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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        Jay R. Peabody

        A diverse range of businesses and closely held companies rely on Jay Peabody for his experience in corporate, real estate and complex real estate financing matters. Clients are attracted to Jay’s even keel demeanor in the pursuit of complex matters, along with his ability to deliver pragmatic solutions.

        Acting as outside general counsel, Jay represents businesses in banking, financial services, clinical research, retail, and real estate, and educational institutions. He frequently handles matters including business formation, structure and strategic planning. One of the greatest compliments Jay’s received from a client is that they work with him because he always gets the deal done.

        As Chair of the firm's Transactional Practice, Jay regularly represents regional and national owners, developers and lenders in all phases of commercial real estate transactions, from planning through development and leasing. He also facilitates complex financings of office, industrial, retail, and large-scale multi-use lifestyle developments on behalf of lenders.

        In response to client demand, Jay has also expanded his representation of landlord and tenant clients in the management of their national leasing portfolio. Jay also has extensive experience in fund formation and real estate related joint ventures.


        • Suffolk University School of Law, J.D.
        • Fairfield University, B.S., cum laude

        Bar Memberships & Admissions

        • Massachusetts
        • Rhode Island

        Practice Areas


        • Recipient of 2014 Providence Business News 40 Under Forty award
        • Recipient of 2009 Top Young Professionals Under Forty award from New England Business Bulletin+
        • Named a “Rising Star” in the 2014 and 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyers

        Professional Affiliations

        • The Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts
          • Member
        • Boston Bar Association
          • Member
        • Massachusetts Bar Association
          • Member
        • International Council of Shopping Centers
        • Urban Land Institute
          • Member

        Boards and Community Activities

        • Southcoast Health System
          • The Southcoast President’s Council, Member
        • Tabor Academy
          • Headmaster’s Council
        • Town of Holliston
          • Zoning Board of Appeals, Member

        Representative Transactions

        • Represented buyers and sellers of real estate in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including sale-leaseback transactions and tax-free exchanges.
        • Represented regional and national developers of commercial real estate projects in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including assistance with land control, parcel assemblage and obtaining zoning, wetlands, subdivision and other governmental permits and approvals.
        • Represented developers of affordable housing projects throughout Massachusetts, including projects under Chapter 40B.
        • Represented owners and operators of office buildings in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including providing counsel with building operations and tenant-related issues.
        • Represented landlords and tenants nationally in the negotiation of office, retail and industrial leases and coordination of leasing portfolios.
        • Represented lenders and borrowers in the structuring and closing of several complex construction, interim and permanent mortgage loans in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
        • Represented lenders and borrowers with several specialty loan transactions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, including bond issuance and tax credit financings.
        • Represented creditors and debtors with non-performing asset portfolios, including negotiating work-out strategies and foreclosures.
        • Represented shareholders of several corporations in the purchase and sale of stock or corporate assets.
        • Represented various companies in diverse industries in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as outside general counsel, including providing assistance with day-to-day operational issues, management and strategic planning. 

        Personal Note

        Outside of his practice, Jay enjoys long-distance triathlon, marathon training and racing. He also lends his real estate expertise to the Holliston Zoning Board of Appeals, and dedicates time to coaching a number of teams on which his three children play.

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        Representative Speaking Engagements