Marta Alfonso, CPA*/CFF, CIRA, JD, is a principal in the Management Advisory Services Department at MBAF.
With a strong background in forensic accounting, insolvency and bankruptcy, turnarounds, litigation support and financial management, Marta offers clients extensive financial experience and a deep understanding of critical legal issues. Trained as both an accountant and an attorney, she has worked in a range of consulting and in-house corporate roles since 1983.
Before joining MBAF, Marta served in key positions with a national accounting firm, providing financial and accounting guidance for Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 federal bankruptcies. In this role, she also served as a federal receiver for multi-million dollar companies, performed due diligence services for real estate and manufacturing clients, and provided expert consultation and testimony in cases related to bankruptcy and insolvency, receivership, criminal RICO, domestic and international money laundering, accounting malpractice, and marital dissolution.
Marta’s experience with bankruptcy, receivership and restructuring issues includes years of service in accounting and consulting positions. She has served as the chief restructuring officer of a healthcare service organization, as a state court receiver for a money transmission company, and as a consultant on federal bankruptcy cases. With expertise in both management and technology, she has worked as the interim chief information officer for a large consumer transportation company, and has provided financial and operational management support, technology consulting, and regulatory compliance counsel to both for-profit and non-profit organizations in South Florida and beyond.
In the areas of litigation support and forensic accounting, Marta has consulted in defense of securities and exchange fraud and bank fraud clients, and has served as an expert witness before the Florida Supreme Court Referee and Miami-Dade County Grand Jury relative to a multi-million dollar forensic accounting project.
Along with her private sector work, Marta has also served with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where she was comptroller for the Federal Housing Administration and director of the Office of Asset and Credit Management. In these positions, she helped to evaluate and develop organization-wide accounting systems, while overseeing an array of financial management and information technology functions.
*Licensed to practice in the states of Florida and New York
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- American Bar Association
- American Bankruptcy Institute
- Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors
- Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
- American Institute of Certified Fraud Examiners
- Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)
- The Florida Bar
- Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
- International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Former District Secretary
- Collaborative Family Law Institute – Former President & Secretary
- New York State Bar Association
- New York City Bar Association
- Westchester County Bar Association
- For South Florida Banks, Regulatory Scrutiny of Foreign Customer Activity Poses Challenges – The Balance Sheet – Vol. 10-3, September 2012
- E-Discovery is in the Clouds – South Florida Legal Guide, 2012 (Co-author: Tony Argiz)
- The Debtor’s Estate vs. The IRS: Who is the Responsible Person? – ABI Bankruptcy Taxation Committee Newsletter, July 2012 (Co-author: Barry Richman)
- Using Forensic Tools in Equitable Relief Claims – FVS Consulting Digest, November 2011 (Co-authors: Jorge Gutierrez, Luis Rivera)
- Forensic Considerations in Lost Profit Claims for Catastrophic Losses – South Florida Legal Guide, 2011 (Co-author: Tony Argiz)
- Billing Increments and Lump-Sum Billings in Applications for Professional Compensation – ABI Ethics Committee Newsletter, November 2010
- Recent Environmental Disaster: April 2010 Gulf of Mexico Spill – MBAF MAS Advisory, July, 2010
- How to Avoid FCPA Violations in Latin America – Latin Business Chronicle, June 2010 (Co-authors: Sam Danon, Matthew Feeley, Simon Strong)
- Computer Forensics Expert Can Be Crucial to Litigation – Daily Business Review, February 2010
- LBC Asks Leading Business Executives About Colombia’s Business and Economic Outlook – Latin Business Chronicle, February 2010 (Co-authors: John Haley, Jesus Maximoff, Mauricio Nicholis, Andres Ramirez, Jorge Rincon, Matthew Wyatt)
- University of Miami Law School – Juris Doctor
- Florida International University – Master of Business Administration
- University of Miami – Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
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