Partner Kyra E. Andrassy has been selected by the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California to serve as a member of its Insolvency Law Committee.
Evan D. Smiley, Philip E. Strok, and Robert S. Marticello 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. This is the first year Marticello has been included on the list.
Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP, has been named a Tier 1 firm for Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law by U.S. News & World Report for 2016.
Evan D. Smiley and Autumn D. Spaeth, partners of Smiley Wang-Ekvall, led the charge for twenty-seven defendants in seeking the dismissal of more than $50 million in claims asserted by the estate representative for Stillwater Asset Backed Offshore Fund Ltd. and other related funds. At the hearing on the motion to dismiss Stillwater’s complaint filed by Smiley and Spaeth, the Bankruptcy Court expressed a number of concerns with Stillwater’s claims and required additional briefing from Stillwater and other parties.
Robert S. Marticello, a partner of Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP, was recently installed as the 2015-2016 president of the California Bankruptcy Forum, a state-wide organization that focuses on ensuring the highest standards of practice in bankruptcy and insolvency law.
Autumn D. Spaeth, a partner of Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP, has been installed as a member of the Orange County Bar Association Board of Directors and selected to serve as Vice Chair of the Ninth Circuit’s Lawyer Representative Coordinating Committee.