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The Complexities of UCC Article 9 Simplified - May 12

In an area of law that requires your thorough understanding of extraordinarily complex rules, you need a seasoned guide. Bill Henning brings a lifetime of practical experience, teaching, writing, memorable anecdotes and humor to that critical assignment. Your time is valuable … make the most of it with a leading national expert who will return dividends to your practice.

Your clients will be confronted with an array of third parties — led by the bankruptcy trustee — whose interests in collateral might take priority if you haven’t created airtight transactions. Henning explores and exposes the ins, outs, tricks and traps of UCC Article 9, and he goes beyond Article 9 to explain practical steps you can take to safeguard the integrity of your clients’ transactions.

Henning has served with the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws much of his professional life — as a commissioner from two states, as executive director, as chair of drafting committees and currently as a member of the Joint Review Committee.

Henning’s great value to you, however, is his proven ability to take the dense language of Article 9 and apply it to your everyday practice. He has both an encyclopedic knowledge of Article 9 and a depth of practical knowledge as well as a wealth of specific examples of how Article 9 governs and guides the secured transactions that are the lifeblood of your clients’ businesses.


• Impact of unauthorized collateral transfers, debtor name changes, and changes in debtor business form

• Securitizations, mortgage warehouse loans, and loan participation agreements

• Provisions that override contractual and legal restraints on alienation

• The use of equity interests and intellectual property as collateral

• Getting the debtor’s name right: filing and searching

• Choice-of-law rules, including choice of law for assets subject to a certificate of title


Prof. William H. Henning

Executive Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law

Bill Henning served on the faculties of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law and the University of Alabama School of Law before joining the Texas A&M University School of Law as Executive Professor in 2015.

Appointed to the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in 1994, Henning served as chair of a drafting committee charged with amending UCC Articles 2 and 2A from 1999-2001, then served as the organization’s Executive Director from 2001 to 2007. He currently serves the ULC as a Life Member. He is Vice-Chair of the ULC’s Committee on the UCC, a member of the Permanent Editorial Board for the UCC, and a member of the Drafting Committee on the UCC and Emerging Technologies, which is amending the entire UCC to bring it in line with the rapid technological changes that have occurred in the last few years.


6 CLE - Wednesday, May 12; 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.


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