James M. Lukenda, CIRA


Montclair, NJ

Executive Director

Over his 40 plus-year career Jim Lukenda has worked in a variety of industries and assisted clients ranging from small privately held businesses to large multinational corporations. His experience spans numerous industry categories including the construction and contracting, communications and publishing, energy, consumer products and distribution, transportation, real estate, hospitality, retailing, and electronics.

From 1989 to 2019, Jim has worked exclusively with clients on matters related to distressed operating situations including assistance with operations assessment, debt restructurings, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, fraud investigations, and other financial consulting, litigation, and workout assignments.

In 2020 Jim became the Executive Director of Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (“AIRA”).  Prior to becoming AIRA’s Executive Director he served the Association’s membership as president, chairman, and as a board member.

Jim received his BSBA, cum laude, from Georgetown University.  He maintains a current license as a Certified Public Accountant (New Jersey and New York), and is a Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor (CIRA).

Jim has been a speaker on issues related to bankruptcy, reorganizations, and financing and accounting matters before organizations such as AIRA, ABI, ACG NJ, INSOL, Foundation for Accounting Education, New Jersey Society of CPAs, NYCFMA, PLI, The George Washington University National Law Center Government Contracts Program and The Bank Lending and Banking Law Institutes.

About AIRA

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.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Written cancellation for the conference or any excursions must be received by midnight on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 for a full refund less a $150 cancellation processing fee. No refunds will be granted after May 17, 2023, but substitutions will be allowed.

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