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A Search for Perfection: Fundamentals of UCC Article 9

SKU: COM1700
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1 - 1.5
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Article 9 of the UCC contains a dense set of technical rules relating to secured transactions, all of which can be challenging to unwind. This course is intended to provide a general survey of some the key ideas concerning Article 9, outlining concepts that attorneys should know.

Taking a practical approach to exploring Article 9, delving into the fundamentals, from the definition of secured transactions to potential remedies from defaults incurred under the statute.

This CLE Course will also cover the various kinds of perfection of security interests, the basic priority rules and related priority issues.

Lecturer Bio

Edward Altabet, Esq.

Edward Altabet, Esq. ia a Partner at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC.

Ed is an experienced litigator who counsels businesses and entrepreneurs across a broad range of industries including financial services, banking, wealth management, technology, manufacturing, export/import, construction, and real estate. Clients trust him to help them resolve their commercial and civil disputes involving contracts, lenders’ and creditors’ rights, secured transactions, real property, distressed businesses, securities, partnership disputes, business torts, and executive employment issues. He also represents companies, not-for-profit corporations, religious institutions, and directors and senior executives in connection with corporate governance matters, including internal and regulatory-driven investigations relating to allegations of financial misconduct and breaches of fiduciary duties.

Lender and creditor rights is a core part of Ed’s practice. He works to maximize the value of recoverable assets for his clients in court and through negotiated work-outs with debtors. Ed routinely represents banks and alternative lenders in connection with secured transactions arising under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and commercial mortgages, both in and out of bankruptcy court. He also advises trade and judgment creditors concerning complex collections matters.

Ed is a fierce advocate for clients both in and out of the courtroom, with experience litigating matters before state, federal and appellate courts. He advises on legal issues that affect a business’s day-to-day operations and long-term plans. This broad experience enables him to serve as outside general counsel for numerous clients.

Organizations and boards rely on him for guidance with conducting internal investigations concerning alleged improper financial conduct, undisclosed self-dealing, accounting fraud, commingling of assets, or the improper allocation of restricted funds. Partnering with outside professionals such as accountants and auditors, he aims to help determine if there has been wrongdoing, and if so, the proper path to remediation.

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