For 20 years, Asset-Based Lending: A Practical Guide to Secured Financing has been a model of clear, sensible, step-by-step coverage of the techniques, documents, risks, and protections at the heart of this complex specialty. This is the Seventh Edition of Asset-Based Lending: A Practical Guide to Secured Financing and it includes many new and updated segments. The changes that have been made include updates relative to: goods that are subject to certificates of title; the UCP and ISP98 rules that govern letters of credit; the Empressas Cablevision case; the ABA s Model Intercreditor Agreement; fraudulent transfer issues in leveraged buyouts; recent case law concerning PACA and the distinction under PACA between a secured lender with a security interest in the receivables of a debtor and a factor that has purchased the receivables; the issue of gifting" under chapter 11 plans of reorganization and the decision in the DBSD case, and the issue of the right of a secured creditor to credit bid in the context of a chapter 11 plan of reorganization; letters of intent as well as legal and market developments relative to commitment letters; legal developments that lenders should take into consideration; identifying those proposed revisions to Article 9 that are most relevant to asset-based lending; and to DIP financing, including forms of interim and final orders. Asset-Based Lending also guides you on how to accurately assess a borrower s solvency before initiating a deal; plan for bankruptcy risks when analyzing secured loans; resolve conflicts between lead lenders and loan participants; and reduce lenders liability exposure to environmental, securities, and tax laws. Updated at least once a year, Asset-Based Lending: A Practical Guide to Secured Financing is an important tool for every attorney, executive, business professional, and public official involved in secured financing.