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Interpleader:  What Is It And Why Is It An Effective Remedy In An Escrow Holder’s Arsenal? – Part I

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This week we introduce guest blogger and attorney Shelley Gould from the Law Offices of David B. Bloom. She delves into what an interpleader action is and how escrow officers can utilize this tool and why. Today’s post is the first of two parts; part 2 will be posted in next week’s blog. Please share your thoughts below. Interpleader clauses can be found in the general provisions of standard escrow instructions for the sale of a… >> READ MORE


If a lender has a security interest in equipment or inventory and such collateral is sold and the proceeds deposited in a bank that is not the lender, can the lender claim a security interest in the deposit account as proceeds of its equipment or inventory?

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Do you have UCC questions?  Attorney Bennett Cohen of Illinois law firm Cohen, Salk & Huvard, P.C., has the answers. You may also want to check out his eBook on Purchase Money Security Interests (PMSI). Deposit Account As Collateral: If a lender has a security interest in equipment or inventory and such collateral is sold and the proceeds deposited in a bank that is not the lender, can the lender claim a security interest in… >> READ MORE


UCC Q&A with Attorney Bennett Cohen

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Do you have UCC questions?  Attorney Bennett Cohen of Illinois law firm Cohen, Salk & Huvard, P.C., has the answers. You may also want to check out his eBook on Purchase Money Security Interests (PMSI). Question: Interplay between Inventory and Accounts—Can a prior UCC filing against a debtor’s inventory prime a lender’s subsequent UCC filing against the debtor’s accounts? Answer: Yes. Since accounts are “proceeds”… >> READ MORE


Does a lender need to file a precautionary UCC filing against the lessee of the equipment to perfect the lender’s security interest in the leased equipment?

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Do you have UCC questions about equipment leases?  Are you at risk to losing priority to other creditors? Attorney Bennett Cohen of Illinois law firm Cohen, Salk & Huvard, P.C., gets asked questions like this all the time, and has taken the time to write some answers. You may also want to check out his eBook on Purchase Money Security Interests (PMSI). Precautionary UCC Filings against Lessees of Equipment: Does a lender need… >> READ MORE


Does a lender need to take possession of the original leases to perfect its security interest in the equipment leases?

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Do you have UCC questions about equipment leases?  Are you at risk to losing priority to other creditors? Attorney Bennett Cohen of Illinois law firm Cohen, Salk & Huvard, P.C., gets asked questions like this all the time, and has taken the time to write some answers. You may also want to check out his eBook on Purchase Money Security Interests (PMSI). Pledges of Equipment Leases: Does a lender need to take possession of the… >> READ MORE


Must the IRS file a notice of federal tax lien against the exact legal name of the borrower?

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Do you have questions about how your perfected security interest will be affected by a federal tax lien? Are you at risk to losing priority in regard to after-acquired collateral in the event a federal tax lien is filed against your debtor? Attorney Bennett Cohen of Illinois law firm Cohen, Salk & Huvard, P.C., gets asked questions like this all the time, and has taken the time to write some answers regarding federal tax liens. You… >> READ MORE


Does the filing of a notice of federal tax lien against a borrower prime an existing lender’s prior perfected security interest in all of the borrower’s present and future assets?

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Do you have questions about how your perfected security interest will be affected by a federal tax lien? Are you at risk to losing priority in regard to after-acquired collateral in the event a federal tax lien is filed against your debtor? Attorney Bennett Cohen of Illinois law firm Cohen, Salk & Huvard, P.C., gets asked questions like this all the time, and has taken the time to write some answers regarding federal tax liens. You may… >> READ MORE


Free eBook on Purchase Money Security Interest (PMSI)

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First Corporate Solutions is pleased to present our eBook entitled Purchase Money Security Interests: Purchase Money Rules in Equipment and Inventory. Authored by Attorney Bennett L. Cohen of Cohen, Salk & Huvard, P.C., this eBook provides answers to all of your PMSI related questions including: How is a PMSI created? What obligations qualify as a PMSI? Does a PMSI in inventory prime a previosuly perfected interest in accounts? How… >> READ MORE


5 Types of UCC3 Change Statements

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A UCC3 is a change statement to a UCC1. It’s an amendment filing to an original UCC1 financing statement that changes or adds information to the originally filed UCC1. It’s a filing tool secured parties use to manage their UCC portfolio to maintain their perfected security interests. Importantly, • the timing of UCC3 recording execution • the accuracy of the data changes or additions • and choosing the correct amendment… >> READ MORE


COVID-19 Impact on UCC 1 Perfection at States and Counties

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Filing offices have reopened across the country, but issues may linger and impact perfection of UCC filings But be aware, there are issues at jurisdiction filing offices Fortunately, some best practices can help alleviate those issues and assure your portfolio remains compliant. But before we review those best practices, let’s look at the issues. Many jurisdictions curtailed or stopped services, like over the counter services,… >> READ MORE