Retail Relief: Amend the UCC to End the Filing Requirement to Perfect Consignment Interests

Placing goods on consignment is a common occurrence in retail, but to perfect those goods, consignors are required to file with the UCC and give notice to other secured parties. Many consignors fail to follow this procedure and end up as unsecured creditors if the retailer files for Chapter 11. Stephen Selbst argues it is time to change the law.

The Retail Crisis: Impact on Regional Shopping Malls

As brick-and-mortar retailers scramble to increase their online presence while fending off bankruptcy, regional shopping malls struggle to fill empty spaces and replace anchor stores. Stephen Selbst examines the issues lenders and investors are facing as this iconic part of U.S. life tries to reinvent itself.

Retail Bankruptcy Cases: A Volatile Sector Faces More Turbulence

It’s no secret that brick-and-mortar retailers are struggling to stay in business. Stephen Selbst examines the factors that have created the current retail crisis. He explains why Chapter 11 does not effectively give retailers an opportunity to restructure and suggests avenues that lenders can take to protect themselves from exposure.

RadioShack Dissected: The Decline, Fall and Possible Rebirth

For 95 years, do-it-yourselfers looked to RadioShack for parts, products and advice. Like many brick-and-mortar retailers, RadioShack has suffered from changes in customer behavior and retreated to Chapter 11 to restructure. Attorney Stephen Selbst provides an in-depth look at the missteps that sent
RadioShack into bankruptcy.