Security Interests in Uncommon Collateral: IP, Insurance Issues, Partnership Interests and More

Navigating Attachment, Perfection and Priority Issues Under the UCC, Federal and State Law

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, February 14, 2013

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will provide business counsel with a review of treatment of security interests in uncommon collateral under the UCC and federal and state law. The panel will discuss issues concerning attachment, perfection and priority of security interests in IP, insurance policies, and partnership interests, among others.


Security interests in “uncommon” collateral raise complex issues under both UCC Article 9 and other state and federal laws. Although the UCC governs the creation and perfection of security interests in collateral, other statutes, regulations or treaties can supersede or preempt the UCC.

The interplay of federal and state laws can apply to the perfection of security interests in unique collateral such as IP, maritime vessels, aircraft and motor vehicles. Security interests in insurance policies (and other insurance issues), investment property, and partnership interests also have unique treatment under applicable laws.

Counsel must understand the specific considerations for such uncommon collateral to protect their clients’ interests.

Listen as our panel of finance practitioners provides best practices for advising clients on creating and perfecting security interests in uncommon collateral. The panelists will offer their perspectives and experiences on navigating the complex and special issues that arise under Article 9 and other pertinent statutes, regulations and treaties.



  1. Creating and perfecting security interests in uncommon collateral under the UCC
  2. Special issues governed by other statutes, regulations and treaties
  3. Resolving issues involving preemption or superseding law
  4. Pitfalls to avoid and best practices


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What uncommon collateral can be subject to federal or state law impacting methods of creation and perfection of secured interests?
  • What are the potential pitfalls for secured parties seeking attachment, perfection and priority of secured interests in uncommon collateral?
  • What are the superseding or preemption issues that counsel should understand?
  • What are the best practices for counsel when perfection of security interests is governed by the UCC and other law?

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


R. Andrew Richards
R. Andrew Richards

McCarter & English

Mr. Richards focuses on banking, corporate and commercial transactions. He represents numerous financial institutions...  |  Read More

Janet M. Nadile
Janet M. Nadile

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

Ms. Nadile practices in the areas of banking and credit and corporate law. She focuses on advising secured lenders in...  |  Read More

Joseph K. Hegedus
Joseph K. Hegedus

Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

Mr. Hegedus focuses his practice on insurance law and was previously General Counsel to an insurance company and...  |  Read More

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