Soneet R. Kapila CPA, CIRA, CFE, CFF

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Soneet R. Kapila, of East Indian origin, born in Kenya, Africa, is a founding partner of KapilaMukamal, LLP (formerly Kapila & Company). For over twenty-five years, he has concentrated his efforts in the areas of consulting in insolvency, fiduciary and creditors’ rights matters. Recognized for his acumen as a "business man," he has been appointed in Federal District Court, Bankruptcy Court and Florida State Court and served in the roles of Chief Restructuring Officer, S.E.C. Corporate Monitor, Examiner, Chapter 11 Trustee of Operating Businesses, Liquidating Trustee and Receiver, among others.

Professional Experience

Mr. Kapila’s practice is focused on restructuring, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, fiduciary matters and financial transactions litigation. He represents other bankruptcy trustees, debtors and both secured and unsecured creditors in and out of bankruptcy court.  He also regularly advises clients about the insolvency implications involved in business transactions and operation of distressed businesses.  As a Trustee plaintiff, Mr. Kapila has managed complex litigation in significant cases.

As a fiduciary, he has advised and represented debtors and creditors’ committees in formulating, analyzing and negotiating plans of reorganization. Recognized as an expert in fraudulent conveyance, Ponzi Schemes and insolvency issues, Mr. Kapila has provided expert testimony and extensive litigation support services to law firms involving complex insolvency issues and commercial damages.  He is a sitting trustee on the panel of U.S. Bankruptcy Trustees  (Southern District of Florida) and has served in numerous matters in both the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida as a Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Sub-chapter V Trustee.

He has conducted numerous forensic and fraud investigations, and has worked with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Attorney’s Office.



The Kapila Family Foundation, Director


Nova Southeastern University – Kapila Family Starting Right Program, Mailman Segal Center (NSU-MSC) [Benefitting Autistic Children]; Kapila Family Foundation Feeding Disorders Clinic and the Kapila Family Foundation Challenging Behaviors Clinic.


The University of Miami – Kapila Family Foundation Student Award, Kapila Family Foundation Scholarship Fund and the Kapila Family Foundation Program Fund [supporting the Kapila Duberstein Miami Law Moot Court Team and UM law students.]


Nova Southeastern University Art Museum Fort Lauderdale [supporting art for children]


Broward Performing Arts Foundation [benefiting Encore! Building Community through the Arts capital campaign and Campaign for the Parker} 


Stetson University – The Kapila Family Foundation Scholarship Fund


American Bankruptcy Institute


President (2023-2024)

President-Elect (2022-2023)

Management Committee (2021-2023)

Treasurer (2020-2022)

Member of the Executive Committee (2019)

Member of the Board of Directors (2016)

Southeast Regional Conference:

Co-Chair of Advisory Board (2016)

Advisory Board (2012-2017) and Co-chair (2015)

Caribbean Insolvency Symposium:

Advisory Board (2010-2014)

Co-Chair (2015)


Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors


Past-Chairman and past-President

Board of Directors


Lecturer to various groups on insolvency and litigation related topics, including insolvency taxation

Member of the Grievances Committee of The Florida Bar

Member of the American Arbitration Association’s Panel of Arbitrators

Member of the Board of Directors, Hialeah-Miami Springs-NW Dade Chamber of Commerce

Chairman – Litigation Support Services Committee of the National Training and Experience Sharing Program of The American Group of CPA Firms

Practice Review Committee – FICPA

Bankers Cooperation Committee – Connecticut Society of CPA’s



Laser Spine Institute, et al – Assignee

Global Asset Rental, LLC – CRO, Liquidating Trustee

FF Fund 1, LLC – Cro, Liquidating Trustee

City of Detroit, Michigan – Financial Advisors to Fee Examiner

SMF Energy Corporation – CRO, Liquidating Trustee

Fontainebleau Las Vegas, LLC – Chapter 7 Trustee

Universal Health Care Group, LLC/American Managed Care, Inc.-Ch. 11/Liq. Trustee

Simply Fashion Stores, LLC – Chief Restructuring Officer

Spear & Jackson, Inc. – Corporate Monitor – SEC Appointment

Miami Neurological Institute, LLC – Chapter 11/Chapter 7 Trustee

Louis J. Pearlman / TransContinental Airlines, et al – Chapter 11 / Liquidating Trustee

Levitt Homes – Chief Administrator

Planet Hollywood International, Inc. – Examiner

Banco Latino International – Financial Consultants to Official Committee Unsecured Creditors

Southeast Bank Corp – Financial Advisors to Chapter 7 Trustee

SEC v. Christopher Freeman Brogdon – Corporate Monitor – SEC Appointment






President, American Bankruptcy Institute (2023)

Fellow, American College of BAnkruptcy (2013)

Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors – Distinguished Fellow (Class of 2022)

Top CPA’s and Litigation Support Professionals, South Florida Legal Guide (multiple years)

Power Leaders in Law and Accounting – South Florida Business Journal (2015, 2014)

Best Trustee, Daily Business Review’s Best of 2012

Key Partners Award Honoree – South Florida Business Journal (2010)

Bronze Award/Medal – 3rd highest score, examination of the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (1996)

Education / Qualifications


Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – Florida

Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)

Certified in Bankruptcy Mediation – Training – St. John’s University (2014)

MBA, Cranfield School of Management Studies, England (1978)

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Professional Affiliations


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

American Bankruptcy Institute

National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

National Association of Federal Equity Receivers


Speaking Engagements 


American Bankruptcy Institute

American Bar Association

American College of Bankruptcy

Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors

Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida

Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association

Florida Bankruptcy Bar

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Florida International University, School of Law

National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees

National Bankruptcy Conference

National Business Institute

National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges

New York Law School

St. Thomas University Law School

Stetson College of Law, Insolvency Symposium – Germany

Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Forum

Turnaround Management Association

University of Miami, School of Law




“New Receivership Act Streamlines Receiver’s Role for Lenders, Other Stakeholders” – Daily Business Review – September 2020

Eye of the Evaluator – The Role of Contingent Liabilities in an Insolvency Analysis” – American Bankruptcy Institute Journal – April 2018

“Best Practices in the Treasury Functions of a Chapter 7 Trustee’s Office” – American Bankruptcy Trustee Journal (NAB) – Fall, 2015

Fraud and Forensics:  Piercing Through The Deception In A Commercial Fraud Case” – American Bankruptcy Institute – 2015

Ponzi Schemes:  Fiduciaries May Be The Saving Grace”, ABI Journal (2014)

A Health Care Fraud and Bankruptcy Primer“, southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Bar Association Journal (2014)

“Hidden Resources in a Small Business”