Continuing Legal Education

The Complete UCC

March 8, 2018
8:25 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
6.50 MCLE hours

ISBA Regional Office
20 S. Clark Street, Suite 900
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Don’t miss this fast-paced educational experience that explains
the Uniform Commercial Code!

Most practicing attorneys and judges will tell you without hesitation that they want to stay as far away from the Uniform Commercial Code as possible. The reason is simple – they don’t understand it. Of equal significance is the fact that an even smaller percentage of businesses understand, even remotely, the pervasive applicability of the UCC and the potential impact of the Code on their business. This impact can be positive or negative … positive if you understand the UCC and streamline your business accordingly; negative (and potentially devastating) if you don’t know the UCC and incorporate it into your business.

Don’t miss this full-day program that’s designed to give attendees a solid working knowledge of the meaning of the text of the Code, as well as a methodology for approaching and effectively dealing with UCC cases. The program is structured in a manner that provides a framework for gaining a high level of expertise on Uniform Commercial Code matters, by walking attendees through all of the Articles of the UCC dealing with goods and payment systems.

The accompanying Power Point presentation is structured along the lines in which sections are activated in a typical transaction within each Article, which makes gaining a basic understanding much easier. When these sections are linked together, the attendee will have a basic roadmap for moving through the Uniform Commercial Code with a high level of understanding and confidence. There are certain key provisions that all businesses should know, but very few actually do. These provisions are highlighted throughout the program inasmuch as they exist in each Article of the Code. Knowing these key provisions, coupled with a solid knowledge of the Uniform Commercial Code, provides an excellent base from which to attract new business, start-ups, and existing businesses.

Seminar materials include a copy of Robert LeVine’s book,
The Uniform Commercial Code Made Easy.


Robert M. LeVine is the author of The Uniform Commercial Code Made Easy, which, in essence, serves as a ‘translation’ of the Uniform Commercial Code. Utilizing a short story narrative, and a wide range of teaching techniques unavailable in traditional methods of teaching law, Mr. LeVine takes the reader on a journey through most of the substantive content of the Uniform Commercial Code. Upon graduation from the University of Chicago School of Law, Mr. LeVine began his legal career with the Miami, Florida law firm of Shutts & Bowen, where he was responsible for all Uniform Commercial Code related matters for the firm. Shortly thereafter, he became an adjunct and then full time professor of law at the University of Miami School of Law, where he taught courses on the Uniform Commercial Code and the Federal Regulation of Banking. Mr. LeVine has delivered Uniform Commercial Code seminars to numerous state, municipal, and county Bar Associations throughout the United States, as well as the American Bar Association. He also delivered a seminar, through an interpreter, to the first delegation of attorneys from mainland China to visit the United States. Mr. LeVine served as an adjunct professor of law at Stetson University College of Law from 2002 through 2014 teaching classes on Sales, Leases and Secured Transactions. He has consulted and served as an expert witness on UCC related matters in cases throughout the United States.


8:25 – 8:30 a.m.  Welcome and Introduction

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Article 1: General Provision

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.  Break (beverages provided)

9:45 – 10:55 a.m.  Article 2: Sales

10:55 – 11:20 a.m.  Article 2A: Leases

11:20 – 11:30 a.m.  Break

11:30 – 11:50 a.m.  Article 7: Documents of Title

11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)

12:50 – 2:00 p.m.  Article 9: Secured Transactions

2:00 – 2:45 p.m.  Article 3: Negotiable Instruments

2:45 – 3:00 a.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Complete Article 3

3:15 – 3:40 p.m.  Article 4: Bank Deposits and Collections

3:40 – 4:00 p.m.  Article 5: Letters of Credit

4:00 – 4:05 p.m.  Break

4:05 – 4:30 p.m.  4A: Funds Transfers

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.  Comprehensive Review