Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz is the editor of Richmond BizSense, and covers banking, lawsuits, finance, M&A and golf. He can be reached at [email protected].

Cherry Bekaert closes trio of November deals

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One of Richmond’s biggest accounting firms is further expanding its geographical reach, and moving further afield from traditional number-crunching.

Insurance broker scraps plan for new downtown HQ

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Following the abrupt departure of its founding CEO, one of the region’s fastest-growing companies has tabled a plan to relocate its headquarters from the suburbs to the downtown riverfront.

Advisor who stole from widow, UVA frat sentenced to 7 years

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Despite testimony from his family, friends and priest, a Charlottesville businessman was sentenced Thursday for pillaging the nest egg of his best friend’s widow, defrauding a Virginia bank and stealing from his fraternity.