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Listen Up! Removing the “noise words” when conducting UCC searches.

In 2015, the International Association of Commercial Administrators (IACA) released the revised Model Administrative Rules, which include a specific section frequently referred to as “standard search logic.” One standard se...

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Examining Two Standards of the UCC for Collateral Description

Our guest blog post features an article written by Armstrong Teasdale Partner Jeffrey Wurst, who examines two standards of the UCC for collateral description.  Mr. Wurst explains why lenders must exercise caution when intending t...

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Naming a Secured Party: The Alternative Designation

A UCC-1 Financing Statement is used by a creditor to provide notice that it has a security interest in the personal property of a debtor. Quite often when a UCC-1 Financing Statement is submitted, the participants involved are ide...

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What is a Federal Tax Lien and how do you conduct a search?

Searching for Federal Tax Liens is just one component of a thorough due diligence search. Understanding the “What” and the “Where” of the different areas of a “Full Lien Search” involves being able to successfully sort...

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How to properly perform a lien search-Part II

In part one of our series, we discussed how you should conduct and what to look for when performing UCC searches. Another very important item on your checklist should answer the following question: Are there any judgments or more ...

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How to properly request or perform a lien search-Part I

When I was growing up, if I wanted to find the answer to something, I would ask my parents and they would tell me to look it up. I almost always got annoyed because I knew that it meant I had to either get one of those dusty Ency...

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Did you know these 5 things about FRAUDULENT UCC FILINGS?

Did you know these FIVE THINGS ABOUT FRAUDULENT UCC FILINGS? There are an ever increasing number of UCC filings being submitted by “Sovereign Citizens”. According to the FBI, “Sovereign citizens are anti-government extr...

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Alabama Adopts New Amendments to UCC Revised Article 9

Special thanks to Tara and Paula from our Dover, DE office for sharing the updated chart and map following Alabama Governor Robert J. Bentley’s signature on Senate Bill 28 addressing the Amendments to UCC Revised Article 9. ...

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Why perform a UCC search to reflect?

Best Practice:  Search to Reflect Many of our clients ask us about searching to reflect after they file a financing statement. They are unsure of the purpose of this search. I filed it in the correct jurisdiction.  I have ...

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Wyoming Increases UCC-1 effectiveness date from 5 years to 10 years

 On February 14, 2013, the Governor of Wyoming signed House Bill 3 enacting a change to the effectiveness period of UCC financing statements. This extends the filing duration from 5 to 10 years. The change will come into effect o...

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