April 2017
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Negotiating Marine Corps Style
It's always a source of pride and amazement for me how applicable the lessons I learned in the Marine Corps are to so many aspects of civilian life.   Indeed, many of the eleven Marine Corps leadership principles lend themselves perfectly to preparing for and engaging in a negotiation, another one of my favorite subjects.  Before combat, Marines diligently prepare and train. The same type of persistent preparation is needed for a successful negotiation.  Here are a few leadership principles from my experience serving as a U.S. Marine that inform my approach to every negotiation.
Next Slide, Please: The Use of PowerPoints at Trial
PowerPoint presentations have become a staple of law school classes, business presentations, and educational seminars - so it's no surprise that they have also made their way into the courtroom.  But at what point does a PowerPoint cross the line from helpful to harmful?  The Court of Appeals recently addressed this question in People v. Williams, a criminal case that is still informative in commercial and other civil matters.
"Fearless Girl" and "Charging Bull" Square Off  
By Eryn Y. Truong, Esq.
Last month, on International Women's Day, the "Fearless Girl" statue was installed in New York City's Financial District as a symbol of female empowerment, standing opposite the iconic "Charging Bull" statue that has come to symbolize Wall Street.  However, earlier this month, the sculptor who created the "Charging Bull" said "Fearless Girl" violates his copyright and subverts the bull's meaning.    
Five Questions To Ask About Your Company's Cybersecurity Insurance Policy
Companies of all shapes and sizes understand the importance of general commercial liability coverage. But, with the unprecedented rise in cyber attacks-particularly against businesses that collect and store the personal, medical, or financial data of their customers-how many companies have invested in the necessary cybersecurity insurance coverage? 
Secondary Reasons to Protect Your Assets
In past articles I've discussed some key reasons to try to protect your assets - namely, protection from the cost of estate taxes and long-term care.  However, there are other less widespread but nevertheless important events and situations in which you need to try to protect your assets.  These include bankruptcy, litigation, and divorce.
Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP represented Hauppauge-based Star Communications, a leading provider of marketing solutions including advertising campaigns and print and mail services, in its acquisition by Sterling North America, a major print resource for the financial industry and business community, in a deal that closed in January 2017.  The merger creates the largest independent print services firm on Long Island.  CMM attorney Arthur Yermash, assisted by Vincent Costa, led the CMM team that brought the deal to closure.
CMM Welcomes Gerald Lotto
CMM is pleased to welcome Gerald Lotto to the firm.   Well known in the Suffolk County legal community for decades, Jerry is a seasoned attorney who has successfully tried countless criminal and civil cases to verdict over the past 50 years in practice.  He has achieved excellent results for both plaintiffs and defendants in civil matters, with a particular focus on personal injury and dental malpractice.
Campolo's Networking Strategy Is Focus of LIBN Article
As Managing Partner of  Campolo, Middleton & McCormick Joe Campolo  draws lessons from all facets of his background, including his experience in law, business, and serving as a U.S. Marine. He spoke about his experiences, what he likes about business on the East End, and more with Long Island Business News. 
CMM and BNB Co-Host Cybersecurity Panel
Are you interested in learning about the cybersecurity threats facing businesses today and the steps you can take to minimize the risks? Please join us on to hear from an interactive panel of experienced professionals, including CMM's Jack Harrington, about the current state of cybersecurity including critical elements for a robust security program, the latest tactics hackers are using to steal your data, and legal updates that will impact how your organization is obligated to handle sensitive electronic information. This program is being held on May 17 in Riverhead and on May 18 in Ronkonkoma.
Young Professionals Networking Night at Staller
The Staller Center's Young Professionals Task Force and  Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP  invite you to join us for a unique networking event followed by a complimentary screening of the Oscar-winning film "La La Land." L earn about the Young Professionals Task Force and upcoming performances at the Staller Center while networking with other young professionals from across Suffolk County. The event will take place Friday, April 28, 2017, at 8 p.m. for networking with the movie screening at 9:30 p.m.
Campolo to Interview President of Northwell Health
Since 1968, LIMBA has been Long Island's catalyst for economic investment and improvement, sponsoring lively breakfast forums featuring Long Island business activists and government officials. Please join us on Friday, May 12 when Joe Campolo will interview Michael Dowling, the President of Northwell Health, about the future of healthcare.
Campolo to Headline HIA-LI Trade Show
The HIA-LI Annual Trade Show & Conference is taking place on May 25. Join us for the Executive Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. where Joe Campolo will address Building the Local Economy.
Alessi Is Keynote Speaker at LI STEM Hub Annual Celebration 
Demonstrating his support for growth in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, CMM's  Marc Alessi gave the keynote address at the 2017 Long Island STEM HUB Annual Celebration.
Alessi Judges NY Business Plan Competition
Marc Alessi, an experienced navigator of the entrepreneurial ecosystem on Long Island and in New York State, served as a judge for the 2017 New York Business Plan Competition.

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