Skip to Main Content Return to the New England Law | Boston home page

Understanding Remedies

The Uniform Commercial Code

CBL fall symposium poster

Fall 2015 Center for Business Law Conference
Thursday, October 1, 2015
(This conference was originally scheduled for February 2015.)

New England Law | Boston Cherry Room,
154 Stuart Street, Boston, MA

  • What are the traps for an unwary creditor enforcing security interests under Article 9? 
  • What are a beneficiary’s rights and obligations under a letter of credit governed by Article 5? 
  • What are the current remedial issues under Article 2 when a seller breaches obligations under a contract for the sale of goods? 
  • What are the cutting-edge issues involving the rights of lessors and lessees under a lease contract governed by Article 2A? 
  • Who may rightly sue for conversion of a negotiable instrument under Article 3?

Practitioners, professors, and students interested in a close-up review of
current issues involving remedies were invited to participate.

 UCC Commercial-Digest logo MBA logo

Co-sponsors: The Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest and the Massachusetts Bar Association.


No responsible lawyer who facilitates business transactions or litigates civil cases can afford to ignore or treat lightly the Code’s remedial parts, yet for many students they can be confusing if not intimidating. Students and practitioners alike benefited from this in depth conversation.



Panel 1, 1:00-3:00 p.m.  Secured Transactions, Letters of Credit


Frank Morrissey

Moderator: Francis C. Morrissey, Partner, Morrissey, Wilson & Zafiropoulos, LLP; Adjunct Professor, New England Law | Boston


Frank Drake

Frank Drake, Smith Debnam Narron Drake
Saintsing & Myers, LLP


James E. Byrne, Professor, George Mason
University School of Law

Edwin Smith

Edwin E. Smith, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP


Panel 2, 3:15-5:15 p.m.  Selling and Leasing Goods, Licensing Software: What Are the Current Remedial Issues?


Moderator:  Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger, Professor of Law, Boston College Law School

Moderator: Ingrid Michelsen Hillinger, Professor of Law, Boston College Law School


William Henning

William H. Henning, Executive Professor of Law, Texas A & M University School of Law

Amelia Boss

Amy H. Boss, Trustee Professor of Law, Drexel University, Thomas R. Kline School of Law


Visiting Professor Wayne Lewis

Wayne K. Lewis, Professor Emeritus, DePaul University College of Law; Visiting Professor, New England Law | Boston


Professor Stephen McJohn

Stephen M. McJohn, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School


Please click here for participant bios.