Perfecting and Maintaining Article 9 Security Interests

Avoiding Pitfalls in Perfection and Analyzing the Impact of 2010 UCC Amendments

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Conducted on Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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This CLE course will provide guidance to lenders' counsel in perfecting security interests. The panel will discuss the impact of UCC 2010 Amendments and outline best practices for maintaining perfection over the course of the loan.


Mistakes in perfection may prove costly should a lender need to enforce a secured interest under Article 9. Lenders must exercise due diligence to ensure that their security interests are fully protected and free of even minor defects.

The UCC 2010 Amendments change some critical filing rules, search methods and lender due-diligence practices. Counsel for lenders must identify how the Amendments will affect transactions entered into prior to the effective date and understand how to maintain perfection of those security interests.

Listen as our authoritative panel of commercial finance attorneys analyzes the pitfalls in perfecting and maintaining security interests and discusses the impact of the UCC 2010 Amendments.



  1. Due diligence searches
  2. Name of debtor
  3. Financing statement
  4. Filing jurisdiction
  5. Renewals
  6. Maintaining perfection


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • How can counsel ensure that the debtor's correct name is used for filing and searching—and why are even minor mistakes potentially fatal?
  • What are the other key changes for secured lenders in the 2010 Amendments?
  • What measures can lender's take to ensure that perfection is maintained over the course of the loan?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Paul Hodnefield
Paul Hodnefield
Associate General Counsel
Corporation Service Company

He specializes in commercial finance, Uniform Commercial Code, UCC Article 9, public records search and filing, lien...  |  Read More

Kelly L. Kopyt
Kelly L. Kopyt
Assistant Director, Corporations Division
Secretary of the Commonwealth, William Francis Galvin's Office

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