Steven J. Baum, P.C.: “Karma’s a Bitch”
If you believe in Karma, this has to be the feelgood story of this Holiday Season — in that meanspirited vengeful sort of way. The law firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. — one of those infamous foreclosure mills — had its fifteen minutes of fame this past Halloween. All 89 of the company’s employees came to the company Halloween party dressed as foreclosure victims and homeless people.
New York Times columnist Joe Nocera wrote about it.
And now — remember kids, what goes around comes around — the firm of Steven J. Baum, P.C. is closing. The firm has had constant battles with state and federal officials over its use of robo-signing and all the other sleazy tactics used by foreclosure mills. Steven J. Baum’s numerous fines and warnings were presumably the main cause of the firm’s, uh, departure.
But Steven J. Baum would rather blame that mean old New York Times columnist for his bad Karma. After announcing his firm’s closure, Steven J. Baum sent this e-mail to Joe Nocera:
“Mr. Nocera — You have destroyed everything and everyone related to Steven J. Baum PC. It took 40 years to build this firm and three weeks to tear down.”
Aw come on, Steven, cheer up. Next Halloween, people will be dressing up as YOU.