Negotiable Instrument – South Florida Uniform Commercial Code Litigation and AAA Arbitration Attorney, Russell L. Forkey, Esq.

Each state has adopted its own variation of the Uniform Commercial Code.  Florida is no exception.  Florida Statute, Section 673.1041 defines a negotiable instrument to an unconditional promise or order to pay a fixed amount of money, with or without interest or other charges described in the promise or order, if it:

(a) Is payable to bearer or to order at the time it is issued or first comes into possession of a holder;

(b) Is payable on demand or at a definite time; and

(c) Does not state any other undertaking or instruction by the person promising or ordering payment to do any act in addition to the payment of money, but the promise or order may contain:

1. An undertaking or power to give, maintain, or protect collateral to secure payment;

2. An authorization or power to the holder to confess judgment or realize on or dispose of collateral; or

3. A waiver of the benefit of any law intended for the advantage or protection of an obligor.

Examples of negotiable instruments include such things as a check, promissory note or a bill of exchange.

Please keep in mind that the above information is being provided for educational purposes only.  It is not designed to be complete in all material respects.  Thus, it should not be relied upon a providing legal or investment advice.  If the reader has any questions concerning the contents of the post, you should consult with a qualified professional.

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