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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        Colin A. Coleman

        Colin prides himself as being more than a lawyer to his clients. He is a trusted business advisor who sweats the details so his clients can rest a bit easier. Colin serves as general counsel to a wide variety of businesses where he offers comprehensive, practical advice to business owners on such matters as business organization, contracts, licenses, employment, tax, mergers and acquisitions, business planning and exit strategies. He has extensive experience representing business clients in the review and preparation of partnership agreements, shareholder agreements and limited liability company operating agreements.

        Colin serves as Co-Chair for the firm’s Cyber Liability & Data Security Practice. He advises clients in various industries on best practices as they relate to cybersecurity, data breaches, compliance and incident preparedness.

        Additionally, Colin advises buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of businesses.  He represents commercial developers and commercial lenders in real estate development projects and financing transactions.

        Prior to joining Partridge Snow & Hahn, Colin successfully ran a boutique corporate law firm for twenty years.

        Education

        • Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1987
        • Fordham University, B.A., History, 1981

        Bar Memberships & Admissions

        • Massachusetts, 1988
        • Rhode Island, 1987

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        Community Activities

        • Neighbor Brigade
          • Board Member
          • Strategic Planning Committee
        • Needham Community Council, Inc.
          • Past Board President
        • St. Bartholomew Parish
          • Volunteer
        • Boston College Law School
          • Alumni Volunteer and Past Alumni Council Member
        • Fordham University
          • Alumni Volunteer

        Personal Note

        In 1903, a 14 year old boy arrived alone at Ellis Island, determined to succeed in this new land. Though possessing only a 3rd grade education, he quickly realized what America had to offer. He soon apprenticed for, and became, a barber in Lawrence, MA. While this trade was more rewarding than those generally available to immigrants, he was not satisfied. He wanted a formal education.

        He began to study English and mathematics, as he knew he must first master these disciplines in order to succeed. After several years of self-study, he approached Dr. Alfred Stearns, the headmaster at Phillips Academy Andover. Impressed with the man’s determination and drive, Dr. Stearns allowed him to take the entrance examination. After passing the exam, he was admitted as a 24 year old freshman. His academic performance later earned him a scholarship.

        This remarkable man went on to attend Harvard University and Boston University Law School. He practiced law in Wakefield, MA until he was 88. He is Anthony, Colin’s grandfather. Two generations later, Colin shares the same passion for law that his grandfather had.

        If you have the chance, ask Colin about his two year Jesuit volunteer experience in the Marshall Islands.

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