About the Firm

Smiley Wang-Ekvall achieves unparalleled results for its clients in the areas of business litigation, real estate transactions, and bankruptcy and insolvency matters, combining the hands-on attention and cost-effectiveness of a small firm with the depth and breadth of experience of a large firm.

Smiley Wang-Ekvall’s bankruptcy attorneys have extensive experience representing chapter 11 debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, chapter 11 trustees, chapter 7 trustees, creditors’ committees, equity committees, and asset purchasers.  The firm’s experience is not just limited to representation in bankruptcy cases, but includes assignments for the benefit of creditors, out of court workouts, and receiverships.  The firm’s attorneys have been involved in a wide variety of industries, including the apparel, hospitality, real estate, telecommunications, technology, healthcare, retail, and construction industries.

The litigation lawyers at Smiley Wang-Ekvall also represent clients in federal court and state court in both business litigation and bankruptcy-related litigation.  They are experienced in a wide range of matters, including litigation involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of guaranty, partnership and shareholder disputes, fraud, unfair business practices, and fraudulent conveyance actions.

The firm’s real estate and transactional attorneys are experienced in all phases of residential and commercial real estate development, including acquisitions, financing, planning, entitlement, development, construction, leasing, and sales.   The firm’s transactional attorneys also advise clients regarding the structuring, formation, and governance of business entities, including the structuring of complex joint venture relationships.

In addition to delivering strategic, effective, and efficient representation to their clients, the lawyers at Smiley Wang-Ekvall are leaders in various bar organizations, serving as members of the board of directors and presidents of several different organizations, including the California Bankruptcy Forum, the Orange County Bar Association, the Orange County Asian American Bar Association, and the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.