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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        Partridge Snow & Hahn Welcomes Christian Capizzo to Firm as Counsel

        Christian brings to PS&H his extensive experience in environmental law, focusing on the intersection of environmental issues and real estate. He has counseled clients on a range of complex environmental matters including enforcement, regulatory and compliance issues, real estate and renewable energy projects including brownfields, construction and contractor claims, coastal permitting, and waterfront property rights.

        Christian gained significant experience as both a civil and criminal prosecutor in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He has tried over 25 jury trials to verdict. For almost a decade, he served as Counsel to the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. He also established and led the Environmental Crimes Task Force at the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office. In those positions, he dealt with diverse environmental issues including enforcement matters and the drafting of legislation. In addition, Christian has worked closely with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency and numerous other federal and state agencies. Most recently, he has worked in private practice, helping clients interface with regulators and navigate environmental issues.

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        Christian received his bachelor’s degree from Providence College and his JD from Suffolk University Law School. He serves on the board of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and as a unified partner in soccer for the Rhode Island Special Olympics.