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Full title: Stipulation By Elissa Miller (TR) and through her Attorneys, Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP, and VVGMC and Doctor to Authorize Disbursement of Settlement Funds and Fees and Expenses to the Estate (SBSC Case No. CIVDS1717346) with Proof of Service Filed by Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) (Ekvall, Lei Lei) (Entered: 05/24/2021)
Document posted on May 23, 2021 in the bankruptcy, 6 pages and 0 tables.
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el 17 Clients' settlement proceeds and the Debtor's fees and expenses to the Trustee, the T 18 parties have entered into this Stipulation setting out the disbursements to be made by 19 Defendants VVGMC and Doctor.The Trustee is authorized to direct VVGMC and Doctor, and VVGMC and 2 Doctor are authorized to remit to the Trustee, the following amounts: 3 (a) $157,527.15 from VVGMC for the benefit of the Estate.The check4 should be made payable to Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 Trustee of the Bankruptcy 5 Estate of Girardi Keese, and should include a reference to Case 6Doctor will wire funds totaling $154,457.16 to the Trustee, representing the11 Estate's share of $105,090.47, LC's share of $27,472.54 and AC's share of $21,894.15.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.
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Document Contents1 SMILEY WANG-EKVALL, LLP Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, State Bar No. 163047 2 email@example.com Philip E. Strok, State Bar No. 169296 3 firstname.lastname@example.org Timothy W. Evanston, State Bar No. 319342 4 email@example.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 9 UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT 10 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 11 LOS ANGELES DIVISION 2 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 IGnI RreA RDI KEESE, CChaasep tNero 7. 2:20-bk-21022-BR ornia ax 71 a, Calif00 • F 14 SDTISIPBUULRASTEIMONEN ATU OTHF OSREITZTINLEGM ENT s0 15 FUNDS AND FEES AND EXPENSES TO e1 M5- THE ESTATE (SBSC CASE NO. a 4 ost4 4 16 CIVDS1717346) C71 Debtor. el 17 [No Hearing Required] T 18 19 TO THE HONORABLE BARRY RUSSELL, UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE20 Elissa D. Miller, the chapter 7 trustee of the bankruptcy estate of Girardi Keese 21 (the "Trustee"), by and through her attorneys, Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP, and VVGMC 22 and Doctor, by and through their attorneys, enter into this Stipulation Authorizing 23 Disbursement of Settlement Funds to Clients and Fees and Expenses to the Estate (the 24 "Stipulation") as follows: 25 26 RECITALS 27 A. On December 18, 2020 (the "Petition Date"), an involuntary chapter 7
11 of the involuntary petition, Debtor was counsel of record in a significant number of 2 matters which were undertaken on a contingency basis. 3 B. The petitioning creditors moved for the appointment of an interim trustee 4 which was granted by the Court by order entered January 5, 2021. The Trustee was 5 appointed as the interim chapter 7 trustee of the bankruptcy estate of Girardi Keese (the 6 "Estate") on January 6, 2021. The order for relief was entered January 13, 2021 and, th7 same date, the Trustee was reappointed and has been serving in that capacity since. 8 C. Prior to the petition date, the Debtor was retained by plaintiffs, including fiv9 minors (collectively, "Clients") to prosecute an action in the San Bernardino Superior 10 Court, Case No. CIVDS1717346 (the "Litigation"). The Litigation was recently resolved 11 pursuant to a confidential settlement agreement. 2 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 well asD c.e rtainP ourrdsuearsn tis tsou veadr iboyu sth aeg Sreuepmereionrt sC boeutrwt eine nc othnen eDcetibotno rw aitnhd t hthee p Claliinetniftfss, wash o ornia ax 71 a, Calif00 • F 14 are minors, the Estate is entitled to receive costs in the amount of $76,679.55 and fees is0 15 the amount of $185,938.07. e1 M5- a 4 ost4 4 16 E. In order to avoid any reluctance on the part of Defendants to remit certain C1 7 el 17 Clients' settlement proceeds and the Debtor's fees and expenses to the Trustee, the T 18 parties have entered into this Stipulation setting out the disbursements to be made by 19 Defendants VVGMC and Doctor. 20 21 STIPULATION 22 In light of the foregoing, the parties stipulate as follows: 23 1. Plaintiff LC will receive $8,241.75 and Plaintiff AC will receive $6,568.75 24 from VVGMC. VVGMC will issue the checks and forward the funds directly to LC and 25 AC; 26 2. Plaintiff LC will receive $27,472.54 and Plaintiff AC will receive $21,894.15 27 from Doctor;
21 3. The Trustee is authorized to direct VVGMC and Doctor, and VVGMC and 2 Doctor are authorized to remit to the Trustee, the following amounts: 3 (a) $157,527.15 from VVGMC for the benefit of the Estate. The check4 should be made payable to Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 Trustee of the Bankruptcy 5 Estate of Girardi Keese, and should include a reference to Case 6 No. CIVDS1717346. The check should be sent to SulmeyerKupetz, APC, 7 Attention: Elissa D. Miller, Trustee, 333 S. Grand Avenue, Suite 3400, Los 8 Angeles, California 90071; and 9 (b) $105,090.47 from Doctor for the benefit of the Estate. 10 4. Doctor will wire funds totaling $154,457.16 to the Trustee, representing the11 Estate's share of $105,090.47, LC's share of $27,472.54 and AC's share of $21,894.15. 2 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 Uwpireo nt rtahnes fTerru hstaese c'sle raerceedip, tt hoef sTuruchst eweir ew itlrla isnssufeer afr ocmhe Dcko ctoto Lr Ca nind tchoen afimrmoautniot no ft hat the ornia ax 71 a, Calif00 • F 14 $27,472.54 and a check to AC in the amount of $21,894.15. s0 15 IT IS SO STIPULATED. e1 M5- a 4 ost4 4 16 DATED: May _21_, 2021 SMILEY WANG-EKVALL, LLP C1 7 el 17 T By: /s/ Lei Lei Wang Ekvall 18 LEI LEI WANG EKVALL 19 Attorneys for Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 Trustee 20 DATED: May ___, 2021 WEST & ROSA LLP 21 22 By: 23 CURTIS C. HOLMES, II Attorneys for VVGMC 24 25 26 27
31 DATED: May 21, 2021 LAW & BRANDMEYER LLP 2 By: 3 BRYAN C. MISSHORE 4 Attorneys for Doctor 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 ornia ax 71 a, Calif00 • F 14 s0 15 e1 M5- a 4 ost4 4 16 C1 7 el 17 T 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
4PROOF 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): STIPULATION AUTHORIZING DISBURSEMENT OF ETTLEMENT FUNDS AND FEES AND EXPENSES TO THE ESTATE (SBSC CASE NO. CIVDS1717346) will be served or as served (a) on the judge in chambers in the form and manner required by LBR 5005-2(d); and (b) in the manner stated elow: . 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) ay 24, 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) May 24, 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. The Honorable Barry Russell U.S. Bankruptcy Court Roybal Federal Building 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 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. May 24, 2021 Gabriela Gomez-Cruz /s/ Gabriela Gomez-Cruz Date Printed Name Signature
5ADDITIONAL SERVICE INFORMATION (if needed): . SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (“NEF”) yra E Andrassy firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com afey Balabanian firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com ichelle Balady firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com illiam C Beall firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com ri S Blumenfeld Ori@MarguliesFaithLaw.com, elen@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithLaw.com;Vicky@MarguliesFaithLaw.com ichard D Buckley firstname.lastname@example.org arie E Christiansen email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com ennifer Witherell Crastz firstname.lastname@example.org shleigh A Danker Ashleigh.email@example.com, SDCMLFiles@DINSMORE.COM;Katrice.firstname.lastname@example.org lifford S Davidson email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com ei Lei Wang Ekvall firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com ichard W Esterkin firstname.lastname@example.org imothy W Evanston email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org eremy Faith Jeremy@MarguliesFaithlaw.com, elen@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Vicky@MarguliesFaithlaw.com ames J Finsten , email@example.com lan W Forsley firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com ric D Goldberg firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com ndrew Goodman firstname.lastname@example.org, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com uzanne C Grandt email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org teven T Gubner email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org arshall J Hogan email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org heryl K Ith email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org azmig Izakelian email@example.com ewis R Landau Lew@Landaunet.com aniel A Lev firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org lizabeth A Lombard email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org raig G Margulies Craig@MarguliesFaithlaw.com, icky@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Helen@MarguliesFaithlaw.com;Angela@MarguliesFaithlaw.com eter J Mastan email@example.com, SDCMLFiles@dinsmore.com;Katrice.firstname.lastname@example.org dith R. Matthai email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org enneth Miller email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org lissa Miller (TR) CA71@ecfcbis.com, MillerTrustee@Sulmeyerlaw.com;C124@ecfcbis.com;email@example.com ric A Mitnick MitnickLaw@aol.com, firstname.lastname@example.org cott H Olson email@example.com, scott-olson- firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org eonard Pena email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com ichael J Quinn firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,firstname.lastname@example.org avid M Reeder email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org onald N Richards email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org evin C Ronk Kevin@portilloronk.com, Attorneys@portilloronk.com illiam F Savino email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org enneth John Shaffer email@example.com ichard M Steingard , firstname.lastname@example.org hilip E Strok email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org;email@example.com;firstname.lastname@example.org oris Treyzon email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org United States Trustee (LA) email@example.com ric D Winston firstname.lastname@example.org hristopher K.S. Wong email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org imothy J Yoo email@example.com