Refusing to slow down during unprecedented circumstances, CMM Senior Partner Patrick McCormick was elected Treasurer of the Suffolk County Bar Association this month in the SCBA’s first ever virtual Annual Meeting. SCBA service takes on new importance this year as litigants and businesses face unprecedented economic challenges as well as the closure of courts for an extended period during the pandemic. McCormick’s voice will be critical to help the legal profession reinvent itself, help ensure access to the court system, and work directly with businesses to help them get back to work.
This election is a significant professional milestone for McCormick, who is completing his first year on the SCBA Executive Committee as Secretary and also served a successful two-year term as Dean of the Academy of Law, the SCBA’s educational arm.
McCormick chairs the Appellate Practice group at CMM, having built a reputation as a strategic and talented appellate attorney over nearly three decades in the field. Representing clients in civil and criminal matters in both federal and state court, McCormick has argued numerous appeals, including three arguments at the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. He is also a respected trial attorney, litigating all types of complex commercial and real estate matters, and also represents national commercial shopping centers, retailers, and publicly traded home builders in commercial and residential landlord-tenant matters.
The Suffolk County Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary bar associations in New York State. As Dean of the Academy, McCormick spearheaded the continuing education of thousands of New York lawyers. During his tenure he helped bring the Academy into the future by increasing the number of programs, utilizing new technology (which has proved vital during this time), and offering an unprecedented range of topics, scheduling, and formats. He has also served as Chair of the Appellate Practice Committee as well as on the Commercial Division, Landlord/Tenant, and Real Property Committees.