SOURCE: Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP

Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP

August 17, 2015 11:20 ET

Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP Attorneys Named to "2016 Best Lawyers in America" List

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 17, 2015) - Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP (Smiley Wang-Ekvall), a law firm specializing in insolvency, real estate transactions and business litigation is proud to announce that three of the firm's partners Evan D. Smiley, Philip E. Strok and Robert S. Marticello have been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2016 list.

Best Lawyers© is the most trusted and respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. The distinguished list is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, awarded to a lawyer by his or her peers. The three attorneys of Smiley Wang-Ekvall received their designation in the "Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law" practice area. Both Smiley and Strok have been included on the Best Lawyers in America list consecutively since 2010, while this is the first year Marticello has been included on the list.

"Receiving a Best Lawyers in America designation signifies to clients and legal peers that these attorneys represent the highest ideals of integrity and qualifications in a particular practice area," said Lei Lei Wang Ekvall, partner of Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP. "We are especially proud that fellow partners, Evan D. Smiley, Philip E. Strok, and Robert S. Marticello were selected to be a part of this distinguished list."

Since the first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers® assembles their list of attorneys by administering extensive peer-review surveys. Ultimately, thousands of leading lawyers are selected confidentially to evaluate practicing peers. The current, 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (2015), is based on millions of detailed evaluations of lawyers submitted by other lawyers that is carefully analyzed.

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Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey. More than 52,000 leading attorneys cast more than 5.5 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

Smiley Wang-Ekvall, LLP is a premier insolvency, real estate and business litigation firm dedicated to representing debtors, creditors, creditors' committees, equity committees, trustees, asset purchasers, professionals and other parties successfully navigate bankruptcy-related matters. Boasting a team of highly-experienced transactional law litigators and mediators, Smiley Wang-Ekvall is committed to understanding client needs and combining critical thinking with innovative advocacy tactics to achieve the best possible results. As a specialized boutique firm with seven partners, Smiley Wang-Ekvall values diplomacy and collaboration among its team, clientele and industry peers. Headquartered in Costa Mesa and with an office in Los Angeles, Smiley Wang-Ekvall serves clients locally, regionally and nationwide. For more information, visit

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