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Survey of Secured Creditors' Remedies Outside Bankruptcy

Learn about security interests under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, including attachment and perfection of a security interest, as well as priority among competing security interests to the same collateral.


Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, or UCC, governs consensual security interests in personal property and fixtures, but not real estate. Generally, an Article 9 security interest protects the secured creditor by allowing it to repossess and sell the collateral to satisfy the underlying debt if the obligor defaults. Because many bankruptcy cases involve Article 9 security interests, understanding Article 9 affords helpful context to anyone studying bankruptcy.

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