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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        David J. Pellegrino

        As Chair of the Firm’s Insurance Practice, Dave works on regulatory compliance with many segments of the insurance industry, including foreign and domestic insurance companies, producers and agencies. Dave defends insurance companies in contested matters before the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation and in civil cases in state and federal courts. He advises insurance companies with regard to Insurance Business Transfers under Rhode Island’s Insurance Regulation 68, a law unique to Rhode Island that allows a novation of an insurance book of business upon transfer. Dave also counsels insurance producers in licensing and agency acquisitions.

        After graduating from law school, Dave served as a Rhode Island Superior Court Judicial Law Clerk. Prior to practicing law, he was an assistant controller of a local not-for-profit organization.


        • Roger Williams School of Law, J.D., 2005
        • American University, B.S., 2000

        Bar Memberships & Admissions

        • Rhode Island, 2005
        • Massachusetts, 2006
        • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts, 2007
        • U.S. District Court, Rhode Island, 2007
        • First Circuit Court of Appeals, 2012

        Practice Areas


        • Providence Business News 2014 40 Under Forty Honoree
        • Named a 2010, 2012 - 2017 Rhode Island Super Lawyers “Rising Star”
        • Women’s Resource Center “Men Who Make A Difference” 2012

        Professional Affiliations

        • Rhode Island Bar Association
          • Federal Bench Bar Committee
        • Boston Bar Association
          • Bankruptcy Section
        • American Bankruptcy Institute
        • Massachusetts Mortgage Bankers Association
          • Compliance Committee

        Community Activities

        • Roger Williams University School of Law
          • Pro Bono Collaborative
          • Advisory Committee Member
          • Host Committee
        • Foster Forward
          • Board of Directors, Secretary
        • Common Cause RI
          • Governance Board Member
        • Partnership for Future Greater Providence
          • Board of Directors
        • Leadership Rhode Island
          • Program Committee 2018
          • 2015 Lambda II Class

        Representative Publications

        Representative Speaking Engagements

        Press Releases