bank•rupt•cy
'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
noun.

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.

In the news
Partner Robert Marticello published by the Los Angeles Daily Journal in its Top Bankruptcy Lawyers Supplement

regarding the bankruptcy cases of Purdue Pharma, L.P., and LTL Management, LLC, aka Johnson & Johnson, With Bankruptcy Court’s Extraordinary Power Comes Great Responsibility – and Some Negative Publicity

Six Attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2023

Partners Philip Strok, Kyra Andrassy, Robert Marticello, Kraig Kilger, and Associates Michael Simon and Timothy Evanston have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2023 in the areas of Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Four partners, Associates recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Partners Philip Strok, Kyra Andrassy, Robert Marticello, Kraig Kilger, and Associates Michael Simon and Timothy Evanston have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2022 in the areas of Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Partner Robert Marticello was featured as a panelist on the OCBA Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section Webinar

“Flatten the Curve”: A Panel Discussion on the “Novel” Issues Impacting Bankruptcy Cases Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic 

Partner Robert S. Marticello Quoted in Southern California Record

https://socalrecord.com/stories/535948655-gov-newsom-expected-to-open-low-risk-retail-sector

Four partners recognized by Best Lawyers® for 2020

Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, Philip Strok, Kyra Andrassy, and Robert Marticello have been recognized by Best Lawyers in America© 2020 in the areas of Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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