CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Grillo's Pickles

If you haven't been to the Grillo's Pickles website, you should. There, you'll find the fantastic story of how this company began. We've copied part of it here to save you a click.

Grillo's Pickles began with a pickle cart, just a small wooden stand in downtown Boston, where Travis Grillo and his friends would sell two spears for one dollar. Travis would make the pickles by night using his family's 100-year old recipe - one he'd memorized from making pickles every summer as a kid. In the morning, Travis would bike to the Boston Common and set up the cart with his buddies. They'd hang out all day, urging people to try the simple Grillo family pickle. It was a small business but Travis worked hard for it. He made more pickles, biked more miles, and slept less hours than he ever had before.
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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing was founded in 1995. Over the years they have grown from a start-up business in a small garage to become the world's largest manufacturer of "build-it-yourself" component car kits. They employ a full-time crew of about 40 people, and are located in Wareham, Massachusetts (about an hour south of Boston). They make their products right here in the USA, in the heart of New England where American manufacturing was born.
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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Luca + Danni

Fred and Danny Magnanimi grew up watching their father create beautiful, handcrafted jewelry in the family's Cranston, RI jewelry manufacturing business. When the boys grew up, Fred moved to New York and began working on Wall Street as an investment banker, while younger brother Danny, still enamored by the family business, stayed home. Increased competition from overseas businesses created significant challenges for the business, but Danny was confident he could find a way for the family business to evolve and thrive. This was his mission, this was his passion.
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        Amy T. M. Oakley
        Amy focuses on commercial finance, commercial real estate, tax credit finance and general corporate matters.

        Over her career, she has represented more than 15 financial institutions in all areas of commercial finance, with special emphasis on non-recourse and limited recourse debt, real estate and construction financing, asset-based financing, bridge and mezzanine financing and multi-lender financing. She has experience with major housing developments, shopping centers, hotels, condominiums and other large scale development projects in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and throughout the country.

        Amy represents investors, developers and lenders in federal and state tax credit transactions. She is well-versed in numerous tax credit initiatives and has been involved with historic, low-income housing, brownfields, film and energy efficiency credits as well as other state-specific incentive programs. She worked with RI Commerce to pave the way for lenders to bridge the new Rebuild RI tax credits and regularly represents developers in connection with Rhode Island Commerce incentives: Rebuild RI credits, Sales and Use Tax Rebates, Qualified Jobs credits and Tax Increment Financing.

        In the area of real estate, Amy represents developers in all aspects of property acquisitions, sales, tax stabilization, development, leasing and management. Amy regularly serves as local counsel for real estate development projects in Rhode Island.

        Education

        • University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law, J.D.
        • University of Rhode Island, B.A., magna cum laude

        Bar Memberships & Admissions

        • Rhode Island
        • Massachusetts

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        Honors

        • Super Lawyers, “Rising Star” in Corporate and Banking Law (2012-2018)
        • Providence Business News, “40 Under Forty” Award (2014)
        • Leadership Rhode Island, IOTA II (Class of 2013)

        Community Activities

        • Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary (2017-present)
        • Child & Family, former Corporate Secretary, Director and Committee Chair (2010-2015)

        Representative Transactions

        • Amy has represented lenders in over 350 commercial loan transactions with single and multi-lender financing and a wide range of loan amounts including those in excess of $100,000,000.
        • Represented Bank of America as they provided a $75,000,000 credit facility to a Rhode Island based construction company.
        • Represented Santander as they acted as agent and lead lender in syndicated master credit facilities totaling $135,000,000 to support multi-state medical and retail fund portfolios.
        • Represented Union Mill, LLC as they received construction financing and state and federal tax credit incentives in connection with its adaptive reuse of 16 historic mill buildings known as Pontiac Mills in Warwick, RI into residential and retail space.
        • Represented Boston Community Capital as they provided bridge lending secured by Rebuild Rhode Island Tax Credit Initiatives for student housing, market rate housing and affordable housing.