Hilco Merchant Resources (HMR) announced that it has named Ian Fredericks to the new position of S.V.P. – Strategic Growth/Client Development and Chief Legal Officer. Fredericks has most recently been serving as the V.P. and Assistant General Counsel at Hilco Global. As S.V.P. of Strategic Growth – Client Development and Chief Legal Officer, Fredericks will have specific responsibility for leading HMR corporate growth initiatives; developing new business opportunities for the expanding HMR global retail platform – including current operations in Australia; serving in an advisory capacity to the boards of the recently acquired Hilco Fixture Finders and Deal Genius businesses and providing general legal support for all other ongoing HMR initiatives.
In this new position, Fredericks will report directly to Michael Keefe (C.E.O. of Hilco Merchant Resources) and serve as a critical part of the management of HMR. Prior to joining Hilco Global, Fredericks worked at Skadden-Arps, where he served in the Corporate Restructuring group. Prior to Skadden he was with Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor in the Bankruptcy and Corporate Restructuring group. Early in his career Fredericks served with a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge in the Bankruptcy Court in Philadelphia, PA, as well as the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia, PA. A Cum Laude graduate of Temple University Law School in May, 2003, Fredericks also attended St. John’s University School of Law where he received a post-graduate degree in Bankruptcy law. On a related note, Ryan Lawlor joins Hilco Global as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, filling the position that had been previously held by Fredericks. In that role, Lawlor will be responsible for handling in-house corporate legal matters as well as specific business transactions and deals that require counsel at one of the 20+ operating companies within the Hilco Global portfolio.
The Assistant General Counsel position reports directly to Eric Kaup the Executive Vice President – General Counsel at the holding company. Lawlor has extensive experience practicing law as a highly respected attorney from Bryan Cave, where he had been representing and advising a range of clients including lenders, buyers and sellers in Article 9 sales, assignments for the benefit of creditors and sales pursuant to Section 363 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. To date, his focus has been on distressed asset sales and mergers and acquisitions deals, and recently included legal work for Hilco on the RG Steel Mill/Sparrows Point Terminal transaction. Lawlor received his Doctor of Law from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, MI and his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Michigan State University in 1999.
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