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Stephen Sepinuck

Special UCC Advisor

Overview

Stephen Sepinuck currently serves as Special UCC Advisor at Paul Hastings. Professor Sepinuck began his career practicing law and after a few years became a full-time academic in 1989. He specializes in courses on Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy, Sales, Contracts, and Transactional Skills and has authored numerous articles, written twenty books, and won awards for both his teaching and his scholarship. 

In the 1990s, Professor Sepinuck served as an advisor to the Drafting Committee that revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code and he chaired its Task Force on Deposit Accounts. From 2006-2009 he served as chair of the ABA’s UCC Committee and around that time served as the ABA Advisor to the Joint Review Committee for Article 9 of the UCC. More recently, he has served as reporter for the Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act and as the Associate Reporter for the 2022 UCC Amendments on Emerging Technologies.

In 2022, Professor Sepinuck returned to full-time private practice as Special UCC Advisor at Paul Hastings. He is also an elected member of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and the Executive Director of the Commercial Law Amicus Initiative.

Recognitions

  • 2020 Grant Gilmore Award, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
  • 1995 Grant Gilmore Award, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers

Education

Professor Sepinuck has an A.B. in history from Brown University, a J.D. cum laude from Boston University, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.

Engagement & Publications

  • Transactional Skills: How to Structure and Document a Deal (3d ed. West Academic 2022)
  • Problems and Materials on Secured Transactions (5th ed. West Academic 2021)
  • Sales and Leases: A Problem Solving Approach( 3d ed. West Academic 2020)
  • The Various Standards for the "Good Faith" of a Purchaser, 73 Bus. Law. 581 (2018)

Languages

English

Admissions

California Bar

Education

New York University, LL.M. 1987
Boston University School of Law, J.D. 1984
Brown University, A.B. 1981

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