IALDA at RSA 2024

Lary Zucker (Board Member/Past President), David Daly (Board Member/Past President), Paul Cavanaugh (President), Tom Brown (Board Member), Sara Mazzolla (Board Member), and Alicia Caridi (Board Member) attended the Annual RSA Convention and Trade Show in Orlando on May 7th, 2024. They hosted Breakfast with IALDA and presented the Legal Roundtable, which explored how adherence to the Risk Management Guidelines can impact claim valuation.

IALDA at NAFDMA Convention & Expo 2024

David Daly, Paul Cavanaugh and Sara Mazzolla attended the NAFDMA Convention and Expo at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts on February 3, 2024 and presented at a legal roundtable sponsored by Kim Ayers, an insurance producer at Leavitt Recreation & Hospitality. Thank you, Kim!

IALDA at WWA 2023

IALDA Board Members Lary Zucker (Past President), Gaylee Gillim (Secretary/Past President), Alicia Caridi, and Rudie Baldwin attended the World Waterpark Association Symposium & Trade Show in New Orleans on October 25th, 2023. They presented a seminar titled “Brand Mindful Litigation Strategies in the Era of Cancel Culture.” The discussion included examples and stories of how litigation can take a turn for the worse and negatively affect your reputation/brand, strategies to avoid such pitfalls, and future-focused recommendations of how to stay in front of PR nightmares.

Lary Zucker, Alicia Caridi, and Rudie Baldwin

IALDA at 2023 RSA Convention

Jerry Landers (Board Member/Past President), Lary Zucker (Board Member/Past President), Jeff Johnson (President), Paul Cavanaugh (Vice President), Joshua Greer (Board Member), Sara Mazzolla (Member), and Clodagh Lane attended the Annual RSA Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas on May 2nd, 2023. They hosted the Breakfast with IALDA event and presented a seminar titled “Risk Management Is More Than Accident Prevention.” Covered topics included discrimination and harassment, preserving the corporate form, cyber security, and social media.

Photo Credit: Roller Skating Association International
Pictured: Clodagh Lane, Jerry Landers, Sara Mazzolla, Jeff Johnson, Paul Cavanaugh, Lary Zucker, and Joshua Greer

IALDA at 2023 AIMS International Safety Seminar

IALDA presented the Legal Roundtable at the 2023 AIMS International Safety Seminar. The session was moderated by Clodagh Lane of Daly Cavanaugh LLP and facilitated by IALDA members Joan Allgaier, Pat Hoffman, Suzanne Kersh, Bryan Pope, Kent Sanders, and Ryon Yemm.

Suzanne Kersh, Clodagh Lane, Joan Allgaier, Kent Sanders, and Bryan Pope

IALDA at 84th Annual RSA Convention 2021

Jeffrey Johnson, VP, Paul Cavanaugh, Treasurer, Joshua Greer, Board Member, and Clodagh Lane from Daly Cavanaugh LLP, attended the 84th Annual RSA Convention and Trade Show in Reno, Nevada on May 3rd & May 4th, 2021. They hosted the Breakfast Conversation with IALDA and gave a presentation, Legal Preparation with IALDA. Members Alicia Caridi, Michael Alberico, Michael Amaro and Lary Zucker participated in the presentation by video conferencing.


Please join us in Orlando for the upcoming IAAPA Attractions Expo November 13 – 16, 2018.  This annual event is an excellent opportunity to see old friends and make new ones as IALDA shares 25 years of experience defending the amusement industry!!  IALDA members will participate in multiple events Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15.

We look forward to seeing you soon!




IALDA at WWA 2018

On October 24, 2018, five IALDA lawyers presented a seminar “Answers for Operators: Legal Perspectives on Your Issues” at the World Waterpark Association Annual Symposium and Trade Show in Las Vegas.  Rudie Baldwin, Joe Brownlee, Gaylee Gillim, Jeff Johnson, and Louis Lopez addressed topics submitted by the WWA Education Committee:  ADA – service animals and ride access; bag searches; use of CCTV; and post-incident remedial measures.

The audience was very receptive and followed up with the presenters throughout the conference.  Thanks to everyone who contributed!


IALDA at WWA 2016

IALDA once again sponsored the Keynote address at WWA.


IALDA at WWA 2015

IALDA sponsors Keynote Session at WWA 2015.  Dwayne Beck, Gaylee Gillim, and Jeff Johnson presented a seminar.

IALDA sponsors Keynote Session at WWA 2015. Dwayne Beck, Gaylee Gillim, and Jeff Johnson presented a seminar regarding recent legal decisions in the water park industry.


IAAPA is just around the corner!!  We hope you have the opportunity to join us in sunny Orlando.

IALDA is once again co-sponsoring the annual Tom Morrow Social and IAAPA Dinner with NEAAPA on Wednesday, November 18 at Maggiano’s Little Italy.

IALDA events on Thursday, November 19 include the Legal Roundtable and Luncheon from Noon until 2:00 p.m. followed immediately by the association’s annual meeting.


IALDA at WWA 2014

IALDA once again sponsors the World Waterpark Association’s annual trade show.  You’ll notice our logo on their materials, including e-mail blasts and at the trade show.  Dwayne Beck, Gaylee Gillim and Jeff Johnson will present a seminar “Legal Issues in the Real World” on October 22, 2015.


Thank you to everyone who joined us in Orlando for the IAAPA convention.  Congratulations to Board Member Lary Zucker who was presented with the Doc Brown award by IALDA during the legal roundtable .  The award was given for Zucker’s dedicated service work to support the amusement industry and related legal issues.  Zucker, a founding member of IALDA, played a key role in assisting with the drafting of Risk Management Guidelines for the RSA and BPAA.

WWA 2014 in Las Vegas

Come join IALDA in Las Vegas as we present “Legal Update: Current Topics and Trends in the Waterpark Industry” on Tuesday, October 29th.  IALDA is also sponsoring the Key Note Session at WWA again this year – which puts the IALDA logo in front of all attendees throughout the entire convention, as well as e-mail blasts beforehand.


IALDA at WWA 2013

IALDA once again sponsors the keynote address during the upcoming WWA convention in West Palm Beach, Florida.  We hope you’ll join us as IALDA presents two seminars on Tuesday, October 1st.  Finding Your Way – a Legal Guide to Facility Signage will be held from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. and Litigation Landscape:  What You Need to Know About Recent Waterpark Cases will be held from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.


IALDA at 2012 WWA Convention

  IALDA Board Members Mike Amaro,   Joe Brownlee and Gaylee Gillim at   WWA  

IALDA presented two seminars at this year’s WWA convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. We had a wonderful turnout for the trade show and convention – Board members Mike Amaro, Joe Brownlee, Dave Daly and Gaylee Gillim were joined by members Dwayne Beck, Tom Brown, Jeff Johnson, John Paul Scott, and Alicia (Caridi) Smith. IALDA signs were prominently displayed at the ballroom entrance to Thursday’s keynote speaker session, and IALDA was also acknowledged on the screen and in person by Rick Root, Executive Director of WWA.

We look forward to our next event at IAAPA in Orlando.