CMM is proud to announce that Marc Alessi, Esq. has been chosen as an Innovator of the Year by Innovate Long Island, which recognizes Long Island’s best and brightest ideas. Marc has been selected for the No Boundaries category, a special category recognizing outstanding nominees. “Marc is quite possibly the hardest working man in Long Island innovation,” says Innovate LI. Marc’s entrepreneurial spirit personifies CMM’s relentless pursuit of excellence, which earned us a spot on the prestigious Forbes list of the Top Trusted Corporate Firms in America.

Of Counsel to CMM, Marc chairs the Startups practice at our firm and focuses on corporate law, advising small to mid-sized companies and the entrepreneurs that run them. His work includes counseling clients and negotiating on their behalf on a variety of transactional and business matters including financing, expansion plans, real estate, and issues facing emerging companies, with a particular focus on the technology and healthcare sectors.

Marc also serves as the Executive Director of the Business Incubator Association of New York State, Inc. (BIANYS), a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the growth and development of startup and incubator-based enterprises throughout the state. Marc helped to establish Accelerate Long Island, and currently serves as Chairman and Founding CEO of one of their portfolio companies, SynchroPET.

Marc also serves as the Executive Director of the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, which is being developed as a technology center housing a business incubator for fledgling companies engaged in scientific research, as well as a museum dedicated to educating the public about Long Island’s rich scientific opportunities past, present, and future.