Kyra Andrassy

Raines Feldman Littrell LLP

Contact Details

Raines Feldman Littrell LLP
3200 Park Center Drive
Suite 250
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
United States

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


Lead Roles in Federal Receiverships

  • Principal (Lead) Counsel

Receivership Experience in these USDC Courts

  • California Central
  • California Northern
  • Nevada

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.) SEC v. Profit Connect Wealth Services, Inc., Case No. 2:21-cv-01298-JAD (D. Nev.)

Links to Cases


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 (2020 -2023) Director, California Receivers Forum (2023 to present) 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 - 2023 Former Past President of the Orange County Bankruptcy Forum Former Chair of the Orange County Bar Association Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section Director, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum (2021-2024)


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

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