Our lawyers represent clients in a broad range of UCC and commercial law matters, with a special emphasis on secured transactions governed by Article 9 of the UCC. We have extensive experience advising clients on the creation, perfection, priority and enforcement of security interests in collateral. Our UCC practice includes general counseling, transactions and litigation over security interests both in and out of bankruptcy. Our recent UCC and commercial law experience includes representing debtors and secured parties in creating and perfecting security interests, negotiating intercreditor agreements and lien release documents, addressing UCC and commercial law issues in workouts and defaults, negotiating control agreements related to collateral, analyzing complex lien perfection and enforcement issues in a broad range of financial transactions and portfolio acquisitions, structuring custodial and escrow arrangements to safeguard collateral, briefing UCC issues in federal appellate courts, and advising clients on how UCC and other commercial law tools can be used in new arenas including the blockchain and digitized assets. Lawyers at Sidley are active members of the Permanent Editorial Board for the UCC, UCC drafting committees, the ABA UCC Committee and various CLE institutes addressing UCC issues. They are sought after teachers, speakers and advisers on UCC and commercial law matters.