December 2019
Campolo Addresses Business Community at Long Island Business Hall of Fame Induction
CMM Managing Partner  Joe Campolo   was inducted into the Long Island Business Hall of Fame on November 7, 2019. This prestigious awards program honors the most influential leaders in the business community. Induction into the Hall of Fame is a high honor reserved for Long Island leaders who demonstrate a commitment to excellence. Read the full press release  here and read the text of Campolo's remarks here .
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
This fall, in our state-of-the-art training room and at the Stony Brook University campus in Southampton, CMM Academy hosted “Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done,” an inside look at how to bridge the gap between results planned and results delivered. CMM Managing Partner  Joe Campolo  
stressed that discipline is a habit, and you must consciously work it into your daily routine. Attendees left feeling motivated and ready to get to work!

“What really stood out to me was the importance of follow through and discipline," said one participant. "I really appreciated Joe's football metaphor; that kind of real-world example really made an impact for me. I’m definitely going to use the lessons today in my personal and professional life.” 

“I’ve attended other presentations and none were as useful as this one," said another. "I want Joe to come to our company and speak to our sales team about his lessons on follow through.”

We'd like to thank our sponsors for their support: Island Tech Services , Markowitz Fenelon & Bank, LLP , HKM Associates , Mitchell York of EOS , Stony Brook Alumni Association , and Hampton Pest Management .   2019 has been a great year for our professional programming, and we’re excited to share what’s in store for 2020!

For more information on bringing this presentation to your organization, please contact us .
Welcome, New CMM Team Members!
Adam Eisen

CMM continues to grow, welcoming  Adam Eisen, Esq., as an Associate based in the firm’s Westbury office. Eisen’s strong background in the business side of the construction industry is an asset to our Corporate and
Construction teams, which have expanded in size, scope, and sophistication as CMM expands its footprint across Long Island. Read more.
Amanda Sexton

In a reflection of the firm’s continuing growth, CMM is pleased to welcome  
Amanda Sexton , CPA, ABV/CFF, CFE, as Controller. She will oversee the accounting department and is responsible for budgeting and forecasting, cash flow management, financial reporting, internal controls assessments, year-end tax planning, and managing the firm’s banking relationships.  Read more.
Kyle Brewster

CMM continues to expand its offerings to municipal clients, welcoming   Kyle Brewster, Esq. as an Associate. Drawing from his unique background in public service, Brewster focuses on serving CMM’s municipal clients in a variety of matters including zoning and land use issues as well as employment matters and litigation. Read more.
CMM Headlines
Your Guide to Hosting a Company Holiday Party
By Christine Malafi , Esq.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A holiday celebration is a great way to thank your employees with an opportunity to relax, socialize, and take a break from their work while enjoying some holiday spirit. But despite the fun of a party, potential legal issues could quickly make you lose your holiday cheer. Read on for the top risks and how to navigate them.
Winter Weather Policies for Employers
By  Arthur Yermash , Esq.
Slippery commutes, delayed deliveries, school closings, and a host of HR complications: a child’s winter wonderland can be an employer’s nightmare if you’re not prepared. With temperatures dropping and snowstorms looming, employers should take the opportunity to brush up on the employment laws relating to winter weather closures. Read on for answers to some common issues employers face during winter storms.
The Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy in Negotiation
(And Why It Matters)
By Joe Campolo , Esq.  
The Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tzu famously wrote that the “supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Using empathy at the negotiation table is the modern-day embodiment of this strategy. A fundamental human need is to feel accepted, validated, and understood by others. This reality means that negotiation strategy is really about psychology. To get from Point A to Point B, the skilled negotiator must exploit psychological principles – and this means empathy must play a role. Many negotiators view empathy and sympathy interchangeably, and dismiss both as weak. Don’t confuse empathy with sympathy! The difference is subtle but critical. Read more.