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.

Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys Innsbrook buildings for energy HQ

The $20 million purchase of 192,000 square feet across two buildings means Berkshire Hathaway Energy will continue to be headquartered in the Richmond area. Its local operations were spun out of Dominion Energy in 2020 after an $8 billion deal.

CarLotz, Shift shareholders to vote on merger this week

The companies also responded in SEC filings to the rising number of shareholder lawsuits scrutinizing the deal, saying the complaints are meritless and are not expected to slow the merger.

Matson settlement with LandAmerica estate gets judge’s approval

The agreement effectively ends a legal scandal that began three years ago when Matson, a now-disbarred veteran Richmond attorney, was caught stealing millions of dollars from LandAmerica’s bankruptcy winddown fund while serving as the estate’s trustee.