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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        Neil B. Smola
        Neil Smola’s legal practice is multi-faceted, spanning trusts & estates, business law, real estate and civil litigation. A co-chair of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group, Neil helps individuals and their families protect personal assets and pass wealth onto future generations. His broad experience in trust administration, estate planning and probate law fuels smart legal strategies that take advantage of the most current tax laws and protective measures. Neil employs an array of estate planning and trust administration vehicles such as revocable trusts, wills, powers of attorney, guardianships and conservatorships, healthcare proxies and irrevocable insurance trusts, among others.

        As an advisor to business owners and executives, Neil provides practical, effective legal strategies for both routine and complex business and real estate legal matters. His practice encompasses both transactional matters and dispute resolution. He drafts, negotiates and resolves contract matters; manages commercial real estate matters including land use and litigation; and handles probate matters and disputes of all origins. His real estate experience includes land use issues on the islands of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Cuttyhunk.

        Before joining Partridge Snow & Hahn as Counsel in the firm’s Southcoast office, Neil was an associate at Perry Hicks LLC in New Bedford, Massachusetts. In this role, he handled a range of trusts & estates, real estate, and business matters in addition to civil litigation for business owners, individuals and families. Neil’s experience also includes serving as a law clerk at the Superior Court of Massachusetts where he was involved in land use disputes across southeastern Massachusetts and the islands.


        • University of Massachusetts School of Law - Dartmouth, J.D., Valedictorian
        • Providence College, B.A. Political Science

        Bar Memberships & Admissions

        • Massachusetts

        Practice Areas

        Professional Affiliations

        • Massachusetts Bar Association
          • Member
        • New Bedford Bar Association
        • Bristol County Bar Association