Justin French

More foreclosures in French’s portfolio

Another bank is foreclosing on some of developer Justin French’s property, and it could leave the tax credit investor in the lurch.

Markel Corp. breaks silence on French

The Markel Corporation said in its first public statements about its involvement with Justin French that it made a mistake in doing business with him. “We didn’t do a very good job of vetting him,” company chairman and chief executive Alan Kirshner said in an article published in this month’s Virginia Business magazine. “We made… Read more »

Architect strikes back against lawsuit

Todd Dykshorn was sued last month for allegedly misrepresenting the status of two properties that developer Justin French was converting into apartments. He now wants the case tossed out of court, arguing it has no merits.

That’s worth a champagne toast

A local restaurant bought its independence yesterday and avoided becoming a victim of Justin French’s legal and financial problems. After shedding a few tears of joy, the owners poured champagne for themselves.