Our lawyers represent clients in a broad range of UCC and commercial law matters, ranging from secured transactions governed by Article 9 of the UCC to issuances of securities and investment property to cryptocurrency and digital asset transactions. We have extensive experience advising clients on the creation, perfection, priority, and enforcement of security interests in collateral, including UCC foreclosure.
Our UCC practice includes general counseling, transactions, and litigation over security interests, investment property, and digital assets 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, analyzing complex lien perfection and enforcement issues in a broad range of financial transactions and portfolio acquisitions, structuring custody and escrow arrangements to safeguard collateral, briefing UCC issues in federal appellate courts, and advising clients on how UCC and other commercial laws apply to cryptocurrency, digital assets, and the blockchain. We have extensive experience in commercial law issues related to stablecoin, digital asset custody, cryptocurrency trading and exchanges, digital securities, nonfungible tokens, and electronic chattel paper.
Sidley lawyers were actively engaged in the drafting committee that promulgated the recent Emerging Technology amendments to the UCC. 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.