Updated: Monday, 21 Nov 2011, 8:58 PM EST
Published : Monday, 21 Nov 2011, 11:50 AM EST
AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - The law office of Steven J. Baum will be shutting down, leaving dozens of workers without a job.
Baum made the announcement Monday, citing a loss of business, as the reason for closure. The firm filed a W.A.R.N. notice, alerting the New York State Department of Labor of these mass layoffs.
His law offices recently came under fire, for the way employees handle foreclosures and for employees who mocked those being foreclosed on at a Halloween party last year. And last week, mortgage giant Freddie Mac cut off the law firm from receiving future business.
In a statement, Baum says, "Disrupting the livelihoods of so many dedicated and hardworking people is extremely painful, but the loss of so much business left us no choice but to file these notices."
Steven J. Baum employs about 70 full-time and part-time workers in Amherst and more than 20 on Long Island. Cuts will be made, according to the statement, in the next 30 days.