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Full title: Notice of Joinder of KCC Class Action Services, LLC to Motion of Petitioning Creditors for Appointment of Interim Trustee Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 303(g) [with proof of service] Filed by Creditor KCC Class Action Services, LLC (RE: related document(s)12 Emergency motion Emergency Motion For Appointment Of Interim Trustee Pursuant to 11 USC 303(g); Memorandum of Points And Authorities; Declarations of Paul Cody and Boris Treyzon, Esq. filed Separately With Proof of Service. LBR 9075-1(b) Filed by Petitioning Creditors John Abassian, Virginia Antonio, Kimberly Archie, Robert M. Keese, Jill O'Callahan, Erika Saldana). (Olson, Scott) (Entered: 12/28/2020)

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KCC is a creditor of the Debtor pursuant to a judgment in the amount of $7,500,000.00 entered by the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, on December 15, 2020, in the matter captioned as KCC Class Action Services, LLC v. Girardi Keese & Thomas V. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED: 9 Judgment is hereby entered in favor of Plaintiff KCC Class Action Services, LLC, 10 Delaware limited liability company, and against Defendants Girardi Keese, a California gener11 partnership, and Thomas V. Girardi, an individual, jointly and severally, on Plaintiff’s claims f12 (1) breach of contract against Girardi Keese, a California general partnership, and (2) breach 13 guaranty against Thomas V. Girardi, an individual. On December 7, 2020 I served true copies of the following document(s) described as 6 [PROPOSED] JUDGMENT 7 on the interested parties in this action as follows: 8 Robert C. Baker Attorney for Defendants 9 Phillip A. Baker Jennifer L. Stone GIRARDI KEESE, a 10 Laurence C. Osborn My business address is: edder Price (CA), LLP, 275 Battery Street, Suite 2464, San Francisco, California 94111 true and correct copy ofthe foregoing documententitled (specify): _N_o_t_ic_e_ o_f_ J_o_i_n_d_e_r _o_f _K_C_C__ C_l_a_s_s_ A_c_t_io_n_ _ __________e_r_vi_c_e_s_, _L_L_C_ t_o_ _M_o_t_io_n_ o_f_ P__e_tit_io_n_i_n_g_ C__re_d_i_to_r_s_ f_o_r _A_p_p_o_in_t_m_e_n_t_ o_f_ I_n_te_r_im__ T_r_u_s_te_e_ _P_u_r_s_u_a_n_t _to_ _1_1_ U_._S_._C_.P. 5 and/or controlling LBR, on (date) _______________, I servede following persons and/or entities by personal delivery, overnight mail service, or (for those who consented in writing tuch service method), by facsimile transmission and/or email as follows.

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VEDDER PRICE (CA), LLP SCOTT H. OLSON (SB# 249956) solson@vedderprice.com 275 Battery Street, Suite 2464 San Francisco, California 94111 Telephone: (415) 749-9500 Facsimile: (415) 749-9502 Attorneys for KCC Class Action Services, LLC UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Case No. 2:20-bk-21022-BR In re: Chapter 7 GIRARDI KEESE, NOTICE OF JOINDER OF KCC Involuntary Debtor. CLASS ACTION SERVICES, LLC TO MOTION OF PETITIONING CREDITORS FOR APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM TRUSTEE PURSUANT TO 11 U.S.C. § 303(g) Hon. Barry Russell Hearing Date: January 5, 2021 Time: 2:00 p.m. TO THE COURT, ALL PARTIES AND THEIR ATTORNEYS OF RECORD: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT KCC Class Action Services, LLC (“KCC”), by and through its undersigned counsel, hereby joins in the Motion of Petitioning Creditors for Appointment of Interim Trustee Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 303(g) (the “Interim Trustee Motion”) (Dkt. No. 12). In support of this Joinder, KCC respectfully represents as follows: 1. KCC is a creditor of the Debtor pursuant to a judgment in the amount of $7,500,000.00 entered by the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County, on December 15,

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2020, in the matter captioned as KCC Class Action Services, LLC v. Girardi Keese & Thomas V. Girardi, Case No. 19STCV38587. Attached hereto as Exhibit A is a true and correct copy of KCC’s judgment against Debtor. 2. On December 18, 2020, Petitioners Jill O’Callahan, Robert Keese, John Abassian, Erika Saldana, Virginia Antonio and Kimberly Archie (collectively, the “Petitioning Creditors”) filed an involuntary petition under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code against the Debtor. Pursuant to the Summons issued, January 15, 2021 was fixed as the date by which the Debtor was required to respond to the involuntary petition. 3. On December 24, 2020, Petitioning Creditors filed the Interim Trustee Motion asserting the immediate appointment of a trustee was appropriate due to the risk that Debtor may lose clients and client files to other law firms, thereby reducing the monies due to Debtor from its pending cases, and settlement proceeds owed to Debtor may not be paid. 4. KCC joins in the arguments and positions set forth in the Interim Trustee Motion to the extent relevant and applicable. KCC similarly believes that there is a significant risk that Debtor’s assets may be dissipated if an interim trustee is not appointed. KCC believes that the legal reasoning in the Interim Trustee Motion is sound and, for the reasons set forth therein, respectfully asks the Court to appoint a Chapter 7 Trustee. 5. KCC expressly reserves any and all rights to supplement or amend this Joinder, including the right to make additional arguments at the hearing on the Interim Trustee Motion.

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Dated: December 28, 2020 Respectfully submitted, VEDDER PRICE (CA), LLP By: /s/ Scott H. Olson SCOTT H. OLSON Attorneys for KCC Class Action Services, LLC

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EXHIBIT A

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1 VEDDER PRICE (CA), LLP MICHAEL J. QUINN (SB# 198349) 2 mquinn@vedderprice.com MARIE E. CHRISTIANSEN (SB# 325352) 3 mchristiansen@vedderprice.com 4 1925 Century Park East, Suite 1900 Los Angeles, California 90067 5 Telephone: (424) 204-7700 Facsimile: (424) 204-7702 6 Attorneys for Plaintiff 7 KCC Class Action Services, LLC 8 9 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA 10 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 11 KCC CLASS ACTION SERVICES, LLC, a Case No. 19STCV38587 12 Delaware limited liability company, [[[PPPRRROOOPPPOOOSSSEEEDDD]]] JUDGMENT 13 Plaintiff, 14 v. Hon. Steven Kleifield 15 GIRARDI KEESE, a California general 16 partnership, and THOMAS V. GIRARDI, an Action Filed: October 28, 2019 individual, 17 Defendants. 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

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1 [[[PPPRRROOOPPPOOOSSSEEEDDD]]] JUDGMENT 2 Plaintiff KCC Class Action Services, LLC’s Motion for Summary Judgment came befor3 the Court for hearing on December 2, 2020. The Motion for Summary Judgment was opposed b 4 Defendants Girardi Keese and Thomas V. Girardi who requested the Court deny the Motion f 5 Summary Judgment. After considering the Motion for Summary Judgment, all papers filed i6 support and in opposition thereto, and the arguments of counsel, the Court GRANTED Plaintiff’ 7 Motion for Summary Judgment; 8 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, ADJUDGED, AND DECREED: 9 Judgment is hereby entered in favor of Plaintiff KCC Class Action Services, LLC, 10 Delaware limited liability company, and against Defendants Girardi Keese, a California gener11 partnership, and Thomas V. Girardi, an individual, jointly and severally, on Plaintiff’s claims f12 (1) breach of contract against Girardi Keese, a California general partnership, and (2) breach 13 guaranty against Thomas V. Girardi, an individual. The total amount of the judgment in favor 14 Plaintiff KCC Class Action Services, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, and again15 Defendants Girardi Keese, a California general partnership, and Thomas V. Girardi, a16 individual, jointly and severally, is Seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($7,500,00017 (the “Judgment Amount”). Interest shall accrue on the Judgment Amount at the legal rat18 pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure § 685.010 from the date of the entry of thi19 Judgment until the Judgment Amount plus accrued interest is paid in full. 20 21 22 DATED: __________________________________ 23 HON. STEVEN J. KLEIFIELD JUDGE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT 24 25 26 27 28

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1 PROOF OF SERVICE 2 STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES 3 At the time of service, I was over 18 years of age and not a party to this action. I aemployed in the County of Los Angeles, State of California. My business address is 1925 Centur 4 Park East, Suite 1900, Los Angeles, CA 90067. 5 On December 7, 2020 I served true copies of the following document(s) described as 6 [PROPOSED] JUDGMENT 7 on the interested parties in this action as follows: 8 Robert C. Baker Attorney for Defendants 9 Phillip A. Baker Jennifer L. Stone GIRARDI KEESE, a 10 Laurence C. Osborn California general partnership BAKER, KEENER & NAHRA, LLP 11 and 633 West 5th St., Suite 5500 12 Los Angeles, CA 90071 THOMAS V. GIRARDI, an Tel: 213/241-0900 individual 13 Fax: 213/241-0990 rbaker@bknlawyers.com 14 pbaker@bknlawyers.com jstone@bknlawyers.com 15 losborn@bknlawyers.com 16 (cid:133)(cid:3) by placing the document(s) listed above in a sealed envelope with postage thereon17 fully prepaid, the United States mail at Los Angeles, California addressed as set forth below. 18 (cid:133)(cid:3) by placing the document(s) listed above in a sealed envelope and affixing a pre-19 paid air bill, and causing the envelope to be delivered to a agent for delivery. 20 (cid:133)(cid:3) by personally delivering the document(s) listed above to the person(s) at the address(es) set forth below. 21 (cid:58)(cid:3) by transmitting via e-mail or electronic transmission the document(s) listed above22 to the person(s) at the e-mail address(es) set forth below. 23 I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California that the foregoinis true and correct. 24 Executed on December 7, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. 25 26 Jeffrey Gimble 27 28

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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: edder Price (CA), LLP, 275 Battery Street, Suite 2464, San Francisco, California 94111 true and correct copy ofthe foregoing documententitled (specify): _N_o_t_ic_e_ o_f_ J_o_i_n_d_e_r _o_f _K_C_C__ C_l_a_s_s_ A_c_t_io_n_ _ __________e_r_vi_c_e_s_, _L_L_C_ t_o_ _M_o_t_io_n_ o_f_ P__e_tit_io_n_i_n_g_ C__re_d_i_to_r_s_ f_o_r _A_p_p_o_in_t_m_e_n_t_ o_f_ I_n_te_r_im__ T_r_u_s_te_e_ _P_u_r_s_u_a_n_t _to_ _1_1_ U_._S_._C_. _3_0_3_(g_)_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ill be served or was served (a)on the judge in chambers in the form and manner required by LBR 5005-2(d); and (b)in e manner stated below: . TO BE SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (NEF): Pursuant to controlling General rders andLBR, the foregoing document will be served by the court via NEF and hyperlink to the document. On (date) _2_/2_8_/_2_0_2_0______, I checked the CM/ECF docket for this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding and determined that e following persons are on the Electronic Mail Notice List to receive NEF transmission at the email addresses stated elow: ✔ Service information continued on attached page . SERVED BY UNITED STATES MAIL: n (date) __1_2_/_2_8_/2_0_2_0_____, I served the following persons and/or entities at the last known addresses in this bankruptcase or adversary proceeding by placing a true and correct copy thereof in a sealed envelope in the United States mail, rst class, postage prepaid, andaddressed as follows. Listing the judge here constitutes a declaration that mailing to the dge will becompletedno later than 24 hours after the document is filed. ✔ Service information continued on attached page . SERVED BY PERSONAL DELIVERY, OVERNIGHT MAIL, FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION OR EMAIL (statemethod r each person or entity served): Pursuant to F.R.Civ.P. 5 and/or controlling LBR, on (date) _______________, I servede following persons and/or entities by personal delivery, overnight mail service, or (for those who consented in writing tuch 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 willbe completedno later than 24 hours after the document is led. Service information continued on attached page declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that the foregoing is true and correct. 2/28/2020 Scott H. Olson /s/ Scott H. Olson Date Printed Name Signature

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Notice will be electronically mailed to: Andrew Goodman on behalf of Petitioning Creditor Erika Saldana agoodman@andyglaw.com Andrew Goodman on behalf of Petitioning Creditor Jill O’Callahan agoodman@andyglaw.com Andrew Goodman on behalf of Petitioning Creditor John Abassian agoodman@andyglaw.com Andrew Goodman on behalf of Petitioning Creditor Kimberly Archie agoodman@andyglaw.com Andrew Goodman on behalf of Petitioning Creditor Virginia Antonio agoodman@andyglaw.com Andrew Goodman on behalf of Petitioning Creditor Robert M. Keese agoodman@andyglaw.com Eric D. Goldberg on behalf of Creditor Stillwell Madison, LLC eric.goldberg@dlapiper.com Jennifer Witherell Crastz on behalf of Creditor Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Services, Inc. jcrastz@hrhlaw.com Lewis R. Landau on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF Lew@Landau.net Ronald Richards on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF ron@ronaldrichards.com Steven T. Gubner on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF sgubner@bg.law Timothy J. Yoo on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF tjy@lnbyb.com Richard W. Esterkin on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF richard.esterkin@morganlewis.com United States Trustee (LA) ustpregion16.la.ecf@usdoj.gov

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Notice will be mailed via U.S. Mail to: Thomas Girardi 1126 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90017 Girardi Keese 1126 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90017 Leonard Pena PENA & SOMA, APC 402 S. Marengo Avenue, Suite B Pasadena, CA 91101

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