A bankruptcy trustee plans to hire plaintiffs firm Girard Sharp to investigate whether Girardi Keese’s lenders knew that founding partner Tom Girardi had fraudulently transferred $25 million to his estranged wife, Erika Girardi.

Elissa Miller with SulmeyerKupetz. Courtesy photo

Elissa Miller, the trustee in the Girardi Keese bankruptcy, already has sued Erika Girardi, who also goes by Erika Jayne and stars on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” But the Wednesday filing targets the companies that financed Girardi Keese with loans secured by the legal fees associated with his lawsuits.