April/May 2019
Campolo and HIA-LI Spearhead Next Phase of Long Island’s Economic Growth
“Our beloved Long Island possesses economic assets that are greater than any other per-capita district in the country. Today you’ll hear new ways that Long Island can leverage these assets to achieve greater economic growth.” CMM Managing Partner and HIA-LI Board Chairman Joe Campolo addressed nearly 250 business leaders at this week's HIA-LI panel featuring County Executive Bellone, Islip Supervisor Carpenter, and Smithtown Supervisor Wehrheim. The panel addressed the Opportunity Analysis conducted by James Lima Planning + Development and the Regional Plan Association, commissioned by the Suffolk County IDA and HIA-LI, which revealed that the Hauppauge Industrial Park is the anchor of Long Island’s tradable economy – greatly outperforming Long Island as a whole and the national average. A press conference followed where HIA-LI President Terri Alessi-Miceli revealed the Park's new name!

Read Joe’s remarks at the panel here and at the press conference here .
We're open for business in Westbury!
Last month CMM opened its third location, and its first in Nassau County, to better serve the Nassau and NYC bus iness communities. Give us a call at (631) 738-9100, stop by and visit us at 1025 Old Country Road, Suite 405 in Westbury, or check out our new website here .

Pictured clockwise: Michelle Kmiotek, Joe Campolo, David Green, Arthur Yermash, and Michael Bignami.
CMM Academy Presents: Leading Your Business the Marine Corps Way
June 19, 2019
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
CMM Training Center, 4175 Vets Memorial Highway, Ronkonkoma
Back by popular demand! Join   Joe Campolo , proud Marine Corps veteran, for a personal look at how the leadership culture of the Marine Corps has helped him as a leader and can empower business owners, executives, and their employees to perform at the highest level. Inside every Marine is an elite fighting spirit. Develop your own inner Marine and empower your employees to discover theirs.

Sponsorship opportunities available. Current CMM clients, please contact Sarah Muller at   [email protected]   or call (631) 738-9100 for a complimentary ticket or with any other questions. Details and registration here. 

If you've never seen Joe present, don't miss out! Watch the video below for a look at his dynamic presentation style.
Partner Spotlight: Q&A with Jeffrey Basso
CMM: CMM has grown exponentially since you came on board in 2012. What has it been like being part of that growth?

JB: When I first started, CMM had about 11 attorneys. Since I started, we have tripled in size. It has been amazing to watch it and be a part of it. The message and philosophy of the firm has really resonated with the business community and has been a huge part of why the firm continues to grow and develop great, long-term relationships with clients all over Long Island.  

Jeffrey Basso   is a Partner based in our Ronkonkoma office. Read the full interview here.
CMM Headlines
How to Deal with Threats in Negotiation
Have you ever sat across from someone at the negotiation table who eventually stops bargaining and instead starts giving ultimatums? The use of intimidation and fear tactics at the bargaining table poses unique challenges. Here’s a road map for the next time you find yourself face-to-face with a threat during a critical negotiation. Read more.
The 10th Commandment, in Short: Be Good to Your Neighbors
By   David Green , Esq.
CMM is a different kind of law firm and business organization. As a relatively new part of the team, I am settling in, and have had an opportunity to make a few observations: 1) young talent thrives here; 2) if you are not at the table, you are on the menu; 3) Joe Campolo commands a room like nothing you have ever seen; 4) we know why we do what we do; and 5) nobody works harder than we do. CMM’s unwavering devotion to its community is a reflection of its own success. Do good work for your community, and bring your community up with you. Read more.
Copyright: “Registration” vs. “Application” Finally Solved
By Eryn Truong , Esq.
A copyright gives the creator of a work an exclusive legal right to reproduce, and authorize others to reproduce, the protected work. Before a copyright owner can enforce this right with a civil lawsuit, he must register this work with the U.S. Copyright Office. Surprisingly, however, ownership of a copyright exists apart from registration. The problem over the last couple of years was that no one was entirely sure what “registration” meant. Read more.