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Edwin E. Smith

Edwin E. Smith

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Boston and New York , NY, USA


Edwin E. Smith is a partner in the New York City and Boston offices of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.  He concentrates his practice in general commercial and insolvency law.  He has been a member of the teaching faculty at the Morin Center for Banking Law Studies at Boston University Law School, where he has taught secured transactions and transnational lending and trade finance.  He has also served as a lecturer on secured transactions at Northeastern University Law School of Law, Harvard Law School and Suffolk Law School. As a Uniform Law Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, he has served as a member of the drafting committees for the 1995 revisions of Article 5 (letters of credit) and the 1999 revisions of Article 9 (secured transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code and as the chair of the drafting committees that formulated the 2002 amendments to Articles 3 (negotiable instruments) and 4 (bank deposits and collections) of the Uniform Commercial Code, the 2010 amendments to Article 9 (secured transactions) of the Uniform Commercial Code,  the 2014 amendments to the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (formerly the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act) and the 2018 Amendments to Articles 1, 3, 8 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code to address electronic mortgage notes secured by residential real property and registered in a federal registry. 

He has also served on the drafting committees for the Uniform Certificate of Title Act (2005), the Uniform Assignment of Rents Act (2005), the Uniform Manufactured Housing Act (2012), the Uniform Limited Liability Company Protected Series Act (2017), the Uniform Regulation of Virtual-Currency Businesses Act (2017), and the Uniform Supplemental Commercial Law for the Uniform Regulation of Virtual-Currency Businesses Act (2018). 

Mr. Smith is currently serving as the chair of the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code. He is a past Chair of the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and a past member of the Council for the Business Law Section.  He also served as a U.S. delegate on the United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade and as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) working group on creating a secured transactions guide for legislation in United Nations member countries.  He is a member of the American Law Institute, the National Bankruptcy Conference (for which he serves on the executive committee), the American College of Bankruptcy (for which he recently served as a member on the board of directors and as chair of the Policy Committee) and the International Insolvency Institute and is a past President of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. 

He is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School.

Edwin E. Smith is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Sample Form of UCC Article 9 Security Agreement and Perfection Certificate (All Personal Property Assets) (October 2017) - Secured Transactions 2018: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Thursday, January 11, 2018
2016–2017 Commercial Law Developments (July 1, 2017) - Secured Transactions 2018: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Thursday, January 11, 2018
A Summary of the Provisions of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (October 2017) - Secured Transactions 2018: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Thursday, January 11, 2018
Drafting the Security Agreement (PowerPoint slides) - Secured Transactions 2018: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Thursday, January 11, 2018
An Overview of the Treatment of Secured Creditors Under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code (November 2017) - Asset-Based Financing Strategies 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Selected Article 9 Enforcement and Bankruptcy Issues for Asset-Based Lenders (PowerPoint slides) - Asset-Based Financing Strategies 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018
A Summary of the Provisions of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (November 2017) - Asset-Based Financing Strategies 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Ethics in Asset-Based Lending (PowerPoint slides) - Asset-Based Financing Strategies 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Introduction to Asset-Based Lending (PowerPoint slides) - Asset-Based Financing Strategies 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Selected Ethical Issues in Asset-Based Financing (November 15, 2017) - Asset-Based Financing Strategies 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Sample Form of UCC Article 9 Security Agreement and Perfection Certificate (All Personal Property Assets) (November 2017) - Asset-Based Financing Strategies 2018, Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Ethical Issues in Leveraged Financing Transactions (PowerPoint slides) - Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Christine Gould Hamm and Edwin E. Smith, Selected Ethical Issues in Leveraged Financings (February 15, 2018) - Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 02, 2018
Sample Form of UCC Article 9 Security Agreement and Perfection Certificate (All Personal Property Assets) (October 2018) - Secured Transactions 2019: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Monday, January 07, 2019
A Summary of the Provisions of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (October 2018) - Secured Transactions 2019: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Monday, January 07, 2019
2017–2018 Commercial Law Developments (August 1, 2018) - Secured Transactions 2019: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Monday, January 07, 2019
Drafting the Security Agreement (January 7, 2019) (PowerPoint slides) - Secured Transactions 2019: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Monday, January 07, 2019
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Asset-Based Financing Strategies 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Enforcement and Bankruptcy - Asset Based Financing Strategies 2018, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Ethics in Asset-Based Lending - Asset Based Financing Strategies 2018, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Ethical Considerations in Leveraged Financings - Leveraged Financing 2018, Thursday, May 03, 2018
The Filing System and Case Law Developments Under UCC Article 9 - Secured Transactions 2019: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Monday, January 14, 2019
UCC Article 9: Basic Building Blocks and Drafting the Security Agreement - Secured Transactions 2019: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Monday, January 14, 2019
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethics in Asset-Based Lending - Ethics in Asset-Based Lending, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Enforcement and Bankruptcy - Enforcement and Bankruptcy, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Ethical Considerations in Leveraged Financings - Ethical Considerations in Leveraged Financings, Thursday, May 03, 2018
UCC Article 9: Basic Building Blocks and Drafting the Security Agreement - UCC Article 9: Basic Building Blocks and Drafting the Security Agreement, Monday, January 14, 2019
The Filing System and Case Law Developments Under UCC Article 9 - The Filing System and Case Law Developments Under UCC Article 9, Monday, January 14, 2019
Transcripts  Transcripts Ethics in Asset-Based Lending - Ethics in Asset-Based Lending, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Enforcement and Bankruptcy - Enforcement and Bankruptcy, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Ethical Considerations in Leveraged Financings - Ethical Considerations in Leveraged Financings, Thursday, May 03, 2018
UCC Article 9: Basic Building Blocks and Drafting the Security Agreement - UCC Article 9: Basic Building Blocks and Drafting the Security Agreement, Monday, January 14, 2019
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Ethics in Asset-Based Lending - Ethics in Asset-Based Lending, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Enforcement and Bankruptcy - Enforcement and Bankruptcy, Thursday, February 15, 2018
Ethical Considerations in Leveraged Financings - Ethical Considerations in Leveraged Financings, Thursday, May 03, 2018
UCC Article 9: Basic Building Blocks and Drafting the Security Agreement - UCC Article 9: Basic Building Blocks and Drafting the Security Agreement, Monday, January 14, 2019
The Filing System and Case Law Developments Under UCC Article 9 - The Filing System and Case Law Developments Under UCC Article 9, Monday, January 14, 2019
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Asset Based Financing Strategies 2018, Monday, February 19, 2018, New York, NY
Leveraged Financing 2018, Wednesday, May 09, 2018, New York, NY
Secured Transactions 2019: What Lawyers Need to Know About UCC Article 9, Monday, January 14, 2019, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, Philadelphia, PA
Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, Mechanicsburg, PA
Leveraged Financing 2019, Friday, May 10, 2019, Pittsburgh, PA
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