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Full title: Order Granting Motion for order authorizing chapter 7 trustee to operate the business of the debtor on a limited basis pursuant to 11 U.S.C. Section 721 pursuant to cash collateral stipulation and budget and to retain and pay debtor's former employees as independent contractors in accordance therewith (BNC-PDF) (Related Doc # 180) Signed on 2/16/2021 (Fortier, Stacey) (Entered: 02/16/2021)

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26 27 1 On February 16, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., the above-captioned Court held a hearing on 2 the Motion for Order Authorizing Chapter 7 Trustee to Operate the Business of the 3 Debtor on a Limited Basis Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 721 Pursuant To Cash Collateral 4 Stipulation And Budget And To Retain And Pay Debtor's Former Employees As 5 Independent Contractors In Accordance Therewith (the "Motion")1 [Docket No. Having 8 considered the Motion and the pleadings, declarations, and exhibits filed in support 9 thereof and opposition thereto, and the statements and arguments of counsel on the 10 record at the hearing on the Motion, finding that notice and service of the Motion were 11 proper and that no further notice be given, and finding good cause for the relief requeste2 00 12 in the Motion, 92626 4 445-1 13 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: alifornia • el T 17 operate the business of the Debtor on a limited basis as detailed in the Motion without 18 prejudice to the Trustee's right to request an extension from the Court; 19 3. 1 requires to perform the services contemplated by the Motion, so long as the total amount2 paid is within the amount projected in the Budget plus any Court-authorized variance; an3 4 4.TheTrustee is authorized to pay insurance, utilities, bond fees and other 5 necessary costs as set forth in the Motion and in accordance with the Budget plus any 6 Court-authorized variance.

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1 SMILEY WANG-EKVALL, LLP Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, State Bar No. 163047 2 lekvall@swelawfirm.com FILED & ENTERED Philip E. Strok, State Bar No. 169296 3 pstrok@swelawfirm.com Timothy W. Evanston, State Bar No. 319342 FEB 16 2021 4 tevanston@swelawfirm.com 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 5 Costa Mesa, California 92626 CLERK U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT Telephone: 714 445-1000 Central District of California 6 Facsimile: 714 445-1002 BY f o r t i e r DEPUTY CLERK 7 Attorneys for Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 Trustee 8 UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT 9 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 LOS ANGELES DIVISION 11 In re Case No. 2:20-bk-21022-BR 2 00 12 92626 4 445-1 13 G IRARDI KEESE, C hapter 7 alifornia • Fax 71 14 Debtor. OORRDDEERR GAURTAHNOTIRNIGZI NMGO TCIHOANP FTOERR 7 a, C00 TRUSTEE TO OPERATE THE es10 15 BUSINESS OF THE DEBTOR ON A osta M4 445- 16 LUI.MS.ICTE. §D 7B2A1 SPISU RPSUURASNUTA NTOT TCOA S1H1 C71 el COLLATERAL STIPULATION AND T 17 BUDGET AND TO RETAIN AND PAY DEBTOR'S FORMER EMPLOYEES AS 18 INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS IN ACCORDANCE THEREWITH 19 20 Date: February 16, 2021 Time: 2:00 p.m. 21 Ctrm.: 1668 via ZoomGov 255 E. Temple Street 22 Los Angeles, CA 90012 23 Web Address: https://cacb.zoomgov.com/j/1604415586 24 Meeting ID: 1604415586 Password: 123456 25 Telephone: (669) 254-5252 (San Jose) (646) 828-7666 (New York) 26 27

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1 On February 16, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., the above-captioned Court held a hearing on 2 the Motion for Order Authorizing Chapter 7 Trustee to Operate the Business of the 3 Debtor on a Limited Basis Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 721 Pursuant To Cash Collateral 4 Stipulation And Budget And To Retain And Pay Debtor's Former Employees As 5 Independent Contractors In Accordance Therewith (the "Motion")1 [Docket No. 180] filed 6 by Elissa D. Miller, the Chapter 7 Trustee (the "Trustee") for the bankruptcy estate (the 7 "Estate") of Girardi Keese. Appearances were as noted on the Court's record. Having 8 considered the Motion and the pleadings, declarations, and exhibits filed in support 9 thereof and opposition thereto, and the statements and arguments of counsel on the 10 record at the hearing on the Motion, finding that notice and service of the Motion were 11 proper and that no further notice be given, and finding good cause for the relief requeste2 00 12 in the Motion, 92626 4 445-1 13 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: alifornia • Fax 71 14 1. The Motion is GRANTED; a, C00 es10 15 2. The Trustee is authorized pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 721, for a period of six M5- osta 4 44 16 months from the date the Trustee accepted her appointment on January 13, 2021, to C71 el T 17 operate the business of the Debtor on a limited basis as detailed in the Motion without 18 prejudice to the Trustee's right to request an extension from the Court; 19 3. The Trustee is authorized to retain and pay on a weekly basis the W-9 20 employees identified in the Motion and such other W-9 employees as the Trustee 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 1 Capitalized terms not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Motion.

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1 requires to perform the services contemplated by the Motion, so long as the total amount2 paid is within the amount projected in the Budget plus any Court-authorized variance; an3 4 4.The Trustee is authorized to pay insurance, utilities, bond fees and other 5 necessary costs as set forth in the Motion and in accordance with the Budget plus any 6 Court-authorized variance. 7 ### 8 9 10 11 2 00 12 92626 4 445-1 13 alifornia • Fax 71 14 a, C00 es10 15 M5- osta 4 44 16 C71 el T 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Date: February 16, 2021 24 25 26 27

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