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Melissa Davis, CPA*, CIRA, CFE

Melissa Davis is a Partner at Kapila & Company and joined the Firm in 1998.

Professional Experience

Ms. Davis concentrates on providing bankruptcy, litigation and forensic investigation services to debtors, creditors, receivers, assignees, bankruptcy trustees, examiners and liquidating trusts. Her practice also includes forensic accounting, fraud investigations and litigation support matters.

Ms. Davis has served as a financial advisor to fiduciaries operating distressed companies in a variety of industries including mobile fueling, health insurance, real estate, hospitality, assisted living facilities/nursing homes, metal extrusion, stevedoring and waste management. Her experience includes distressed business operations, management, preservation of collateral and asset divestiture services.

Ms. Davis has investigated fraudulent and preferential transfers, prepared defense, solvency and liquidation analyses. Ms. Davis has worked on asset tracing, provided litigation support and damage calculation services, including forensic and securities fraud investigations, corporate business conduct analysis, Ms. Davis has extensive experience in Ponzi-scheme investigations and analysis. Her forensic and fraud investigations have involved working in conjunction with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorney's Office.

Ms. Davis has testified in court and depositions, and served as a court appointed Assignee for the Benefit of Creditors.

   Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a major in Accounting Florida     Atlantic University

 Member and officer of the academic accounting fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi

 Recipient of Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants academic

Professional Qualifications/Affiliations
   Certified Public Accountant, State of Florida

 Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor

 Certified Fraud Examiner

 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

 Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors

 Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

 Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

 American Bankruptcy Institute
Speaking Engagements
   Bankruptcy Bar Association, Southern District of Florida Annual Retreat -     "Valuation Issues in Bankruptcy," May 2013

 American Bankruptcy Institute Southeast Regional Conference - "Ponzi
    Schemes and Barring Claims Against The Guilty"
, July 2012

 Turnaround Management Association - "Current Issues in Real Estate",
    April 2012

   "Rising Tide in the Wake of Ponzi", ABI Journal (2013)

Community Involvement
   Summit Questa Montessori School Parent Teacher Organization Treasurer 2013

 Summit Quest Montessori School Silent Auction Committee Chair 2012-2013

 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training Participant and Volunteer

 Women in Distress - Annual Bank to School and Thanksgiving Drives 2011-2013

* Regulated by the State of Florida.
London Affiliated Office
Career Opportunities
American Institute of CPAs
Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors
Internal Revenue Service
Securities & Exchange Commission

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