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Full title: Declaration That No Party Requested a Hearing on Motion (LBR 9013-1(o)(3)) for Order Authorizing Assignment of the Estate's Interests in Woolsey Fire Litigation Free and Clear of Liens, Claims and Interests, etc. 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 Fe). (Ekvall, Lei Lei) (Entered: 03/23/2021)

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The assignment to O&O, including without limitation the O&O Allocation, shall be free and clear of all liens, claims, encumbrances, and other interests pursuant to Bankruptcy Code section 363(f), including but not limited to (i) any purported liens, assignments, encumbrances, or other purported transfers to litigation funders or other creditors of the Debtor, and (ii) any purported assignments or transfers (or agreements to a substitution of counsel or notice of association or appearance) by the Debtor.Any liens, claims, encumbrances, or other interests of the Debtor’s 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 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 this Agreement, and subject to any claims or defenses the Trustee or the Estate may have.Neither O&O nor the Trustee shall make any voluntary assignment, voluntary referral, or other voluntary transfer that would cause fees that would otherwise be Fees to be paid to any other 5 2857925.2 counsel, entity, or person, unless such assignment, referral, or other transfer (i) by O&O is solely out of the O&O Allocation, or (ii) by the Trustee (and with Bankruptcy Court approval) is solely out of the Estate Allocation.The form and substance of the order approving this Agreement shall include determinations by the Bankruptcy Court that (i) the Trustee has authority to enter into this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby, (ii) the assignment and transfer of any rights to payment or other property is free and clear of all claims, liens, encumbrances, and other interests against the Debtor, (iii) any asserted claims, liens, encumbrances, or other interests against the Debtor or its property shall attach only to 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 this Agreement, and subject to any claims or defenses the Trustee or the Estate may have; such claims, liens encumbrances, or other interests shall not attach to the O&O Allocation, (iv) O&O is assuming no liabilities of the Estate, the Debtor, or any partners, members, attorneys, insiders, affiliates, or employees thereof, whether under contract, tort, or otherwise, (v) the Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d) protections for attorney-client privilege and work-product set forth in Section 7 above apply, and (vi) subject to the Bankruptcy Court’s approval, the Trustee is relieved of the obligation of signing amendments and/or substitutions for individual Clients, unless such signature is required by another court or governmental authority with relevant jurisdiction.Any liens, claims, encumbrances, or other interests of the Debtor's 18 creditors or other entities that may assert an int

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Nos., State Bar No. & Email Address SMILEY WANG-EKVALL, LLP Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, State Bar No. 163047 lekvall@swelawfirm.com Philip E. Strok, State Bar No. 169296 pstrok@swelawfirm.com Timothy W. Evanston, State Bar No. 319342 tevanston@swelawfirm.com 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Telephone: 714 445-1000 Movant(s) appearing without an attorney Attorney for Movant(s) UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA - L O S ANGELES DIVISIONIn re: CASE NO.: 2:20-bk-21022-BR CHAPTER:7 GIRARDI KEESE, DECLARATION THAT NO PARTY REQUESTED A HEARING ON MOTION LBR 9013-1(o)(3) [No Hearing Required] Debtor(s). 1. I am the Movant(s)or attorney for Movant(s)or employed by attorney for Movant(s). 2. On(date): 03/01/2021 Movant(s)filed a motion or application (Motion) entitled: MotionforOrderAuthorizingAssignmentoftheEstate'sInterestsinWoolseyFireLItigationFreeandClearofLiens,ClaimsandInterests,etc. 3. A copy of the Motion and notice of motion is attached to this declaration. 4. On(date): 0 3 /0 1 / 2 0 2 1 Movant(s), served a copy of the notice of motion or the Motion and notice of motioon required parties using the method(s) identified on the Proof of Service of the notice of motion. 5. Pursuant to LBR 9013-1(o), the notice of motion provides that the deadline to fileand serve a written response andrequest for a hearing is 14 days after the date of service of the notice of motion, plus 3additional days if served bymail, or pursuant to F.R.Civ.P. 5(b)(2)(D)or (F). 6. More than17 dayshave passed after Movant(s)served the notice of motion. 7. I checked the docket for this bankruptcy case and/or adversary proceeding, and no response and request for heariwas timely filed. 8. No response and request for hearing was timely served on Movant(s)via Notice of Electronic Filing, or at the streetaddress, email address, or facsimile number specified in the notice of motion.

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ovant(s)requests that the court grant the motion and enter an order without a hearing. declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of theUnited States that the foregoing is true and correct. Date: 03/23 / 2 0 2 1 /_s_/_L_e_i_L_e_i_W_a_n_g__E_k_v_a_ll_____________________________Signature _L_e_i_L_e_iW__a_n_g__E_k_v_a_ll_______________________________Printed name

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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 P 11 L 2 In re Case No. 2:20-bk-21022-BR MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 G IRARDI KEESE, C MTILLPAONIIHUhPVOTETaERPEINTEGp RSRISARtOAeUOL,SE rTNACA VSS7I ONLNIFIT NGADONTSGN I RMT&IF MNC OR SOO EOT E R1NAVMHE1DTNEE P AUE RD ORWRN.L SFOI DNAO.A MCT TNOUCH.IED SLTL§ER ESHE P 3EE EAOUW6SSYR3RRTIT T FISASOAZHIUN RITFN ADE EGN ' S T S TO FEDERAL RULE OF BANKRUPTCY 18 Debtor. PROCEDURE 9019; MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES; 19 DECLARATION OF ELISSA D. MILLER IN SUPPORT 20 [No Hearing Required Pursuant to 21 Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(o)] 22 23 TO THE HONORABLE BARRY RUSSELL, UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE: 24 Elissa D. Miller, the chapter 7 trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Girardi Keese 25 (the "Trustee"), submits this Motion for Order Authorizing the Assignment of the Estate's 26 Interests in the Woolsey Fire Litigation Free and Clear of Liens, Claims and Interests 27 Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 363 and Approving Compromise with Overland & Overland 28 Pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9019 (the "Motion"). In support of the

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1 Motion, the Trustee submits the following memorandum of points and authorities and the 2 attached Declaration of Elissa D. Miller. 3 4 I. INTRODUCTION 5 Prior to the involuntary petition, Girardi Keese (the "Debtor") was a prominent 6 plaintiff's law firm representing clients in the areas of personal injury, defective products, 7 sexual abuse, toxic torts, business law, employment law, and aviation law. Since her 8 appointment, the Trustee and her counsel have diligently worked to analyze the Debtor's 9 pending cases. To protect the Debtor's clients, the Trustee and her counsel have 10 engaged in discussions with reputable law firms to discuss the possibility of transferring P 11 some or all of the Debtor's pending cases to qualified and experienced counsel. L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 SAPWcooanouuqgontuehlsseleeeetPsrtly en ri ane FaCn -itnprdahede lei V tfL tioltheiiirttoeniinggn tiuPaaa, rtt atiiaEhooq denncui ,.oesD ouotetpnnebtt eiitFenodas r c m tr(ooetihn lpsyenru eeTb"csWrsutetisoointtuont,e tl tsewdwe iOaotyhp voF petfhi rrrtoeelhax enNLim dioDti avg&eetab eOmttliyoovb rneae's"r r) dl a.f2 oon 0Irzdnm1e 8n(De" rOeWp ccl&aoleiOieomnnl"tsbi)tfes feisy nri n aF2a gti0srha e2etih 0n ine,s iStrL hoasn e S 18 The proposed assignment, which is subject to each client's consent, is in the best 19 interest of the Estate and the clients are assured of being represented by counsel. 20 Additionally, the Estate will collect 35% of any contingency fees earned, plus costs, in the 21 Woolsey Fire Litigation, which is a good outcome for the Estate. For these reasons, the 22 Motion should be granted. 23 24 II. BACKGROUND 25 A. The Debtor's Bankruptcy Case 26 The Debtor was a well-respected plaintiff's law firm based in Los Angeles, 27 California. On December 18, 2020, petitioning creditors Jill O'Callahan, as successor in 28 interest to James O'Callahan, Robert M. Keese, John Abassian, Erika Saldana, Virginia

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1 Antonio, and Kimberly Archie (collectively, the "Petitioning Creditors") filed an involuntary 2 chapter 7 bankruptcy petition against the Debtor.1 On December 24, 2020, the 3 Petitioning Creditors filed a Motion for Appointment of Interim Trustee Pursuant to 4 11 U.S.C. § 303(g) [Docket No. 12]. The Court entered an order granting the motion on 5 January 5, 2021 [Docket No. 45]. On January 6, 2021, the Trustee was appointed as the 6 interim trustee [Docket No. 50]. 7 On January 13, 2021, the Court entered an Order Directing: (1) The Clerk of Court 8 to Immediately Enter an Order for Relief under Chapter 7; (2) The United States Trustee 9 to Immediately Appoint a Chapter 7 Trustee; (3) The Debtor to File All Schedules and 10 Related Documentation for Chapter 7 Case within Fourteen Days of the Entry of this P 11 Order; and (4) Vacating February 16, 2021 Status Conference [Docket No. 68]. On L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 J[DcDoaeounbcnutkosaeerrAB'ytsl sN .o1c fo3oa r.,fse 62etchT90 o[eh]2Dr, d 1efoai l, cii nDnntkdh geea e btt o h stCNfeoi gtlo rehTn'.res irk7fu i iPc1nsoa]etvf.e n noC et ld uo n wi nunuatrmgats reb Cyane apptresp eoreotefisi tndic ot aeansdn ea saog nrawddineh saric tcf hotch rew epre etDrelieeed bf u htanoegdrra,e aitrnhptasepkt o Detihnneet bmo Dtnoee rna bwt tioanrs t he S 18 contingency fee basis. Unfortunately, by the time the Trustee was appointed in the 19 Debtor's case, most of the Debtor's attorneys and staff had resigned or moved on from 20 the firm. Accordingly, the Debtor is not in a position where it can continue to represent its 21 clients in its pending matters. Since her appointment, the protection of the clients' rights 22 has been one of the Trustee's highest concerns. As a result, the Trustee and her 23 counsel have initiated discussions with a number of law firms, with the goal of transferring 24 some or all of the Debtor's pending cases to counsel. See Declaration of Elissa D. Miller. 25 26 1 The Petitioning Creditors also filed an involuntary chapter 7 bankruptcy petition 27 against Thomas V. Girardi, which is currently pending as Bankruptcy Case No. 2:20-bk-28 21020-BR.

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1 C. The O&O Agreement 2 The Debtor was counsel of record for approximately a dozen victims ("Clients") of 3 the November 2018 Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties (the "Woolsey 4 Fire Litigation"). On December 23, 2020, O&O replaced the Debtor as counsel of record 5 for Shane Paquette and the Paquette Family Trust, two of the Debtor's Clients in the 6 Woolsey Fire Litigation. The Debtor's claim to fees and costs in the Woolsey Fire 7 Litigation is an asset of value. 8 The Debtor is not able to continue to perform as counsel for the other Clients and 9 O&O wishes to substitute in as counsel for all the Clients, subject to each Client's written 10 consent. Accordingly, the Trustee and O&O entered into a settlement agreement, P 11 whereby the Trustee agreed to transfer the Estate's interest in the Woolsey Fire Litigation L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 trtahoese psO rePe&ssaOseqAm nu(llette ahfnteetttieeo s" s nFA1( ".tagoF hmrfae ettiehel ymsem A" Ta)Ce,lry lnulso itebsh"cnt)eaa).t , ltsr l inTe boiechnenete taio ohvslfefel ao ( dFliWci) ee abrnoeteyetos f dOetl se r&aerramsyOl sfF fooe iolrrele ofts hwtL,h esiaet :inD g Adaeg tb(irioteio)ne ra m (oninenyc n caltuo cadmcrionemug ano Sstn ho fboaf elntlohnewee P fsita: quette and S 18 (a) To the Trustee for the benefit of the Estate, 35% of the Fees after 19 deducting costs (the “Estate Allocation”); and 20 (b) To O&O, 65% of the Fees after deducting Costs (the “O&O 21 Allocation”). 22 O&O agrees to assume the representation of the Clients under the same fee 23 structure as that which was agreed to in writing between the Clients and the Debtor. 24 It is understood and acknowledged that the Debtor has advanced or otherwise 25 incurred costs in the Woolsey Fire Litigation, some of which may be claims in the 26 Bankruptcy Case, and reimbursement for such costs will be made to the Estate as part of 27 the Estate Allocation. 28

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1 2. Payment Of Allocated Fees 2 All Fees shall be initially payable to a trust fund administered by O&O. Within 30 3 days of receipt, O&O shall calculate the O&O Allocation and the Estate Allocation and 4 notify the Trustee of the proposed allocation. If the Trustee does not object to the 5 proposed allocation within 14 days after such notice, O&O shall distribute the Fees in 6 accordance with the proposed allocation. If the Trustee does object, O&O shall reserve 7 such amount as would be necessary to satisfy the Trustee’s objection, if sustained, and 8 may distribute the remainder. The Trustee and O&O agree to attempt to resolve any 9 dispute promptly, which resolution shall be subject to approval under Bankruptcy 10 Rule 9019. If the parties cannot resolve their dispute within 30 days, the matter will be P 11 submitted to the Bankruptcy Court. L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 feuxnpde ncslaOSeiums&b,O jaoe nwacd34tni n ..tdo og t thtthhoeee r tCA hEcfeeosshemstmaa ir,sgtmg ehane oansmsrndh iaen a eDsngllas e tsac ofOeghecpr nfiase asAhtereeaalmld tl Ble Oe wblenyteinhtt hr eesse efrettih atptR e ifanCoiigrr rl1 aathrh0teietm 0ssaly%p b / e ro Fecovrtsfeie vpa,ee ona nAyclls l nacoibdoifml m etChs mfe.lo e orDa nare ldbAl ectsoofsers’instgs san,e nm/bdee tnnhtee. f it S 18 Estate’s interests in the Woolsey Fire Litigation shall be assigned to O&O "as-is", "where-19 is", and without representation or warranty of any kind by the Trustee including, without 20 limitation, any representation or warranty as to the Clients or the continued 21 representation of the Clients by O&O. 22 The assignment to O&O, including without limitation the O&O Allocation, shall be 23 free and clear of all liens, claims, encumbrances, and other interests pursuant to 24 Bankruptcy Code section 363(f), including but not limited to (i) any purported liens, 25 assignments, encumbrances, or other purported transfers to litigation funders or other 26 creditors of the Debtor, and (ii) any purported assignments or transfers (or agreements to 27 a substitution of counsel or notice of association or appearance) by the Debtor. 28

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1 Any liens, claims, encumbrances, or other interests of the Debtor’s creditors or 2 other entities that may assert an interest in the Debtor’s right to attorneys’ fees or other 3 compensation relating to the Clients shall attach only to the Estate Allocation, to the 4 same extent, priority, and validity (if any) that such liens, claims, encumbrances, or other 5 interests had prior to consummation of the Agreement, and subject to any claims or 6 defenses the Trustee or the Estate may have. The O&O Allocation shall be free and 7 clear of such liens, claims, encumbrances, or other interests. For the avoidance of doubt, 8 O&O is assuming no liabilities of the Estate, the Debtor, or any current or former 9 partners, members, attorneys, insiders, affiliates, or employees thereof, whether under 10 contract, tort, or otherwise. P 11 5. Withdrawal And Substitution Of Debtor As Counsel and Lien in L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 Dtsshmoeelebo Wltoyot orhb To tytohlr s eaObe n&eyTs OriFsutiu.iosr b etnOes Leot&ii tftOau iFtgtnh eaaadedvtg i Oocoroeanr&u es.ot Oes afT s ansth hanhdeneda OTd llEt rh&ttusaoeOstk atnC eettoo leeiate i blfsnly ehst s tatshe lsuelp hbc sCaso rltloliie terauadnctsietnksodna nt othiaenwab watlle ysti dht nhcgee oeiOrcu e&acnsanOsssde ae tlao rsfyg o p wrrtreo iotle hlvc beiatdhe uCea sh ltfie aeot hnnrth edttseh le eidn S 18 Estate has a lien in the Woolsey Fire Litigation for the Estate Allocation and Costs 19 advanced or otherwise incurred by the Debtor. The lien will attach to any recovery the 20 Clients may obtain in the Woolsey Fire Litigation, whether by arbitration award, judgment, 21 settlement, or otherwise. The Trustee, on behalf of the Debtor and the Estate, is hereby 22 authorized to take all steps deemed necessary by the Trustee to protect and preserve the 23 lien. 24 Immediately upon execution of the Agreement, the Trustee consents to O&O 25 communicating to the Clients the existence and/or terms of the Agreement, provided that 26 prior to Bankruptcy Court approval of the Agreement, any such communication note that 27 the Agreement is subject to such approval. 28

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1 6. Bankruptcy Court Approval 2 The terms of the Agreement, and the effectiveness thereof, are subject to Court 3 approval. 4 A true and correct copy of the Agreement which fully sets forth the terms of the 5 Agreement, is attached hereto as Exhibit "1." 6 7 III. MEMORANDUM OF POINTS AND AUTHORITIES 8 A. The Court Can Authorize the Assignment Under 11 U.S.C. § 363(b) 9 Section 363(b) of the Bankruptcy Code empowers a trustee to "use, sell or 10 lease…other than in the ordinary course of business, property of the estate…" A P 11 transaction outside the ordinary course of business is appropriate when proposed in good L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 fptcL"arbairaoioutsnnhpsese io.ana ls necCIentdsidoo s rs r netpjuru a.ipAss,n pt m7iisofn2iaerc 2tctraeh itcFtideioao. n2bb nW dye"t o sefa1o ts u0 rsitsn6 otAet3hue ,ienorr 1l edripn 0s sreot7oessr1p l ,lo vo (1pfa2s 6rtledioh6dd peC Bbe teirurr.aRts.sy nt1i.a ns o99teaef80 sc t38bhst)i,a eo) j.9us n e e1s.Ts td2 ihtIf anioi(cstB near ear ,tet i nohc2qkone4uru. 0.i fr r a DeItNncss.t o slcAeor otxraohinaznk sBm. d1aid ri9thane 9winars4adhttio)t oei Pro(ntychan ioeort iotfrnfn ftgtt ehhha reIee sn , re S 18 Ltd., 200 B.R. 653, 659 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 1996); In re Ernst Home Center, Inc., 209 B.R. 19 974 (Bankr. W.D. Wash. 1997). A trustee's business judgment is subject to great judicial 20 deference. See In re Lahijiani, 325 B.R. 282, 289 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2005); see also In re 21 MF Global, Inc., 535 B.R. 596, 605 (Bankr. S.D.N.Y. 2015); GBL Holding Co., Inc. v. 22 Blackburn/Travis/Cole, Ltd., 331 B.R. 251, 255 (N.D. Tex. 2005); In re Psychrometric 23 Systems, Inc., 367 B.R. 670, 674 (Bankr. D. Colo. 2007). 24 The proposed assignment is in the best interests of the Estate and has been 25 proposed in good faith. Under the Agreement, the Estate will realize 35% of any 26 contingency fees earned plus costs on terms that are fair to the Estate. Finally, the 27 Agreement is the product of the Trustee's arms-length negotiations with O&O. 28

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1 O&O stepped in to represent the Paquettes and is already familiar with the 2 litigation. O&O was willing to undertake the prosecution of the remaining Woolsey Fire 3 Litigation clients on terms that were satisfactory to the Trustee. There is a valid business 4 justification for the Agreement, and the Agreement is in the best interests of the Estate. 5 See Declaration of Elissa D. Miller. For these reasons, the Court should authorize the 6 assignment under the Agreement under 11 U.S.C. § 363(b). 7 B. The Court May Authorize the Assignment of the Estate's Interests in 8 the Woolsey Fire Litigation Free and Clear of Any Liens and Interests 9 Under 11 U.S.C. § 363(f) 10 As noted earlier, the O&O Agreement provides that any creditors of the Debtor P 11 that may hold an interest in the Debtor's future recovered attorneys' fees may only assert L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 sSaialnieuugitmnectahshripneo, l issyrcnitt zlt spaeOe uira m&ettrh,sse Oect sa r ooae nnarsddl gysit tha iiognaeirnntgs eOsma rctie& neatshOsnntetts o At cEhunolelnslonyt dcaE teaeatsemsrtt is a1oApet1nlelral .to U t A etcTh.ldaSloeo t. iiicCnorm a nc.ta t.lh§iak oe eiTn3m Ash6cs,e3gl e ts(arhafeen)ere. d ctmT hliarnaeuitmtnes tttrsh eet eoeass rtbsseeee acu efgrnrkeeaisqdei nuiC tsaoeotnr utstdoh'r tecpt ha loeDeptae epDrnbr ooettiovfab raalt, ol n nrty.oo t S 18 The Court can authorize the assignment of the Estate's interests in the Woolsey 19 Fire Litigation free and clear of any liens, claims and interests under 11 U.S.C. § 363(f). 20 Section 363(f) provides the following: 21 (f) The trustee may sell property under subsection (b) or (c) of this section free and clear of any interest in such property of an entity other than the 22 estate, only if— 23 (1) applicable nonbankruptcy law permits sale of such property free and clear of such interest; 24 (2) such entity consents; 25 (3) such interest is a lien and the price at which such property is to 26 be sold is greater than the aggregate value of all liens on such property; 27 (4) such interest is in bona fide dispute; or 28

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1 (5) such entity could be compelled, in a legal or equitable proceeding, to accept a money satisfaction of such interest 2 3 Because 11 U.S.C. § 363(f) is written in the disjunctive, the Court may authorize 4 the assignment free and clear of any interests if any of the conditions are met. 5 The Court can authorize assignment of the Estate's interests in the Woolsey Fire 6 Litigation free and clear of any liens, claims and interests under 11 U.S.C. § 363(f)(5). 7 Section 363(f)(5) "requires that there be, or that there be the possibility of, some 8 proceeding, either at law or at equity, in which the nondebtor could be forced to accept 9 money in satisfaction of its interest." Clear Channel Outdoor, Inc. v. Knupfer (In re PW, 10 LLC), 391 B.R. 25, 45 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2008). The California Commercial Code provides P 11 for a proceeding where the nondebtor could be forced to accept money satisfaction of its L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 imfCosnoefotal lcedomyuriw semrspisiteneyotl.g lrs …ic niUatitiaonoenlryn rd Ce o ecusotrohnt d…Cmedeream [w§arli efi nSso9rdeerc6]n ic 1adtita0hliilso (eyCpan rso) oe.9as ma 6teFis1ms uoof0aernf.t c.rhaa.ct ebni[ioatrlyoe,nl ] o" C po[trahor fea ]edo pls elbs aet lah§ircgate uia9st rict6foeiaoo1ndcln0 ltoapsi(ortaa e sn)rpre,t ar yoc"o lf[u sc aionrhe]ebf astidletlsislg rib an apdypgtre ip.eoa"flsan ny eusyS…n letsst,te eu hca cbeoC uos ncarerdeadlciidfsitunoih orbar ennpytdei raot ohp rc eae retyd s S 18 security interest…" See California Commercial Code § 9615(a). Here, because any 19 party that potentially holds a security interest in the Estate's fees from the Woolsey Fire 20 Litigation can be compelled to accept a money satisfaction under California Commercial 21 Code §§ 9610(a) and 9615(a), 11 U.S.C. § 363(f)(5) applies. Thus, the Court may 22 authorize the assignment contemplated in the Agreement free and clear of any liens, 23 claims and interests under 11 U.S.C. § 363(f)(5). 24 C. The Court Can Approve the Agreement 25 Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure ("FRBP") 9019(a) provides, in part, that a 26 court may approve a compromise per motion by the trustee and after a hearing on notice 27 to the debtor, all creditors, and all interested parties. The standard to be applied to the 28 approval of a settlement includes the probability of success of any litigation, the

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1 difficulties in collection on a judgment, the complexity of the matter, the expense, 2 inconvenience or delay occasioned by resolution through litigation, and interests of 3 creditors, and the reasonableness of the compromise. In re A & C Properties, 784 F.2d 4 1377, 1380-81 (9th Cir. 1986). 5 "The bankruptcy court has great latitude in approving compromising agreements." 6 See id. In approving a settlement agreement, the court must find that it is fair and 7 equitable and the product of good-faith negotiations. See id. Generally speaking, the 8 court may defer to the business judgment of the debtor-in-possession or trustee in 9 deciding whether to settle a matter. See In re Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group, 10 Inc., 292 B.R. 415, 420 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. 2003). The court need not conclude that the P 11 proposed settlement is the best possible compromise, but only that the settlement is L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 at9a"Ahwtnnlhatiddet th Crqsdninihuiras .oett pih1usvue9ltedti 9oesr 7nsne, )soaIr n tes(o c"olcWfa. on,tl aena3hwddb4e ul4n,et co b Batr u tas.ahtRns or"eg.asm se2tehs i9 noiec1nifrl- ,ga tl oir2 itimaina9g ll6scay" o toe(cimoBnxanai pnst nhrvpto.keao m r ssS.c ssioeDs ibtmee.h i ,DlepI inct reiio eosrlu.smes .r2 u"tiSs0s e ce 0Ssnhd6.ee m ) eceA. i ldt a ItSmn ,inm i2mirones1tii -5lWrbatu rurBilolaety. rlR, s l uodit.mhpn H4eo pt1e nhlc7ya eod ,l d tuim4hser2p tet e3unrr itet(mesBed i.din sAf ea n.n Pcoot.tst , S 18 required."); see also, In re Hermitage Inn, Inc., 66 B.R. 71, 72 (Bankr. D. Colo. 1986) 19 ("[T]he court's assessment does not require resolution of the issues, but only their 20 identification, so that the reasonableness of the settlement may be evaluated."). It is 21 enough that the court conclude the probability of success is uncertain. See, e.g., In re 22 America West Airlines, Inc., 214 B.R. 382, 386 (Bankr. D. Ariz. 1997). 23 The Agreement is reasonable and in the best interest of the Debtor's creditors. 24 Pursuant to the O&O Agreement, the Estate will receive 35% of the fees recovered for 25 the Clients in the Woolsey Fire Litigation and all of its costs. This result greatly benefits 26 the Estate. The recovered fees are expected to be a valuable asset for the Estate. The 27 Agreement is in the best interest of the Estate because it is reasonable and will likely 28

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1 yield a recovery for the Estate that is greater than what the Estate would recover litigating 2 a quantum meruit claim. 3 The Agreement is also in the best interest of the Debtor's clients. While the 4 decision to choose and retain counsel rests with the clients, the Agreement will provide 5 the Debtor's clients in the Woolsey Fire Litigation with the opportunity to continue with 6 reputable and experienced counsel through the proposed representation. Moreover, the 7 Debtor's clients will be represented by counsel who is already familiar with the respective 8 cases. Ultimately, if the clients opt for the proposed representation, they will be 9 represented by counsel that is already knowledgeable about the case and is experienced 10 and qualified. Thus, the Agreement is in the best interests of the clients. P 11 D. Waiver of 14-Day Stay Set Forth in FRBP 6004(h) is Appropriate L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 ptarthhergeeosao pioWnlevrsrdoettFeyo atR rlhos,n Beetuyh Pyn Deu lFree6n isb0tcrhsete0oa r4tLrnth(a,i heticiint)g a ctiapsysot r hiuioton hrvcn tet io dhoyilseelr am ds otbe eanterhrygsasa otlho t i iiantsn"hv[g taesee,] trr narwcee yosoissentroseddcl .v eeo"ui rrfnn nGtagthiinu liea vgtt ehnh cwnoyeli r ehcteihznooxiet nnpsi sgfii urn i anrtsveht ioitpoeohlrnu neeu n assoWtesaef nor,1q ytos4ui nalp isdcgleeeka ty,tily hty oisFoe ra inm arsle ef c.tp a eoL osBrmi teseeigsm cnoiaabtefrt uliyneos c noeies f t d o S 18 in the best interest of the clients. Waiver of the stay under FRBP 6004(h) will further 19 preserve the amount of fees the Estate can expect to collect pursuant to the Agreement. 20 For these reasons, waiver of the FRBP 6004(h) stay is appropriate. 21 22 IV. CONCLUSION 23 For these reasons, the Trustee respectfully requests that the Court enter an order 24 providing for the following relief: 25 1. Granting the Motion; 26 2. Authorizing the Trustee to enter into the Agreement; 27 3. Approving the terms of the Agreement, a copy of which is attached hereto 28 as Exhibit "1";

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1 4. Authorizing the Trustee to execute any documents or take any actions 2 reasonably necessary to effectuate the terms of the Agreement; 3 5. Approving the transaction as contemplated in the Agreement pursuant to 4 11 U.S.C. § 363(b); 5 6. Authorizing and ordering the assignment and transfer of any rights or 6 payment to property as contemplated in the Agreement to be free and clear of all claims, 7 liens, encumbrances, or other interests against the Debtor pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 363(f); 8 7. Authorizing and ordering that any asserted claims, liens, encumbrances, or 9 other interests against the Debtor will attach only to the Estate Allocation and not to the 10 O&O Allocation; P 11 8. Finding that O&O are not assuming any liabilities of the Estate, the Debtor, L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 ouclnri edanentry p c911proi.01av n..ri ltternagecerFAFts ,ioau ,nt rntomd hdsriotenu ,wr mgcioz ohrbtih rn eokoagr-ttths ph t,tehre hoarerewd t rt wueioFsclareeintei d;vesf e eeyarrstsa o,f l ot fihRn rtetshuh ielCd ei ne 1oo r4utsfh -r,Etde amav Afiyfdaig lepiyra neetdecereiesmoe, d 5meo 0nur 2 tjnue (adsmdpet) ppr a pllFnoyroR;dy te BenecPestc i 6oteh0nse0ssr 4aefo(rohyrf. ), a; wt atohnrednt heey-r S 18 19 DATED: March 1, 2021 Respectfully submitted, 20 SMILEY WANG-EKVALL, LLP 21 22 By: /s/ Lei Lei Wang Ekvall 23 LEI LEI WANG EKVALL Attorneys for Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 24 Trustee 25 26 27 28

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1 DECLARATION OF ELISSA D. MILLER 2 I, Elissa D. Miller, declare as follows: 3 1. I am the duly appointed Chapter 7 Trustee in the bankruptcy case of Girardi 4 Keese. I am also a partner at the law firm SulmeyerKupetz. I know each of the following 5 facts to be true of my own personal knowledge, except as otherwise stated and, if called 6 as a witness, I could and would competently testify with respect thereto. I make this 7 declaration in support of the Motion for Order Authorizing the Assignment of the Estate's 8 Interests in the Woolsey Fire Litigation Free and Clear of Liens, Claims and Interests 9 Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 363 and Approving Compromise with Overland & Overland 10 Pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9019 (the "Motion"). Unless P 11 otherwise defined in this declaration, all terms defined in the Motion are incorporated L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 hwTstehhareefef n iDan ten h23bbde..y t o aPtrtht eoiustrni BTtnridoehyeenf eyetri hstnrDo eeghoe n atkbCicmd tetro heea.r ed lrIwsi etweoaa rsadcs sayc c soaroeeupmssnp ismoogeinnnel e tnaoedc fdc eor oedarn c smtto hitnrohedgve ieeni nCndv cho aoyal un spfni egtfterenaor ir bmfy7iac pasTtheinrseutt.i stnD ito ueenmeb ,atb omgera.ro i nosBtsf etop ctfeh atnehud esDien De gobe fctb oatthros.eer ' ss S 18 exodus of employees, the Debtor cannot continue to represent its clients in its pending 19 matters. 20 4. Since my appointment, one of my highest priorities was ensuring that the 21 rights of the Debtor's current clients in pending matters were protected. In order to 22 protect these clients' rights, I immediately began to interview law firms—with the 23 assistance of my counsel—to explore the possibility of transferring the Debtor's pending 24 cases. The goal of my discussions with these law firms was to ultimately transfer some 25 or all of the pending cases to protect the clients' rights. 26 5. At the time of my appointment, the Debtor was counsel of record for 27 approximately a dozen victims ("Clients") of the November 2018 Woolsey Fire in Los 28 Angeles and Ventura counties (the "Woolsey Fire Litigation").

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1 6. On December 23, 2020, O&O replaced the Debtor as counsel of record for 2 Shane Paquette and the Paquette Family Trust, two of the Debtor's Clients in the 3 Woolsey Fire Litigation. The Debtor's claim to fees and costs in the Woolsey Fire 4 Litigation is an asset of value. 5 7. Recently, I entered into the Settlement Agreement on behalf of the Estate 6 whereby I agreed to transfer the Estate's interest in the Woolsey Fire Litigation to O&O. 7 A true and correct copy of the Settlement Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit "1." 8 8. The Settlement Agreement is the product of my arms-length negotiations 9 with O&O and will allow the Estate to transfer the Woolsey Fire Litigation to O&O, while 10 allowing the Estate to collect 35% of the recovered attorneys' fees, plus its costs. P 11 9. In my opinion and based on my business judgment, the Settlement L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 AyaAain ggeqdrrludee ta eehanmme 1tr ueee0Dmnnc.e ott ,bmvi staeoe Isrinrnry 'uts hstfi htocue eclrm i Sel tab,hne ieeImtt sts blE..ete msil niteateevtnerete tAsthhtga eortre fei est hi msge re veEnaastl ittdwea rtib leltu h,r seabisnneu ecwlast hsuina sj utet hst hiettie f iibs cEe arssetittaoa osnteuo f tnowcaroo btmuhleleed a Sfroneerdc t ttohwleveimel lr Eel ilsknitteitag ltyae t ing S 18 I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America 19 that the foregoing is true and correct. 20 Executed on this _2_6_th__ day of February, 2021, at __L_o_s_ A_n_g_e_le_s_______, 21 California. 22 23 ELISSA D. MILLER 24 25 26 27 28

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This Settlement Agreement (“Agreement”) is entered into by and between Elissa D. Miller (“Trustee”), solely in her capacity as trustee of the estate (“Estate”) of Girardi Keese (“Debtor”), the chapter 7 debtor in case number 2:20-bk-21022-BR (“Bankruptcy Case”) pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California (“Bankruptcy Court”), on the one hand, and Overland & Overland (“O&O”), on the other hand. The Trustee and O&O may hereinafter be referred to individually as a “Party” and collectively as the “Parties.” RECITALS WHEREAS, an involuntary chapter 7 bankruptcy petition was filed against the Debtor on December 18, 2020 (“Petition Date”), commencing the Bankruptcy Case [Docket No. 1]; WHEREAS, on January 5, 2021, the Bankruptcy Court ordered the appointment of an interim trustee [Docket No. 45]. The Trustee was appointed as interim trustee and accepted her appointment on January 6, 2021 [Docket No. 46]; WHEREAS, on January 13, 2021, the Bankruptcy Court entered an “Order Directing: (1) The Clerk of Court to Immediately Enter an Order for Relief under Chapter 7; (2) The United States Trustee to Immediately Appoint a Chapter 7 Trustee; (3) The Debtor to File All Schedules and Related Documentation for Chapter 7 Case within Fourteen Days of the Entry of this Order; and (4) Vacating February 16, 2021 Status Conference” [Docket No. 68]. On January 13, 2021, the Clerk of Court entered an order for relief against the Debtor [Docket No. 69], and the Trustee was appointed and accepted her appointment [Docket No. 70]; WHEREAS, prior to the Petition Date, the Debtor was counsel of record for approximately 16 victims ("Clients") of the November 2018 Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties (the "Woolsey Fire Litigation"). WHEREAS, in December 23, 2020, O&O replaced the Debtor as counsel of record for Shane Paquette and the Paquette Family Trust, two of the Debtor's Clients in the Woolsey Fire Litigation; WHEREAS, the Debtor is not able to continue to perform as counsel for the other Clients; WHEREAS, O&O wishes to substitute in as counsel for all the Clients, subject to each Client's written consent; WHEREAS, following good faith, arm’s length negotiations, and to avoid the expense, delay, and risks of litigation, and to ensure continuous representation and a smooth transition for the Clients, the Parties desire to transfer the Debtor's files relating to the Woolsey Fire Litigation to O&O, pursuant to the terms and conditions as hereinafter set forth, and pursuant to Bankruptcy Code section 363 and Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9019; 1 2857925.2

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NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual terms and covenants to be performed by each of the Parties hereto, and subject to approval of this Agreement by the Bankruptcy Court, the Parties hereby agree as follows: TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. Definitions. In addition to the definitions in the Recitals or otherwise in this Agreement, the followingdefinitions shall apply: “Clients” mean the Clients of the Debtor in the Woolsey Fire Litigation, including Shane Paquette and the Paquette Family Trust. For the avoidance of doubt, Clients shall not include any client that retains O&O after the Petition Date and that was not a client of the Debtor in the Woolsey Fire Litigation (i.e., totally new clients). “Costs” mean all reasonable costs incurred by the Debtor or O&O relating to the representation of the Clients in the Woolsey Fire Litigation, including (i) filing fees and other court costs, (ii) expert witness fees and expenses, (iii) client costs, (iv) discovery-related expenses, including reporter costs, transcript costs, and costs relating to document production and storage, (v)marketing expenses, (vi) steering committee contributions, and (vii) all costs and expenses ofcase management and accounting. All such costs are subject to documentation, whichdocumentation shall be provided to the Trustee and O&O. No interest shall accrue or be payableon account of Costs. “Fees” mean 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, net of (i) Referral Fees, and (ii) any common benefit assessments. O&O agrees to assume the representation of the Clients under the same fee structure as that which was agreed to in writing between the Clients and the Debtor. “Referral Fees” mean referral fees owing to third parties pursuant to enforceable and documented referral fee arrangements that were entered into prior to the Petition Date and disclosed in writing to both the Debtor and O&O. For the avoidance of doubt, Referral Fees shall not include any bonuses, salaries, draws, distributions, or other compensation or obligations paid or owing to current or former partners, members, attorneys, insiders, affiliates, or employees of the Debtor. 2. Allocation of Fees. a. All Fees shall be allocated as follows: To the Trustee for the benefit of the Estate, 35% of the Fees after deducting costs (the “Estate Allocation”); and To O&O, 65% of the Fees after deducting Costs (the “O&O Allocation”). 2 2857925.2

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b. It is understood and acknowledged that the Debtor has advanced or otherwiseincurred Costs in the Woolsey Fire Litigation, some of which may be claims in theBankruptcy Case, and reimbursement for such Costs will be made to the Estate aspart of the Estate Allocation. 3. Payment Of Allocated Fees. All Fees shall be initially payable to a trust fund administered by O&O. Within 30 days ofreceipt, O&O shall calculate the O&O Allocation and the Estate Allocation and notify the Trustee of the proposed allocation. If the Trustee does not object to the proposed allocation within 14 days after such notice, O&O shall distribute the Fees in accordance with the proposed allocation. If the Trustee does object, O&O shall reserve such amount as would be necessary to satisfy the Trustee’s objection, if sustained, and may distribute the remainder. The Parties agree to attempt to resolve any dispute promptly, which resolution shall be subject to approval under Bankruptcy Rule 9019. If the Parties cannot resolve their dispute within 30 days, the matter will be submitted to the Bankruptcy Court. 4. Common Defense Benefit Claim. O&O and the Estate shall separately retain 100% of any common defense/benefit fundclaim owing to them, and each shall be separately responsible for all costs, expenses, and other charges associated with their respective claims. 5. Assignment Of All Other Rights / Free And Clear Assignment. Subject to the fee sharing agreement set forth above and Section 11 below, all of theDebtor’s and the Estate’s interests in the Woolsey Fire Litigation shall be assigned to O&O "as-is", "where-is", and without representation or warranty of any kind by the Trustee including, without limitation, any representation or warranty as to the Clients or the continued representation of the Clients by O&O. The assignment to O&O, including without limitation the O&O Allocation, shall be free and clear of all liens, claims, encumbrances, and other interests pursuant to Bankruptcy Code section 363(f), including but not limited to (i) any purported liens, assignments, encumbrances, or other purported transfers to litigation funders or other creditors of the Debtor, and (ii) any purported assignments or transfers (or agreements to a substitution of counsel or notice of association or appearance) by the Debtor. Any liens, claims, encumbrances, or other interests of the Debtor’s 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 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 this 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, encumbrances, or other interests. For the avoidance of doubt, O&O is assuming no liabilities of the Estate, the Debtor, or any current 3 2857925.2

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or former partners, members, attorneys, insiders, affiliates, or employees thereof, whether under contract, tort, or otherwise. 6. Withdrawal And Substitution Of Debtor As Counsel and Lien in Favor of the Estate. The Trustee and O&O shall take all steps reasonably necessary to cause the Debtor to besubstituted out and O&O to be substituted in as counsel for the Clients in the Woolsey Fire Litigation. The Trustee shall coordinate with O&O to provide for the smooth transition of the cases and to notify the Clients that their cases will be handled solely by O&O. O&O agrees and the Clients shall acknowledge and agree that the Estate has a lien in the Woolsey Fire Litigation for the Estate Allocation and Costs advanced or otherwise incurred by the Debtor. The lien will attach to any recovery the Clients may obtain in the Woolsey Fire Litigation, whether by arbitration award, judgment, settlement, or otherwise. The Trustee, on behalf of the Debtor and the Estate, is hereby authorized to take all steps deemed necessary by the Trustee to protect and preserve the lien. Immediately upon execution of this Agreement, the Trustee consents to O&O communicating to the Clients the existence and/or terms of this Agreement, provided that prior to Bankruptcy Court approval of this Agreement, any such communication note that the Agreement is subject to such approval. 7. Cooperation. The Parties shall cooperate in good faith to effectuate the terms of this Agreement,including (i) effectuating the transfer of all client and case files to O&O, (ii) filing of withdrawals and/or substitutions or disassociations of counsel, and (iii) preparing, executing or filing any documents necessary to acknowledge the Estate's lien as set forth in Section 6 of this Agreement. The Trustee and her counsel shall promptly direct all communications relating to the Woolsey Fire Litigation to O&O. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d), the order approving this Agreement shall provide that no communications between the Trustee, O&O, and their counsel shall constitute a waiver of the Clients’ attorney-client privilege, attorney-client confidentiality of communications, or attorney work product relating to the Woolsey Fire Litigation. 8. Notices. Any notices required hereunder shall be provided in writing by overnight delivery or emailto the following: 4 2857925.2

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Trustee: Elissa D. Miller c/o SulmeyerKupetz 333 S Grand Ave #3400 Los Angeles, CA 90071 emiller@sulmeyerlaw.com with copies to: Lei Lei Wang Ekvall Philip E. Strok Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, CA 92626 lekvall@swelawfirm.com pstrok@swelawfirm.com O&O: Courtney Overland Mark E. Overland Overland & Overland 100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700 Santa Monica, CA 90401 courtney@overlaw.net 9. Entire Agreement. This Agreement constitutes the final and entire agreement between the Parties heretopertaining to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous negotiations, discussions, agreements, and understandings of the Parties, whether oral or written, with respect to such subject matter. 10. Binding on Successors. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the successors, assigns,heirs, executors, administrators, etc. of each of the Parties, including but not limited to any successor trustee and the Debtor after the case is dismissed or closed. 11. No Assignments or Delegation of Rights. Neither Party hereto has assigned or delegated any rights to any other party or person anyof the rights or interests related to any claim which may be subject to the terms of this Agreement. Neither O&O nor the Trustee shall make any voluntary assignment, voluntary referral, or other voluntary transfer that would cause fees that would otherwise be Fees to be paid to any other 5 2857925.2

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counsel, entity, or person, unless such assignment, referral, or other transfer (i) by O&O is solely out of the O&O Allocation, or (ii) by the Trustee (and with Bankruptcy Court approval) is solely out of the Estate Allocation. Any such assignment or other transfer shall be subject to the reasonable consent of the other Party. 12. Jurisdiction and Venue. Any action to enforce this Agreement must be brought in the Bankruptcy Court. TheParties each hereby waive their right to trial by jury, if any, in connection with any such legal action. The Parties consent to entry of a final judgment or order by the Bankruptcy Court as a core matter. 13. Modification. This Agreement may be modified only by a writing executed by the Party to this Agreementagainst whom enforcement of such modification is sought. 14. Further Assurances. The Parties shall take all further acts and sign all further documents necessary orconvenient to effectuate the purpose of this Agreement. Subject to the Bankruptcy Court’s approval, the order approving this Agreement shall relieve the Trustee of the obligation of signing amendments and/or substitutions for individual Clients (unless such signature is required by another court or governmental authority with relevant jurisdiction). 15. Signature and Execution. A signed copy of this Agreement shall have the same force and effect as the original. ThisAgreement may be executed in counterparts, each of which is deemed to be an original, but such counterparts together shall constitute one and the same instrument. 16. Severability. In the event that any court determines that any provision of this Agreement isunenforceable, the provision at issue shall be enforced to the maximum extent permitted by law, and all other provisions shall remain in full effect. 17. Full Authority to Sign Agreement. Any individual signing on behalf of any Party hereto expressly represents and warrants toeach other Party that he or she has full authority to do so and to bind such Party hereto and, in the case of the Trustee, to bind the Estate, subject only to approval of the Bankruptcy Court. 6 2857925.2

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18. No Penalty for Drafting Agreement. No provisions of this Agreement shall be interpreted for or against any Party because thatParty or its legal representative drafted this Agreement. 19. Parties to Bear Own Costs. Each party shall be responsible for the payment of its own costs, attorneys’ fees, and allother expenses in connection with negotiation, preparation, execution, and approval of this Agreement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if arbitration or other legal action is necessary to enforce the terms of this Agreement, the Party declared to be the prevailing party in such arbitration or proceedings shall be entitled to its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in enforcing this Agreement. 20. Recitals Acknowledged. The Recitals are true and correct to the best of the Parties’ knowledge, and hereby adoptedby the Parties. 21. Bankruptcy Court Approval. The terms of this Agreement, and the effectiveness thereof, are subject to the approval ofthe Bankruptcy Court, after the Parties’ compliance with the notice and hearing requirements of the Bankruptcy Code, the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and the Local Bankruptcy Rules. Within five days of execution of this Agreement, the Trustee will file a motion seeking Bankruptcy Court approval of this Agreement. The Trustee shall request that the order approving this Agreement shall be effective and enforceable immediately upon entry. The form and substance of the order approving this Agreement shall include determinations by the Bankruptcy Court that (i) the Trustee has authority to enter into this Agreement and to consummate the transactions contemplated hereby, (ii) the assignment and transfer of any rights to payment or other property is free and clear of all claims, liens, encumbrances, and other interests against the Debtor, (iii) any asserted claims, liens, encumbrances, or other interests against the Debtor or its property shall attach only to 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 this Agreement, and subject to any claims or defenses the Trustee or the Estate may have; such claims, liens encumbrances, or other interests shall not attach to the O&O Allocation, (iv) O&O is assuming no liabilities of the Estate, the Debtor, or any partners, members, attorneys, insiders, affiliates, or employees thereof, whether under contract, tort, or otherwise, (v) the Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d) protections for attorney-client privilege and work-product set forth in Section 7 above apply, and (vi) subject to the Bankruptcy Court’s approval, the Trustee is relieved of the obligation of signing amendments and/or substitutions for individual Clients, unless such signature is required by another court or governmental authority with relevant jurisdiction. 7 2857925.2

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22. Mutual Release. a. Release of the Trustee and the Estate. Except as for the obligations and benefits set forth by and for the Parties in the Settlement Agreement (including without limitation the O&O Allocation), O&O hereby releases and forever discharges the Estate, the Trustee, and the Trustee’s attorneys and agents, each in their capacity(ies) as such (collectively, the “Trustee Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims (including, without limitation, all complaints, causes of action, lawsuits, charges, debts, liens, contracts, agreements, promises, liabilities, judgments, demands, damages, losses, emotional distress, rights, benefits, obligations, attorneys’ fees, costs, and expenses), of any kind, nature or type, whether known or unknown, liquidated or unliquidated, matured or unmatured, that O&O has or may have against any, some, or all of the Trustee Released Parties in connection with, arising out of or related to the Woolsey Fire Litigation. For the avoidance of doubt, the Trustee Released Parties shall include the Estate (including any released claim O&O may have against the Estate), but shall not include the revested Debtor (if any) or any of the Debtor’s current or former attorneys, employees, members, partners, insiders, or affiliates. b. Release by the Trustee and the Estate. Except as for the obligations and benefits set forth by and for the Parties in the Settlement Agreement (including the Estate Allocation), the Trustee on behalf of the Estate (collectively, the “Trustee Releasors”) hereby releases and forever discharges O&O and its attorneys and agents (the “O&O Released Parties”) from and against any and all claims (including, without limitation, all complaints, causes of action, lawsuits, charges, debts, liens, contracts, agreements, promises, liabilities, judgments, demands, damages, losses, emotional distress, rights, benefits, obligations, attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses), of any kind, nature or type, whether known or unknown, liquidated or unliquidated, matured or unmatured, that the Trustee Releasors have or may have against the O&O Released Parties in connection with, arising out of or related to the Woolsey Fire Litigation. c. Unknown Claims. The Parties acknowledge and assume the risk that subsequent to the execution of the Settlement Agreement, he, she, or it may discover facts or law, or may incur, suffer, or discover losses, damages, or injuries that are unknown and unanticipated at the time the Settlement Agreement was executed or became effective, which if known at such time may have materially affected his, her, or its decision to give the release contained herein. d. Section 1542 Waiver. The Trustee on behalf of the Estate, and O&O waive any and all rights they might otherwise possess under California Civil Code section 1542 and similar provisions of law existing in any other jurisdiction. 8 2857925.2

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California Civil Code Section 1542 provides as follows: A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto hereby execute this Settlement Agreement as of the date of final signature below. Dated: February _1_8_, 2021 Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 Trustee By:__________________________________________________ Elissa D. Miller, solely in her capacity as Chapter 7 Trustee of the Estate Dated: February ___, 2021 Overland & Overland By: _________________________________ Courtney Overland Dated: February ___, 2021 Overland & Overland By: _________________________________ Mark E. Overland 9 2857925.2

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California Civil Code Section 1542 provides as follows: A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release and that, if known by him or her, would have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto hereby execute this Settlement Agreement as of the date of final signature below. Dated: February ___, 2021 Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 Trustee By:__________________________________ Elissa D. Miller, solely in her capacity as Chapter 7 Trustee of the Estate Dated: February _(cid:20)_(cid:27)_, 2021 Overland & Overland By: _________________________________ Courtney Overland Dated: February _(cid:20)_(cid:27)_, 2021 Overland & Overland By: _________________________________ Mark E. Overland 9 2857925.2

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PROOF OF SERVICE OF DOCUMENT I am over the age of 18 and not a party to this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding. My business address is 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. A true and correct copy of the foregoing document entitled (specify): 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. § 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 will 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 the manner stated below: 1. TO BE SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (NEF): Pursuant to controlling General Orders and LBR, the foregoing document will be served by the court via NEF and hyperlink to the document. On (date) March 1, 2021 I checked the CM/ECF docket for this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding and determined that the following persons are on the Electronic Mail Notice List to receive NEF transmission at the email addresses stated below: (cid:58) Service information continued on attached pag 2. SERVED BY UNITED STATES MAIL: On (date) March 1, 2021 , I served the following persons and/or entities at the last known addresses in this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding by placing a true and correct copy thereof in a sealed envelope in the United States mail, first class, postage prepaid, and addressed as follows. Listing the judge here constitutes a declaration that mailing to the judge will be completed no later than 24 hours after the document is filed. The Honorable Barry Russell Courtney Overland U.S. Bankruptcy Court Mark E. Overland Roybal Federal Building Overland & Overland 255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1660 100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Santa Monica, CA 90401 (cid:133) Service information continued on attached pag 3. SERVED BY PERSONAL DELIVERY, OVERNIGHT MAIL, FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION OR EMAIL (state method for each person or entity served): Pursuant to F.R.Civ.P. 5 and/or controlling LBR, on (date) ________ , I served the following persons and/or entities by personal delivery, overnight mail service, or (for those who consented in writing to such service method), by facsimile transmission and/or email as follows. Listing the judge here constitutes a declaration that personal delivery on, or overnight mail to, the judge will be completed no later than 24 hours after the document is filed. (cid:133) Service information continued on attached pag I 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): 1. SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (“NEF”) (cid:120) Kyra E Andrassy kandrassy@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com (cid:120) Rafey Balabanian , docket@edelson.com (cid:120) Michelle Balady mb@bedfordlg.com, leo@bedfordlg.com (cid:120) Richard D Buckley richard.buckley@arentfox.com (cid:120) Marie E Christiansen mchristiansen@vedderprice.com, ecfladocket@vedderprice.com,marie-christiansen-4166@ecf.pacerpro.com (cid:120) Jennifer Witherell Crastz jcrastz@hrhlaw.com (cid:120) Ashleigh A Danker Ashleigh.danker@dinsmore.com, SDCMLFiles@DINSMORE.COM;Katrice.ortiz@dinsmore.com (cid:120) Clifford S Davidson csdavidson@swlaw.com, jlanglois@swlaw.com;cliff-davidson-7586@ecf.pacerpro.com (cid:120) Lei Lei Wang Ekvall lekvall@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com (cid:120) Richard W Esterkin richard.esterkin@morganlewis.com (cid:120) Timothy W Evanston tevanston@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com (cid:120) James J Finsten , jimfinsten@hotmail.com (cid:120) Alan W Forsley alan.forsley@flpllp.com, awf@fkllawfirm.com,awf@fl-lawyers.net,addy.flores@flpllp.com,laura.rucker@flpllp.com (cid:120) Eric D Goldberg eric.goldberg@dlapiper.com, eric-goldberg-1103@ecf.pacerpro.com (cid:120) Andrew Goodman agoodman@andyglaw.com, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com (cid:120) Suzanne C Grandt suzanne.grandt@calbar.ca.gov, joan.randolph@calbar.ca.gov (cid:120) Steven T Gubner sgubner@bg.law, ecf@bg.law (cid:120) Marshall J Hogan mhogan@swlaw.com, knestuk@swlaw.com (cid:120) Razmig Izakelian razmigizakelian@quinnemanuel.com (cid:120) Lewis R Landau Lew@Landaunet.com (cid:120) Daniel A Lev dlev@sulmeyerlaw.com, ccaldwell@sulmeyerlaw.com;dlev@ecf.inforuptcy.com (cid:120) Peter J Mastan peter.mastan@dinsmore.com, SDCMLFiles@dinsmore.com;Katrice.ortiz@dinsmore.com (cid:120) Edith R Matthai ematthai@romalaw.com (cid:120) Kenneth Miller kmiller@pmcos.com, efilings@pmcos.com (cid:120) Elissa Miller (TR) CA71@ecfcbis.com, MillerTrustee@Sulmeyerlaw.com;C124@ecfcbis.com;ccaldwell@sulmeyerlaw.com (cid:120) Eric A Mitnick MitnickLaw@aol.com, mitnicklaw@gmail.com (cid:120) Scott H Olson solson@vedderprice.com, scott-olson-2161@ecf.pacerpro.com,ecfsfdocket@vedderprice.com,nortega@vedderprice.com (cid:120) Leonard Pena lpena@penalaw.com, penasomaecf@gmail.com;penalr72746@notify.bestcase.com (cid:120) Michael J Quinn mquinn@vedderprice.com, ecfladocket@vedderprice.com,michael-quinn-2870@ecf.pacerpro.com (cid:120) Ronald N Richards ron@ronaldrichards.com, morani@ronaldrichards.com,justin@ronaldrichards.com (cid:120) Philip E Strok pstrok@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;1garrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com (cid:120) Boris Treyzon jfinnerty@actslaw.com, sgonzales@actslaw.com (cid:120) United States Trustee (LA) ustpregion16.la.ecf@usdoj.gov (cid:120) Eric D Winston ericwinston@quinnemanuel.com (cid:120) Christopher K.S. Wong christopher.wong@arentfox.com, yvonne.li@arentfox.com (cid:120) Timothy J Yoo tjy@lnbyb.com

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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 P 11 L 2 In re Case No. 2:20-bk-21022-BR MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 G IRARDI KEESE, C NATWAI§WN HNhOU3IOTTaE6DTTEOpH3 HI REtCCL eOAOSESELrN RTVSEE 7ODAIET YAZFRS T RIAFN E LM PPIOG'RASUOPF EN TRRTI NDLHLISOOT IIEU&EVTNE NA IIARGON FSNSEGAVO,TS SET CR CITTIRGLO OOSOLNANM ARIMI1N MPNFD1E SRR TDEUN HEOR A.TSEEM N O. CIDSF. E S 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 without 27 a hearing as provided in Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(o) unless a party in interest timely files and serves a written opposition to the Motion and requests a hearing. The Motion is 28 summarized as follows:

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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 P 11 after deducting costs (the "Estate Allocation"); and L 2 MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 Ai(taanoi)sslt lsseolaiiotrcngiegcaynsiat amA(tiptosbtiulioe nlo)por nn,npu c ts fosarouhsr trnotai(Tu oeidarliahln)d ept neb" rrplta) eis a.eetn osnfoasrTs srrefB aieo,geo anr an tOsnachsm ken&(esore)dirOug r n bc pnc,atyr tl m6egec tot5dyraehe % irneOtCe oot m&soDrofs, dOfee a eeotbnl,hln f ttis leonsctieeh u rctF.cnelom utes iDdobae, inr secnsa lbgu3aant b6ifcowmts3eeri,ts(srt ihf ta,,)du o,neoe tuiidnrndo t co cnu(luiilt cimuho)mt deifain btircanng roptgya iCuuo npbnrnocupus estroteths psrnl,eot oeo(a rtOtdrtnh e l n&deitdmro O ao"tiOnitt cehs&edef eO rot rof s S (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, members, 22 attorneys, insiders, affiliates, or employees thereof, whether under contract, tort, or otherwise. 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. 28

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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, plus 3 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 served 7 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. P 11 L 2 DATED: March 1, 2021 SMILEY WANG-EKVALL, LLP MILEY WANG-EKVALL, L 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250 Costa Mesa, California 92626 Tel 714 445-1000 • Fax 714 445-100 111111234567 By: ATLErt utoIs rLtneEee/Iys W s/ LfAoeNri GLEel iEis sWKaVa DAng.L LME ikllvear,l l Chapter 7 S 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

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PROOF OF SERVICE OF DOCUMENT I am over the age of 18 and not a party to this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding. My business address is 3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 250, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. A true and correct copy of the foregoing document entitled (specify): NOTICE OF MOTION FOR ORDER AUTHORIZING THE ASSIGNMENT OF THE ESTATE'S INTERESTS IN THE WOOLSEY FIRE LITIGATION FREE AND CLEAR OF LIENS, CLAIMS ANINTERESTS PURSUANT TO 11 U.S.C. § 363 AND APPROVING COMPROMISE WITH OVERLAND & OVERLAND PURSUANT TFEDERAL RULE OF BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURE 9019; OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST A HEARING will be served or was serve(a) on the judge in chambers in the form and manner required by LBR 5005-2(d); and (b) in the manner stated below: 1. TO BE SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (NEF): Pursuant to controlling General Orders and LBR, the foregoing document will be served by the court via NEF and hyperlink to the document. On (date) March 1, 2021 I checked the CM/ECF docket for this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding and determined that the following persons are on the Electronic Mail Notice List to receive NEF transmission at the email addresses stated below: (cid:58) Service information continued on attached pag 2. SERVED BY UNITED STATES MAIL: On (date) March 1, 2021 , I served the following persons and/or entities at the last known addresses in this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding by placing a true and correct copy thereof in a sealed envelope in the United States mail, first class, postage prepaid, and addressed as follows. Listing the judge here constitutes a declaration that mailing to the judge will be completed no later than 24 hours after the document is filed. The Honorable Barry Russell Courtney Overland U.S. Bankruptcy Court Mark E. Overland Roybal Federal Building Overland & Overland 255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1660 100 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 700 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Santa Monica, CA 90401 (cid:58) Service information continued on attached pag 3. SERVED BY PERSONAL DELIVERY, OVERNIGHT MAIL, FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION OR EMAIL (state method for each person or entity served): Pursuant to F.R.Civ.P. 5 and/or controlling LBR, on (date) ________ , I served the following persons and/or entities by personal delivery, overnight mail service, or (for those who consented in writing to such service method), by facsimile transmission and/or email as follows. Listing the judge here constitutes a declaration that personal delivery on, or overnight mail to, the judge will be completed no later than 24 hours after the document is filed. (cid:133) Service information continued on attached pag I 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): 1. SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (“NEF”) (cid:120) Kyra E Andrassy kandrassy@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com (cid:120) Rafey Balabanian , docket@edelson.com (cid:120) Michelle Balady mb@bedfordlg.com, leo@bedfordlg.com (cid:120) Richard D Buckley richard.buckley@arentfox.com (cid:120) Marie E Christiansen mchristiansen@vedderprice.com, ecfladocket@vedderprice.com,marie-christiansen-4166@ecf.pacerpro.com (cid:120) Jennifer Witherell Crastz jcrastz@hrhlaw.com (cid:120) Ashleigh A Danker Ashleigh.danker@dinsmore.com, SDCMLFiles@DINSMORE.COM;Katrice.ortiz@dinsmore.com (cid:120) Clifford S Davidson csdavidson@swlaw.com, jlanglois@swlaw.com;cliff-davidson-7586@ecf.pacerpro.com (cid:120) Lei Lei Wang Ekvall lekvall@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com (cid:120) Richard W Esterkin richard.esterkin@morganlewis.com (cid:120) Timothy W Evanston tevanston@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com (cid:120) James J Finsten , jimfinsten@hotmail.com (cid:120) Alan W Forsley alan.forsley@flpllp.com, awf@fkllawfirm.com,awf@fl-lawyers.net,addy.flores@flpllp.com,laura.rucker@flpllp.com (cid:120) Eric D Goldberg eric.goldberg@dlapiper.com, eric-goldberg-1103@ecf.pacerpro.com (cid:120) Andrew Goodman agoodman@andyglaw.com, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com (cid:120) Suzanne C Grandt suzanne.grandt@calbar.ca.gov, joan.randolph@calbar.ca.gov (cid:120) Steven T Gubner sgubner@bg.law, ecf@bg.law (cid:120) Marshall J Hogan mhogan@swlaw.com, knestuk@swlaw.com (cid:120) Razmig Izakelian razmigizakelian@quinnemanuel.com (cid:120) Lewis R Landau Lew@Landaunet.com (cid:120) Daniel A Lev dlev@sulmeyerlaw.com, ccaldwell@sulmeyerlaw.com;dlev@ecf.inforuptcy.com (cid:120) Peter J Mastan peter.mastan@dinsmore.com, SDCMLFiles@dinsmore.com;Katrice.ortiz@dinsmore.com (cid:120) Edith R Matthai ematthai@romalaw.com (cid:120) Kenneth Miller kmiller@pmcos.com, efilings@pmcos.com (cid:120) Elissa Miller (TR) CA71@ecfcbis.com, MillerTrustee@Sulmeyerlaw.com;C124@ecfcbis.com;ccaldwell@sulmeyerlaw.com (cid:120) Eric A Mitnick MitnickLaw@aol.com, mitnicklaw@gmail.com (cid:120) Scott H Olson solson@vedderprice.com, scott-olson-2161@ecf.pacerpro.com,ecfsfdocket@vedderprice.com,nortega@vedderprice.com (cid:120) Leonard Pena lpena@penalaw.com, penasomaecf@gmail.com;penalr72746@notify.bestcase.com (cid:120) Michael J Quinn mquinn@vedderprice.com, ecfladocket@vedderprice.com,michael-quinn-2870@ecf.pacerpro.com (cid:120) Ronald N Richards ron@ronaldrichards.com, morani@ronaldrichards.com,justin@ronaldrichards.com (cid:120) Philip E Strok pstrok@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;1garrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com (cid:120) Boris Treyzon jfinnerty@actslaw.com, sgonzales@actslaw.com (cid:120) United States Trustee (LA) ustpregion16.la.ecf@usdoj.gov (cid:120) Eric D Winston ericwinston@quinnemanuel.com (cid:120) Christopher K.S. Wong christopher.wong@arentfox.com, yvonne.li@arentfox.com (cid:120) Timothy J Yoo tjy@lnbyb.com

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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): DECLARATION THAT NO PARTY REQUESTED A EARING ON MOTION LBR 9013-1(o)(3) will be served or was served (a) on the judge in chambers in the form and manner quired 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 23, 2021 I checked the CM/ECF docket for this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding and determined that thllowing 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 23, 2021 , 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, 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 .S. Bankruptcy Court oybal Federal Building 55 E. Temple Street, Suite 1660 os Angeles, CA 90012  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 23, 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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