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Full title: Notice of motion/application Notice of Chapter 7 Trustee's Application to Employ Development Specialists, Inc. as Accountants and Financial Advisors, with Proof of Service Filed by Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) (RE: related document(s)82 Application to Employ Development Specialists, Inc. as Accountants and Financial Advisors Chapter 7 Trustee's Application to Employ Development Specialists, Inc. as Accountants and Financial Advisors; Declaration of Thomas Jeremiassen in Support Thereof, with Proof of Service Filed by Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) (Miller (TR), Elissa)). (Miller (TR), Elissa) (Entered: 01/15/2021)

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VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (“NEF”) 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. shleigh A Danker on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF shleigh.danker@dinsmore.com, SDCMLFiles@DINSMORE.COM;Katrice.ortiz@dinsmore.com lifford S Davidson on behalf of Creditor California Attorney Lending II, Inc. kvall@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.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 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.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 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 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,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 onald N Richards on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF n@ronaldrichards.com, morani@ronaldrichards.com,justin@ronaldrichards.com hilip E Strok on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF strok@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;1garrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com nited States Trustee (LA)

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1 Elissa D. Miller 333 South Grand Avenue, Suite 3400 2 Los Angeles, California 90071 Telephone: (213) 626-2311 3 Facsimile: (213) 629-4520 4 Email: emiller@sulmeyerlaw.com 5 Chapter 7 Trustee 6 7 UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT 8 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 LOS ANGELES DIVISION 10 11 In re Case No.: 2:20-bk-21022-BR 12 GIRARDI KEESE, Chapter 7 13 Debtor. NOTICE OF CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEE’S 14 APPLICATION TO EMPLOY 15 DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS, INC. AS ACCOUNTANTS AND FINANCIAL 16 ADVISORS 17 [No Hearing Required Pursuant to Local 18 Bankruptcy Rules 2014-1(b)(1) and 9013- 1(o)] 19 20 TO ALL PARTIES IN INTEREST: 21 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Elissa D. Miller, the duly appointed chapter 7 trustee 22 (“Trustee”) for the bankruptcy estate (the “Estate”) of Girardi Keese (the “Debtor”) has filed an 23 application to employ Development Specialists, Inc. (“DSI”) as her accountants, effective 24 January 11, 2021 (the “Application”). 25 PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the professional services that DSI will 26 render to the Trustee may include, but are not limited to the following: 27 a. To analyze the books and records of the Debtor to investigate the status 28 and values of assets of the Estate;

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1 b. To assist in the identification of possible causes of action and support of 2 any litigation brought by the Trustee; 3 c. To reconstruct financial transactions of the Debtor; 4 d. To analyze and liquidate claims against the Estate; 5 e. To assist, if necessary, with preparation of the Debtor’s schedules of assets 6 and liabilities and statement of financial affairs; and 7 f. Other accounting and consulting services as required by the Trustee. 8 PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that DSI has not received, and shall not receive, 9 a retainer from the Trustee for its services. For the accounting services and costs incurred by 10 DSI, the Trustee proposes that DSI be compensated on the following basis: after due notice, DSI 11 will, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. §§ 330 and 331, apply to the Court for allowance and payment of fees 12 and costs not more frequently than every 120 days (except as may be requested or ordered by the 13 Court), which application will be heard upon notice to the Debtor, creditors, and other interested 14 parties. DSI has agreed to accept such fees as may be awarded by the Court. The hourly rate for 15 Thomas Jeremiassen, the Senior Managing Director at DSI who will have primary responsibility 16 for this matter is $615. Where appropriate, DSI will utilize the services of DSI’s other 17 professionals and paraprofessionals whose hourly fees range from $160 to $750. 18 PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that any party wishing to obtain a copy of the 19 Application may do so by contacting Thomas Jeremiassen at Development Specialists, Inc., 333 20 South Grand Avenue, Suite 4100, Los Angeles, CA 90071; telephone number (213) 617-2717; or 21 tjeremiassen@DSIConsulting.com. 22 PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that if you do not oppose the Application, you 23 need not take any further action. However, any objection and request for hearing, in the form 24 required by Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(f), must be filed with the Court and served on the 25 Trustee and the Office of the United States Trustee located at 915 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1850, 26 Los Angeles, CA 90017, not later than 14 days, plus three days for service by mail or pursuant to 27 F.R.Civ.P. 5(b)(2)(D) or (F), after the date of service of this notice. Failure to timely file and 28 serve such response and request for hearing may result in any response being deemed waived

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1 and the Court entering an order approving the Application without hearing a pursuant to Local 2 Bankruptcy Rules 2014-1 and 9013-1. 3 4 Dated: January 15, 2021 Respectfully submitted, 5 6 ______________________________ 7 Elissa D. Miller Chapter 7 Trustee 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28

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PROOF OF SERVICE OF DOCUMENT am over the age of 18 and not a party to this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding. My business address is 333 outh Grand Avenue, Suite 3400, Los Angeles, CA 90071. true and correct copy of the foregoing document entitled (specify): NOTICE OF CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEE’S PPLICATION TO EMPLOY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS, INC. AS ACCOUNTANTS AND FINANCIAL ADVISORS ill be served or was served (a) on the judge in chambers in the form and manner required by LBR 5005-2(d); and (b) in e manner stated below: .TO BE SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (NEF): Pursuant to controlling Generalrders and LBR, the foregoing document will be served by the court via NEF and hyperlink to the document. On (date)anuary 15, 2021 I checked the CM/ECF docket for this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding and determined thate following persons are on the Electronic Mail Notice List to receive NEF transmission at the email addresses statedelow: Service information continued on attached pag . SERVED BY UNITED STATES MAIL: n (date) January 15, 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 thedge will be completed no later than 24 hours after the document is filed. Service information continued on attached pag .SERVED BY PERSONAL DELIVERY, OVERNIGHT MAIL, FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION OR EMAIL (state methodr 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 declarationat personal delivery on, or overnight mail to, the judge will be completed no later than 24 hours after the document isled. 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. January 15, 2021 Cheryl Caldwell /s/Cheryl Caldwell Date PrintedName Signature

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ADDITIONAL SERVICE INFORMATION (if needed): . SERVED BY THE COURT VIA NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING (“NEF”) 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 shleigh A Danker on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF shleigh.danker@dinsmore.com, SDCMLFiles@DINSMORE.COM;Katrice.ortiz@dinsmore.com 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 Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) kvall@swelawfirm.com, lgarrett@swelawfirm.com;gcruz@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.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 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 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 teven T Gubner on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF gubner@bg.law, ecf@bg.law

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arshall J Hogan on behalf of Creditor California Attorney Lending II, Inc. hogan@swlaw.com, knestuk@swlaw.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 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 Interested Party Courtesy NEF matthai@romalaw.com enneth Miller on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF miller@pmcos.com, efilings@pmcos.com lissa Miller (TR) 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 onald N Richards on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF n@ronaldrichards.com, morani@ronaldrichards.com,justin@ronaldrichards.com hilip E Strok on behalf of Interested Party Courtesy NEF strok@swelawfirm.com, gcruz@swelawfirm.com;1garrett@swelawfirm.com;jchung@swelawfirm.com nited States Trustee (LA) stpregion16.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

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. SERVED BY UNITED STATES MAIL: Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Debtor Services, Inc. Erika Saldana Girardi Keese c/o Hemar, Rousso & Heald, LLP 1757 Riverside Drive 1126 Wilshire Blvd 15910 Ventura Blvd., 12th Floor Glendale, CA 91201-2856 Los Angeles, CA 90017-1904 Encino, CA 91436-2802 Kimberly Archie Jill O'Callahan John Abassian 15210 Ventura Boulevard 1437 Club View Drive 6403 Van Nuys Boulevard Suite 307 Los Angeles, CA 90024-5305 Van Nuys, CA 91401-1437 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-3841 Robert Girardi Robert M. Keese Virginia Antonio 402 South Marengo Ave. 22982 Rosemont Court 20413 Via Navarra Suite B Murrieta, CA 92562-3075 Yorba Linda, CA 92886-3065 Pasadena, CA 91101-3113

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