Joel L. Pathiyil Consultant

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Joel Pathiyil is a Consultant at KapilaMukamal, LLP and joined the firm in 2021 after several years with regional and national accounting firms.

Professional Experience

Mr. Pathiyil concentrates on providing bankruptcy, litigation support and forensic investigation services to Bankruptcy Trustees, Receivers and other fiduciaries.  He has assisted on investigations in conjunction with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  His investigation skills have been applied to Ponzi scheme cases.

Mr. Pathiyil has investigated the flows of funds in Ponzi schemes, including fraudulent and preferential transfers.  He has coordinated the treasury functions of distressed businesses and fiduciary cases.  He has assisted in performing ownership and asset analyses in marital dissolution matters and developing valuation models to produce valuation reports.




Masters of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination – West Virginia University, Monongalia County, West Virginia

Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Summa Cum Laude) – Florida International University – Honors College, Miami, FL – Dean’s List, Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society





Certified Public Accountant




American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)


Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)


Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)