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.
Read More..

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.
Read More..


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.
Read More..




        No results found. Please try using a different keyword.
        See all
        Brian D. Fishman
        Brian D. Fishman

        Brian D. Fishman

        Brian is an Associate in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group, based in the Boston office. Brian has experience representing clients in lawsuits in Rhode Island and Massachusetts concerning a variety of matters, including but not limited to employment noncompete disputes, race, gender, disability, and age discrimination claims, insurance defense, consumer protection, contract disputes, complex commercial litigation, commercial tenancies, and products liability.

        In addition to his litigation practice, Brian has taught as an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He taught a course on occupational safety and health via the University’s Distance Learning Program.

        Brian also has a long-standing relationship with Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). Since 2013, he has assisted with organizing a charity gala to benefit Child Life Services, which works to improve the quality of life of children receiving medical care at BCH.

        While attending Boston College Law School, he provided pro bono assistance for a variety of clients in need on diverse civil litigation matters including housing and family law issues, as part of the Boston College Civil Litigation Clinic.


        • Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude
        • Boston College, B.A.

        Bar Memberships & Admissions

        • Massachusetts
        • Rhode Island
        • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
        • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
        • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

        Practice Areas

        Representative Publications

        • Employment and Tenancy Litigation Due to COVID-19, and Legislative Responses
          January 20, 2021
        • Change to Calculation of Wages for Commission-Based Employees
          As seen in The Standard, September 2020
        • Brief of Amicus Curiae, Defendants' Liaison Counsel Supporting Appellant, Metropolitan Life Ins Co. v Stearns, and Oliver, (No. SJC 12544)
          November 2018
        • Rafferty Recklessness: Supreme Judicial Court Limits, But Declines to Dismiss, Suit Against Pharma, Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association Newsletter, MassDLA
          April 2018
        • Brief of Amicus Curiae, Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association Supporting Respondent, Rafferty v. Merck & Co., Inc., October 23, 2019, (No. SJC-12347)
          October 2017
        • Expanding Enforcement: The Developing Field of Cybersecurity, Massachusetts Lawyers Journal, Massachusetts Bar Association
          May/June 2017

        Representative Speaking Engagements