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2012

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Twenty Questions About An Individual Debtor's Name Under Amended Article 9 Section 9-503(A)(4) Alternative A, Richard H. Nowka Feb 2012

Twenty Questions About An Individual Debtor's Name Under Amended Article 9 Section 9-503(A)(4) Alternative A, Richard H. Nowka

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This Article answers questions created by the financing statement requirements for sufficiency of the name of an individual debtor under the amendments to Uniform Commercial Code Article 9—Secured Transactions. An individual debtor in a security interest transaction could be known by various names: birth certificate name, driver’s license name, passport name, or nickname. Revised Article 9 provides no guidance on what name is the correct name of the debtor for entry on the financing statement, and a financing statement that does not provide the correct name of the debtor does not perfect the security interest. To resolve this problem, the …