Items Tagged with 'Morris Hardwick Schneider'


  • Trial date set for former LandCastle Title CEO Nat Hardwick

    Stands accused of conspiring to embezzle $20 million
    Exactly one year ago, federal authorities arrested Nathan (Nat) Hardwick, the former chief executive officer of LandCastle Title and former managing partner of Morris Hardwick Schneider, on charges that he embezzled millions of dollars from his former companies. And exactly one year from now, Hardwick will stand trial for allegedly conspiring to steal more than $20 million from the attorney escrow accounts and operating accounts of Morris Hardwick Schneider and LandCastle Title.
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  • Former LandCastle Title CEO Nat Hardwick arrested on federal embezzlement charges

    Feds charge Hardwick and firm's former CFO with $20 million theft, cover-up
    Nathan (Nat) Hardwick, the former chief executive officer of LandCastle Title and former managing partner of Morris Hardwick Schneider, was arrested Monday morning in downtown Atlanta by federal authorities. The charges relate to allegations he embezzled millions of dollars from his former companies.
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  • Bob Hosch, former CEO of Butler & Hosch, resigns from Florida Bar Association

    Hosch: Resigning from the Florida Bar is not an admission of guilt
    Robert Hosch, the former managing partner and CEO of mortgage banking industry law firm Butler & Hosch, which abruptly closed in 2015 amid allegations of mismanagement, is resigning from the Florida Bar Association. In a statement provided to HousingWire, Hosch said that resigning from the Florida Bar is "not an admission of guilt," adding that this move will allow him to "focus on new opportunities."
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  • EXCLUSIVE: Bob Hosch responds to allegations about Butler & Hosch

    Firm’s CEO says truth will be revealed
    In the two months since mortgage banking industry law firm Butler & Hosch suddenly shut down, serious allegations have begun to surface about what led to the abrupt collapse of the firm. Now, for the first time, the firm's managing partner and CEO, Bob Hosch, is speaking out about the allegations levied against him and the firm that carried his name for more than 30 years.
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  • Despite Morris Schneider Wittstadt bankruptcy, Dustin Johnson vows to keep fighting for “stolen” $3M

    PGA superstar wants money back
    As PGA golfer Dustin Johnson prepares to tee off later this week at the Open Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland, the law firm that he alleges stole $3 million from him is fighting for its existence in bankruptcy court in Virginia. But despite Morris Schneider Wittstadt declaring bankruptcy last week, Johnson does not intend to give up his fight to get his money back.
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  • EXCLUSIVE: Morris Schneider Wittstadt officially files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Butler & Hosch sale, Dustin Johnson lawsuit severely impacted firm

    In the bankruptcy filing, obtained exclusively by HousingWire, Mark Wittstadt, the firm's managing partner, said that the firm would have been able to survive the alleged embezzlement of $30 million from the firm's accounts. However, the subsequent lawsuit from PGA golfer Dustin Johnson and the disastrous sale of assets to now-defunct Butler & Hosch was too much for the firm to bear.

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  • Sources: Morris Schneider Wittstadt declaring bankruptcy, closing immediately

    LandCastle Title’s operations will not be affected
    One source told HousingWire that MSW — a Georgia-based law firm that made national headlines last year when the firm sued its former managing partner for allegedly embezzling $30 million from the firm’s accounts and the accounts of the firm’s subsidiary, LandCastle Title — has not yet filed bankruptcy, perhaps due to the looming July 4th holiday, but the source expects the firm to file as early as Monday.
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  • Fidelity increases stake in LandCastle Title

    Total cost of bailout rises to $22 million
    It turns out that $19 million wasn’t enough to cover the shortages in the escrow accounts of LandCastle Title. Fidelity National Financial disclosed that it funneled an additional $3 million to LandCastle in the fourth quarter, and acquired an additional 5% stake in LandCastle, bringing its total bailout to $22 million.
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  • From HW Magazine

    What really happened at LandCastle Title?

    Missing money from escrow accounts starts a landslide of accusations
    Johnson’s lawsuit states that while Hardwick was attempting to secure those loans, the Wittstadts entered into secret negotiations with Fidelity National Financial to bail out the firm “in order to prevent a disastrous national impact on the housing market should the escrow account misappropriations become public before the Wittstadts could cover everything up.”
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