4 Hutton Centre

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Santa Ana’s Stearns Holdings LLC, the country’s 20th-largest mortgage lender, filed for chapter 11 protection this morning in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York.

The company listed assets and liabilities each in the range of $1 billion to $10 billion.

Majority-owner Blackstone Group is proposing a restructuring plan to eliminate $180 million in bond debt from its balance sheet.

The company was founded by Glenn Stearns; he sold a majority stake to Blackstone in 2015.

For more on this news, please see the July 15 print edition of the Business Journal.