Richelle Kalnit

Richelle Kalnit

Senior Vice President


Richelle Kalnit focuses on management of intellectual property disposition engagements for Hilco Streambank’s extensive list of clients. She assists clients in developing a marketing plan for their brand and other intellectual property assets and implementing that plan by thoroughly canvassing the marketplace to maximize the value of those assets. Richelle has experience in the sale of intellectual property assets in bankruptcy, out-of-court sale processes, assignments for the benefit of creditors and Article 9 foreclosure sales. She also works closely with consumer privacy ombudsmen when they are appointed in connection with the sale of personally identifiable information in bankruptcy.

She joined Hilco Streambank with more than a decade of legal experience at two of the nation's top law firms. Most recently, Richelle was a member of the bankruptcy and restructuring group of Cooley LLP, where she focused on large retail and consumer products transactions. During her tenure at the firm, she managed the sale, reorganization and/or liquidation of several of the nation’s most prominent retailers, hotels and restaurants, including Orchard Brands, hhgregg, Vestis and Eastern Outfitters (Eastern Mountain Sports, Bob’s Stores and Sport Chalet) Golfsmith, City Sports, Edwin Watts Golf Shops, Baha Mar Hotels, Pizzeria Uno, Crabtree & Evelyn, Samsonite, SkyMall, Quirky and Wink (invention platform and home connectivity technology company), The Bombay Company, Fuhu (a/k/a Nabi children’s tablets), Lenox China, Samsonite, Joyce Leslie, Claim Jumper Restaurants, Mervyn's, Goody’s Family Clothing, Big M (d/b/a Mandee and Annie Sez), Samsonite, Baha Mar Resort and many more. Richelle began her career at the law firm King & Spalding LLP.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, cum laude, and received her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, where she graduated cum laude and was in the top 10% of her class. She is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation.

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