The Little Things Matter A Lot: UCC Debtor Name Essentials Webinar

Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PT

The result of even a tiny error in the debtor name on a UCC financing statement can be catastrophic and leave the secured party with an unenforceable security interest. Therefore, it is essential that all UCC filers understand the statutory debtor name requirements and how to apply them in practice. Using numerous actual examples, this program explains the rules for sufficiency of debtor names for purposes of UCC financing statements, provides best practice suggestions, and explains the secured party’s ongoing responsibility with respect to post-filing debtor name changes.

This program is designed to appeal to anyone who files UCC records. It serves as important training for those who are new to the UCC filing process, as a valuable refresher for the most experienced professionals, and as helpful education for all levels in-between.

The Venue: Webinar

The Schedule:

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017: 1pm - 2pm PST (Pacific Time Zone)

Some of the topics include:

  • Purpose and importance of the UCC financing statement debtor name
  • Statutory source of name for each type of debtor
  • Role of filing office standard search logic
  • Common errors to avoid
  • Post-filing debtor name changes


Paul Hodnefield is Associate General Counsel for Corporation Service Company (“CSC”), where he is responsible for advising the company regarding UCC, real estate, and other public record transactional services. In addition to his duties at CSC, he currently serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Joint Task Force on Filing Office Operations and Search Logic and actively participates with the Secured Transactions Section of the International Association of Commercial Administrators. He is a frequent speaker on UCC search and filing issues and has participated as a panelist in numerous CLE programs for various organizations. Paul is a member of the American Bar Association, the Minnesota Bar Association, and a Fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers.


The fee for this webinar is $40 ($50 for Non-IFA Members)

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