Campolo Debates Elected Officials and Talks Economic Growth as 2018 Takes Shape
Watch this video clip of the discussion about the new tax law.
As the newly minted Chairman of the  HIA-LI Board of Directors,   Joe Campolo moderated a distinguished panel at the Annual Meeting & Legislative Breakfast on January 19 at the Hamlet in Commack. Campolo debated the 2018 economic forecast and policy with panelists New York State Senator  Tom Croci , New York State Assemblyman  Mike Fitzpatrick , Deputy Suffolk County Executive   Jon Kaiman , Suffolk County Legislator  Tom Cilmi , Smithtown Supervisor   Ed Wehrheim , and Kulka LLC President  Jack Kulka  at an event that drew over 300 Long Island business leaders. The event culminated in a press conference announcing an important new partnership among HIA-LI, the Regional Plan Association and the Suffolk IDA . Read more .

Also check out coverage of the panel and press conference from Newsday , Long Island Business News and Innovate Long Island.
Campolo Elected Chairperson of HIA-LI Board of Directors
HIA-LI President Terri Alessi-Miceli with Joe Campolo
Recognized as an advocate for Long Island and the business community,  Joe Campolo  has been elected Chairperson of the  HIA-LI Board of Directors. As Chairperson, Campolo will continue to spearhead HIA-LI’s efforts to promote and attract investment in the Hauppauge Industrial Park, a major driver of the regional economy. He will also focus on adding value for HIA-LI’s thousands of members and attracting a new generation of professionals to the organization. 
Sidor Named to Health & Welfare Council of Long Island Board of Directors
CMM's Melissa Sidor has been elected to the Board of Directors of the  Health & Welfare Council of Long Island (HWCLI). As a member of the Board of Directors, Sidor will work to advance the mission of HWCLI, which serves the interests of poor and vulnerable people on Long Island by convening, representing, and supporting the organizations that serve them.
CMM Welcomes DeMaio
as an Associate
We are pleased to announce that Richard DeMaio has joined the firm as an Associate. DeMaio focuses on litigation in varied subject matter including contract issues, business disputes, Federal Court matters, and landlord-tenant cases. He works extensively on motion practice in commercial litigation matters and also has experience preparing cases for trial.
Campolo Shares Next Steps for the #MeToo Movement in “Destination Unknown: Where is Law Headed in 2018?"
The #MeToo movement has stirred up conversation nationwide about sexual harassment in the workplace. In a recent Long Island Business News article, Joe Campolo shared his thoughts about critical next steps for the #MeToo movement and how the rise of harassment allegations will impact the court system. Read his comments here.
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Next Episode: Tuesday, January 30, 11:30 a.m.
CMM Business Breakfast:
Master the Emotion and Psychology of Negotiation
Only a few seats left!
 January 31
Whether you’re negotiating the release of hostages, negotiating with your toddler to try a new food, or something in between, the common thread is that all negotiations are based on human interaction. To succeed in any negotiation, you must understand the psychological and emotional principles at play and how to use them to your advantage.

Join us on Wednesday, January 31 for our 2018 kickoff Business Breakfast at the Radisson Hotel Hauppauge-Long Island at 8:30 a.m., as  Joe Campolo leads a seminar that will teach you how to steer any negotiation to your advantage. Register here .
GSSC Celebrates 50th Anniversary with "Making An Impact" Panel
March 8
Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Girl Scouts of Suffolk County at its first annual Making An Impact panel. CMM is proud to support this local organization where CMM partner Christine Malafi serves on the Board of Directors.

Hear from a panel of dynamic female business leaders who will share their personal experiences and insights about their rise to the top. These women embody the Girl Scouts' mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. You'll also meet some extraordinary girls and young women who have made the Girl Scout mission their own by doing some amazing things.

Join us on Thursday, March 8 at the Radisson Hotel Hauppauge-Long Island from 8-10:30 a.m. For more information and to register, visit the GSSC website here .

*This article does not necessarily reflect the views of CMM and does not constitute legal or tax advice. Please consult with your accountant about your particular tax situation.
Whether we like it or not, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) has been signed into law. In this article by guest blogger Alan Sasserath , Partner at Sasserath & Zoraian, LLP , learn what New Yorkers can do to minimize the tax bite that resulted from its passing and what businesses and individuals should discuss with their tax advisors.
ADA Accessibility for Websites
An evolving legal issue is website accessibility for those with disabilities and the applicability of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Accessibility of public websites may cause issues for some time to come, given the lack of governmental regulations and guidance in this area. Nevertheless, it’s important for businesses to know where the law currently stands.
A Criminal’s Guide to Karma: Your Past Will Come Back to Haunt You . . . Or Will It?
The basic rule of karma is what goes around comes around. While in everyday life this principle may appeal only to the superstitious, the harsh reality is that in a court of law one mistake or bad act from your past can come back to haunt you. In two recent cases, the Court of Appeals and the Third Department demonstrated the increased scrutiny courts apply when determining the admissibility of evidence pertaining to uncharged prior bad acts.
Lessons Learned from FCPA Enforcement in 2017
The Department of Justice’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement efforts ended 2017 with a bang on December 22, when the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and the DOJ Fraud Section announced $422 million in criminal penalties against Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd and its U.S. subsidiary. Learn what the outcome of this case means for FCPA enforcement in 2018 and why it affects your business.
Everyone Needs a Will, But No One Wants to Do It
While most people recognize the importance of creating a Will, many don’t follow through. Here's an inside look at why people shy away from doing their estate planning - and the ramifications.
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