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Kyra Andrassy

Partner,
Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP

Contact Details

Partner,
Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP
3200 Park Center Drive
Suite 250
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States
Work: 714-445-1000
Mobile: 7149817966
Home: 714-445-1000

Years of Experience

21 - 30

Professional Bio

I have over twenty years of experience representing fiduciaries, including chapter 7 trustees and chapter 11 trustees and federal equity receivers. I also guide distressed companies through out of court workouts, assignments for the benefit of creditors, and bankruptcy cases. I have served as lead counsel on numerous chapter 11 matters and in two federal equity receivership cases. Prior to practicing, I clerked for the Hon. John E. Ryan, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California and a member of the 9th Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. I have served numerous leadership positions in the insolvency area and been recognized as "Best Lawyer" by U.S. News & World Reports for the past few years and as a Super Lawyer since 2012.

Company Description

Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP, is a boutique law firm specializing in insolvency, business litigation, and real estate transactions. Its insolvency practice consists of representing distressed companies in out of court workouts, assignments for the benefits of creditors, and bankruptcy cases. It also represents various fiduciaries, including chapter 11 trustees and chapter 7 trustees, state court receivers, and federal equity receivers.

Number of Times Appointed a Receiver

0

Lead Roles in Federal Receiverships

  • Principal (Lead) Counsel

Receivership Experience in these USDC Courts

  • California Central
  • California Northern

Receivership Experience with these Agencies

  • Securities and Exchange Commission

Sizes of Federal Equity Receiverships

  • $ 1 - $10 Million
  • $25 Million +

Federal Equity Receivership Cases on which I have Worked

  • SEC v. Kent Whitney, Case No. 8:19-cv-499-JVS (C.D. Cal.) SEC v. Richard Nguyen, Case No. 8:19-cv-01174-SVW (C.D. Cal.) SEC v. SiliconSage Builders, LLC, Case No. 3:20-cv-09247-SI (N.D. Cal.) SEC v. Justin Robert King; and Elevate Investments, LLC, Case No. SACV20-02398-JVS (C.D.Cal.)

Links to Cases

  • https://ecf.cacd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?667336031186994-L_1_0-1; https://ecf.cacd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/DktRpt.pl?473698050245157-L_1_0-1

Industry Specialties

  • Securities

Types of Services or Products Your Company Provides

  • Insolvency Restructure
  • Legal Services/Litigation

Other Professional Associations

  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association Director, California Receivers Forum LA/OC Chapter Co-Chair, Insolvency Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association Director, Southern California chapter of the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation Conference Co-Chair, California Bankruptcy Forum conference 2019 Conference Co-Chair, American Bankruptcy Institute Bankruptcy Battleground West conference, 2019 - 2021 Former Past President of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum Former Chair of the Orange County Bar Association Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section

Education

J.D., Loyola Law School 1998 B.A., University of California, San Diego, 1995

LinkedIn Profile

https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyra-andrassy-325b234/