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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        Suzanne  Elovecky
        Suzanne serves as Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group and is based in our Boston office. She represents clients in a wide range of complex commercial litigation matters in the areas of business, real estate, intellectual property, labor & employment, and insurance.

        Suzanne has impressive experience in state and federal courts, representing individuals and corporations in breach of contract, employment and shareholder disputes, intellectual property matters involving trademarks and copyrights, and litigation – from trial through appeals – regarding land and property ownership.

        While attending Northeastern University School of Law, Suzanne gained experience as a legal intern for the judiciary as well as in private practice. She was a legal intern for the Hon. Spencer Kagan, Massachusetts Probate and Family Court, with the Massachusetts American Civil Liberties Union, and at the firm of Sherin and Lodgen LLP.

        Education

        • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
        • Liberty University, B.S.

        Bar Memberships & Admissions

        • Massachusetts
        • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
        • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
        • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit

        Practice Areas

        Honors

        • Named to Massachusetts Super Lawyers for Business Litigation (2018-2019)
        • Named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star for Business Litigation (2015-2017)
        • Named an Up and Coming Lawyer by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as part of Excellence in the Law 2016

        Professional Affiliations

        • Women's Bar Association
          • Board of Directors Member (2017-2018)
          • Women's Leadership Initiative (2015-2016)
        • Massachusetts Bar Association
          • Professional Ethics Committee (2016-2017)

        Representative Work

        Breach of Contract
        • Served as first chair representing law firm in arbitration of contract dispute resulting in successful award for full amount owed under the contract. 
        • Obtained favorable settlement on behalf of Montreal-based lighting company in contract dispute.
        Defamation
        • Obtained a $3.5 million defamation award from a federal jury on behalf of Saudi Arabian scientist Hayat Sindi, who sued Samia El-Mouslimany and her mother arising from numerous publications accusing Dr. Sindi of fabricating and exaggerating her academic credentials. She also persuaded the judge presiding over the trial to issue an injunction permanently barring the defendants from repeating defamatory statements about Dr. Sindi in the future.
        Employment Law
        • Served as first chair in trial concerning post-retirement employment/contract dispute in the District Court of the Virgin Islands.
        Franchise Law
        • Obtained favorable settlement in favor of automobile franchise dealership in dispute with automobile manufacturer.
        Contract/Public Bid
        • Defeated a motion for preliminary injunction on behalf of client who was the successful low-bidder for a high-profile public transportation contract.
        Government Investigation
        • Successfully negotiated in favor of client favorable resolution of Civil Investigative Demand issued by Massachusetts Attorney General, Antitrust Division.
        RICO
        • Obtained dismissal of U.S. Bankruptcy Court adversary proceeding alleging various violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
        Real Estate Litigation
        • Represented community group through trial and appeals process in a dispute over ownership of cottages built on land owned by a town.
        • Obtained as first chair at bench trial a decision defeating a claim of a mother to her deceased son's condominium unit in which he had held title, upholding the man's widow's ownership rights to the property.
        Pro Bono
        • Obtained dismissal of truancy allegations in Juvenile Court on behalf of a mother and her children who were subject to religious discrimination.

        Representative Publications

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