Geoffrey Peck

Geoffrey Peck

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Second Circuit to Lenders: Get Your UCC Filings Right

On January 21, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued an opinion regarding a mistaken UCC-3 termination statement that all loan market participants should consider carefully. The Second Circuit held...more

2/6/2015 - Appeals General Motors JPMorgan Chase Perfected Security Interest Petition For Rehearing Secured Lenders UCC Financing Statements UCC Termination Statement

Stern Revisited: Big Questions Remain Unresolved

In its recent decision, Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison (In re Bellingham Insurance Agency, Inc.), the Supreme Court reiterated and expanded on the reasoning in Stern v. Marshall and made clear that a...more

6/20/2014 - Article III Chapter 7 Commercial Bankruptcy Executive Benefits Insurance Agency Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison Fraudulent Conveyance SCOTUS Stern v Marshall Tortious Interference

Developments in Unitranch Financing: Balancing Opportunity and Risks

The loan markets saw a continued rise in middle market unitranche financings in 2013. Unitranche loans combine separate senior and subordinated debt financings into a single debt instrument. While unitranche financing is not...more

6/13/2014 - Debt Financing Loans Middle Market Popular Risk Mitigation Unitranche Loans

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance 2014, 2nd Edition -- Acquisition Financing in the United...

2014 Expected to be a Stronger Year for Mergers and Acquisitions in the United States - In 2014, the United States is expected to see an increased level of mergers and acquisitions activity, especially in the middle...more

5/12/2014 - Acquisitions Airwatch Berkshire Hathaway Cisco Dell Google Heinz IBM Japan Lenovo Motorola Sprint Verizon Vodafone

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