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Receivership in SEC v. John V. Bivona, et al., Case No. 3:16-cv-01386-EMC


General Information

This is the website of successor Receiver, Kathy Bazoian Phelps. On February 28, 2019, Ms. Phelps was appointed as the Successor Receiver in the case of Securities and Exchange Commission v. John V. Bivona, Saddle River Advisors, LLC, SRA Management Associates, LLC, and Frank Mazzola, Case No. 3:16-cv-1386, in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. The case was originally filed on March 22, 2016, and on October 11, 2016, Sherwood Partners, Inc. was appointed and served as Receiver until the appointment of Ms. Phelps as successor receiver.

The Receivership is imposed over the following entities: SRA Management Associates, LLC, and relief defendants SRA I LLC, SRA II LLC, SRA III LLC, Clear Sailing Group IV LLC, Clear Sailing Group V LLC, as well as the stipulating affiliated entities, Felix Multi-Opportunity Fund I LLC, Felix Multi-Opportunity Fund II LLC, Felix Management Associates LLC, NYPA Fund I LLC, NYPA Fund II LLC and NYPA Management Associates LLC.

The purpose of this website is to provide convenient access to information about the receivership, including status reports from the Receiver, copies of pleadings filed in the case, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The website will be updated periodically, and all creditors, investors and parties in interest are encouraged to check the website for updates. If you require further information not contained in this website, you may Contact Us.


Recent Updates

A hearing was held on June 27, 2019 in connection with the proposed distribution plan. At the hearing, modifications were suggested to the plan, and the parties were asked to meet and confer regarding the proposed modifications. The Receiver was instructed to obtain an opinion regarding the tax consequences of the proposed plan by August 9, 2019, if possible. Following the sharing of that opinion with the SRA Investor Group, Progresso and other interested parties, the Receiver shall file a revised Plan of Distribution with the Court. The Court’s order is reflected in the Court’s Civil Minutes.

On June 27, 2019, the Court also approved the Receiver’s Motion to Disallow Claims and the Stipulation with Progresso Ventures LLC regarding its claim.

A further case management conference is set for October 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.


Court Filings

Please click on the following links to view copies of:

            The Receiver’s Reports

            Court-Filed Documents

Receiver’s Proposed Plan of Distribution



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