Preparation in Negotiation
“Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow,” or even “why put off to tomorrow what you can put off to the day after tomorrow,” go some oft-quoted and well-loved maxims about procrastination. I’ve pulled as many all-nighters as the next guy, but when it comes to negotiation, it’s preparation – not procrastination – that’s your friend. Preparation is key to effective negotiating and is the number one factor that will give you a competitive edge. 
Malafi Recognized by Peers for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
The firm is pleased to announce that Christine Malafi   has been recognized by her peers to be featured in the 24 th  edition of  The Best Lawyers in America  in the category of Employment Law – Management. With this distinction, Malafi ranks among the top five percent of private practice attorneys nationwide as determined by a rigorous peer-review process.
Campolo Recognized by Business Community as a “Long Island Icon”
Joe Campolo  has been recognized by the business community as a Long Island ICON! ICON winners hail from diverse backgrounds in the corporate world, the healthcare industry, the creative and performing arts and beyond, but all share the keen ability to motivate and teach others.
Illustrating the Depth of its M&A Practice, CMM Advises Purchaser of Companies Dedicated to Children’s Health
Solidifying its reputation as a go-to M&A firm across a wide range of industries, CMM represented the buyer in the acquisition of Butter Beans, Inc. and Butter Beans Wellness, Inc., innovative companies offering nutrient-rich meals and fact-filled wellness initiatives to promote healthier lifestyle choices.
“Etiquette 101” Article Spotlights CMM’s Innovative Training Programs for Attorneys and Staff

Published in Long Island Business News
Can you set a formal dinner table without a cheat sheet? CMM attorneys and management staff brushed up on their table manners and business etiquette during a recent dinner at St. George's Golf & Country Club led by an etiquette expert, sommelier, and custom clothing designer.
Read coverage of the event here .
Softheon’s Million-Dollar Pledge Ensures Bright Future for Tesla Science Center and Solidifies Long Island’s Role as a Technology Powerhouse
Whether you’re a self-described science nerd or simply love Long Island, there’s a lot to be excited about at the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, home to the only remaining lab where Nikola Tesla (the inventor of alternating current electricity and neon lighting) conducted research. At a recent CMM-hosted celebration, CMM client Softheon Inc. announced an unprecedented donation to solidify Long Island's spot in scientific history.
CMM Hosts Labor & Employment Update: What Buinsesses Need to Know
October 10
Wage and hour updates, paid family leave, social media in the workplace, and enforceability of non-compete agreements, to name a few: evolving practices and policies pose a challenge to employers trying to stay ahead of the changes. Join us for our Labor & Employment Update in Melville to hear from a panel of experts, including Irv Miljoner from the U.S. Department of Labor, about new laws and regulations affecting the workplace, and learn the specific steps your business should take to prepare for compliance. 
Markowitz, Fenelon & Bank is the product of three prominent CPA firms on Long Island that merged into one firm just prior to the new millennium. With offices in Bridgehampton and Riverhead, MFB serves individuals, businesses and organizations throughout Long Island. 

The firm is known for developing relationships with clients that last for generations. The firm’s motto is “service you deserve, advice you trust” and they try to embody that motto in every relationship they have. MFB is doing the same inside the firm with emerging CPA professionals. Their vision is to remain the premier Long Island-based provider of tax, audit and business advisory services to industries like agribusiness, real estate and construction, government and many other private enterprises ranging from marinas to retailers.

Working with attorneys, the firm also advises on estate and trust planning, forensic accounting and litigation support, business succession and transition planning. “We also get referred to clients who are going through personal or business divorces and need an understanding of their financial situation,” says Managing Partner Tom Terry, CPA. “Helping them through difficult times is just as important to us as helping them plan ahead.”
Cybersecurity Due Diligence in Mergers and Acquisitions
The recent news about the massive data breach at Equifax was yet another unpleasant reminder of the cybersecurity threats facing businesses and consumers. When buying or selling a business, however, too many companies overlook cybersecurity matters as a key element of due diligence. Learn what to look for in the due diligence process and why it's so critical. 
Review and Revise Your Revocable Trusts
If you created your estate plan many years ago, take note: old trust protections designed for now-expired tax laws can create new problems today. Read about what to look out for and how to fix it.
Exploring Cybersecurity in Healthcare
Paper patient charts have gone the way of the rotary phone, beeper, and tube TV. But with the never-ending headlines about cybersecurity breaches, is this a good thing? Check out our analysis of cybersecurity issues in healthcare and how to stay compliant. 
The WARN Act – What Business Owners and Employers Need to Know
The WARN Act requires employers to give advance notice to employees and certain government agencies prior to particular layoffs or downsizing. Don't be caught off guard. Learn more about WARN's requirements here.
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