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Full title: Declaration re: of Lei Lei Wang Ekvall in Support of Stipulation Confirming Pre-Petition Agreement and Authorizing payment of Fees and Expenses to be Disbursed to the Estate with Proof of Service Filed by Trustee Elissa Miller (TR) (RE: related document(s)96 Stipulation By Elissa Miller (TR) and Alder Law, P.C. by and through their attorneys to Confirm Pre-Petition Agreement and Authorizing Payment of Fees and Expenses to be Disbursed to the Estate with Proof of Service). (Ekvall, Lei Lei) (Entered: 01/19/2021)

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The Trustee is further advised that in addition, the Debtor, AlderLaw and the 20 plaintiff/former client agreed that the Debtor and AlderLaw would waive certain nominal 21 fees.Due to the Debtor's bankruptcy, defendants are reluctant to remit the fees 26 and costs to the Debtor's estate without written confirmation from the Trustee of the 27 1 amounts set forth above.I checked the CM/ECF docket for this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding and determined that e following persons are on the Electronic Mail Notice List to receive NEF transmission at the email addresses stated elow:  Service information continued on attached pag . SERVED BY UNITED STATES MAIL: n (date) January 19, 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.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.

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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 Proposed 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 I GnI RreA RDI KEESE, CChaasep tNero 7. 2:20-bk-21022-BR ornia ax 71 a, Calif00 • F 14 DEKECVALALLR AINT ISOUNP OPOF RLTE IO LFE I WANG s0 15 STIPULATION CONFIRMING PRE- e1 M5- PETITION AGREEMENT AND a 4 ost4 4 16 AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF FEES C71 Debtor. AND EXPENSES TO BE DISBURSED el 17 TO THE ESTATE T 18 [No Hearing Required] 19 20 I, Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, declare: 21 1. I am a partner with Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP, proposed attorneys for 22 Elissa D. Miller, Chapter 7 Trustee of the bankruptcy estate of Girardi Keese (the 23 "Trustee"). I am licensed to practice before this Court and the courts of the State of 24 California. I know each of the following facts to be true of my own personal knowledge, 25 except as otherwise stated and, if called as a witness, I could and would competently 26 testify with respect thereto. I make this declaration in support of the Stipulation 27 Confirming Pre-Petition Agreement and Authorizing Payment of Fees and Expenses to

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1 be Disbursed to the Estate (the "Stipulation") . Unless otherwise defined in this 2 declaration, all terms defined in the Stipulation are incorporated herein by this reference. 3 2. According to the Court's docket, on December 18, 2020, an involuntary 4 chapter 7 bankruptcy petition was filed against Girardi Keese ("Debtor"). As of the filing 5 of the involuntary petition, Debtor was counsel of record in a significant number of 6 matters which were undertaken on a contingency basis. 7 3. The petitioning creditors moved for the appointment of an interim trustee 8 which was granted by the Court by order entered January 5, 2021. The Trustee was 9 appointed as the interim chapter 7 trustee on January 6, 2021. The order for relief was 10 entered January 13, 2021 and, the same date, the Trustee was reappointed and has 11 been serving in that capacity since. 2 0 0 92626 4 445-1 1123 comme4n.c ed aTnh aec Ttirouns toene baenhda Ilf aorfe a i ncfloiermnte idn tOhraat nogne OCcotuonbteyr S1u0p, e2r0io1r7 ,C Doeubrtt o(trh e ornia ax 71 a, Calif00 • F 14 "Superior Court Case"). s0 15 5. The Trustee and I are advised that prior to the Petition Date, in e1 M5- a 4 ost4 4 16 approximately July of 2020, Debtor and AlderLaw entered into an agreement whereby C1 7 el 17 AlderLaw would substitute in to represent the Debtor's client as plaintiff's counsel, and T 18 Debtor would receive 25% of AlderLaw's fee recovery, plus reimbursement of all 19 expenses. The Trustee is further advised that in addition, the Debtor, AlderLaw and the 20 plaintiff/former client agreed that the Debtor and AlderLaw would waive certain nominal 21 fees. 22 6. The Superior Court Case was recently resolved. Pursuant to a confidential23 settlement agreement, plaintiff/Debtor's former client will be paid directly by defendants. 24 The Debtor's estate is entitled to fees totaling $190,000.00 and costs totaling $19,082.7125 7. Due to the Debtor's bankruptcy, defendants are reluctant to remit the fees 26 and costs to the Debtor's estate without written confirmation from the Trustee of the 27

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1 amounts set forth above. The stipulation filed concurrently with this declaration reflects 2 the payment instructions requested by defendants. 3 I declare under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America 4 that the foregoing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. 5 Executed on this 19th day of January, 2021, at Costa Mesa, California. 6 /s/ Lei Lei Wang Ekvall 7 LEI LEI WANG EKVALL 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

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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 OF LEI LEI WANG EKVALL IN UPPORT OF STIPULATION CONFIRMING PREPETITION AGREEMENT AND AUTHORIZING PAYMENT OF FEES ND EXPENSES TO BE DISBURSED TO THE ESTATE will be served or was served (a) on the judge in chambers in the rm and manner required 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) anuary 19, 2021 I checked the CM/ECF docket for this bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding and determined that e following persons are on the Electronic Mail Notice List to receive NEF transmission at the email addresses stated elow:  Service information continued on attached pag . SERVED BY UNITED STATES MAIL: n (date) January 19, 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 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. January 19, 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”)  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  Eric D Goldberg eric.goldberg@dlapiper.com, eric-goldberg-1103@ecf.pacerpro.com  Andrew Goodman agoodman@andyglaw.com, Goodman.AndrewR102467@notify.bestcase.com  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  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  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  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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