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

[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.

About Collins & Lacy, P.C.

Collins & Lacy is a statewide business defense firm in South Carolina that delivers legal representation for our clients through solid preparation, execution, and client-oriented service aimed at success. Located in the State’s capital city of Columbia, the firm represents local, regional and national clients in the areas of construction; hospitality/retail and entertainment law; insurance/bad faith; products liability; professional liability; commercial transportation; privacy, data management, and cybersecurity; mediation; and governmental affairs/issue advocacy.