Eric W. Kaup
General Counsel and
Executive Vice President
Eric joined Hilco in 2004. A seasoned transactional attorney, he specializes in structuring and executing distressed asset acquisition and disposition transactions. During his tenure with Hilco, Eric has documented and closed hundreds of transactions.
While in private practice in the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Eric participated in many of the nation’s then-largest Chapter 11 filings and 363 Sale acquisitions, including Safety-Kleen Corporation, Outboard Marine Corporation, Polaroid Corporation, and National Steel Corporation.
Eric began his Hilco career as Assistant General Counsel and Vice President. In 2007, he was named General Counsel and Executive Vice President, and appointed to the Board of Directors of Hilco Trading. In 2010, he also served as interim CEO of Hilco Consumer Capital.
While at Hilco, Eric has led Hilco deal teams in negotiating and structuring transactions to acquire and dispose of assets in each of the asset classes in which Hilco transacts, including retail inventories, real estate, industrial assets, receivables, and intellectual property.
Eric is a graduate of Yale University and The Ohio State University Moritz School of Law.