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Reversal of fortune: Halsey Minor declares personal bankruptcy
Published on May 30th, 2013
26 comments It's official. Halsey Minor has burned up his fortune, once estimated at nearly $400 million.A spate of vanity investments and the litigation that followed appear to have pushed the high-flying...
Landmark move: Hotel shell bids due in early June
Published on Jun 4th, 2012
2 comments As Williamsburg-area officials prepare one Halsey Minor mansion for sale and as the embattled internet financier himself tries to unload his San Francisco version of the Petit Trianon along with his...
Halsey's houses: Fox Ridge offered as plantation deteriorates
Published on May 22nd, 2012
8 comments The long unwinding of assets owned by internet millionaire Halsey Minor now includes his hometown property: Fox Ridge Farm, a 205-acre equestrian estate near Free Union. Quietly placed on the market...
Danielson's back? Billionaire's backing enthuses Landmark creator
Published on Mar 20th, 2012
20 comments   Related stories • Indigence plea: Halsey Minor's assets don't include cash • Free at last? Govt-owned bank wins control of Landmark hotel • Minor filing: Halsey files bankruptcy for Landmark...
Indigence plea: Halsey Minor's assets don't include cash
Published on Aug 19th, 2011
21 comments Halsey Minor has filed an "affidavit of indigence" in a Georgia court, another sign of the embattled millionaire's dwindling fortune. But has he really gone the way of squatters camping in his...
Last rats? DLA Piper flees sinking Minor
Published on May 26th, 2011
6 comments Last September, lawyer Betty Shumener assured the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Lynchburg that her firm knew what it was doing when it asked to become the counsel to West Coast brainiac Halsey Minor when...
As promised: Halsey Minor chooses bankruptcy for mansion's LLC
Published on Feb 17th, 2011
15 comments As he promised to do, internet financier and halted hotel-builder Halsey Minor has placed the LLC he created for owning a historic Williamsburg-area mansion into bankruptcy, thus thwarting efforts to...
Plot thickens: Halsey Minor claims outrage over foreclosure
Published on Jan 30th, 2011
18 comments Minor agreed to pay the Foundation over $17 million for the historic estate. PHOTO BY MELISSA WILKINS Claiming that he withheld his mortgage payments to the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as part...
New foreclosure: Williamsburg to auction Halsey Minor mansion
Published on Jan 28th, 2011
8 comments Minor nearly lost another sprawling estate to foreclosure–- Fox Ridge Farm in Albemarle–- in early 2010. PHOTO BY MELISSA WILKINS There's new financial trouble for embattled Internet...
Free at last? Govt-owned bank wins control of Landmark hotel
Published on Jan 20th, 2011
26 comments Minor and Danielson at the 2008 groundbreaking. FILE PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN Three years after ground was broken and two years after lawsuits began flying, the towering skeleton of the planned...
Minor filing: Halsey files bankruptcy for Landmark hotel
Published on Sep 2nd, 2010
26 comments Halsey Minor, left, has been sparring with developer Lee Danielson. FILE PHOTOS BY HAWES SPENCER AND JAY KUHLMANN The company owned by bi-coastal Internet millionaire Halsey Minor to develop the...
Danielson trumped: Minor wins in Landmark hotel arbitration
Published on Jul 1st, 2010
18 comments Minor and Danielson during happier times at the groundbreaking of the Landmark. FILE PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN Back in February, some may have scoffed when liquidity-challenged business tycoon Halsey...
Hotel homeless? Police investigate Landmark squatting
Published on Jun 18th, 2010
59 comments Looming presence: Mayor Dave Norris at the dedication ceremony for the Mall re-bricking project last year. FILE PHOTO BY DAVE MCNAIR City officials had once hoped the Landmark Hotel would attract...
Christie's toppled: Jury hands Minor $8 million victory
Published on May 22nd, 2010
29 comments Minor just won a big one. FILE PHOTO BY JAY KUHLMANN After a two-week trial in a federal court in San Francisco, jurors have awarded Internet millionaire and Charlottesville hotel builder Halsey...
Major prices: For Minor art, as Nurse sells for $6.5 million
Published on May 14th, 2010
6 comments This one painting by Richard Prince brought $6.5 million, as well as compliments about Minor's eye for art. PHILLIPS DE PURY The contemporary collection of embattled art collector/hotel maker Halsey...
Minor's art: Collection might raise $30 million-- but not all for him
Published on May 8th, 2010
13 comments Nurse in Hollywood #4, says the auction catalog [pdf], "is not only the most important painting from this series but is also one of Prince’s most glamorous, direct, and stunning ones." PHILLIPS DE...
Danielson-Minor feud: Two trade barbs after arbitration
Published on Apr 27th, 2010
59 comments Minor and Danielson have traded lawsuits over their unfinished Landmark hotel. FILE PHOTOS BY HAWES SPENCER, JAY KUHLMANN After a week spent inside some Omni hotel conference rooms putting on...
Landmark list: Minor atop California taxpayer delinquencies
Published on Apr 13th, 2010
11 comments Minor, Danielson, and the Landmark. PHOTOS BY JAY KUHLMANN, HAWES SPENCER Halsey Minor, the CNet-founding millionaire whose Midas touch has been tarnished by a series of setbacks including the...
Auction block: Merrill petitions court for Minor's art
Published on Mar 26th, 2010
19 comments Minor could lose "Andy Warhol and Members of the Factory," shown here, as well as "Sexes," by former Virginia Beach skater punk Ryan McGinness. PHOTOS BY DENNIS HOPPER, JAY KUHLMANN Internet tycoon...
Tower tangle: Judge limits Minor suit against Danielson
Published on Feb 18th, 2010
22 comments The Tyvek tower flaps in the breeze on the day of the hearing. PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER; FILE PHOTOS JAY KUHLMANN The tussle over the unfinished Landmark Hotel entered a new chapter Wednesday, as...
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