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International Commercial Secured Transactions
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International Commercial Secured Transactions is a complete discussion on the topic of secured transactions in the international commercial context, covering over 30 industrialized countries. It is a handbook for people actively engaged in the many phases of banking, extending credit, lending, leasing and selling of commercial assets on an international scale. From loan officers to attorneys, the materials in the book represent basic and essential tools of the trade.

Topics covered for each country include:

  • Differences in the handling, attachment or perfection
  • Advantages of being a secured creditor in a global economy
  • International letters of credit
  • Laws creating Secured Transactions
  • Types of personal property which may be secured
  • Documents used in the creation of secured transactions
  • Priorities of liens
  • Secured creditor rights in bankruptcy court
  • Tax liens
  • Recovery/repossession of collateral upon default in payment
  • Deficiency balance claims

In addition, the handbook includes helpful articles on:

  • Secured Parties in United States Bankruptcy Proceedings
  • Secured vs. Unsecured Creditors
  • Trade Credit Insurance
  • Intellectual Property and Secured Transactions
  • Securitization of Court Judgments
  • Trusts
About the Author
David Franklin, Ad.E., graduated from McGill University in 1959 and is senior partner of the Montreal law firm of Franklin & Franklin ( David concentrates on international commercial debt recovery. He has been Chairman of various international law conferences including China, London, Amsterdam and Dublin. David has given lectures in over 20 countries and has written numerous articles on international commercial debt recovery. He is the author of several books on debt recovery including Statute of Limitations in International Commercial Claims, International Commercial Debt Collection (Carswell) and co-author of International Commercial Secured Transactions (Carswell). He is a member of the Quebec Bar, the Canadian Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Commercial Law League of America and the International Association of Commercial Collectors. He is the recipient of the honorific title of Advocate Emeritus from the Quebec Bar for his outstanding contribution to the legal community. For 45 years he has taught law at the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal. He served as the Honorary Consul of Iceland in Montreal from 2001 to 2015.
Steven A. Harms practices in the area of retail and commercial collection law. He is a frequent lecturer on collection topics. Mr. Harms has served as a mediator in Oakland County and is an adjunct professor of business law at Walsh College in Troy, Michigan. A former member of the General Practice Section of the State Bar of Michigan, he served as editor of its newsletter, "The General Practitioner". Mr. Harms has been listed in "Who's Who in American Law" since 1985.