Georgia Supreme Court Justice David E. Nahmias has rapped a former Greenberg Traurig associate and the State Bar of Georgia for recommending that the associate receive a light sanction after he admitted to a half-million-dollar fraud.
On Monday, the high court rejected a voluntary petition filed by ex-Greenberg bankruptcy and foreclosure associate Michael J.C. Shaw. Shaw had requested a six-to-12-months retroactive suspension after admitting that he performed title examinations, skip traces and other investigative services under two fake identities, billing the firm for them, and collecting approximately $493,000 between 2003 and 2009.
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