Professor Margit Livingston on Attachment of U.C.C. Article 9 Security Interests (PDF)
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The first job for any secured party seeking to have an enforceable and perfectible security interest is to achieve attachment by: 1) having the secured party give value to the debtor; 2) the debtor having rights in the collateral and; usually, 3) the debtor's authentication of a security agreement describing the collateral. In a recent bankruptcy case, the court pondered what can possibly go wrong when step three is missed.
Margit Livingston is Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law.
Professor Livingston’s primary areas of specialization are intellectual property, commercial law, animal law, and remedies. She has co-authored a book on tidal and coastal law and published numerous articles and book chapters on various subjects, including secured transactions, public rights in coastal properties, professional ethics, copyright, animal welfare, and criminal and civil contempt. She has been a visiting professor of law at William and Mary, Fordham, and the University of Illinois, and she is a graduate of the renowned Second City Training Program for Improvisational Comedy. She has received several awards for her teaching and scholarship, including the University Excellence in Teaching Award (2008) and the College of Law Faculty Achievement Award (2010). She earned her M.A. (Theatre Arts) and J.D. from the University of Minnesota and her LL.M. from the University of Illinois.
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