelerate Long Island, of which SynchroPet is a portfolio company.  Now Chairman and Founding CEO of SynchroPet, Marc raised the angel round of funding and built the team that is bringing the company’s first devices to the marketplace.

“I find it very gratifying to now have the experience to take an idea and help make it a product and build a business around it,” Marc says.  “To have the power to take something from all talk to all action and build wealth from it – it’s an empowering place to be.”