Legal Learning Live Highlights Self-Storage Lien Sales, Abandonment and More

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The operation of a self-storage facility involves legal risk pertaining to customers’ personally identifiable information and stored goods. Facility owners and managers who want to ensure they’re covering their legal bases can get the critical information they need during Jeffrey Greenberger’s “Legal Learning Live” seminar at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Washington, D.C. 
 
On Monday, Oct. 5, self-storage legal expert Greenberger will present a five-hour tutorial on several of the self-storage industry’s most prevalent legal challenges: lien sales, abandonment of goods and documents, protection of tenant information and vehicle storage. Attendees will learn in detail about the lien-sale process, including steps to follow to be prepared in the event of a sale-related lawsuit. They’ll also learn best practices for handling customers’ personally identifiable information in compliance with state law; how to deal with situations involving abandonment and avoid exposure to litigation; and proper practices for gathering and retaining information relating to the storage of vehicles.
 
The seminar includes a comprehensive workbook and a series of sample forms attendees can reference in relation to their self-storage operation: a complete lien-sale checklist, a list of sale rules, a release for sale participants, a mutual-settlement agreement, vehicle-storage clauses to add to a lease, and forms to collect information for vehicles in storage.
 
As an added exercise, Greenberger will choose the state most widely represented by seminar attendees and walk through the lien-sale checklist particularly as it relates to that state’s lien-sale statute.
 
Legal Learning Live is an extension of the Legal Learning Webinar Series, presented by Greenberger and Inside Self-Storage magazine. The online seminars address a wide range of self-storage legal issues.
 
Created for self-storage industry owners, managers, developers, investors and suppliers, the ISS Expo comprises four days of educational seminars, product and service exhibits, and networking opportunities. It will take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, Oct. 5-8, 2009. With a theme of “Today’s Challenges Are Tomorrow’s Profit,” the event focuses on strategies for generating revenue and perfecting business branding in a demanding economic environment. 

For details and to register, visit www.insideselfstorageworldexpo.com.

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Abandoned Records in Self-Storage: Whose Responsibility Are They?

After the Incident: 10 Rules for Dealing With the Media

The Legal Implications of 'FREE' in Self-Storage

Six Things to Disclose to Tenants About Your Self-Storage Rental Agreement

Handling Self-Storage Collections  

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