This law school casebook is about secured debt deals. It asks questions such as whether to do a secured debt deal, documenting the deal, and resolving deal problems. The book is organized around the "life cycle" of deals, which helps students understand why Article 9 concepts matter and how Article 9 works. The book covers principles and principal problem areas rather than all particulars of perfection and priority rules. It includes edited, relevant Article 9 provisions throughout the book, right next to the problems and cases and original text.