Karyl M. Van Tassel

Karyl Van tassel

Senior Managing Director


BDO Houston Office



Executive Summary

Karyl Van Tassel is a senior managing director in BDO's Houston office. She has more than 30 years of experience providing dispute and investigative services. She works with clients to address financial damages, forensic accounting, economic, and valuation challenges they face in a wide variety of litigation and investigation matters including securities, intellectual property, breach of contract, antitrust, lender liability, fraud, forensic accounting, and wrongful terminations.

Karyl has a proven track record of working with clients to deliver high-value solutions to their most complex litigation and financial challenges. Audit committees and companies have retained her to assist in investigating allegations of accounting and financial improprieties. She has appeared before the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission to deliver investigation findings. Court appointed receivers have also relied on her to provide financial consulting services.

Prior to joining BDO she held various positions at international accounting and consulting firms, including as a partner at a Big Four Firm in the Advisory Forensic Services practice where she was also the Forensic Energy Sector leader based in Houston. Prior to this, she was a senior managing director in the FTI Consulting Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice. She was also formerly a partner in another Big Four firm’s Forensic Dispute Advisory Services practice. Early in her career she provided audit and tax services to oil and gas companies, manufacturing facilities, high technology companies, auto dealerships, construction clients, and governmental agencies. Karyl has also provided accounting services and investment analysis to financial institutions.

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Certified Public Accountant, Texas
Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants


B.S., Business Administration-Accounting, University of Northern Colorado