Suruchi Banez CPA*, CIRA, CFE

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Suruchi K. Bañez is a Principal at KapilaMukamal, LLP. She joined the firm in 2003 after working with large private corporations in Florida and in London, England. She returned to the firm in 2006 after working with an international public accounting firm in Florida.

Professional Experience

Ms. Bañez concentrates on providing bankruptcy consulting, litigation support and forensic investigation services. She has provided services to debtors, creditors, receivers, assignees, examiners and bankruptcy and liquidating trustees. She has provided litigation support services to law firms involving solvency analysis, investigation of Ponzi schemes and corporate business conduct.  Her cases have also involved working in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and the United States Attorney’s Office.

Her experience in bankruptcy matters encompasses asset tracing and recoveries including investigation of fraudulent and preferential transfers and related defense and solvency analyses. She has assisted clients in bankruptcy-related financial reporting, claims administration, and litigation support in adversary proceedings. Her experience is in a wide range of industries including investment funds, healthcare, telecommunications, real estate, hotel and hospitality, and insurance.




Masters in Business Administration (MBA)  with a focus in International Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business Administration, with a major in Finance, with high honors, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Professional Qualifications


Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – State of Florida

Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)

Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Affiliations / Achievements (Past and Present)


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors (AIRA)

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE)

Graduate student assistant with the Dean and Chief Operating Officer, Robinson College of Business

Member of the professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi


Civic, Volunteer & Philanthropic

National Charity League (2022 – Current)

  • Assistant Treasurer (2022-2023)
  • Executive Board (2023-2024)
  • Treasurer (2023-2024)