Self-storage owners and managers often encounter complex legal scenarios, which can be challenging for even the most seasoned operators. TSSA’s legal seminars are designed to give members a front-row seat to hear directly from TSSA Legal Counsel, where you will learn how to navigate both common and more intricate legal situations. Whether you have 15 years of experience or are new to the self-storage scene, the legal seminars will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how to handle potential operational and legal challenges and keep your facility on the legal “up and up.” Register now and take the guesswork out of your daily self-storage operations to ensure your facility isn’t making potentially costly legal mistakes.

Dallas Legal Seminar

April 26, 2024
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dallas - Market Center 
2015 Market Center Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207


DoubleTree Dallas Market Center near Downtown Dallas

The hotel is offering a discounted room rate of $169 for reservations made by April 4.

Austin Legal Seminar

May 10, 2024
Austin Marriott South 
4415 South IH 35, Austin, TX 78744

Austin Marriott South | Austin, TX

The hotel is offering a discounted room rate of $184 for reservations made by April 19.



Join TSSA Legal Counsel to dive into long-standing and the latest articles included in the new 2024-2025 TSSA Goldbook© to remain knowledgeable and become familiar with issues you may encounter when running a self-storage business and dealing with tenants.

At this year's seminars, you will:

  • Hear about the latest guidelines, backed by legal precedence, to operate your facility effectively.
  • Learn the ins and outs of the Texas lien law in an interactive way.
  • Bring your legal questions and get them answers by TSSA Legal Counsel.

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

What will be covered?

  • 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
  • Technologies Impacting Self-Storage
  • 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 26, 2024

May 10, 2024

By 3/29/24

Starting 3/30/24

By 4/12/24

Starting 4/13/24

TSSA Member

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MCE Credit: Real Estate License Holders: Earn five hours of elective continuing education credit from the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). Course number: 49202

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 20, 2023Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel
3000 N Loop W
Houston, TX 77092
May 11, 2023Marriott San Antonio Airport
77 NE Interstate 410 Loop
San Antonio, TX 78216
April 26, 2024DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel Dallas - Market Center
2015 Market Center Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75207
May 10, 2024Austin Marriott South
4415 South IH 35
Austin, TX 78744