Monday, November 21, 2011

Heartless NY Law Firm That Mocked Foreclosure Victims At Its Halloween Party Lays-Off Staff

This is an outstanding example of the heartless nature of many attorneys. The Steve J. Baum, P.C. law firm thought they had come up with a brilliant idea to throw an office party mocking their enemies, i.e., foreclosure and homeless victims.  This unbelievable display of mockery among legal professionals and their support staff is so counter to the many fine law firms I've worked for over the years. 
"An embattled New York foreclosure law firm that was criticized for a Halloween party that mocked the homeless and was recently shunned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will close.  A statement issued Monday originally said Steven J. Baum P.C. filed notice of mass layoffs with state labor officials but did not mention closing. After pictures surfaced of employees dressed like homeless people for Halloween in 2010, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stopped referrals." - Law Firm That Hosted Foreclosure Costume Party to Layoff One-Third of Employees - Huff
A good law firm extends its resources to help and contribute to their local community charities and to sponsor socially conscious events.  Most all of the law firms I've ever worked for in San Francisco had outstanding outreach programs to aid the homeless, poor and even had employees volunteer to help build homes for the disadvantaged.

A sad demonstration of a heartless law firm and its clueless staff.

The laws of karma are very real, so it's not surprising Steve J. Baum P.C. has announced it's going to lay off 1/3 of its employees in their mortgage-foreclosure practices division.