David Berliner

David Berliner



BDO New York - Park Avenue Office



Executive Summary

David Berliner leads the firm’s Business Restructuring and Turnaround Services practice and is one of the leaders of the Retail and Consumer Products Advisory Services practice. A frequent publisher and presenter on topics affecting business restructuring and bankruptcy as well as the Retail industry, he has more than 25 years of experience in financial advisory services, including business restructuring and bankruptcy matters, litigation, and forensic investigations, with a focus on the retail, manufacturing, distribution and services industries.

David is well-versed on issues involving financial advisory, accounting, bankruptcy litigation, including solvency, preferences and fraudulent conveyances, and due diligence, having spent his career representing unsecured creditors, troubled companies and lenders in a range of bankruptcy and restructuring matters. He has also provided expert witness testimony at depositions and in bankruptcy court and has led numerous due diligence engagements for buyers pursuing mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions and for secured lenders pursuing loans.

David has been involved in various bankruptcy and restructuring matters including Quiznos, Furniture Brands, Solyndra, Jackson Hewitt, Raser Technologies, Readers’ Digest, American Home Mortgage, Gracious Homes, KB Toys, Lenox, Pillowtex, The Source Magazine, NHL / Buffalo Sabres and Filene's Basement.   

Professional Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors
New York Institute of Credit, Member of the Board of Directors
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Turnaround Management Association


M.B.A., University of Michigan
B.A., Economics, Lafayette College