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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        Steven E. Snow

        Steve provides counsel to clients in complex civil trials including antitrust and trade practices, banking and consumer finance, intellectual property, employment and health care. He has over 100 reported federal and state court decisions to his credit, including a landmark constitutional case (Salve Regina College v. Russell) which he successfully argued to the United States Supreme Court. Steve has served as lead trial counsel in some of the region’s most notable civil cases, including precedent-setting antitrust, constitutional, and consumer class action litigation.

        Education

        • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1976
        • Johns Hopkins University, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, M.A., 1973
        • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 1972

        Bar Memberships & Admissions

        • Rhode Island, 1976
        • U.S. District Court, Rhode Island
        • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
        • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
        • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
        • U.S. Supreme Court

        Practice Areas

        Honors

        • AV® Preeminent Rated from Martindale-Hubbell, highest possible rating on both legal ability and ethics based upon the confidential opinion of peers and judges
        • Consistently recognized as a top litigator by Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Benchmark: Litigation
        • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America as an expert in antitrust law and commercial litigation
        • Recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 10 Lawyers in Rhode Island

        Professional Affiliations

        • Rhode Island Bar Association
        • Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association
        • American Society of International Law
        • American Health Lawyers Association
        • American Bar Association
        • Massachusetts Bar Association
        • Federal Bar Association
        • Federal Board of Bar Examiners

        Community Activities

        • Roger Williams University School of Law
          • Adjunct Professor of Law
        • Graduate School of Business Administration
          • Bryant University, Adjunct Professor
        • Rhode Island for Community and Justice
          • Director
        • Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island
        • Johns Hopkins University
          • National Alumni School’s  Committee
        • John Hopkins Alumni Association

        Representative Cases

        Antitrust

        • Successful defense to challenge against exclusive dealing networks in prescription drug plans.
        • Successful defense of “most favored nation” provisions in provider agreements – case generally considered landmark in field.
        • Obtained permanent injunction on behalf of major retailer to enforce terms of antitrust settlement.
        • Successfully defended a bank against refusal to deal and boycott claims.

        Banking and Insurance

        • Successful defense of consumer class action under Rhode Island Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
        • Successful defense of consumer class action concerning credit card practices.
        • Upheld arbitration clause defense in consumer class action.
        • Successful defense of consumer class action against mortgage servicer.
        • Successful defense of breach of fiduciary duty claim.
        • Successful defense of consumer class action.
        • Unusual defendant class action challenging legality of Massachusetts Attorney General’s regulations concerning certain lending activities.
        • Successful defense of insurer against claims of malicious prosecution and abuse of process in connection with major sting operation conducted by state police.
        • Successful defense of claims of mishandling trust assets.
        • Successful defense of shareholder derivative action against insurance company.

        Constitutional Issues

        • Successful defense of a college in landmark case concerning the nature of relationship between College and students; U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal appellate courts are constitutionally required to review cases where state law provides rule of decision.
        • Landmark case before the Rhode Island Supreme Court removed the name of an official from ballot in special election occasioned by his resignation.
        • Successfully defended State in challenge to constitutional authority of prior Governor to bind State by executing compact with Indian tribe.
        • Successfully defended State in an equal protection and sex discrimination case.
        • Established rule that privilege against self incrimination can support negative inference in civil case.
        • Successful defense of an elected official in civil rights action.

        Corporate/Commercial

        • Overturned adverse rulings in breach of contract and fraud action.
        • Action against title insurance carrier.
        • Successful defense of major warranty case.
        • Successful defense of securities fraud action.

        Healthcare

        • Defense of consumer class action against health insurance plan.

        Intellectual Property

        • Successfully defended and prosecuted a number of patent infringement claims.
        • Defense and prosecution of trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases.