In the face of mass defections at the law firm that bears his name, LeClairRyan co-founder Gary LeClair is leaving for a Richmond rival.
As lawyers continue to head for the exits at LeClairRyan, the Richmond law firm’s chief executive sought on Wednesday to dispel some of the rumors about its future that have swirled about this week.
The Richmond law firm has suffered another blow, as another group of its attorneys is leaving for a competitor. The latest departures amount to nearly 10 percent of its remaining lawyers.
“We kind of have ‘lawyers row’ here now,” said Bob Kastenbaum, as his small law firm prepares to construct a new two-story office building across from its current home, which it leases from a competitor.
In the midst of selling off some of his real estate holdings to satisfy a recent bankruptcy settlement, a notorious area landlord jailed since mid-March reached a plea deal last week that requires him to perform community service specific to combatting homelessness.
An embattled local mortgage lender has been dealt another blow, as a group of its largest creditors were successful in their bid to push the company into bankruptcy.
The CEO of defunct local mortgage company Live Well Financial is fighting back against a multimillion-dollar lawsuit, arguing he’s not personally on the hook for debt his firm owes to a Michigan-based bank.
The struggling local mall is in deepening legal hot water, while another of its anchor tenant buildings is up for sale.
The steady stream of departures continues out of LeClairRyan.
Richmond’s legal community is getting the bands back together, reviving a similarly-named series that was held locally over a decade ago.