Michele Michaelis

Michele Michaelis

Managing Director


BDO New York - Park Avenue Office

212-885- 7281


Executive Summary

Michele Michaelis is a managing director with more than 20 years of experience in matters relating to bankruptcy and insolvency, accounting and auditing, business disputes, and forensic investigations. Michele has worked with troubled and insolvent companies involving both reorganizations and out-of-court workouts representing debtors, unsecured creditors and secured lenders. She has routinely evaluated liquidity issues, including the formulation, review and analysis of short term cash flow projections, as well as assessed the viability of business operations of troubled businesses by conducting detailed liquidation analyses, leading to rapid stabilization with sustainable results.  

Michele has significant experience serving clients in a wide range of industries including retail, apparel, manufacturing, healthcare, mortgage, jewelry, finance, and telecommunications. She is knowledgeable in conducting investigations with regard to substantive consolidation issues and fraudulent conveyances, has prepared expert reports on solvency issues, has testified in bankruptcy proceedings, and has extensive experience in pre-planned and pre-negotiated bankruptcies.

Professional Affiliations

American Bankruptcy Institute
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors
International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
Turnaround Management Association 


M.S., Finance, Baruch College
B.S., Accounting, Alfred University