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Attorneys Offering Services to the Self Storage Industry

Scott I. Zucker 
Weissmann Zucker Euster Morochnik P.C. 
scott@wzlegal.com
404.364.4626 direct 
404.364.2320 facsimile
One Securities Centre Suite 650 
3490 Piedmont Road 
Atlanta, Georgia 30305 

Jason Luck, Seibels Law Firm
jluck@seibelsfirm.com
(O) 843.722.6777
127 King St. Suite 100
Charleston, SC 29401

Kevin Bruner Sandifer, Esq. 
Sandifer Law Firm, LLC 
kbsandifer@hotmail.com
Office - 803.661.8947
Cell - 803.260.7639 
Fax - 803.736.8864 
Address: P.O. Box 5122
Columbia, SC 29250-5122

Code of Laws -  TITLE 39. TRADE AND COMMERCE - CHAPTER 20. Self-service Storage Facilities

CODE OF LAWS -  TITLE 40 - PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS - CHAPTER 6.  Auctioneers
SECTION 40-6-370. 
Exceptions from applicability of chapter.
This chapter applies to all auctions held in this State except:

(1) auctions conducted by the owner of all of the goods being offered unless the owner's regular course of business includes engaging in the sale of goods or real estate by means of auction or unless the owner originally acquired the goods for the purpose of resale;
(2) auctions conducted by or under the direction of a public authority unless conducted by a person or entity engaged in the business of organizing, arranging, or conducting auction sales for compensation or a person or entity licensed pursuant to this chapter or in any other jurisdiction to conduct auctions;
(3) auctions conducted pursuant to a judicial order;
(4) sales required by law to be at auction unless conducted by a person or entity engaged in the business of organizing, arranging, or conducting auction sales for compensation or a person or entity licensed pursuant to this chapter or in any other jurisdiction to conduct auctions;
(5) auctions conducted on behalf of a charitable, civic, or religious organization if the person conducting the sale receives no compensation unless conducted by a person or entity engaged in the business of organizing, arranging, or conducting auction sales for compensation or a person or entity licensed pursuant to this chapter or in any other jurisdiction to conduct auctions;
(6) auctions of motor vehicles among motor vehicle dealers if conducted by an auctioneer licensed under this chapter;
(7) auctions by a trustee pursuant to a valid power of sale.

Code of Laws -  Title 34 - Banking, Financial Institutions and Money CHAPTER 11
SECTION 34-11-75. Civil remedy for drawing and uttering of fraudulent checks, drafts, or other written order.
As used in this section, "check" means a check, draft, or other written order drawn on a bank or depository.

  1. (1) In addition to criminal penalties, a person who knowingly or with fraudulent intent, as defined in and as may be established by prima facie evidence under the provisions of Section 34-11-70, draws, makes, utters, or issues and delivers to another a check drawn on a bank or depository that refuses to honor it because the maker or drawer does not have sufficient funds on deposit in or credit with the bank or depository with which to pay the check upon presentation and who fails to pay the same amount in cash to the payee, within thirty days following written demand, is liable to the payee for the amount owing on the check and for damages of the lesser of five hundred dollars or three times the amount owing on the check. In an action under this section, the court or jury may waive all or part of the treble damages upon a finding that the defendant's failure to satisfy the dishonored check was due to the defendant's recent discharge from his employment, personal or family illness, or personal or family catastrophic loss.

The written demand must:

  1. (a) describe the check and the circumstances of its dishonor;
  2. (b) contain a demand for payment and a notice of intent to file suit for treble damages under this section if payment is not received within thirty days; and
  3. (c) be mailed by certified mail to the defendant at his last known address.
  4. (2) In an action under item (1), the presiding judge may award the prevailing party, as part of the court costs payable, a reasonable attorney's fee to the attorney representing the prevailing party in the action.
  5. (3) It is an affirmative defense, in addition to other defenses, to an action under this section if it is found that:
  6. (a) full satisfaction of the amount of the check was made before the beginning of the action;
  7. (b) the bank or depository erred in dishonoring the check; or
  8. (c) the acceptor of the check knew at the time of acceptance that there were insufficient funds on deposit in the bank or depository with which to cause the check to be honored.
  9. HISTORY: 1990 Act No. 332, Section 1, eff February 20, 1990.


Helping Get the Word Out & Finding Your Representative

We appreciate your support of our industry as we begin this important year of our State House legislative agenda.

Please take a few minutes from your busy schedule to do our association a favor as we take inventory of our membership’s relationships with members of the South Carolina General Assembly.  Please go to the following link and click on the find your legislator link at the bottom left – http://www.scstatehouse.gov/ or use http://votesmart.org/.

Then, enter your mailing address (where you are registered to vote).  This will produce a listing of your State Senator and State Representative.  Please let the SSASC know if you know your legislators – or if you know any other members of the SC General Assembly.  A simple e-mail or comment through this site listing any members you know personally would be a big help to SCSSA as we take inventory of the personal relationships our members have with legislators.

This information  will be very helpful to SSASC as we continue to broaden the scope of our legislative agenda, as there will be times when a call, e-mail or letter from an SSASC member to an individual legislator could be very important to advancing legislation of importance to our industry.  Grass roots political communication is an important part of our lobbying effort.

Meeting with Legislators

Schedule a meeting with your local legislator. Be prepared, as you may only have a limited amount of time. Prepare with notes that anticipate which questions will be asked. Remember, legislators are busy and may have to meet with many constituents in a given day, so be as concise as possible.

Phone Calls

If you’re discussing legislation over the phone, be even more concise.

  • Limit your call to five minutes, if possible.
  • Practice in advance.
  • Be as focused and factual as possible – don’t get emotional or go off on tangents.
  • It’s harder to convey emotion over the phone, so be positive and professional.

Also, when possible, follow up each phone call with a letter or email as a helpful reminder to your busy legislators of who you are and what you discussed. This is especially helpful with complicated or technical issues and when the legislator needs to contact you with follow up questions.

Writing Letters and Emails

Letters are a classic venue for contacting legislators, and can be effective, especially as part of a concerted effort. Keep your letters simple, but remember to state who you are and provide reference as to why this is an important concern for you. Always close the letter with a call to action in terms of what you would like the legislator to do (vote for a bill, vote against a bill, reconsider platform or policy).

For Legal Advice or other specific legal questions, please visit:
Self Storage Legal Network: The Self Storage Legal Experts

The SSLN service provides storage operators with access to the legal information that they need to respond to day to day circumstances that may arise at their facilities and, most importantly, gives them to tools to avoid mistakes that can lead to costly lawsuits. As an SSLN member subscriber, when you or one of your employees has a question concerning self storage operations, you simply log onto the SSLN online site and ask your question.



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