This book is a great desk reference for the practitioner trying to understand and navigate their way through Article 9 of the U.C.C., to close transactions and most importantly, properly perfect and assure priority of their liens in secured transactions. The book is structured, first and foremost, to help the reader easily determine the type of collateral they are dealing with and then how to perfect in such collateral, including more than 50 different types of collateral. The book also includes an extensive section on how to properly perfect liens by filing a financing statement, as well as sections on how to perfect liens through possession and control. The book still further includes extensive sections on the scope of Article 9, important concepts of Article 9, priority of liens and the intersection of Article 9 and the United States Bankruptcy Code and fraudulent conveyance laws.
About the Author
Frank Peretore, Esq. and Robert L. Hornby, Esq. are Co-Chairs of Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC's Equipment Leasing and Financing Group. Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi is a full-service law firm with extensive equipment leasing and financing experience, ranging from the transactional stage through the workout, litigation, repossession, bankruptcy, and foreclosure stages. Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi represents national, international, and captive equipment leasing companies, commercial banks, and alternative lending financial institutions in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. With a history spanning over 40 years in New Jersey and New York, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi continues to advance our clients' legal and business successes through in-depth insight and creative solutions. Frank Peretore, Esq. has over 30 years of experience in equipment leasing and asset based lending and was nominated by Leasing News in 2015 as one of the 25 most influential attorneys in the U.S. in the Equipment Leasing and Finance Industry. He represents national and regional finance companies and banks ranging from closely held companies to Fortune 100 companies. Mr. Peretore's representation includes the enforcement of lessors' and secured creditors' rights in thousands of matters in the state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. Mr. Peretore received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York College at Oneonta. As a long-standing leader in his field, Mr. Peretore has also published a highly-acclaimed book titled "Workouts and Enforcement for the Secured Creditor and Equipment Lessor" (Lexis/Nexis 2015 edition). An experienced litigator, Robert L. Hornby, Esq. represents national and regional banks and finance companies in all aspects of equipment leasing, asset based lending and civil litigation in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts. Mr. Hornby regularly counsels clients on a wide range of matters unique to the equipment finance and leasing industry, from drafting master documentation to the enforcement of lessors' and secured creditors' rights. Mr. Hornby received his law degree cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law, and his undergraduate degree cum laude from the University of Arizona. He served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable David S. Baime, PJAD (ret.) in the New Jersey Appellate Division.