'ban-(,)krəp-(t)sē noun.

A new beginning. An opportunity for rehabilitation, reorganization, or acquisition.

re•al es•tate trans•ac•tion
'rē(ə)l is-'tāt
tran(t)s-'ak-shən noun.

An integral element and foundation for wealth and commerce in the world economy.

busi•ness lit•i•ga•tion
'biz-nəs, nəz 'lit-ə-'gā-shən

The pursuit or defense of claims
integral to the ultimate success
of a business.

Smiley Wang-Ekvall specializes in achieving unparalleled results for its clients in the areas of business litigation, real estate transactions, and bankruptcy and insolvency matters.  The attorneys at Smiley Wang-Ekvall focus on consistently delivering strategic, effective and efficient representation to their clients.  The firm combines the hands-on attention and cost-effectiveness of a small firm with the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience of a large firm.  In sum, the best of both worlds.

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Three partners recognized as Super Lawyers for 2019

Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, Kyra Andrassy, and Robert Marticello have once again been recognized as Southern California Super Lawyers, and Kyra Andrassy was also recognized as one of the Top 50 lawyers in Orange County for 2019.

Partner Kyra E. Andrassy named a 2018-2019 California Bankruptcy Forum Conference Co-Chair

Partner Kyra E. Andrassy named a 2018-2019 California Bankruptcy Forum Conference Co-Chair

Four Firm Partners are Named to “2018 Best Lawyers in America”© List

Evan D. Smiley, Philip E. Strok, Robert S. Marticello, and Kyra Andrassy have been named Best Lawyers of America in the “Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law” practice area. Both Smiley and Strok have been named Best Lawyers in America consecutively since 2010 and Marticello have been included on the list since 2016. This is the first year Andrassy has been recognized.

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