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2022 The Law of Consignments: How Selling Goods for Others Works

Total Credits: 1.2 Self Study

Practice Area:
Business & Corporate |  Commercial / Collections / Consumer
Audio and Video


Original program date 3/22/2022

In a consignment, the consignor, ships or transfers control of goods to a seller, the consignee, who agrees to market the property to buyers and pay over some portion of the sales proceeds to the consignor. The arrangement involves an intricate set of rights and obligations among the parties. There are also substantial and often overlooked risks, including that the consignee’s creditors may seek to claim a security interest in the consigned property.  If these risks are not properly understood and remedies not carefully considered, the consignor is at risk of loss. This program will provide you to the law of consignments, UCC Article 9 issues and risks, and provide practical tips for drafting consignment agreements.

•    Structure of common consignment transactions 
•    Parties, rights and obligations – consignor as creditor, consignee as debtor, creditors 
•    Risks of loss to consignor and how it can protect itself against consignee’s creditors 
•    Consignor remedies for consignee breach 
•    Law of consignments and relationship to secured finance
•    Circumstances when UCC Article 9 does not apply to consignments

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.


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