Legal Issues

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) is committed to protecting members. Use the member-only resources below to ensure you're protecting your company from litigation and following best practices.


Standard Legal Documents
Download and adapt a sample warehouse contract or warehouse receipt, complete with instructions and sample letters.

Warehouse Law Article Archives
Read about warehouse contracts, receipts, liens, and more.

IARW Guide to Effective Warehouse Administration
Get everything you need to know to run a successful refrigerated warehousing and logistics business, including chapters on warehouse law, insurance, IT systems, human resources, and government affairs.

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Employment Law

GCCA has developed a special relationship with Jackson Lewis in order to assist its members with their workplace safety, health and employment law issues. Do you have a labor or employment issue or question? Get expert answers from Jackson Lewis by completing the Jackson Lewis Inquiry FormLearn more »

Transportation Law

The International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, has a special relationship with Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary (Scopelitis), a law firm specializing in transportation legal issues. Scopelitis lawyers can help IRTA members understand if they need legal assistance with their transportation challenges at no cost. If it is determined that legal assistance is needed, IRTA members will receive a 10% discount on Scopelitis rates if they decide to use them as their legal representation. Learn more »

Warehouse Law

The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouse (IARW), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance, has partnered with warehouse legal expert John F. Horvath, an attorney and a principal in the Chicago based law firm of Horvath & Weaver, P.C., to provide IARW Warehouse Members with warehouse law articles, templates, and legal guidance. As a special service for IARW Members, Horvath will conduct complimentary reviews of customer contracts. Please use the contact information below to reach John or contact IARW at +1 703 373 4300 or John Horvath, Horvath & Weaver PC 10 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1400, Chicago, IL 60603 Tel: +1 800 511 7710 | E-mail:

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