The Most Expensive Legal Mistakes You Can Make as a Self-Storage Operator
The following webinar is part of a three-part Legal Learning Series for 2011. Registration for this event will be open after July 1. In the meantime, you can register for the first event in the series, which will take place on July 19. To access this event, please return to the Webinars page.
Among the legal issues that most perplex self-storage operators are those pertaining to big changes in tenant status, particularly divorce, death, disability and bankruptcy. Members asking legal questions on the Self-Storage Talk online community have revealed that these quandaries continue to present hurdles to facility operators nationwide.
During this webinar, industry legal expert Jeffery Greenberger will address the following topics to assist self-storage managers and owners in avoiding risk and the potentially expensive ramifications of related lawsuits:
- How to handle the death of a tenant, including the people who want entry to the unit after it occurs. Questions to be answered include: Is a power of attorney effective and under what circumstances? What is an executor, administrator or commissioner in relation to the tenant’s estate? Can a facility operator rely on the contents of the tenant’s will?
- What to do in the event a tenant is disabled. Can you rely on the power of attorney or another document?
- What to do if your tenant gets divorced. Who gets entry to the unit? Who can remove items from the unit? How do you handle a conflict?
- The three chapters of bankruptcy and your rights as a facility operator under the relief from stay.
Katz, Greenberger & Norton LLP
Jeffrey Greenberger is a partner in the Cincinnati law firm of Katz, Greenberger & Norton LLP, where he focuses his practice on commercial real estate, with a concentration in self-storage. Jeff assists operators around the country in the design and implementation of legal policies and procedures as well as other operational issues, with a focus on litigation avoidance and liability reduction. He is the legal advisor to several state self-storage associations and a featured speaker for national and state self-storage conferences. As part of the Inside Self-Storage Editorial Advisory Board, he contributes regularly to the magazine, and is also a member of the ISS Education Advisory Committee. He is the star presenter of the ISS Legal Learning webinar series, and plays key roles in other ISS ventures, serving as an instructor for the Self-Storage Training Institute and as a moderator for Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.