Joseph N. Campolo

Managing Partner


(631) 738-9100 ext. 301

No one fights harder for clients or for Long Island than Joe Campolo.

A “Long Island Icon” and member of the prestigious Long Island Business Hall of Fame, Joe advises business owners, executives, and board members on legal and business strategies. Recognized as a leading authority on negotiation, he is particularly adept at negotiating creative resolutions to business divorce matters. Joe is described by the press as “a fearless lawyer willing to tackle big and complex cases.” His deep knowledge of the inner workings of the corporate universe gives him a unique advantage in both complex transactions and litigation, and as a result he is routinely retained in “bet the company” legal matters by companies large and small.

Highlights of Joe’s work include negotiating complex issues to a successful resolution with the SEC, achieving settlements for international corporations and not-for-profits under investigation by state agencies, steering complicated M&A deals to close on both buy-side and sell-side, guiding business owners and executives through business breakups to maximize the value of their investment, and successfully negotiating multimillion dollar projects for real estate developers.

Understanding also that litigation is sometimes a necessary negotiating tool, Joe is also an accomplished litigator whose work has been widely reported in the media. He obtained a verdict against sub-brokers on RICO claims in a major Ponzi scheme litigation, spearheaded several actions finding the MTA payroll tax unconstitutional, defended a medical device company in the prestigious Delaware Chancery Court in a patent infringement lawsuit and, as national trial counsel for a major retailer, successfully tried jury trials in other states.  He has also argued critical appeals in the Appellate Division, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Delaware Supreme Court, and has co-authored several petitions for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.

Prior to starting the firm, Joe served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. He has practiced law at some of New York’s largest law firms and served as in-house General Counsel to a national technology company, where he was ultimately promoted to President. In those roles, he was responsible for the company’s international growth and gained invaluable experience negotiating and closing all types of business agreements and transactions, raising private equity, and managing complex litigation.

In addition to running his own business and advising the who’s-who of Long Island about theirs, Joe has kept an unyielding focus on growing the Long Island economy and investing in the community, because he knows that good business is good for everyone. His insight and no-fear attitude have led to some of the most significant economic initiatives on Long Island today. Joe hosts a weekly webinar, “Business Unusual,” focused on the challenges businesses are facing due to the economic fallout of the COVID pandemic and strategies to move forward.

Joe is a member of St. George’s Golf & Country Club in Stony Brook, and is an Executive Producer of Tribute, an award-winning short film. Joe is also a published author on negotiation and business development and pens a popular blog, Off the Record, where he connects with the business community by sharing his refreshingly honest views on current events, important social issues, and deeply personal topics. Learn more at www.joecampolo.com.

Stony Brook University, B.A.
Fordham University School of Law, J.D.

Professional Certificates
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, Executive Business Program
Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Negotiation and Leadership Program
Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Essentials for Lawyers and Working Professionals Program
National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Trial Advocacy Skills Program
Certified Faculty Member, National Academy of Continuing Legal Education

New York
United States District Court, Southern District of New York
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
United States Supreme Court

Boards, Associations, and Leadership
Chairman, HIA-LI Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge Task Force
Immediate Past Chairman, Board of Directors, HIA-LI
Advisory Board Chairman, Protegrity Advisors
Advisory Board, Energeia Partnership; Member, Class of 2016
Board of Directors; Executive Committee, Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs
Board of Governors, St. George’s Golf and Country Club
Advisory Board, Long Island MacArthur Airport
Advisory Board, Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook University
Board of Directors, Tesla Science Center
St. George’s Golf & Country Club, Long Range Planning Committee
Bank of America Student Leaders® Local Market Selection Committee
Brookhaven Business Advisory Council
Faculty, Stony Brook University – M.B.A. Program
Past President, Stony Brook University Alumni Association
Past National Board of Directors, Tourette Association of America
Past Board of Directors, American Red Cross on Long Island
Past Board of Directors, United Cerebral Palsy of Long Island (UCP)
Past President and Board of Directors, Child Abuse Prevention Services (CAPS)
Past Board of Directors, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Suffolk County
Past Board of Directors, Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI)

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating ®
Super Lawyers (2020, 2021)
Power 25 Lawyer List, Long Island Business News (2021)
Long Island Business Hall of Fame (2019)
Best Lawyer on Long Island, Bethpage Best of Long Island Awards (2015, 2016, 2017)
New York Icon Award, Long Island Business News (2017)
Kings of Long Island Award, Star Network (2016)
Annual honoree, UCP of Suffolk (2016)
Annual honoree, Girl Scouts of Suffolk County (2015)
Leadership in Law Award, Long Island Business News (2013)
Annual honoree, Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS) (2012)
Who’s Who in Corporate Law, Long Island Business News (2011)
Who’s Who in IP and Labor Law, Long Island Business News (2010)
John S. Davis Memorial Award (CAPS) (2010)
Stony Brook University Rising Star Award (2001)

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In the News

Articles by Joe Campolo

Business Unusual

View all episodes of “Business Unusual” economic recovery webinar here.


View a list of Joe’s interviews with prominent newsmakers and personalities here.

LI News Radio Appearances

Listen to Joe’s live radio appearances on LI News Radio 103.9 FM  here.

Lectures & Presentations

January 2022: HIA-LI, Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast, Moderator

September 2021: HIA-LI, Gold Member Meeting with Dr. Patrick O’Shaughnessy of Catholic Health, Moderator

October 2021: HIA-LI, Gold Member Meeting with Congressman Andrew Garbarino, Moderator

October 2021: HIA-LI, “Executive Panel: Revitalizing the Long Island Economy,” Featured Speaker

May 2021: HIA-LI, Gold Member Meeting with Eugene Sayan of Softheon, Moderator

April 2021: Entrepreneur’s Edge 2021, “Pablo Legorreta, Founder and CEO of Royalty Pharma,” Interviewer

January 2021: HIA-LI, Gold Member Meeting with NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Moderator

January 2021: HIA-LI, “Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast” featuring elected officials, Moderator

November 2020: HIA-LI, “Post-Election Economic Outlook” with Economist Joseph Song, Moderator

October 2020: HIA-LI, “Executive Panel: Building Long Island’s Economy,” Featured Speaker

September 2020: HIA-LI, “Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge Update,” Moderator

September 2020: HIA-LI, “Tradable Sectors and Their Impact on the Long Island Economy,” Moderator

July 2020: LIMBA, “Long Island Outlook,” Featured Speaker

June 2020: HIA-LI, Virtual Town Hall with Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Moderator

May 2020: HIA-LI Gold, “Planning Your Organization’s Comeback,” Moderator

May 2020: International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners – Long Island Chapter, “The New Business Landscape,” Featured Speaker

May 2020: Express News Group, “Weathering the Storm: Key Tips for Bringing Back East End Businesses,” Panelist

April 2020: HIA-LI, Virtual Meeting with Congressman Lee Zeldin, Moderator

January 2020: HIA-LI, “Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast,” Moderator

December 2019: HIA-LI, “CEO Forum with Steve Tiffen,” Moderator

November 2019: CMM Academy Young Professionals Series, “Negotiation 101,” Featured Speaker

October 2019: CMM Academy Young Professionals Series, “Key Networking Principles,” Featured Speaker

October 2019: CMM Academy, “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done,” Featured Speaker

October 2019: HIA-LI, “Transformational Leadership: View from the Top,” Panelist

September 2019: HIA-LI, 25th Annual Business Achievement Awards, Featured Speaker

September 2019: CMM Academy Young Professionals Series, “Strategic Goals and Time Management,” Featured Speaker

September 2019: Farmingville Hills Chamber of Commerce, “The Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge: Anchoring the Tradable Economy,” Featured Speaker

July – September 2019: Softheon, Leadership Training, Featured Speaker

June 2019: CMM Academy, “Grow Local, Go Global: Your Roadmap for Doing Business Internationally,” Moderator

May 2019: HIA-LI, Trade Show Executive Luncheon, “Long Island Economic Opportunity,” Featured Speaker

May 2019: CMM CLE Series, “Business Valuation,” Featured Speaker

April 2019: CMM Academy, “Winning: Incorporating the Leadership Lessons of Jack Welch into Your Business,” Featured Speaker

March 2019: CMM East End Business Breakfast, “Leading Your Business the Marine Corps Way,” Featured Speaker

March 2019: CMM Academy, “The Savvy Business Owner,” Moderator

March 2019: Marcum LLP, “Leading Your Business the Marine Corps Way,” Featured Speaker

February 2019: CMM Academy, “Winning: Incorporating the Leadership Lessons of Jack Welch into Your Business,” Featured Speaker

February 2019: Sayville Rotary Club, “Never Eat Alone,” Featured Speaker

January 2019: CMM Business Breakfast, “A Conversation about Philanthropy and Business,” Panelist

January 2019: HIA-LI, “Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast,” Moderator

January 2019: CMM Business Breakfast, “Leading Your Business the Marine Corps Way,” Featured Speaker

November 2018: Long Island Tax Professionals Symposium, “The Art of Negotiation,” Featured Speaker

November 2018: Stony Brook University, “Be an Entrepreneur at Any Age,” Panelist

November 2018: HIA-LI, “Get in the Head of a CEO,” Moderator

November 2018: Stony Brook University Veterans Day Ceremony, Keynote Speaker

October 2018: CMM Academy, “Bleed to Succeed,” Featured Speaker

October 2018: HIA-LI, “Let’s Get Ready for 2019: What’s Next for Manufacturing,” Panelist

October 2018: Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, “The Owner’s Journey,” Panelist

October 2018: HIA-LI, Legislative Breakfast, Panelist

June 2018: Estate Planning Council of Suffolk County, “Master the Emotion and Psychology of Negotiation,” Featured Speaker

May 2018: HIA-LI, “Long Island Development: Growth for Business, Our Kids and the Economy,” Panelist

April 2018: HIA-LI, “The Hauppauge Industrial Park: Current and Future Growth,” Moderator

April 2018: CMM Business Breakfast, “Beyond #MeToo: Where We Go From Here,” Moderator

February 2018: Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Young Professionals Committee, “Never Eat Alone: Put Your Network to Work,” Featured Speaker

January 2018: CMM Business Breakfast, “Master the Emotion and Psychology of Negotiation,” Featured Speaker

January 2018: HIA-LI, “Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast,” Moderator

January 2018: Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), “Everything Is a Negotiation,” Featured Speaker