Monday, July 2, 2012

Christian Stegmaier Selected as Only S.C. Member of International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association

I am honored and pleased to announce my membership to the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association. This opportunity came my way through my colleague and friend Joe Hassinger of New Orleans business defense law firm, Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith. Joe is the immediate past president of IALDA. The organization protects the interests of many of my clients int the amusement and leisure field, including festivals, concert organizers, theme parks and other entertainment-related businesses. You can read more about it in the following news release from our Collins & Lacy webpage.

Collins & Lacy, P.C. Attorney Selected to Join International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association

July 2, 2012

[COLUMBIA, S.C., July 2, 2012] - Collins & Lacy, P.C. retail/hospitality law attorney Christian Stegmaier has been selected to join the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association (IALDA) by its membership board. Christian is the only member selected from South Carolina.

The International Amusement & Leisure Defense Association, Inc. is a non-profit association of lawyers and other professionals who are actively engaged in representing the interests of the amusement and leisure industries, as well as those involved in bowling, roller skating, and other forms of entertainment.  IALDA is not a trade association or a bar association, and membership must be approved by the Membership Committee. 

“I am excited to share with others what I have learned about the practice of entertainment law through defending fairs, concert promoters and presenters and theme parks, and I look forward to collaborating with other hospitality and entertainment defense advocates across the globe,” said Christian Stegmaier, who is chair of the Collins & Lacy Retail/Hospitality/Entertainment Law Practice Group.

The mission of IALDA is to promote and protect the legal interests of the amusement and leisure industry through development of common litigation strategies and educational events for the industry and its insurers. Christian Stegmaier has published several related articles and presented to multiple trade groups on issues facing the hospitality/entertainment industry, including regulations required by the American with Disabilities Act, third-party assaults, premises liability and other emergent matters.

“Christian’s wealth of knowledge and experience in this growing area of law pairs well with the goals of IALDA, and we welcome him to the association,” said IALDA immediate past president and entertainment law attorney Joe Hassinger. Joe is director of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith (GJTBS) Law Firm in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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