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From Issue Spot: UCC Update Bill: Primed to Pass During Informal Session

Monday, October 22, 2012
This month the BBA Council voted to support House Bill 25 “An Act Making amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code Covering General Provisions, Documents of Title and Secured Transactions.” This legislation was filed in January 2011 at the beginning of the 187th legislative session. House Bill 25 will modernize provisions of Articles 1, 7 and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). These updates will bring Massachusetts in line with the national model. The revisions to the UCC include things like providing for electronic bills of lading and warehouse receipts and addressing technical corrections in personal property secured transactions.
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  • ERISA Committee
    This committee focuses on tax and labor law relating to qualified and non-qualified employee retirement and welfare benefit plans and executive compensation. Its monthly meetings deal with a range of topics, including benefits and compensation planning techniques and plan design; emerging issues; and federal and state statutory and regulatory changes affecting benefit plans.

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    Thomas M. Greene

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C.

    (617) 348-1886

    Amy Sheridan

    Sullivan & Worcester LLP

    (617) 338-2897

  • Federal Tax and Business Transactions Committee
    This committee addresses a range of federal taxation issues, including issues relating to corporate mergers and acquisitions, corporate spin-offs and split-ups, business formations, structuring debt and equity investments, tax-favored investment vehicles (e.g. RICs, REMICs, FASITs and REITs) and other business transactions.

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    Patrick J Hannon

    Sugarman, Rogers, Barshak & Cohen, P.C.

    (617) 227-3030

  • International Tax Committee
    This committee covers international taxation issues. Treasury and IRS officials periodically are invited to address the committee.

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    Nelson Suit

    Burt, Staples & Maner, LLP

    (202) 783-1500

    Laura Thompson

    KPMG, LLP

  • State & Local Tax Committee
    This committee focuses on Massachusetts tax issues and frequently features speakers from the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.

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    Leanne Elizabeth Scott

    McGladrey LLP

    (617) 241 1193

    Jason M. Zorfas

    Ernst & Young LLP

    (617) 585-3554

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