April 2022
CMM Prevails for Cardi B, Securing Dismissal of Attempted Celebrity Shakedown Disguised as Libel Lawsuit
The remedy for thin skin is thicker skin, not a lawsuit, CMM successfully argued in Court on behalf of celebrity defendants Cardi B; her sister, Hennessy Carolina; and her sister's girlfriend, Michelle Diaz. In a case making headlines around the world, CMM's litigation team, led by Patrick McCormick with support from Richard DeMaio, secured the dismissal of the libel lawsuit filed against the famous entertainer.

"We're very pleased for Cardi B that the Court saw this lawsuit for what it was: a celebrity shakedown," McCormick told Rolling Stone. "The claims were an obvious attempt to exploit the system for monetary gain, and this outcome should help deter others from using frivolous claims as a money grab."
2021 Was a Record-Breaking Year for M&A - How Does 2022 Compare?
By Marc Saracino, Esq. and Vincent Costa, Esq.

2021 was a record-breaking year for M&A deals. Global deal value rose to an unprecedented $5 trillion, smashing the previous record of $4 trillion set in 2007. Here, take a look at some of the heavy hitters that are already making headlines in key sectors, as well some deals that are on deck.

CMM Closes Asset Purchase for Suffolk County Manufacturer
CMM Closes East End Restaurant Buyout in Multimillion-Dollar Deal
CMM Represents Growing CPA Firm in Acquisition
Malafi Named to Top 25 Most Powerful People in Law
Congratulations to Senior Partner Christine Malafi! The Power 25 Lawyer List honors dedicated, accomplished attorneys who have positively shaped Long Island by making inspiring impacts on the lives of their clients and our region.

Richard DeMaio and Marc Saracino Promoted to Senior Associate
Congratulations to Rich and Marc on their promotions to Senior Associate!

Marc Saracino is a member of the Corporate team, focusing on complex M&A matters, private placements, commercial leasing, employment issues, and a variety of corporate transactions. He began his legal career at Milbank LLP in Manhattan.

Richard DeMaio is a litigator focusing on commercial disputes and environmental matters in state and federal court, municipal litigation, commercial landlord-tenant cases, and a variety of appeals. He has been an integral member of the team since joining CMM as a Summer Associate in 2016.

CMM Expands Corporate Department with Addition of Zachary Mike
Zachary Mike is a valued member of our growing Corporate team, where he focuses on M&A-related matters and complex corporate transactions.

CMM Cares Charity Golf Outing
Join us for a day on the links to raise funds that benefit CMM Cares, a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization with a mission to support families in our community. The afternoon shotgun will be followed by a cocktail reception honoring Sal Ferro, CEO of Alure Home Improvements, with the 2022 Community Leader Award.

June 6th | St. George's Golf & Country Club

Campolo Moderates HIA-LI Panel: The Transformation of Industrial Park to Innovation Park
How did the Hauppauge Industrial Park become the Long Island Innovation Park at Hauppauge? Join Joe Campolo and HIA-LI for an executive program on this impactful transformation.

April 29 | 8 AM | IBEW Local 25

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