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] or 804-855-1037.

Internet sweepstakes like their odds

In the face of skepticism and on shaky legal ground, controversial Internet cafes continue to roll the dice and open locations in storefronts across Richmond.

4 lawyers punished by bar

Three local lawyers were recently put in the professional equivalent of time out by the Virginia State Bar Association. A fourth got a scolding.

The R&D Dept.: local patents for 1.5.11

In the R&D Dept. this week, a new surgical tool, a food product checking system for grading food and a new grip for devices like walkers. Plus a bunch of more technical ones from local manufacturers and a new credit card user option at Capital One.

Another local company acquired by Markel Ventures

For the second time in less than a month, Markel Corp.’s investment arm has acquired a majority interest in a local company. The insurer announced late yesterday that its Markel Ventures subsidiary purchased of a large stake of Diamond Healthcare Corp., which is headquartered in the Federal Reserve building downtown. Diamond, a privately held company,… Read more »

LeClairRyan rings in the year loud and clear

The Richmond law firm announced Monday the addition of more than 35 attorneys and employees across the country and a new office in Rochester, N.Y.

Luck of the Irish runs out

Flying into Ireland the day after Christmas, two questions were on the mind of reporter Michael Schwartz: Where’s the nearest pub, and what will another country’s recession look like to an American who has the benefit of hindsight?