After five years working in Richmond under the banner of a South Carolina-based law firm, two local attorneys have struck out on their own.
The bad blood between a local real estate firm and its former accountant has led to yet another legal battle.
The 250-attorney firm quietly set up shop in Scott’s Addition in 2019, and most recently lured a lawyer over from McGuireWoods just before year-end.
Troutman Sanders, which operates one of the larger law practices in the region with 150 attorneys, announced Thursday a deal to merge with Pepper Hamilton, another sizable firm based in Philadelphia.
In one of the busiest years in recent memory for Richmond law firm news, there was the story of LeClairRyan – and then there was everything else.
Phelan Petty bought the building at 3315 W. Broad St. for $975,000 earlier this year from law firm Geoff McDonald & Associates.
As he awaits trial on criminal fraud charges tied to an alleged bond scheme, local mortgage executive and real estate developer Michael Hild has one less legal issue to deal with for the time being.
Questions over the handling of an excess $3 million by the case’s longtime trustee forced a reopening of the case, which was first filed in 2008 and has been closed since 2015.
The wood flooring retailer claimed Cabinets To Go, run by former Lumber Liquidators CEO Thomas Sullivan, was wrongfully competing against it and sought $10 million in damages.
Hild sought and received permission from the federal government to sell the properties, which include the old bank building at 1518 Hull St. and the old Lighthouse Diner building at 1228 Hull St.