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Full title: Application to Employ Ronald Richards & Associates, A.P.C. as Special Litigation Counsel Chapter 7 Trustee's Application to Employ the Law Offices of Ronald Richards & Associates, A.P.C., as Special Litigation Counsel; Declaration of Ronald Richards and Statement of Disinterestedness of Ronald Richards in Support Thereof (with Proof of Service) Filed by Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) (Miller (TR), Elissa) (Entered: 04/26/2021)

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1 Elissa D. Miller emiller@sulmeyerlaw.com 2 333 South Grand Ave., Suite 3400 Los Angeles, California 90071-1406 3 Telephone: 213.626.2311 Facsimile: 213.629.4520 4 Chapter 7 Trustee 5 6 UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT 7 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES DIVISION 8 In re Case No. 2:20-bk-21022-BR 9 GIRARDI KEESE, Chapter 7 10 Debtor. CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEE'S APPLICATION TO EMPLOY THE LAW OFFICES OF 11 RONALD RICHARDS & ASSOCIATES, A.P.C., AS SPECIAL LITIGATION 12 COUNSEL; DECLARATION OF RONALD RICHARDS AND STATEMENT 13 OF DISINTERESTEDNESS OF RONALD RICHARDS IN SUPPORT THEREOF 14 [11 U.S.C. §§ 327(c) and (e), 328(a); Fed. 15 R. Bankr. P. 2014; Loc. Bankr. R. 2014- 1(b)] 16 [No Hearing Required] 17 18 TO THE HONORABLE BARRY RUSSELL, UNITES STATES BANKRUPTCY 19 JUDGE AND TO ALL PARTIES IN INTEREST: 20 Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 Trustee (the "Trustee"), for the estate of the Debtor 21 Girardi Keese (the "Debtor") hereby submits her "Application to Employ the Law Offices 22 of Ronald Richards & Associates, A.P.C., as Special Litigation Counsel, Declaration of 23 Ronald Richards; Statement of Disinterestedness of Ronald Richards in Support Thereof24 (the "Application"), pursuant to which the Trustee seeks an order of this Court authorizin25 the employment of the law firm of Ronald Richards & Associates, A.P.C. ("Richards") to 26 act as her special litigation counsel in the above-captioned bankruptcy case and 27 represents as follows:

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1 1. Prepetition, the Debtor was a plaintiff's law firm based in Los Angeles,2 California. On December 18, 2020, petitioning creditors Jill O'Callahan, as successor in 3 interest to James O'Callahan, Robert M. Keese, John Abassian, Erika Saldana, Virginia 4 Antonio, and Kimberly Archie (collectively, the "Petitioning Creditors") filed an involuntary5 chapter 7 bankruptcy petition against the Debtor.1 Prior to the involuntary petition, the 6 Debtor practiced in the areas of personal injury, defective products, sexual abuse, toxic 7 torts, business law, employment law, and aviation law. The Debtor was well known in th8 national mass torts community representing clients in mass tort cases around the countr9 as well as in the Plaintiffs' bar locally. 10 2. On December 24, 2020, the Petitioning Creditors filed a Motion for11 Appointment of Interim Trustee Pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 303(g) [Docket No. 12]. The 12 Court entered an order granting the motion on January 5, 2021 [Docket No. 45]. On 13 January 6, 2021, the Trustee was appointed as the interim trustee [Docket No. 50]. 14 3. On January 13, 2021, the Court entered an Order Directing: (1) The Clerk15 of Court to Immediately Enter an Order for Relief under Chapter 7; (2) The United States16 Trustee to Immediately Appoint a Chapter 7 Trustee; (3) The Debtor to File All Schedule17 and Related Documentation for Chapter 7 Case within Fourteen Days of the Entry of this18 Order; and (4) Vacating February 16, 2021 Status Conference [Docket No. 68]. On 19 January 13, 2021, the Clerk of Court entered an order for relief against the Debtor 20 [Docket No. 69], and the Trustee was appointed and accepted her appointment in the 21 Debtor's case [Docket No. 71]. 22 4. Continuing investigation may reveal that assets of the Debtor were23 transferred to Erika Girardi (aka Erika Jayne), Thomas Girardi's Spouse, either directly o24 25 1 The Petitioning Creditors also filed an involuntary chapter 7 bankruptcy petition against Thomas V. Girardi, which is currently pending as Bankruptcy Case No. 2:20-bk-26 21020-BR. Jason Rund, the Trustee for Thomas Girardi, has recently retained Abir 27 Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP to recover transfers of Girardi's personal assets from Erika Jayne. [Dkt. No. 169]

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1 to one or more people or entities on her behalf, or to other transferees of assets from 2 Erika Girardi or her related entities (the "Erika Transfers"). The Trustee believes that the3 Erika Transfers will be recoverable under applicable state and federal law. 4 5. Therefore, it is necessary for the Trustee to employ counsel to assist with5 the investigation and undertake such proceedings and/or actions as may be appropriate 6 in connection with investigating and recovering estate property and filing such 7 proceedings and/or actions as are appropriate in connection with the Erika Transfers. 8 6. The Trustee seeks to employ Richards as her special litigation counsel9 pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 327(c) and/or § 327(e) for the limited and special purpose of 10 representing the Trustee in connection with investigating and recovering the Erika 11 Transfers. In this regard, Richards will handle all matters relating to the Erika Transfers, 12 including, but not limited to, investigation, written discovery, depositions, court 13 appearances, preparation of pleadings and other filings, trial and overall prosecution of 14 any appropriate actions on behalf of the Trustee. A true and correct copy of the 15 engagement agreement between the Trustee and Richards (the “Engagement 16 Agreement”) is attached hereto as Exhibit 1. 17 7. The Trustee proposes to employ Richards, effective as of the date the orde18 approving this Application is entered at the expense of the bankruptcy estate, pursuant t19 11 U.S.C. § 328(a). More specifically, the Trustee proposes to retain Richards on a 20 contingency basis with the amount of compensation to be as follows: 35% of the net 21 recovery prior to commencement of litigation, 40% after the complaint is filed through 60 22 days prior to a jury or bench trial, and 45% thereafter. “Net recovery” means the amount23 remaining after the total amount received (whether by settlement, arbitration award, or 24 court judgment) has been reduced by the sum of all “costs,” as defined in the 25 Engagement Agreement. The amount of the fee is not set by law but is negotiable 26 between Richards and the Trustee. 27 8. Richards also shall be entitled to reimbursement of its out of pocket costs

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1 such costs to be advanced by Richards and paid from the same source of funds to be 2 used for payment of the Firm’s fees and in accordance with the terms of the Engagemen3 Agreement. 4 9. Other than the contingency fee and costs to be paid to Richards as set fort5 herein and in the Engagement Agreement, Richards shall have no claims against the 6 estate. 7 10. Richards has not been paid a retainer. Richards has agreed to and will be8 compensated pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 328(a). Richards understands that any and all 9 fees and expenses sought or requested by, or paid to, Richards is subject to Bankruptcy 10 Court approval and in the amounts approved by the Bankruptcy Court upon proper 11 application in accordance with the Bankruptcy Code, the Bankruptcy Rules, the Local 12 Rules of this Court and any other applicable law and guidelines. 13 11. The Trustee believes that Richards is well qualified to serve as the14 Trustee’s special litigation counsel and to render the services for which the Trustee is 15 retaining Richards. Richards specializes in civil and criminal litigation. Attorney Richard16 is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California and has practiced law in17 the State of California for almost 26 years. He is licensed in the District of Columbia and18 admitted to the 2nd, 9th, 11th, Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. 19 A true copy of Richards resume is attached hereto as Exhibit 2. 20 12. The attorneys at Richards are attorneys at law duly admitted to practice21 before this Court and other necessary state and federal courts in this jurisdiction. 22 13. Richards has no agreement to share any compensation for services23 rendered in connection with this case with any other individual or entity, except as amon24 and between Richard's shareholders, employees, independent contractors under the 25 direction and supervision of Richards, or contract attorneys he engages. 26 14. As of the date of this Application, to the best of Applicant's knowledge and27 after consideration of the disclosures in the attached Statement of Disinterestedness,

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1 except as specifically disclosed, Richards and its professionals are disinterested persons2 as that term is defined in 11 U.S.C. § 101(14). 3 WHEREFORE, Applicant requests that the Court enter an order authorizing her t4 employ Richards as her special litigation counsel, as an administrative expense in thi5 bankruptcy case, and for such other and further relief as may be determined just and prope6 DATED:April 23, 2021 Respectfully submitted, 7 /s/ Elissa D. Miller 8 Elissa D. Miller 9 Chapter 7 Trustee 10 APPROVED AS TO FORM AND CONTENT: 11 Law Offices of Richards & Associates, A.P.C. 12 13 by:____________________ Ronald Richards 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

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1 Attorney or Party Name, Address, FOR COURT USE ONLY 2 Telephone & FAX Nos., State Bar No. & Email Address 3 Elissa D. Miller 4 emiller@sulmeyerlaw.com Chapter 7 Trustee 5 333 South Grand Avenue, Suite 3400 Los Angeles, California 90071 6 Telephone: 213.626.2311 Facsimile: 213.629.4520 7 8 9 Chapter 7 Trustee 10 UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA – LOS ANGELES DIVISION 11 In re: Case No.: 2:20-bk-21022-BR 12 Chapter: 7 Girardi Keese 13 14 STATEMENT OF DISINTERESTEDNESS FOR EMPLOYMENT OF PROFESSIONAL 15 PERSON UNDER FRBP 2014 16 (File with Application for Employment) 17 18 [No Hearing Required] Debtor(s). 19 1. Name, address and telephone number of the professional (Professional) submitting this Statement: 20 Ronald Richards, Esq. 21 Law Offices of Ronald Richards & Associates, A.P.C. P.O. Box 11480 22 Beverly Hills, CA 90213 310-556-1001 Office 23 310-277-3325 Fax www.ronaldrichards.com 24 2. The services to be rendered by the Professional in this case are (specify): 25 Special Litigation Counsel for Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 Trustee 26 27

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1 3. The terms and source of the proposed compensation and reimbursement of the Professional are(specify): 2 The Trustee proposes to retain Richards on a contingency basis with the amount of compensation to 3 be as follows: 35% of the net recovery prior to commencement of litigation, 40% after the complaint isfiled through 60 days prior to a jury or bench trial, and 45% thereafter. “Net recovery” means the 4 amount remaining after the total amount received (whether by settlement, arbitration award, or court judgment) has been reduced by the sum of all “costs,” as defined in the Engagement Agreement. 5 4. The nature and terms of retainer (i.e., nonrefundable versus an advance against fees) held by the6 Professional are (specify): n/a 7 8 5. The investigation of disinterestedness made by the Professional prior to submitting this Statement9 consisted of (specify): 10 The firm is a small firm and Ronald Richards reviews all matters whrein the firm is employed or ispotentially employed. Richards has determined that the only case in which Richards is involved which11 has any connection to the Debtor or Thomas Girardi is that Richards is co-counsel with Spertus,Landes & Umhofer, LLP in conection with its representation of creditors the Law Offices of Philip12 Sheldon and The Law Offices of Robert Finn in connection with their claims for unpaid referral fees bythe Debtor. 13 6. The following is a complete description of all of the Professional’s connections with the Debtor,14 principals of the Debtor, insiders, the Debtor’s creditors, any other party or parties in interest, and theirrespective attorneys and accountants, the United States trustee, or any person employed in the office15 of the United States trustee (specify, attaching extra pages as necessary): 16 Other than as set forth in #5 above, the only other connection is that Richards has served as co-counsel with the firm of which the Trustee is a member in unrelated casees. The Trustee has had no17 involvement whatsoever in those cases. 18 7. The Professional is not a creditor, an equity security holder or an insider of the Debtor, except asfollows (specify, attaching extra pages as necessary): 19 n/a 20 21 8. The Professional is not and was not, within 2 years before the date of the filing of the petition, adirector, officer or employee of the Debtor. 22 9. The Professional does not have an interest materially adverse to the interest of the estate or of any23 class of creditors or equity security holders, by reason of any direct or indirect relationship to,connection with, or interest in, the Debtor, or for any other reason, except as follows (specify, attaching24 extra pages as necessary): 25 n/a 26 27

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1 10. Name, address and telephone number of the person signing this Statement on behalf of theProfessional and the relationship of such person to the Professional (specify): 2 Ronald Richards, Esq. 3 Law Offices of Ronald Richards & Associates, A.P.C. P.O. Box 11480 4 Beverly Hills, CA 90213 310-556-1001 Office 5 310-277-3325 Fax www.ronaldrichards.com 6 7 11. The Professional is not a relative or employee of the United States trustee or a bankruptcy judge,except as follows (specify, attaching extra pages as necessary): 8 N/A 9 10 12. Total number of attached pages of supporting documentation: 11 12 13. After conducting or supervising the investigation described in paragraph 5 above, I declare underpenalty of perjury under the laws of the United States, that the foregoing is true and correct except that13 declare that paragraphs 6 through 9 are stated on information and belief. 14 I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that the foregoing is true and correct. 15 16 April 2_3_, 2021 Ronald Richards, Esq. 17 Date Printed Name Signature 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

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Mailing Address Ronald Richards and Associates LAW OFFICES OF A Professional Corporation 310-556-1001 Office P. O. Bo x 11480 Beverly Hills, CA 310-277-3325Fax 90213 CONTINGENCY FEE AGREEMENT The undersigned, hereinafter “Client”, Elissa D. Miller, as the chapter 7 trustee for the bankruptcy estate ("Estate") of Girardi Keese, the chapter 7 debtor in Case No. 2:20-bk-21022-BR ("Bankruptcy Case") pending in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California ("Bankruptcy Court"), hereby employs the Law Offices of Ronald Richards & Associates, A.P.C., hereinafter “Attorneys”, as Client’s Attorneys to represent Client as special counsel to seek the recovery of assets from Erika Girardi a/k/a Erica Jayne, her related entities, and any transferees of assets from Erika Girardi or her related entities, through a fraudulent conveyance proceeding(s) and/or a related bankruptcy proceeding(s) in the Bankruptcy Case. 1. FEES The Attorneys' fee for legal services rendered in the proceeding(s) will be 35% of the net recovery prior to commencement of litigation, 40% after the complaint is filed through 60 days prior to a jury or bench trial, and 45% thereafter. “Net recovery” means the amount remaining after the total amount received (whether by settlement, arbitration award, or court judgment) has been reduced by the sum of all “costs,” as defined in this agreement. The amount of the fee is not set by law but is negotiable between Attorneys and the Client. 2. COSTS Attorneys shall advance all costs. Attorneys are authorized to deduct all costs reasonably necessary for the representation in the proceeding(s) out of any recovery. Attorneys are authorized to incur reasonable costs and expenses in performing legal services under this agreement. Costs MAY include, among other things, filing fees, court costs, service fees, jury fees, witness fees, messenger services, travel expenses including mileage ($.30 per mile traveled), retained experts and consultants, investigative and hourly legal assistant costs, and any other costs Attorneys deem necessary to properly prepare and pursue Client's proceeding(s). Attorneys shall obtain the Client's consent before incurring or advancing any cost item that is likely to or will exceed $5,000. 2865598.1

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The amount of any costs advanced by Attorneys for the prosecution of the proceeding(s) will be paid out of the recovery before the fee is computed. 3. ACTIONS BY ATTORNEYS Attorneys may take any actions that, in Attorneys' discretion, are necessary in the prosecution of the proceeding(s). However, no material decisions will be made without consultation with Client and no settlement will be made without the Client's express consent. Attorneys shall provide quarterly status reports to the Client and upon request by the Client. Attorneys do not guarantee any particular result, but pledge to use Attorneys' best efforts to reach a satisfactory conclusion to the proceeding(s). 4. BILLS No written statement of time spent will be provided since if there is no recovery there is no fee. Quarterly written statement of costs incurred to date will be provided to Client. 5. LEGAL SERVICES SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED. Legal services that are not to be provided by Attorneys under this agreement specifically include, but are not limited to any appeal in the proceeding(s). Attorneys are representing the Client only as described in the Introductory Paragraph of this agreement. Should it be in the best interest of the Estate to increase the scope of employment, a separate written agreement between Attorneys and Client will be required subject to Bankruptcy Court approval. 6. DISCHARGE The Client may discharge Attorneys at any time, by written notice effective when received by Attorneys. Unless specifically agreed by Attorneys and Client, Attorneys will provide no further services and advance no further costs on Client's behalf after receipt of the notice. If Attorneys are Client's attorney of record in any proceeding, Client will execute and return a substitution-of-attorney form immediately on its receipt from Attorneys. Notwithstanding the discharge, Attorneys have the right to recover from the Estate both the incurred costs and the reasonable value of Attorneys' legal services rendered from the effective date of this agreement to the date of discharge. 2865598.1

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7. WITHDRAWAL OF ATTORNEY Attorney may withdraw from representation of the Client: (a) with the Client's consent; (b) upon Bankruptcy Court approval; or (c) if no proceeding(s) have been filed, upon reasonable notice to the Client. Notwithstanding Attorneys' withdrawal, Attorneys may, under certain circumstances, seek recovery of reasonable Attorneys' fees for all services provided, and to reimburse Attorneys for all costs advanced, before the withdrawal. 8. RELEASE OF CLIENT'S PAPERS AND PROPERTY At the termination of services under this agreement, Attorneys will release promptly to Client on request all of Client's papers and property. "Client's papers and property" include correspondence, deposition transcripts, exhibits, experts' reports, legal documents, physical evidence, and other items reasonably necessary to Client's representation, whether Client has paid for them or not. 9. DISCLAIMER OF GUARANTY Although Attorneys may offer an opinion about possible results regarding the subject matter of this agreement, Attorneys cannot guarantee any particular result. Client acknowledges that Attorneys have made no promises about the outcome and that any opinion offered by Attorneys in the future will not constitute a guaranty. 10. ENTIRE AGREEMENT This agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties. No other agreement, statement, or promise made on or before the effective date of this agreement will be binding on the parties. 11. SEVERABILITY IN EVENT OF PARTIAL INVALIDITY If any provision of this agreement is held in whole or in part to be unenforceable for any reason, the remainder of that provision and of the entire agreement will be severable and remain in effect. 12. MODIFICATION BY SUBSEQUENT AGREEMENT Subject to Bankruptcy Court approval, this agreement may be modified by subsequent agreement of the parties only by an instrument in writing signed by both of them. 2865598.1

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13. ERRORS AND OMISSIONS Attorneys maintain errors and omissions insurance applicable to services rendered in the sum of at least $3,000,000.00. 14. COOPERATION The Law Offices of Ronald Richards & Associates, A.P.C. has agreed to provide legal services for the purpose of completing the assignment for which it is herein retained, and Client agrees at all times to remain available and to fully cooperate with the Law Offices of Ronald Richards & Associates, APC to permit them to adequately and timely complete their assigned work. 15. BANKRUPTCY COURT APPROVAL REQUIRED AND THE EFFECTIVE DATE OFAGREEMENT The effectiveness of this agreement is subject to the approval of the Bankruptcy Court. The effective date of this agreement shall be the date on which the Bankruptcy Court enters an order approving Attorneys' representation of Client. Attorneys understand the provisions of sections 327, 328, 330, and 331 of the Bankruptcy Code, which require, among other things, Bankruptcy Court approval of employment and Bankruptcy Court authorization of all fees and costs that Attorneys may seek for its services. 16. FORUM SELECTION AND CHOICE OF LAW The parties expressly agree that the only forum to which any litigation may be brought that arises out of this agreement is the Bankruptcy Court. I have read this agreement, have received a copy of it, and agree to the terms and conditions. There are no other agreements, oral or otherwise between Client and Attorneys. The foregoing is agreed to by: 4 22 2021 Date: ___ /___ /_______ Date: ___ /___ /_______ By: _____________________________________ By: __________________________________________ “CLIENT” : ELISSA D. MILLER “ATTORNEYS” : RONALD RICHARDS, ESQ. Chapter 7 Trustee for Girardi Keese 2865598.1

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Menu Home Biography Civil Criminal Media Video Articles Blog Contact Us Biography   Home Biography The Law Offices of Ronald Richards Contact Us and Associates, A.P.C. combines experienced and seasoned trial The Law Offices of Ronald counsel with hard working, tireless Richards staff. Most people are not aware of and Associates this, but lawyers admitted to practice P.O. Box 11480 law after 1994 are usually proficient in Beverly Hills, CA 90213 computerized research which gives a large advantage to any plaintiff or Telephone: 310.556.1001 defendant in litigation. The firm is led Fax: 310.277.3325 by Ronald Richards. Mr. Richards has E-MAIL: numerous Federal and State jury trials under his belt as well as over 100 bench ron@ronaldrichards.comtrials, as well as complicated appeals pending in both the California Court of info@ronaldrichards.comAppeal and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. He has District of Columbia Office infonumerous published opinions in both the State and Federal Courts. Mr. below: Richards has made new law affecting tens of thousands of Americans. He is amember of the United States Supreme Court Bar, the 2nd, 9th, and 11th Court

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defense counsel. He knows the insides of both sides of the bar and his broadbackground makes him a lethal advocate who goes non-stop for the firmsclients. The best quality of Mr. Richards and his firm is that they are effective atwinning but also knowing when to resolve the case. They pride themselves onnot wasting client resources on a losing proposition, long before the client is intoo far. Prescience is a skill cherished by Mr. Richards and his firm. Ronald Richards began his career in litigation by breaking Beverly Hills HighSchool’s record for debate wins. He then went on to UCLA to join the debateteam in CIDA. At UCLA, he won the national championship two years in a row. He also won numerous individual event titles and honors. In law school he waselected to Student Faculty Representative where he was an advocate forstudents facing discipline. He won the American Jurisprudence Award inBankruptcy. As a lawyer, he is the only published attorney in the country onProposition 215, the medical marijuana statute. His article is cited by WestPublishing and is found in the annotations to 11362.5 of the Health and SafetyCode. He has been qualified as an expert witness on marijuana in the LosAngeles Superior Court. In 1999, Mr. Richards was counsel in two of thebiggest date rape sex crimes cases in Los Angeles County. He successfully hadone case dismissed prior to trial while the other case is still pending. In addition,he has successfully represented many other single incident sex crime clientsand obtained satisfactory results. In 2000 and part of 2001, Mr. Richardsdefended more MDMA or Ecstasy cases than any attorney in the United States. His office has handled more Ecstasy cases than any other in America and hasrepresented defendants in each of the three largest seizures in U.S. history. Mr. Richards also guest lectures at UCLA for a sex crimes course. Mr. Richards hasalso recently lectured at Cal. State Los Angeles on poverty and the law. Mr. Richards submits new articles on different topics to various publications like LosAngeles Lawyer. Mr. Richards has litigation cases all across America. In the twoyears that followed, he won a 39 count Federal Court Jury Trial in the EasternDistrict of Tennessee and suppressed a large amount of MDMA in the La PazCounty Superior Court in Arizona. In addition, he represents persons in theSouth East for slavery charges and has matters in Illinois relating topseudoephedrine. In the three years that followed, he had a 29 count indictment where his clientwas facing 30 years dismissed pretrial. A copy of the order is available on thiswebsite. In the later part of 2000, Mr. Richards represented a major former CEO of apublicly traded company who was indicted for bank fraud and related counts. Mr. Richards was successful in obtaining a dismissal pretrial of two counts andthe government moved to dismiss the third count on April 9, 2001. The casewas published on appeal in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. During 2001, Mr. Richards successfully defended an entire family charged with

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Richards has litigated cases in the Southern District of Illinois, New York, Ohio,Mississippi, Colorado, Michigan, Kansas, Northern District of Florida, SouthernDistrict of Florida, New Jersey, Arizona, District of Nevada, Southern District ofNew, Manhattan Civil Courts, and of course, all of California. Mr. Richards is agood asset to any defense team and enjoys working with attorneys across thecountry. Richards maintains a central file system on a high speed T-1 line whichallows nationwide access to his library and archives. Furthermore, hiscomputerized research is second to none spanning ten different premiumservices to receive up to date case information and changes in the law that onlyinure to the benefit of the client. His team utilizes Surface Pro 4’s and areconnected to the office file system and 1000 plus databases at all times both inCourt and on the road. They have constant access to case files and data andprocess a large case load with precision, effectiveness, and accuracy. Thebreadth of the case load saves the individual client money as all cases areprudently managed and saving the client fees is the Firm’s number one goal atall times. There are no billing requirements per associate presently, nooverhead costs as the firm owns its assets, and the decades long successassures that cases are managed on truly the best of the client’s needs andhave no bearing on the firm’s overhead or expenses. In late 2001 and early 2002, Mr. Richards, who was appointed as counsel in amurder case, successfully dismissed for the second time murder chargesagainst an impoverished defendant. During 2002, Mr. Richards obtained anacquittal in the first ecstasy state prosecution in March of 2002. In 2003, Mr. Richards also obtained a dismissal in Los Angeles County’s largestMDMA case in state court. He then settled the case for a second defendant fortime served thanks to a very thoughtful and reasonable Assistant DeputyDistrict Attorney. Mr. Richards has also had three federal indictments dismissedon legal grounds in the last three years which is rare and very difficult. (Mr. Richards concedes that he was mostly lucky and he simply asserted what hethought were important issues to raise on behalf of his clients.)In addition, Mr. Richards is known locally as someone who specializes indefending Arab Americans charged with pseudoephedrine crimes. Mr. Richardshas never lost a pseudoephedrine case at trial. He is very familiar with theprosecution and defense of those cases which is a very highly specialized area. In 2003, Mr. Richards had numerous national cases which have not been set fortrial but are large pseudoephedrine conspiracy cases with record amountsseized. They also involve other controlled substances as well. Mr. Richards strives to maintain a positive working relationship with governmentprosecutors and due to their reasonable and fair treatment of his current clients,

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Mr. Richards was grateful and appreciative for the treatment he and his clientshas received from the Department of Justice and the District Attorney’s Office in2003 and hopes to continue to resolve cases when it is in the client’s bestinterest to do so. Mr. Richards emphasizes a careful and thorough review of the facts of eachcase but also discourages unrealistic assessments of client cases and believesin earnest negotiation in lieu of wasting client and government resources ongroundless and frivolous motions or risky trials. Mr. Richards was able to obtain excellent settlements of cases in 2003 and willgladly share those results in a confidential setting. 2004 was a fantastic year for the firm. The media section under articles showsthe hard fought results for clients. In 2005, NBC News hired Mr. Richards as alegal analyst covering the Michael Jackson trial. Mr. Richards reports regularlyon NBC and MSNBC providing legal analysis for the network and its cableaffiliates. There were also some fantastic appellate successes that are also onthe site. Mr. Richards continues to resolve cases with prosecutors and continues withthe policy of talking out matters rather than simply litigating them with nodirection and a great peril to the client. Mr. Richards is an expert in Federalsentencing litigation and appeals and enjoys a wide degree of professionalrespect for his work in Blakely/Booker appeals and sentencing results. In 2007 Mr. Richards took cases on a case by case basis and worked onacquiring new office space. If the firm could make a difference on your case,they would take it. In 2008, Mr. Richards filed a wide variety of business litigation disputes,handled various criminal matters that all appear in the media section on thiswebsite. Mr. Richards also lectures at UCLA and continues to do so up to thepresent. Mr. Richards had two published opinions in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in2008 as well. In 2009, the firm had enjoyed its beautiful new offices and hadfiled numerous actions for victims of fraud whose investment proceeds werewrongly appropriated from them. These include professional athletes. In 2010, Mr. Richards started off the year getting dismissed major felonies suchas kidnapping for extortion and attempted murder, both through legalarguments, and large amounts of narcotics through legal arguments andsuppression motions. In addition, the civil division of the firm was recently

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attorneys to do the same. To that end, in 2010, he successfully had thecontempt citation reversed for a victim of domestic violence who refused totestify. She qualified on the low income program due to the issues in her case. In 2011, Mr. Richards had a wide variety of cases that made headlines. Heresolved a major 43 KG cocaine case with $2,000,000 in currency for twoCanadians nationals, for less than two years. He obtained a $630,000.00settlement against Tom Cruise’s ex wife for a client, and won a $1,000,000judgment against a real estate developer at trial in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thesewere just a few of the notable results. In 2012, Mr. Richards won over $40,000,000 in commercial guaranty andborrower enforcement judgments. He collected far over that amount throughADR and pretrial resolutions. The firm successfully closed over $100,000,000 indebt transactions. Mr. Richards had a decision published in the 9th Circuit Courtof appeals that dramatically improved the rights of persons who contestedforfeiture proceedings. (U.S. v. $999,830.00 in U.S. Currency, 704 F.3d 1042(9th Cir. 2012) During 2013, Mr. Richards resolved tens of millions of dollars in securedjudgments and collections including winning a $15,000,000 summary judgmentin the US District Court for the Central District of California. He presentlyvindicates the rights of landowners who are victimized by mob rules initiatives. He is a strong believer in property rights. He won a SLAPP motion for theBeverly Hills Weekly against the Beverly Hills Courier and is a constantguardian of the first amendment. During 2014, the firm continued to protect property owner rights from land theftby initiative and assists tenants and homeowners who have been victimized bybanks overreaching. The firm has assisted many homeowners who werevictims of the housing market decline and has now resolved all of those casesin favor of the homeowner. The firm also represents many creditors who werevictims of borrowers committing fraud or non-payment. The firm makes a caseby case determination as to which parties needs its assistance. The firm hadsome very important appeals under review that made new law in California. InChodos vs. Borman, (2014) 227 Cal. App. 4th 76, the firm protected the rightsof clients against attorneys who ignore fee agreements. You can view theopinion. Chodos v. Borman,227 Cal. App. 4th 76, 78,173 Cal. Rptr. 3d 266,268,2014 Cal. App. LEXIS 529, 1,2014 WL 2761733(Cal. App. 2d Dist.2014)The Court of Appeal reversed a $7.8M judgment on July 9, 2014 publishing thedecision. The firm also had another published opinion in In re Perl, 2014 Bankr. LEXIS2477 (B.A.P. 9th Cir. May 30, 2014). The opinion protects residents who remain

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No. 14-60039, decided 1-8-16) click on opinion here: Eden Place 9th Circ. Opinion. You can watch the oral argument here: 1144--6600003399 EEddeenn PPllaaccee vv.. SShhoolleemm PPeerrllIn 2014, the firm continued its impact on the healthcare market and business. Itassisted in the acquisition of $14,000,000 in healthcare related debtinstruments and the recovery of debt related to health care facilities. The firm ispresently prosecuting pharmacies, nurses, and physicians related to fraudrelated to licensing and marketing agreements, under reporting of revenues,and various conduct in violation of various federal and state regulations in thehealth care market. The firm defended gray market drugs prosecutions inPuerto Rico, Los Angeles, and elsewhere. The firm obtained a $373,566.54judgment in Orange County on July 15, 2014 against a physician at KaiserMedical Center. On the criminal side, the firm assisted in reversing a nine year conviction for adefendant wrongly convicted of pimping. The Court of Appeal for the 4thDistrict reversed the conviction of Ofer Lupovitz where the firm was trial counselfinding the Court interfered with the firm’s representation and committedinstructional error. 2014 had been a very exciting year for the firm, its staff, the law clerks, and theattorneys who work with the firm. On October 20, 2014, the Court of Appeal affirmed a $1,800,000 judgmentagainst a defendant that defrauded the buyer in a series of car washpurchases. The firm used forensic computing and accounting in prosecutingthe case. The firm on October 20, 2014, also resolved a 47 count elder abuseand fraud case with a disposition of one year.

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settled a $7.8m note purchase matter in Nevada and a $14m note purchase inNew Jersey to close out the year. Both cases were on the eve of trial. Legalfees were also collected as well for the clients. In 2016, the firm won the largest judgment of the week in April, 2016 for$15,924,421.29. The firm also obtained a defense verdict for a local real estatedeveloper in a bench trial in the Los Angeles Superior Court with the clientfacing millions of dollars in exposure. The Court made findings that the Plaintiffbrought the matter without probable cause. The firm continues to manage andrepresent under performing assets in achieving their full growth potential. InSeptember of 2016, the firm defended a local accountant who was sued for areal estate investment and achieved a defense verdict. This was after the firmalso reversed a trial court decision on appeal for he same client. In 2016, Mr. Richards was invited to be a member in the Lawyers of Distinction. You can click here to read about the invitation and membership to this elitegroup of attorneys. Lawyers of Distinction Article On the acquisition side, the firm handled the acquisition of numerousundervalued land assets during 2016 and continues to manage a large portfolioof various debt instruments as well as undervalued assets that needrepositioning to improve both the lives of the people surrounding the assets aswell as the community at large. The firm continues to defend the interests ofproperty owners and the independent secondary debt market. In 2017, the firm once again is a leader in making new law. In Dr. Leevil vs. Westlake Health Care Center, published March 7, 2017, the Court of Appealpublished an opinion affirming a purchaser at a foreclosure’s sales right to issuea three day notice to vacate immediately after the sale. A copy of the published opinion is attached here: Dr. Leevil vs. Westlake Health Care Opinion On June 13, 2017, the firm continued its leadership in making new lending law. The opinion of Black Sky Capital, LLC vs. Michael, Kathleen Cobb waspublished. It overruled 25 years of bad law for lenders related to successiveloans on the same property. A copy of the published opinion is attached here:

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Oral Argument Drop Box Audio On June 14, 2017, the California Supreme Court granted review on a limitedissue in Dr. Leevil vs. Westlake Health. The firm is now honored to appearbefore the California Supreme Court. A copy of the order granting review is attached here: Order Granting Review On August 8, 2017, Ronald Richards made American history by becoming thefirst attorney to enjoin a federal marijuana prosecution in the United States. Afederal judge issued an injunction against the Department of Justice in USA vs. Pisarski. A copy of the opinion is available here: Pisarski Stay Order Previously, five different federal judges has rejected stay requests bydefendants. This was the first time since Marijuana was made illegal in 1937has a federal judge halted a criminal marijuana prosecution. A copy of the transcript of the historic July 28, 2017 hearing is available here. You can read the skill set of the two advocates in the hearing here: July 28, 2017 Pisarski Hearing Transcript On October 2, 2018, Ronald Richards argued before the California SupremeCourt in Dr. Leevil vs. Westlake Health Care Center. This was will be the first oftwo California Supreme Court cases for 2018. Getting to argue once in aprofessional lifetime is a gift but twice in the same year is frankly, unheard of. You can watch Mr. Richards in the video below.

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from Ronald Richards On February 5, 2019, Ronald Richards again argued before California SupremeCourt in Black Sky Capital, LLC vs. Michael Cobb, Kathleen Cobb. You can watch the video below. RRA, Black Sky Capital vs. Michael Cobb, California Supreme Court, 2-5- 19 from Ronald Richards

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marked a milestone for the firm and Mr. Richards. Not only was this Mr. Richards second trip to the Supreme Court in 2019 but the affirmation solidifieda $2,000,000 win for the firm’s client. The decision is a landmark decisionwhich will positively effect borrowers and lenders across the state by thethousands. It will open up credit markets and the decision was extensivelycovered locally. A copy of the opinion can by found here: Winning Black Sky Opinion Here is the oral argument in United States vs. Pisarski from December 3, 2019. In this case, we are defending the nations only injunction against the federalgovernment from prosecuting a marijuana patient/cultivator. 1177--1100442288 UUSSAA vv.. AAnntthhoonnyy PPiissaarrsskkiiMr. Richards is licensed to practice law in multiple jurisdictions in the UntiedStates and travels nationally for his practice. On July 10, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit affirmedthe injunction against the Department of Justice capping off one of the firm’sgreatest legal accomplishments and vindicating the rights of Californiacultivators to grow cannabis free from federal prosecution. The firm has beendefending Mr. Pisarski since 2012. To state the obvious, Mr. Richards stickswith his clients to the end. A copy of the opinion can be found here: USA vs. Anthony Pisarski OpinionDownload Like6

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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 333 outh Grand Avenue, Suite 3400, Los Angeles, CA 90071. true and correct copy of the foregoing document entitled (specify): CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEE'S APPLICATION TO MPLOY THE LAW OFFICES OF RONALD RICHARDS & ASSOCIATES, A.P.C., AS SPECIAL LITIGATION OUNSEL; DECLARATION OF RONALD RICHARDS AND STATEMENT OF DISINTERESTEDNESS OF RONALD ICHARDS IN SUPPORT THEREOF 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) pril 26, 2021, I checked the CM/ECF docket for this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding and determined that the llowing persons are on the Electronic Mail Notice List to receive NEF transmission at the email addresses stated below:  Service information continued on attached pag . SERVED BY UNITED STATES MAIL: n (date) April 26, 2021, I served the following persons and/or entities at the last known addresses in this bankruptcy ase or adversary proceeding by placing a true and correct copy thereof in a sealed envelope in the United States mail, rst class, postage prepaid, and addressed as follows. Listing the judge here constitutes a declaration that mailing to the dge will be completed no later than 24 hours after the document is filed. ebtor The Honorable Barry Russell irardi Keese U.S. Bankruptcy Court 126 Wilshire Blvd Roybal Federal Building os Angeles, CA 90017-1904 255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1660 Los 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 servee 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 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. April 26, 2021 Cheryl Caldwell /s/Cheryl Caldwell Date Printed Name Signature

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ADDITIONAL SERVICE INFORMATION (if needed): . SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (“NEF”) yra E Andrassy on behalf of Plaintiff Elissa Miller andrassy@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com afey Balabanian on behalf of Creditor Edelson PC alabanian@edelson.com, docket@edelson.com ichelle Balady on behalf of Creditor Bedford Law Group, APC b@bedfordlg.com, leo@bedfordlg.com illiam C Beall on behalf of Interested Party Mullen & Henzell, LLP ill@beallandburkhardt.com, carissa@beallandburkhardt.com illiam C Beall on behalf of Interested Party Shane Horton ill@beallandburkhardt.com, carissa@beallandburkhardt.com ri S Blumenfeld on behalf of Creditor Jaime Ruigomez ri@MarguliesFaithLaw.com, elen@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Vicky@MarguliesFaithLaw.com ri S Blumenfeld on behalf of Creditor Joseph Ruigomez ri@MarguliesFaithLaw.com, elen@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Vicky@MarguliesFaithLaw.com ri S Blumenfeld on behalf of Creditor Kathleen Ruigomez ri@MarguliesFaithLaw.com, elen@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Vicky@MarguliesFaithLaw.com ri S Blumenfeld on behalf of Defendant ABIR COHEN TREYZON SALO, LLP, a California limited liability partnership ri@MarguliesFaithLaw.com, elen@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Vicky@MarguliesFaithLaw.com ri S Blumenfeld on behalf of Defendant Boris Treyzon Esq ri@MarguliesFaithLaw.com, elen@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Vicky@MarguliesFaithLaw.com ri S Blumenfeld on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF ri@MarguliesFaithLaw.com, elen@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Vicky@MarguliesFaithLaw.com ichard D Buckley on behalf of Interested Party L.A. Arena Funding, LLC chard.buckley@arentfox.com arie E Christiansen on behalf of Creditor KCC Class Action Services, LLC christiansen@vedderprice.com, ecfladocket@vedderprice.com,marie-christiansen-4166@ecf.pacerpro.com ennifer Witherell Crastz on behalf of Creditor Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Services, Inc. rastz@hrhlaw.com ennifer Witherell Crastz on behalf of Creditor Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Services, LLC rastz@hrhlaw.com shleigh A Danker on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF shleigh.danker@dinsmore.com, SDCMLFiles@DINSMORE.COM;Katrice.ortiz@dinsmore.com

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lifford S Davidson on behalf of Creditor California Attorney Lending II, Inc. sdavidson@swlaw.com, jlanglois@swlaw.com;cliff-davidson-7586@ecf.pacerpro.com ei Lei Wang Ekvall on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF kvall@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com ei Lei Wang Ekvall on behalf of Plaintiff Elissa Miller kvall@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com ei Lei Wang Ekvall on behalf of Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) kvall@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com ichard W Esterkin on behalf of Creditor Southern California Gas Company chard.esterkin@morganlewis.com ichard W Esterkin on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF chard.esterkin@morganlewis.com imothy W Evanston on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF vanston@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com imothy W Evanston on behalf of Plaintiff Elissa Miller vanston@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com imothy W Evanston on behalf of Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) vanston@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com eremy Faith on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF eremy@MarguliesFaithlaw.com, elen@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Vicky@MarguliesFaithlaw.com ames J Finsten on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF jimfinsten@hotmail.com lan W Forsley on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF lan.forsley@flpllp.com, awf@fkllawfirm.com,awf@fl-lawyers.net,addy.flores@flpllp.com ric D Goldberg on behalf of Creditor Stillwell Madison, LLC ric.goldberg@dlapiper.com, eric-goldberg-1103@ecf.pacerpro.com ndrew Goodman on behalf of Attorney William F Savino goodman@andyglaw.com, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com ndrew Goodman on behalf of Petitioning Creditor Erika Saldana goodman@andyglaw.com, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com ndrew Goodman on behalf of Petitioning Creditor Jill O'Callahan goodman@andyglaw.com, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com ndrew Goodman on behalf of Petitioning Creditor John Abassian goodman@andyglaw.com, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com ndrew Goodman on behalf of Petitioning Creditor Kimberly Archie goodman@andyglaw.com, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com ndrew Goodman on behalf of Petitioning Creditor Robert M. Keese

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goodman@andyglaw.com, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com ndrew Goodman on behalf of Petitioning Creditor Virginia Antonio goodman@andyglaw.com, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com uzanne C Grandt on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF uzanne.grandt@calbar.ca.gov, joan.randolph@calbar.ca.gov teven T Gubner on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF gubner@bg.law, ecf@bg.law arshall J Hogan on behalf of Creditor California Attorney Lending II, Inc. hogan@swlaw.com, knestuk@swlaw.com heryl K Ith on behalf of Creditor Daimler Trust ith@cookseylaw.com, sith@ecf.courtdrive.com azmig Izakelian on behalf of Creditor Frantz Law Group, APLC zmigizakelian@quinnemanuel.com ewis R Landau on behalf of Creditor Virage SPV 1, LLC ew@Landaunet.com ewis R Landau on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF ew@Landaunet.com aniel A Lev on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF lev@sulmeyerlaw.com, ccaldwell@sulmeyerlaw.com;dlev@ecf.inforuptcy.com lizabeth A Lombard on behalf of Creditor American Express National Bank c/o Zwicker & Associates, P.C. lombard@zwickerpc.com, bknotices@zwickerpc.com raig G Margulies on behalf of Defendant ABIR COHEN TREYZON SALO, LLP, a California limited liability partnership raig@MarguliesFaithlaw.com, icky@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Helen@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithlaw.com raig G Margulies on behalf of Defendant Boris Treyzon Esq raig@MarguliesFaithlaw.com, icky@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Helen@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithlaw.com raig G Margulies on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF raig@MarguliesFaithlaw.com, icky@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Helen@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithlaw.com eter J Mastan on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF eter.mastan@dinsmore.com, SDCMLFiles@dinsmore.com;Katrice.ortiz@dinsmore.com dith R. Matthai on behalf of Defendant David Lira matthai@romalaw.com, lrobie@romalaw.com dith R. Matthai on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF matthai@romalaw.com, lrobie@romalaw.com enneth Miller on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF miller@pmcos.com, efilings@pmcos.com lissa Miller (TR)

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A71@ecfcbis.com, MillerTrustee@Sulmeyerlaw.com;C124@ecfcbis.com;ccaldwell@sulmeyerlaw.com ric A Mitnick on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF itnickLaw@aol.com, mitnicklaw@gmail.com cott H Olson on behalf of Creditor KCC Class Action Services, LLC olson@vedderprice.com, scott-olson-2161@ecf.pacerpro.com,ecfsfdocket@vedderprice.com,nortega@vedderprice.coeonard Pena on behalf of Interested Party Robert Girardi ena@penalaw.com, penasomaecf@gmail.com;penalr72746@notify.bestcase.com ichael J Quinn on behalf of Creditor KCC Class Action Services, LLC quinn@vedderprice.com, ecfladocket@vedderprice.com,michael-quinn-2870@ecf.pacerpro.com avid M Reeder on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF avid@reederlaw.com, secretary@reederlaw.com onald N Richards on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF n@ronaldrichards.com, morani@ronaldrichards.com onald N Richards on behalf of Plaintiff Robert P Finn n@ronaldrichards.com, morani@ronaldrichards.com evin C Ronk on behalf of Creditor U.S. Legal Support, Inc. evin@portilloronk.com, Attorneys@portilloronk.com illiam F Savino on behalf of Creditor California Attorney Lending II, Inc. savino@woodsoviatt.com, lherald@woodsoviatt.com enneth John Shaffer on behalf of Creditor Frantz Law Group, APLC hnshaffer@quinnemanuel.com ichard M Steingard on behalf of Other Professional Christopher Kamon awong@steingardlaw.com hilip E Strok on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF strok@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;1garrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com hilip E Strok on behalf of Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) strok@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;1garrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com oris Treyzon on behalf of Defendant ABIR COHEN TREYZON SALO, LLP, a California limited liability partnership innerty@actslaw.com, sgonzales@actslaw.com nited States Trustee (LA) ustpregion16.la.ecf@usdoj.gov ric D Winston on behalf of Creditor Frantz Law Group, APLC ricwinston@quinnemanuel.com hristopher K.S. Wong on behalf of Interested Party L.A. Arena Funding, LLC hristopher.wong@arentfox.com, yvonne.li@arentfox.com imothy J Yoo on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF y@lnbyb.com imothy J Yoo on behalf of Interested Party Jason M. Rund y@lnbyb.com

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