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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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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        Christopher Currier and David Pellegrino Presented to Massachusetts Bankers Association

        Chris Currier and Dave Pellegrino presented to the Massachusetts Bankers Association during their bi-annual review and update on levies, attachments, subpoenas and garnishments. The program was designed for bankers with some experience in dealing with these issues. Presenters addressed compliance with trustee process, summons, tax levies, subpoenas, and the new final federal garnishment rules. Particular emphasis was placed on the controversial issue of responding to civil subpoenas in a timely fashion and polices and procedures on when banks should provide notice to customers. The program offered practical advice to banks seeking to maximize reimbursement of expenses.

        • How banks should respond to these requests
        • Interaction with other bank departments
        • Management oversight and development of compliance programs to limit exposure
        • Privacy and other related issues
        • How to minimize expenses related to civil subpoenas
        • Holding and remitting funds
        DAVID J. PELLEGRINO, ESQ. is a Partner at Partridge, Snow and Hahn, LLP. Dave has experience in complex commercial, business and regulatory litigation representing financial institutions and corporations in state and federal courts, including state consumer protection and Truth-in-Lending statutes. He advises clients on regulatory compliance matters for both depository and non-depository financial institutions. Dave also chairs the Firm’s Insurance practice, counseling insurance companies and agents on regulatory compliance and licensing matters.

        CHRISTOPHER J. CURRIER, ESQ., is the Partner-in-Charge, at Partridge, Snow and Hahn, LLP. Chris is Chair of the Firm’s Commercial Lending Practice Group and focuses his practice in the areas of commercial lending, real estate and business law. He advises lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial loan transactions, as well as workouts, foreclosures and restructurings. Chris also provides counsel to businesses on a range of real estate and corporate matters including sales and acquisitions and leasing.