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
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.

Lei Lei Wang Ekvall is President of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County

Partner Lei Lei Wang Ekvall has been elected to serve as the 2017-2018 president of the Legal Aid Society of Orange County

Lei Lei Wang Ekvall is a Member of the Board of Directors of the LABF

Partner Lei Lei Wang Ekvall has been appointed to the board of directors of the Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum

Partner selected to serve as the secretary of the Insolvency Law Committee of the State Bar of California

Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP congratulates its partner, Kyra E. Andrassy, on her selection as secretary of the Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California for the 2017-2018 term.

Partner Selected to Serve as Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference Program Chair

Smiley Wang Ekvall congratulates its partner, Autumn D. Spaeth, on her selection as Program Chair for the 2018 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, a position generally reserved for judges within the Ninth Circuit.

Two Smiley Wang-Ekvall Partners Serve as Speakers at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference

On July 18, 2017, Partners Autumn Spaeth and Robert Marticello served as Speakers for the Bankruptcy Bench/Bar Breakout Session at the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference held in San Francisco. Mr. Marticello, Central District of California Lawyer Representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, spoke on a panel entitled “Judicial Estoppel and Bankruptcy Cases: Inconsistent Positions, Judicial Integrity, and Unfair Advantage.” Ms. Spaeth, Chair of the Ninth Circuit’s Lawyer Representatives Coordinating Committee and member of the Ninth Circuit’s Conference Executive Committee, moderated a panel entitled “Save Time, Expense, and Trees: How and Why to Make Paperless Trials a Reality for Your Court.”