As an owner or manager of a self-storage facility, you are often faced with unusual situations at your facility, and even if you’re familiar with Texas laws pertaining to self storage, it’s not always clear as to how to proceed—and the last thing you want to do is end up in legal trouble. The TSSA Legal Seminar will help you understand the basics of foreclosure and common legal situations that impact the self-storage industry. TSSA Legal Counsel will provide an in-depth review of Texas lien law and discuss operational issues and best practices that can keep you out of legal trouble. Register now to find that peace of mind. 

Austin Legal Seminar

May 6, 2022
Marriott South Hotel
4415 S. IH-35 Austin, TX 78744
The Marriott is offering a discounted room rate for attendees of $189 for reservations made prior to April 15.
Click here to make a reservation online or call (888) 236-2427 and ask for the TSSA discounted rate.

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Who Should Attend?

  • New Managers and District Managers who need training on Texas lien law
  • Seasoned Managers and Regional Managers who want to brush up on their knowledge of self-storage laws
  • Owners of single or multiple facilities who are involved in the day-to-day operations
  • Developers who want an in-depth look at the legal situations that will impact your self-storage investment
  • Anyone who has a legal question for TSSA's Legal Counsel
  • Members interested in meeting TSSA's new Legal Counsel

What will be covered?

  • Overview of the new 2022-2023 TSSA Goldbook© Legal Reference Guide 
  • Overview of Self-Storage Lien Law
  • Step-by-Step Guide for Regular Foreclosure
  • Step-by-Step Guide for Special Foreclosures (vehicles, trailers and boats)
  • Abandonment
  • Eviction Process
  • Auction Dos and Don'ts
  • Safety and Security Best Practices
  • Sales Tax and Credit Card Laws
  • And Much More to Help Protect Your Business

Registration Information

Legal Seminars run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Check in starts at 8 a.m. Lunch is included for all participants and the day will conclude with a Q&A with TSSA Legal Counsel.

Registration Fees

April 8, 2022

May 6, 2022

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For members who want to pay for the seminar via check: Click here to download the printable PDF version of the registration form. 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received 10 days prior to the seminar date will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee. You may send a replacement if you are unable to attend. Cancellations received less than 10 days before the seminar or attendees who “no-show” will not receive a refund. Send cancellations to

About the Presenters

Cathleen Slack and Will Farnsworth of the firm Rigby Slack represent TSSA as legal counsel and serve as the leading legal experts on self-storage law in Texas. TSSA's counsel provides legal feedback and updates for the TSSA Goldbook, a comprehensive guide to laws and regulations affecting self-storage owners and managers in Texas and maintains the TSSA rental agreement and official forms to stay current with Texas laws.

Cathleen Slack handles commercial real estate and business transactions for private and public clients for the Austin-based law firm Rigby Slack. She is board certified in Commercial Real Estate law and her practice is focused on acquisition, development, leasing and finance for commercial properties, including condominium regimes. In her business transactions practice, she assists with business formations, mergers and acquisitions, private offerings and general business transactions. Cathleen holds an escrow officer license and is a fee attorney for Heritage Title Company, Stewart Title Company, Prominent Title Company, Independence Title Company and Texas National Title Company.


Will Farnsworth focuses on a variety of commercial real estate and business transactions, spanning from leasing and acquisitions to business formations and private placement offerings. With a background in representing commercial mortgage lenders, developers, landlords and tenants, Will is dedicated to protecting the interests of clients by anticipating risks and avoiding common pitfalls in complex transactions. 

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Past Seminars

April 8, 2022Renaissance Dallas North Hotel
1590 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway
Dallas, TX 75234
May 6, 2022Marriott South Hotel
4415 S. IH-35
Austin, TX 78744