“The newest edition of Hillman on Documenting Secured Transactions: Effective Drafting and Litigation, recently published by PLI Press, updates an authoritative treatise with best practices from a 21st-century perspective.

Designed as a useful, accessible resource, the book covers significant amendments made in 2022 to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) designed to accommodate emerging technologies.

We spoke with author Thomas S. Hemmendinger, of Brennan, Recupero, Cascione, Scungio & McAllister, LLP in Providence, Rhode Island.

What makes this book a useful resource for lawyers working today?

Since the book compiles and organizes relevant case law from all jurisdictions, lawyers get a jump start in developing and supporting the legal arguments they’ll need in court to enforce security interests. The book puts more than 60 years of UCC Article 9 jurisprudence in context, so lawyers can tell which case law is still useful in interpreting the latest version of Article 9.”

See the full interview here in Above The Law.


Tom Hemmendinger represents businesses and financial institutions in commercial finance, litigation, bankruptcy, and receivership matters. He regularly writes and teaches on these topics, and is the author of HILLMAN ON COMMERCIAL LOAN DOCUMENTATION, a leading handbook for lawyers and commercial loan officers.

Tom was noted for Excellence in Law by Rhode Island Monthly in the practice of Bankruptcy & Workout for 2023 and he continues to be recognized by Best Lawyers,  most recently in 2022 for the three practice area of Commercial Finance, Banking and Finance, and bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

Reach out to Tom here.

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