The operation of a self-storage facility involves legal risk relating to wrongful sale and disposal, customers’ personal information, bankruptcy and other critical issues. Facility owners and managers who want to ensure they’re doing all they can to avoid liability can get the information they need at the Inside Self-Storage World Expo in Las Vegas, March 1-3.
On March 2, self-storage legal expert Jeffrey Greenberger will present a four-hour “Legal Learning Live” workshop addressing 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.
Greenberger’s 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.
In addition to Legal Learning, expo attendees can get legal information as part of the standard Education Package. The show’s “Finance, Insurance & Legal Issues” seminar track includes topics such as lien sales and tenant and corporate bankruptcy.
Created for self-storage industry owners, managers, developers, investors and suppliers, the ISS Expo comprises three days of educational seminars, product and service exhibits, and networking opportunities. It will take place at the Paris Hotel & Resort, March 1-3. 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.