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256.9 sec. 001 - Secured Transactions - Article 9 (Spring 2022)

Instructor: Richard Trachok  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person

Meeting:

MW 08:35 AM - 09:50 AM
Location: Law 240
From January 10, 2022
To April 26, 2022

Course Start: January 10, 2022
Course End: April 26, 2022
Class Number: 31990

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 19
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 30
As of: 05/19 11:21 AM


This course covers the creation, perfection, and enforcement of security interests in personal property. The main focus is Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code but other laws for different kinds of property (such as intellectual property or fixtures) are also covered. The laws governing real property mortgages are used as a point of comparison to the personal property rules. The course uses the problem method. An emphasis is placed on counseling hypothetical creditor or debtor clients and on the role of lawyers in both transactional and litigation situations. The course is useful for students interested in corporate finance, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, commercial litigation, and real estate.

Instructor Biography: Rick Trachok is Senior Counsel with McDonald Carano, focusing his practice on international regulatory and gaming law. Clients frequently turn to Mr. Trachok for his knowledge of the complexities of the licensing issues facing European companies, as well as his understanding of the unique aspects of European ownership structures, financing and culture. He has been involved in many acquisitions and joint ventures of European, Russian and Latin American companies on behalf of European clients.

Mr. Trachok currently serves as Chairman of Compliance for the German gaming Group, Gauselmann AG and has been responsible for obtaining gaming licenses for them in approximately 200 jurisdictions throughout the world. He is also Chairman of the Global Compliance and Governance Committee for the world’s largest gaming manufacturer and lottery company, International Game Technology (IGT), a UK PLC traded on the NYSE.

Mr. Trachok has served as the Chair of the Nevada Board of Bar Examiners since 2000 and has been a member of the board since 1991. He also is a member of the University of Nevada System Board of Regents, serving as its Vice-chair from 2013-2015 and its Chair from 2015-2017.


Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to be dropped.


Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Exam Length: 6 hours
Course Category: Business Law

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  • Bankruptcy & Article 9: 2020 Statutory Supplement, VisiLaw Marked Version
    Lynn LoPucki, Elizabeth Warren
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
    ISBN: 9781543820492
    e-Book Available: No
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $67.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Secured Transactions: A Systems Approach, Ninth Edition
    Lynn M. LoPucki, Elizabeth Warren, Robert M. Lawless
    Edition: Ninth Edition/2020
    Publisher: Wolters Kluwer/Aspen
    ISBN: 9781543816631
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.wklegaledu.com/Lopucki-SecTransactions9
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 283.00
    Price Source: user provided

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