Firm That Held Foreclosure Costume Party Closing

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foreclosure costume party firm closing
foreclosure costume party firm closing

By Carolyn Thompson


BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York law firm that specializes in foreclosures and was criticized for a Halloween party that mocked the homeless will close, a spokesman said Monday.

Steven J. Baum P.C., one of the largest-volume mortgage foreclosure firms in New York, filed notice of mass layoffs with the state Department of Labor and local officials, indicating at least a third of its employees would lose their jobs. On Monday, spokesman Earl Wells III confirmed the law firm would close altogether.