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.

Chase Bank gets go-ahead for Willow Lawn branch

The financial giant took two important steps this month toward opening a prominent location as part of its initial retail push into the Richmond market.

Trading Day: Local SEC filings for 10.17.19

A local bank executive announces his retirement, which comes with a 5-figure payout. Plus, more details on C&F Bank’s acquisition of a Northern Neck peer and Hamilton Beach announces the shuttering of all of the stores of its retail arm, The Kitchen Collection.

Lawyer quintet launches new downtown firm

Looking to live up to a family lineage of entrepreneurial attorneys, a veteran local health care attorney has struck out on his own after more than 20 years at the same firm. And he’s brought a group of lawyers along for the ride.

Local bank grabs $25M in capital raise

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Two years after it took on more than $30 million from investors, a Richmond-based bank is back in capital-raising mode.