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Full title: Notice of Opportunity To Request a Hearing On Motion (LBR 9013-1(o)) for Order Authorizing the Assignment of the Estate's Interests in the Woolsey Fire Litigation Free and Clear of Liens, Claims and Interests Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. Section 363 and Approving Compromise with Overland & Overland Pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9019 with Proof of Service Filed by Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) (RE: related document(s)225 Motion for Order Authorizing the Assignment of the Estate's Interests in the Woolsey Fire Litigation Free and Clear of Liens, Claims and Interests Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. Section 363 and Approving Compromise with Overland & Overland Pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9019; Memorandum of Points and Authorities; Declaration of Elissa D. Miller in Support with Proof of Service Filed by Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) (Ekvall, Lei Lei)). (Ekvall, Lei Lei) (Entered: 03/01/2021)

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[No Hearing Required Pursuant to Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(o)] 21 22 23 TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: 24 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Elissa D. Miller, the chapter 7 trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Girardi Keese (the "Trustee"), has filed a Motion for Order 25 Authorizing the Assignment of the Estate's Interests in the Woolsey Fire Litigation Free and Clear of Liens, Claims and Interests Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 363 and Approving 26 Compromise with Overland & Overland Pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9019 ("Motion").Pre-petition, Girardi Keese ("the Debtor") represented approximately a dozen plaintiffs against Southern California Edison in connection with the November 2 2018 Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties (the "Woolsey Fire Litigation").F 14 Ainltleorceasttios np,u srhsaulal nbte t ofr eBea naknrdu pctlecya rC oof daell slieecntsio, nc l3a6im3s(f,) ,e inncculumdbinrga nbcuets n, oatn ldim oittehde rt o s0 15 (i) any purported liens, assignments, encumbrances, or other purported transfers e1 M5- to litigation funders or other creditors of the Debtor, and (ii) any purported a 4 ost4 4 16 assignments or transfers (or agreements to a substitution of counsel or notice of C71 association or appearance) by the Debtor.Any liens, claims, encumbrances, or other interests of the Debtor's 18 creditors or other entities that may assert an interest in the Debtor's right to attorneys' fees or other compensation relating to the Clients shall attach only to 19 the Estate Allocation, to the same extent, priority, and validity (if any) that such liens, claims, encumbrances, or other interests had prior to consummation of the 20 Agreement, and subject to any claims or defenses the Trustee or the Estate may have.Mark E. Overland oybal Federal Building Overland & Overland 55 E. Temple Street, Suite 1660 100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700 os Angeles, CA 90012

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1 SMILEY WANG-EKVALL, LLP Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, State Bar No. 163047 2 lekvall@swelawfirm.com Philip E. Strok, State Bar No. 169296 3 pstrok@swelawfirm.com Timothy W. Evanston, State Bar No. 319342 4 tevanston@swelawfirm.com 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 5 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Telephone: 714 445-1000 6 Facsimile: 714 445-1002 7 Attorneys for Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 Trustee 8 UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT 9 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 LOS ANGELES DIVISION 11 2 In re Case No. 2:20-bk-21022-BR 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 G IRARDI KEESE, C hapter 7 ornia ax 71 NOTICE OF MOTION FOR ORDER a, Calif00 • F 14 ATHUET HEOSRTAIZTINEG'S TINHTEE ARSESSITGSN IMNE TNHTE O F s0 15 WOOLSEY FIRE LITIGATION FREE e1 M5- AND CLEAR OF LIENS, CLAIMS AND a 4 ost4 4 16 INTERESTS PURSUANT TO 11 U.S.C. C71 § 363 AND APPROVING COMPROMISE el 17 WITH OVERLAND & OVERLAND T PURSUANT TO FEDERAL RULE OF 18 Debtor. BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURE 9019; OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST A 19 HEARING 20 [No Hearing Required Pursuant to Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(o)] 21 22 23 TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: 24 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Elissa D. Miller, the chapter 7 trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Girardi Keese (the "Trustee"), has filed a Motion for Order 25 Authorizing the Assignment of the Estate's Interests in the Woolsey Fire Litigation Free and Clear of Liens, Claims and Interests Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 363 and Approving 26 Compromise with Overland & Overland Pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9019 ("Motion"). The Trustee is requesting that the Motion be granted withou27 a hearing as provided in Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(o) unless a party in interest timelfiles and serves a written opposition to the Motion and requests a hearing. The Motion is

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1 1. Pre-petition, Girardi Keese ("the Debtor") represented approximately a dozen plaintiffs against Southern California Edison in connection with the November 2 2018 Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties (the "Woolsey Fire Litigation"). In December 2020, Shane Paquette and the Paquette Family Trust, two of the Debtor's 3 former clients in the Woolsey Fire Litigation, opted to substitute Overland & Overland ("O&O") in as their counsel in the litigation. 4 2. The Debtor is not able to continue to perform as counsel for the other 5 Clients and O&O wishes to substitute in as counsel for all the Clients, subject to each Client's written consent. Accordingly, the Trustee and O&O entered into a settlement 6 agreement, whereby the Trustee agreed to transfer the Estate's interest in the Woolsey Fire Litigation to O&O (the "Agreement"). The salient terms of the Agreement are as 7 follows: 8 (a) All fees that may be received by O&O or the Debtor on account of the representation of the Clients in the Woolsey Fire Litigation (including Shane 9 Paquette and the Paguette Family Trust), net of (i) referral fees, and (ii) any common benefit assessments ("Fees"), shall be allocated as follows: 10 (i) To the Trustee for the benefit of the Estate, 35% of the Fees 11 after deducting costs (the "Estate Allocation"); and 2 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 Allocati(oiin) "). To O&O, 65% of the Fees after deducting Costs (the "O&O ornia ax 71 (b) The assignment to O&O, including without limitation the O&O a, Calif00 • F 14 Ainltleorceasttios np,u srhsaulal nbte t ofr eBea naknrdu pctlecya rC oof daell slieecntsio, nc l3a6im3s(f,) ,e inncculumdbinrga nbcuets n, oatn ldim oittehde rt o s0 15 (i) any purported liens, assignments, encumbrances, or other purported transfers e1 M5- to litigation funders or other creditors of the Debtor, and (ii) any purported a 4 ost4 4 16 assignments or transfers (or agreements to a substitution of counsel or notice of C71 association or appearance) by the Debtor. el 17 T (c) Any liens, claims, encumbrances, or other interests of the Debtor's 18 creditors or other entities that may assert an interest in the Debtor's right to attorneys' fees or other compensation relating to the Clients shall attach only to 19 the Estate Allocation, to the same extent, priority, and validity (if any) that such liens, claims, encumbrances, or other interests had prior to consummation of the 20 Agreement, and subject to any claims or defenses the Trustee or the Estate may have. The O&O Allocation shall be free and clear of such liens, claims, 21 encumbrances, or other interests. For the avoidance of doubt, O&O is assuming no liabilities of the Estate, the Debtor, or any current or former partners, members22 attorneys, insiders, affiliates, or employees thereof, whether under contract, tort, ootherwise. 23 (d) The terms of the Agreement, and the effectiveness thereof, are 24 subject to Court approval. 25 3. The proposed assignment, which is subject to each client's consent, is in the best interests of the Estate and has been proposed in good faith. Under the 26 Agreement, the Estate will realize 35% of any contingency fees earned plus costs on terms that are fair to the Estate. Finally, the Agreement is the product of the Trustee's 27 arms-length negotiations with O&O.

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1 DEADLINE FOR FILING AND SERVING OPPOSITION PAPERS AND REQUEST FOR A HEARING: Pursuant to LBR 9013-1(o), any party who opposes the 2 Motion may request a hearing on the Motion. The deadline to file and serve a written opposition and request for hearing is 14 days after the date of service of this notice, plus3 3 additional days if you were served by mail or pursuant to F.R.Civ.P. 5(b)(2)(D) or (F). 4 If you timely file and serve a written opposition and request for a hearing, the Trustee will file and serve a notice of hearing at least 14 days in advance of the hearing. 5 If you fail to comply with this deadline: 6 (a) The Trustee will file a declaration to indicate (1) the Motion was properly served, (2) the response period elapsed, and (3) no party filed and serve7 a written opposition and request for a hearing within 14 days after the date of service of the notice; 8 (b) The Trustee will lodge an order that the Court may use to grant the 9 Motion; and 10 (c) The Court may treat your failure as a waiver of your right to oppose the Motion and may grant the Motion without further hearing and notice. 11 2 DATED: March 1, 2021 SMILEY WANG-EKVALL, LLP 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 a, California 00 • Fax 71 14 By: LEI LE/Is W/ LAeNi GLe Ei WKVaAnLgL E kvall s0 15 Attorneys for Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 e1 a M45- Trustee Cost14 4 16 7 el 17 T 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

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PROOF OF SERVICE OF DOCUMENT am over the age of 18 and not a party to this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding. My business address is 3200 ark Center Drive, Suite 250, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. true and correct copy of the foregoing document entitled (specify): NOTICE OF MOTION FOR ORDER AUTHORIZING THE SSIGNMENT OF THE ESTATE'S INTERESTS IN THE WOOLSEY FIRE LITIGATION FREE AND CLEAR OF LIENS, CLAIMS ANTERESTS PURSUANT TO 11 U.S.C. § 363 AND APPROVING COMPROMISE WITH OVERLAND & OVERLAND PURSUANT TEDERAL RULE OF BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURE 9019; OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST A HEARING will be served or was serve) on the judge in chambers in the form and manner required by LBR 5005-2(d); and (b) in the manner stated below: . TO BE SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (NEF): Pursuant to controlling General rders and LBR, the foregoing document will be served by the court via NEF and hyperlink to the document. On (date) arch 1, 2021 I checked the CM/ECF docket for this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding and determined that the llowing persons are on the Electronic Mail Notice List to receive NEF transmission at the email addresses stated below:  Service information continued on attached pag . SERVED BY UNITED STATES MAIL: n (date) March 1, 2021 , I served the following persons and/or entities at the last known addresses in this bankruptcy ase or adversary proceeding by placing a true and correct copy thereof in a sealed envelope in the United States mail, rst class, postage prepaid, and addressed as follows. Listing the judge here constitutes a declaration that mailing to the dge will be completed no later than 24 hours after the document is filed. he Honorable Barry Russell Courtney Overland .S. Bankruptcy Court Mark E. Overland oybal Federal Building Overland & Overland 55 E. Temple Street, Suite 1660 100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700 os Angeles, CA 90012 Santa Monica, CA 90401  Service information continued on attached pag . SERVED BY PERSONAL DELIVERY, OVERNIGHT MAIL, FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION OR EMAIL (state method r each person or entity served): Pursuant to F.R.Civ.P. 5 and/or controlling LBR, on (date) ________ , I served the llowing persons and/or entities by personal delivery, overnight mail service, or (for those who consented in writing to uch service method), by facsimile transmission and/or email as follows. Listing the judge here constitutes a declaration at personal delivery on, or overnight mail to, the judge will be completed no later than 24 hours after the document is led.  Service information continued on attached pag declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that the foregoing is true and correct. March 1, 2021 Gabriela Gomez-Cruz /s/ Gabriela Gomez-Cruz Date Printed Name Signature

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ADDITIONAL SERVICE INFORMATION (if needed): . SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (“NEF”)  Kyra E Andrassy kandrassy@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com  Rafey Balabanian , docket@edelson.com  Michelle Balady mb@bedfordlg.com, leo@bedfordlg.com  Richard D Buckley richard.buckley@arentfox.com  Marie E Christiansen mchristiansen@vedderprice.com, ecfladocket@vedderprice.com,marie-christiansen-4166@ecf.pacerpro.com  Jennifer Witherell Crastz jcrastz@hrhlaw.com  Ashleigh A Danker Ashleigh.danker@dinsmore.com, SDCMLFiles@DINSMORE.COM;Katrice.ortiz@dinsmore.com  Clifford S Davidson csdavidson@swlaw.com, jlanglois@swlaw.com;cliff-davidson-7586@ecf.pacerpro.com  Lei Lei Wang Ekvall lekvall@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com  Richard W Esterkin richard.esterkin@morganlewis.com  Timothy W Evanston tevanston@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com  James J Finsten , jimfinsten@hotmail.com  Alan W Forsley alan.forsley@flpllp.com, awf@fkllawfirm.com,awf@fl-lawyers.net,addy.flores@flpllp.com,laura.rucker@flpllp.com  Eric D Goldberg eric.goldberg@dlapiper.com, eric-goldberg-1103@ecf.pacerpro.com  Andrew Goodman agoodman@andyglaw.com, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com  Suzanne C Grandt suzanne.grandt@calbar.ca.gov, joan.randolph@calbar.ca.gov  Steven T Gubner sgubner@bg.law, ecf@bg.law  Marshall J Hogan mhogan@swlaw.com, knestuk@swlaw.com  Razmig Izakelian razmigizakelian@quinnemanuel.com  Lewis R Landau Lew@Landaunet.com  Daniel A Lev dlev@sulmeyerlaw.com, ccaldwell@sulmeyerlaw.com;dlev@ecf.inforuptcy.com  Peter J Mastan peter.mastan@dinsmore.com, SDCMLFiles@dinsmore.com;Katrice.ortiz@dinsmore.com  Edith R Matthai ematthai@romalaw.com  Kenneth Miller kmiller@pmcos.com, efilings@pmcos.com  Elissa Miller (TR) CA71@ecfcbis.com, MillerTrustee@Sulmeyerlaw.com;C124@ecfcbis.com;ccaldwell@sulmeyerlaw.com  Eric A Mitnick MitnickLaw@aol.com, mitnicklaw@gmail.com  Scott H Olson solson@vedderprice.com, scott-olson- 2161@ecf.pacerpro.com,ecfsfdocket@vedderprice.com,nortega@vedderprice.com  Leonard Pena lpena@penalaw.com, penasomaecf@gmail.com;penalr72746@notify.bestcase.com  Michael J Quinn mquinn@vedderprice.com, ecfladocket@vedderprice.com,michael-quinn-2870@ecf.pacerpro.com  Ronald N Richards ron@ronaldrichards.com, morani@ronaldrichards.com,justin@ronaldrichards.com  Philip E Strok pstrok@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;1garrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com  Boris Treyzon jfinnerty@actslaw.com, sgonzales@actslaw.com  United States Trustee (LA) ustpregion16.la.ecf@usdoj.gov  Eric D Winston ericwinston@quinnemanuel.com  Christopher K.S. Wong christopher.wong@arentfox.com, yvonne.li@arentfox.com  Timothy J Yoo tjy@lnbyb.com

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