Hidden Liens Report

While practitioners are aware of liens frequently encountered in practice, such as those arising under the California Commercial Code or placed on real property, judgment liens and tax liens, California has also authorized a large number of other liens that will not show up in a search of public records.  Some of these “hidden liens” may have priority over consensual security interests under California Uniform Commercial Code section 9-333(b).  These “hidden liens” are the subject of the The Commercial Transactions Committee's (formerly the UCC Committee).

The full Hidden Liens Report (August 2013 revision) is now posted online.