Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, a premier law firm with offices in Westbury, Ronkonkoma, and Bridgehampton, is thrilled to announce that two of its senior attorneys have been recognized by Herald Community Newspapers as 2019 Top Lawyers of Long Island. Dermond Thomas and Arthur Yermash will accept their awards at the gala dinner on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Carltun in East Meadow. The Top Lawyers ceremony celebrates attorneys who embody excellence in their areas of legal practice and demonstrate outstanding community involvement.

Yermash was recognized in the Labor & Employment category. A Partner of the firm based in our Westbury office, Yermash counsels clients in all areas of labor and employment law. He advises clients on compliance with federal, state, and local laws affecting the workplace, including payment of wages, overtime, paid and unpaid leave requirements, employment discrimination, benefit requirements, hiring and termination, among others.  He is often involved in drafting and negotiating employment-related documents including employment agreements as well as non-competition, non-disclosure, severance, and option agreements.  He has extensive experience working with clients in the retail, hospitality/catering, healthcare, and technology industries. A graduate of Baruch College (Macaulay Honors College) and Touro College, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Yermash serves as a mentor to many young professionals at the firm.

Thomas was recognized in the Corporate category. He advises clients on matters including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate finance, commercial agreements, corporate strategy, and corporate governance. Prior to joining CMM, Thomas was Director, Corporate Counsel, and Assistant Secretary at a multibillion-dollar industrial distributor. Thomas is currently an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law and also serves on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of Nassau County. A graduate of Amherst College and Columbia University School of Law, Thomas was recently re-elected to serve his third term as a Trustee in the Incorporated Village of Valley Stream. The first African-American ever to serve in this position, he has focused on fostering good and transparent government, maintaining the integrity of the Village, cultivating new ways to enhance the lives of residents, and facilitating the use of resources to improve recreational programming.