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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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT: Luca + Danni

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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        Robert K. Taylor

        Rob has represented businesses, associations, government agencies, and individuals in litigation and arbitration proceedings for 25 years. He also counsels clients on antitrust, unfair competition, consumer litigation defense, and other trade regulation issues.

        Rob has handled a diverse range of contract, business tort and intellectual property lawsuits involving the banking, construction, manufacturing and insurance industries, among others. Drawing on the expertise developed for his treatise, Testimonial Privileges, he represents attorneys and accountants in cases involving alleged malpractice and ethics violations. He has successfully argued in the federal appeals courts and the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

        Rob has served in top leadership positions on the boards of numerous Rhode Island nonprofits, and has broad experience with nonprofit legal and management issues including board governance, conflicts of interest, financial supervision and reporting, investment policy, for-profit subsidiaries and related activities, charitable foundation oversight, and crisis communications.

        Education

        • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude
        • Yale University, B.A., cum laude

        Bar Memberships & Admissions

        • Connecticut
        • District of Columbia
        • Rhode Island
        • U.S. District Court, Rhode Island
        • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
        • U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
        • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
        • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
        • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

        Practice Areas

        Honors

        • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America as an expert in commercial litigation
        • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Rhode Island Super Lawyers

        Professional Affiliations

        • Rhode Island Bar Association
        • American Bar Association
          • Antitrust and Litigation Sections
        • District of Columbia Bar Association
          • Antitrust Section

        Community Activities

        • Providence Public Library
          • Past-Chairman
        • Providence Public Library Foundation
          • Trustee
          • Past-Vice Chairman
        • Providence Preservation Society
          • Chair, Governance Committee
        • Business Innovation Factory
          • Board of Directors

        Representative Cases

        • Successful representation of health insurer challenging cuts in federal reimbursement.
        • Successful coverage defense of national title insurance company.
        • Successful defense of warranty, fraud and breach of contract claims against yacht broker.
        • Successful defense of bank customer’s contract, tortious interference and trade secret claims against bank.
        • Successful defense of payroll processing company in embezzlement case.
        • Successful representation in numerous trademark, trade dress and copyright infringement lawsuits.
        • Successful representation in numerous commercial contract disputes.
        • Overturned controversial eminent domain taking on public purpose grounds.
        • Successful representation of large REIT on complex property rights and easement issues.
        • Successful representation of breach of fiduciary duty claims against directors, officers, shareholders and trustees.
        • Successful defense of antitrust claims arising from dealer termination.
        • Successful defense of California false advertising and deceptive trade practices action.
        • Successful defense of antitrust claims against state agency.
        • Successful defense of health insurer on monopolization and attempted monopolization claims.
        • Successful representation of national manufacturer in federal price fixing investigation.
        • Successful representation of companies and private equity funds in merger reviews.
        • Successful enforcement of borrower guaranties and loan agreements.