Dwight Schar, the owner of Ryan Homes and Bella Collina, and the minority owner of the Washington Football Team, is represented by “corrupt” attorney Marc Randazza. This same Marc Randazza has been suspended by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
After Randazza was suspended by the Nevada State Bar, the Director of the Office of Enrollment and Discipline requested that the Director of the USPTO impose reciprocal discipline identical to the discipline imposed by the Supreme Court of the State of Nevada. The Patent Office complied.
“Marc J. Randazza (“Respondent”) is hereby suspended from the practice of trademark and other non-patent law before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO” or “Office”) for one year, stayed for eighteen months subject to conditions, for violation of 3 7 C.F.R. § 11.804(h),” decreed the Patent Office.
WHAT DID MARC RANDAZZA DO WRONG?
The Patent Office clearly outlined Marc Randazza’s misdeeds. They included: “, for knowingly violating duties owed to his client ( conflict of interest) and the legal profession (restrictions on the right to practice) arising out of a matter in which Mr. Randazza loaned money to his client without informing the client in writing of the desirability of obtaining independent counsel, and by negotiating with opposing counsel to receive, as part of a settlement, a retainer for future legal services.”
Dwight Schar, founder of NVR, Inc., Ryan Homes and owner of Bella Collina, Florida, chose Marc Randazza, an attorney who represented also porn sites, InfoWars, and a neo-Nazi, to do his dirty work to cover the truth.
The State Bar of Nevada charged Randazza with alleged violations of Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct 1.4 (Communication), 1.7 (Conflict of Interest: Current Clients), 1.8 (Conflict of Interest: Current Clients: Specific Rules), 1.10 (Imputation of Conflicts of Interest), 1.15 (Safekeeping Property), 1.16 (Declining or Terminating Representation), 2.1 (Advisor), 5.6 (Restrictions on Right to Practice), and 8.4 (Misconduct). On July 23, 2018, an automatic appeal was filed with the Nevada Supreme Court regarding a guilty plea and disciplinary recommendation made by the Southern Nevada Disciplinary Panel. The Disciplinary Panel had recommended a one-year suspension, stayed for 18 months, with the requirement that he avoid subsequent ethics complaints for the 18 months following entry of the order, complete 20 hours of CLE classes, and pay the costs associated with the proceedings within 30 days. The plea and disciplinary recommendation were only for the violations of Rules 1.8 and 5.6; the remaining charges were dismissed.