Tonight in Schadenfreude

Remember that foreclosure firm who had employees dressing up in Halloween costumes that mocked homeless?

In an abrupt turn of events, Steven J. Baum is shutting down his foreclosure law firm and laying off at least 90 full- and part-time employees in Amherst and Long Island just days after losing the bulk of his business when Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stopped giving the firm new work.

The closing could also affect 600 employees at Amherst-based Pillar Processing, a neighboring firm that handles much of the paperwork from the Baum office.

Steven J. Baum PC said Monday it had filed a WARN notice with the state Labor Department and local authorities, notifying them of impending “mass layoffs which [are] occurring at the law firm.” The firm said it notified its employees as well.

Here’s a pic from their last Halloween party: