East End Business Community Votes CMM “Best of the Best”
Law Firm!
The East End business community has spoken, awarding Campolo, Middleton & McCormick the Gold Prize in the 2017 Dan's Papers Best of the Best competition in the category of Best Law Firm - South Fork. Since opening its doors in Bridgehampton in 2014, CMM has become part of the fabric of the East End, welcoming many of the area's residents and top companies as clients and hosting networking and educational events for the community. Prevailing over a competitive field of East End businesses takes dedication to excellence and a commitment to deliver the best possible experience to this discerning group of residents and business owners.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Featured Event
CMM Business Breakfast: Master the Emotion and Psychology of Negotiation
November 16, 2017
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 CMM and   Stony Brook University Alumni Association   on Thursday, November 16 for our East End business breakfast at Stony Brook University's Southampton Campus at 8:30 a.m., as  Joe Campolo leads a seminar that will teach you how to steer any negotiation to your advantage. Thank you to our sponsors Markowitz, Fenelon & Bank, LLP Certified Public Accountants   and   Protegrity Advisors, LLC .
CMM Live: Joe Campolo Interviews Terri Alessi-Miceli, President,
HIA-LI
November 1, 2017
Tune in on Wednesday, November 1 at 11 a.m. to hear Joe Campolo talk with  Terri Alessi-Miceli about the evolution of HIA-LI; its role as the voice of Long Island business and steward of the Hauppauge Industrial Park, the largest industrial park in the northeast; the staggering results of the recent Economic Impact Study of the park; and the recent headlines about sexual harassment in the workplace. Join the interactive conversation by submitting your questions and comments via Facebook for Joe and Terri to address in real time. Follow us on Facebook to join the discussion.
Tourette Association of America Celebration Gala
November 6, 2017
We invite you to attend the   Tourette Association of America Celebration Gala , which raises awareness and funds to make life better for people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. Joe Campolo proudly serves on the national board of this important organization, of which CMM is a proud supporter. Learn more here.
Campolo Moderates “Get in the Head of a CEO” Panel
November 8, 2017
Hear from the recipients of HIA-LI’s 23rd Annual Business Achievement Awards. Joe Campolo moderates an Executive Breakfast panel spotlighting what it takes to lead businesses to the top. Join us Wednesday, November 8, 8-10 a.m., at the Stonebridge Country Club, Smithtown. 
Long Island Builders Institute Awards Gala
November 8, 2017
The 2017 LIBI Awards, chaired by CMM's Don Rassiger, recognize excellence in the design, engineering, and development of residential and mixed use housing in the New York metropolitan area.
Join us Wednesday, November 8, 6-9 p.m., at the Woodbury Country Club. Learn more.
Campolo Tapped to Host Third Entrepreneurs Edge Interview with Special Guest Eugene Alletto
November 14, 2017
Please join us at Entrepreneurs Edge, a highly anticipated annual celebration of the best of Long Island business.
Joe Campolo will interview visionary business leader Eugene Alletto, CEO/ Quarterback/Founder— BEDGEAR Performance® . Alletto will discuss his journey from humble beginnings in Hempstead to becoming one of America’s most dynamic business innovators and creative visionaries. Campolo, an experienced interviewer, is known for his tough but respectful questions about real-life business experiences including successes, challenges and inevitable failures along the way. Held on Tuesday, November 14 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Stony Brook University Wang Center Theater, the event provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to build a successful business.  
CMM Business Breakfast:
The Long Island Real Estate Landscape Reimagined
November 29, 2017
The Long Island landscape has changed drastically since Levittown became a national symbol of postwar suburban sprawl, but the future remains uncertain. What challenges will today’s developers, municipalities, and residents face tomorrow in the ever-changing world of Long Island commercial and residential real estate? Join us for a wide-ranging panel discussion with a mix of important voices about the future of real estate on our island. Our prominent panel of industry insiders includes Kelly Morris – Deputy Executive Director,  Suffolk County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), Mitch Pally – Board Member, MTA and CEO,  Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI), Brian Lee – Executive Managing Director,  Newmark Knight Frank, and Kurt Koegl, CPA – Partner,  Marcum LLP, moderated by Joe Campolo.

Please join us on Wednesday, November 29, 8-10 a.m., at Radisson Hotel Hauppauge-Long Island.
CMM HEADLINES
CMM Successfully Closes Sale of Prominent Scaffolding Business to Major National Player
The firm is pleased to announce that it has successfully closed the asset sale of a prominent scaffolding business to a large private equity-backed company for an undisclosed sum. Brooklyn-based All-Safe, LLC, a provider of turnkey hoisting, scaffolding, shoring, and bracing as well as job site protection solutions for commercial construction projects, retained CMM to guide it through the complicated sale to BrandSafway and SafwayAtlantic, which deliver access solutions in the New York, New Jersey, and Chicago metropolitan markets.
CMM Claims Victory in Personal Injury Appeal
When a court decision threatened to deprive our client of the compensation she deserved after an accident, CMM’s  Meghan Dolan   got to work appealing it. Dolan argued in the Appellate Division before a panel of justices that while the driver of the other car may have largely contributed to the accident, that didn’t mean the driver of the car our client was riding in hadn’t also played a role. The justices agreed, reversing the decision that had let that driver out of the case. Dolan’s hard-fought victory paves the way for our client to receive adequate compensation for her injuries. Learn more about our zealous advocacy for personal injury clients here .
Malafi and Rassiger Honored with Leadership in Law Awards
Continuing its winning streak in the Leadership in Law Awards, CMM is proud to announce that two of its attorneys will be recognized at this year’s awards ceremony.  Christine Malafi   and   Don Rassiger   will accept their awards at a gala dinner on Thursday, November 16 at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. The Leadership in Law Awards recognize individuals whose leadership has had a positive impact on the legal profession and the Long Island community.
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
Bringing warmth to our offices for the last five years, Phil Sinagra from Forever Green Horticulture Services serves as the plant manager at Campolo, Middleton & McCormick.

Forever Green Horticulture Services offers maintenance, design, installation and construction renovation for client projects of all sizes. They specialize in commercial and industrial sites, retail shopping centers, apartment complexes, educational facilities, and residences. Their team of experienced and qualified staff provides clients with the expertise needed to tackle the most challenging landscaping projects. From design installation to complete landscape maintenance, Forever Green has become the preferred contractor in the Long Island area.

Contact Phil at (516) 280-1320 or forevergreenphil@yahoo.com.
LEGAL UPDATES
New Law Prohibits NYC Employers from Inquiring About Applicants’ Salary History
Businesses with employees in New York City, take note: beginning October 31, 2017, employers cannot inquire about an applicant’s salary history (wages, benefits, or other compensation) or rely on that history to make decisions in the hiring process, such as determination of salary, benefits, or in the negotiation of an employment contract. Learn what steps your company should take to ensure compliance.
“That's Not My Problem!" Or Is It? Successor Liability in New York Asset Purchases
Congratulations…you just bought a business. But, what else did you buy?

Many M&A deals are structured as asset purchase transactions so that the buyer can acquire only those things that make money and leave the liabilities and obligations that cost money behind for the seller to resolve after the closing. But that’s not always what happens in reality. Check out this guide to help understand what exactly you're buying or selling.
New York’s Family Health Care Decisions Act: A Primer
It's no secret that the best thing you can do when it comes to medical decision-making is execute a Health Care Proxy appointing an agent. But what happens if you don't? This article explains the Family Health Care Decisions Act and what it could mean for your family.
Cybersecurity on Your Side: Nationwide Settles Data Breach Lawsuit Spanning 33 States
It’s happening more and more these days: massive data breaches are affecting companies that people use on a regular basis for business or personal reasons. Learn what happened in the case of insurance giant Nationwide and why you may be affected even if you're not a Nationwide customer.
Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP
Ronkonkoma & Bridgehampton, New York