Karl Knechtel, CIRA

FTI Consulting, Inc.

New York, NY

Karl Knechtel is a Senior Director in the Turnaround & Restructuring practice at FTI Consulting, Inc. He has over 15 years of experience in restructuring, forensic accounting and litigation services. His industry experience includes healthcare, retail and consumer products, construction, restaurant and food services, manufacturing, telecommunications and professional services.

Mr. Knechtel has experience serving the various parties-in-interest for bankruptcy proceedings and has served as financial advisor to numerous creditors’ committees. Mr. Knechtel is also experienced in forensic accounting including fraudulent conveyance litigation and investigating financial frauds.

Mr. Knechtel’s healthcare experience includes advising Neighbors Health, the Unsecured Creditors’ Committees for Adeptus, St. Francis Hospital, Interfaith Medical Center and Dewitt Nursing Home.

Some of Mr. Knechtel’s  additional previous clients include serving as the  financial advisor for the Unsecured Creditors’ Committees of Loehmann’s, United Retail Group, Vann’s and Norwood Promotional Products. He also has extensive experience as financial advisor for Chapter 7 trustees including Thelen LLP, Eastwind Maritime and HRH Construction.

Mr. Knechtel currently serves as a board member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.


Certified Public Accountant

Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor

Certified in Financial Forensics


Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors

American Bankruptcy Institute

New York Society of Certified Public Accountants


B.S., Accounting, State University of New York at Albany

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AIRA is a nonprofit professional association serving the bankruptcy, restructuring and turnaround practice area. AIRA's membership consists of accountants, financial advisors, investment bankers, attorneys, workout consultants, trustees, and others in the field of business turnaround, restructuring and bankruptcy. AIRA members are among the most trusted and sought-after professionals in matters dealing with limited capital resources and deteriorating operating performance.

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