Ken Malek is serving on the 2021 AIRA Annual Conference Planning Committee. The Conference is set to take place at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, in Newport Beach, California, from June 9-12, 2021. Ken was one of the founding Directors of the AIRA, is past-President, and has served on its Board since 1985.

Luke Botica, long-time KPMG CPA partner, leader of the HealthSouth investigation and financial restatement, public company C-Suite executive, board member and veteran investigator of many frauds and financial irregularities, joined MalekRemian as Managing Director. Luke has taken many companies public as CFO or consultant. He has also been CEO, VP of Treasury Operations, and served other C-Suite roles, in total serving 10 public companies. Luke has immediately assumed key roles in cases involving audit failures and financial and operating issues within his wide industry experience.

Malek and Cavaiani will serve as experts in matters involving efficacy and business plan feasibility for technology products. Malek is a Senior Member of the IEEE who is named inventor on twenty issued US utility patents covering cellular, public safety radio, and cordless technologies. Cavaiani’s prior positions include Director of Product Marketing and Partner Management at BMW Technology Corp and National VP of Marketing and Sales for National Semiconductor.

Due to Covid-19, this year’s Car Fun on 21 in downtown Libertyville has been canceled. MalekRemian invites you to join the festivities next summer at the monthly non-juried car shows. All to help promote the many wonderful eateries and small businesses in historic Downtown Libertyville, the shows feature some of the North Shore’s finest vintage vehicles on display and live music performances. Come see 1913 steam cars, pre-war classics, foreign and domestics from the 50’s and 60’s Golden Age of auto design, OEM muscle cars, and modern exotics. These are great family FUN evenings – hence the name – CAR FUN on 21. As event sponsor, MalekRemian contributes to the MainStreet Libertyville organization.  We hope to see you next summer!

Ken Malek served on the Advisory Council for the 2020 AIRA Annual Conference. Originally set to take place in Chicago this June, due to COVID-19 the Conference will now be virtual. Click here for more information. Ken was one of the founding Directors of the AIRA, is past-President, and has served on its Board since 1985.

The MalekRemian team created a COVID-19 Survival Guide for friends of the firm to share with impacted businesses. Intended to help organizations survive economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, the Guide offers a 9-Point Plan to Retain Business Value and guidance regarding PPP and EIDL loans. If you would like a copy of the Survival Guide, please email Kiera Durgan at

Ken Malek served on the 2020 ABI/AIRA VALCON Advisory Board. The annual conference was held in Las Vegas in February. This year’s theme, “How to Flex When in Flux” brought together experts in the distressed-debt, restructuring and valuation industries.

Ken Malek has been a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy since 1996, inducted as part of the College’s VIIth Class of Fellows. The College is an honorary association of leading restructuring practitioners who have distinguished themselves through case results, scholarship, and contributions to the profession. From 2015 through 2019, Ken served as a member of the College’s Board of Regents, which is responsible for the College’s annual nomination and approval process of admitting new Fellows.

Ken Malek served as a panelist with Moderator Brian L. Shaw, Daniel A. Aronson, Hon. Ronald Barliant (ret.), and Patrick J. Nash, addressing “Nothing Up My Sleeve: Could It Be Any Vaguer? Ethics and Disclosure Requirements of Rule 2014,” relating to professional retention and disinterestedness issues in court-supervised debt restructurings.

Ken Malek served on the 2019 ABI/AIRA VALCON Advisory Board and as a speaker at the annual conference in Las Vegas. Along with co-panelists Thomas J. Allison, Hon. Bruce A. Markell (ret.), and Adam Pilchman, he spoke on “Duties of PE-Controlled Boards, Their Counsel, and Valuation Advisors.”