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ISC Schedule / Another good reason to use Standard Form Agreements
March 24, 2023
If you're attending the ISC show next week I still have a few times available for private meetings and our group meetings may also have a few spots.  Give Stacy Spector,Esq a call to schedule a time 516 747 6700 x 304 or email her at  If you don't have time to schedule I'll be stopping by Rapid Response Monitoring's booth and COPS Monitoring booth, so stop by and say hello.  
Another good reason to use Standard Form Agreements
          Using the Standard Form Agreements and keeping them updated is perhaps the most important business decision you will be making; of course not the only one, but when you get sued, want to sue, seek insurance, look for a central station and negotiate to sell your alarm accounts you will rewarded for your decision to use the Kirschenbaum Contracts™ and keep them updated.  These are all great reasons to use these contract forms.
          Getting into law suits, selecting a central station and insurance and selling your alarm accounts doesn’t come up on a day to day basis. But I can tell you what does come up daily, questions about how you should be handling a particular customer issue or new customer contract negotiations.  I get calls every day asking for help on these issues.  Whether it’s
  *  can I increase my charges
  *  do I have to service this difficult customer
  * can I stop monitoring
 *  can I start collection
 *  I just got a claim letter or a summons for a customer loss; now what
 *  customer wants copy of service records or video and audio recordings
 *  customer wants passcodes
          There’s probably a hundred variations on the above issues and other issues.
          Most of the time I am able to answer the question in a quick call.  Why?  Because the alarm company uses a Standard Form Agreement, tells me which form, assures me it wasn’t modified [at least regarding topic of discussion] and I know exactly what the terms of the contract are.  When I get a call on a contract I didn’t write it’s not possible to offer an opinion because I don’t know what the contract requires.  Sure I can read the contract, but that’s not happening on a “quick” call.  In other words, that’s not happening on a “free” call. 
          It’s also not going to take a half hour, which happens to be the “free” monthly credit Concierge Clients get for contract review. 
          Being able to get a quick answer on problems that arise almost daily is an important advantage of using the Kirschenbaum Contracts™.  Stepping up to Concierge Client level is the next smart move.  Joining the Concierge Program is smart; using the Concierge Program benefits is definitely even smarter.  I spend most of my day, every day, advising and helping alarm companies with their legal and often business issues.  It makes my job easier if I know what contract you’re using, and reading something you or someone else put together doesn’t really help because I can’t determine the enforceability of other contract forms with considerable examination and research.  May as well avoid that unnecessary and time consuming expense and use the Kirschenbaum Contracts™.
          If you see me in Las Vegas please say hello.

Schedule for Group Discussion Meetings at ISC [subject to dealer interest]  Meetings are limited to 6 dealers.  Contact Stacy Spector,Esq at 1 516 747 6700 x 304 or to reserve a spot.  Private meetings with Ken Kirschenbaum are still available – contact Stacy for appointment.  All meetings scheduled at Palazzo Prestige Lounge unless otherwise noted.
Group Meeting Schedule:  Note changes in schedule:
Wednesday, March 29 at 10:00am-11:00am: Finance Group Discussion with Jim Wooster, Alarm Financial Services
Wednesday, March 29 at 3:30pm-4:00pm: Meeting with Mitch Reitman, Employee Retention Credit and other tax issues

Thursday, March 30 at 9:30 - 10:30am at ESA meeting room: Bassano Suite 2705 by convention floor:  Liability, insurance, horror stories, claims and other issues from perspective of Claims Administrator [Bart] and Alarm Defense Attorney [Ken].  Ken Kirschenbaum and Bart Didden.  This promises to be entertaining and informative.  You don't want to miss this. informative.  All invited.  No reservation needed
Thursday, March 30 at 10:45 am -11:15 am: Central Station Group Meeting with COPS Monitoring at COPS booth
Thursday, March 30 2023 at 11:30 am to 12pm Central Station Group meeting at Rapid Response Monitoring at Rapid Response booth
Thursday, March 30 at 11:00am-11:45: Alarm Brokers Group meeting with Rory Russell, Acquisition & Funding Services
Thursday, March 30 at 1:00pm-1:45pm: Contracts Group Meeting with Ken Kirschenbaum   Fully Booked [call Stacy for private or meeting time]
Thursday, March 30 at 2:00pm-2:45pm: Insurance E&O Group Meeting with Shawn Iverson, The Insurance Center  Fully Booked
Thursday, March 30 at 3:00pm-3:45pm: Sale or Purchase of Business Group Meeting with Ken Kirschenbaum  Fully Booked [call Stacy for private or meeting time]
Private Meeting Schedule:  Still a few open times for private meetings.  Call Stacy 516 747 6700 x 304.  Tuesday March 28 has open time
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Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum PC
Attorneys at Law
200 Garden City Plaza
Garden City, NY 11530
516 747 6700 x 301