Upcoming Events

Nov 6, 2019-Nov 8, 2019

Join Brett Gough, Matt Gough and Mike Heatwole of Ames & Gough at the upcoming ROG Conference in Naples, FL. For more information or to register click here.

Nov 10, 2019-Nov 13, 2019

Join Marguerite Parent, vice president of Ames & Gough, as she attends the annual IRMI Construction Risk Conference in Seattle, Washington November 10-13, 2019. For more details on the IRMI Conference or to register click here.

Mar 3, 2020-Mar 5, 2020

Join Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president of Ames & Gough, for the 19th Annual Legal Malpractice & Risk Management (LMRM) Conference hosted by Hinshaw.  Its the industry's premier event focused on current and important developments in the law, litigation of legal malpractice claims, malpractice insurance, professional responsibility, and risk management strategies. Eileen will be speaking on March 4, 2020.

Prior Events

Feb 29, 2012

The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Industrial Owners of Property (NAIOP) will hold a panel session, Building Information Modeling: Identifying Risks and Liabilities, on February 29, 2012.  Mike Herlihy, Executive Vice President, Ames & Gough will speak about the extent of insurance coverage for the risks associated witht he major project participants -- architects, engineers and contractors -- sharing the model.  For more information please contact Pauline Rand.

Feb 7, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, from 8 - 10 a.m. Mike Herlihy, Executive Vice President, Ames & Gough will be a panelist, along with David J. Hatem, PC, Donovan Hatem, LLP and Judith Nitsch, PE, Nitsch Engineering, for the ACEC of Massachusetts' Small Business Forum.  The topic will be:  Focusing and Growing Your Business.  Collen Moore of City Point Partnners LLC will servie as moderator.  Register online by Friday, February 3 at The Engineering Center.

Dec 13, 2011

Dan Knise, president and CEO, Ames & Gough, will present "Navigating Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Risk Management and Insurance Issues" as part of AIA Seattle's day-long Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Forum.  Details available at http://www.aiaseattle.org/IPD2011

Nov 16, 2011

Eileen Garczynski, Esq., of Ames & Gough, will be presenting a CLE Seminar on the 7 Most Common Legal Malpractice Traps. For more information on this seminar email Eileen Garcyznski or call 703-827-2277.

Nov 13, 2011

Michael Herlihy will be co-presenting with Alan Mooney of Criterium Engineers a seminar entitled “Construction Defects – An Update from the Front Line. The session will address the latest construction defect claims and developments, providing lessons learned.  Learn more at www.irmi.com/conferences

Nov 6, 2011
Matt Gough will be on a panel discussing “Meeting Owners Expectations for Construction Managers to Minimize the Risk of Unanticipated Claims and Litigation."
Oct 19, 2011
On Friday, October 21, 2011 at 8:30 am, Dan Knise, of Ames & Gough, will moderate a panel  discussion about the  State of the Professional Liability Insurance Market-- Is it getting better or worse?
Oct 6, 2011





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Eileen Garczynski, vice president of Ames & Gough and co-leader of the firm’s law firm initiative, will serve as a panelist during a CLE seminar for attorneys, “Ethics Issues for the FCC Practitioner,” to be held in Washington, DC, Thursday, October 6, from 6:00 to 8:15 p.m.  The location will be announced.


The seminar, presented by the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) will provide a primer on traditional rules of professional conduct, from the perspective of practicing attorneys in the communications law field.   Topics include:  legal ethics governing an attorney’s FCC practice, the attorney-client relationship, malpractice risks including conflicts associated with simultaneous representations, and the federal and state disciplinary process.  In addition to Ms. Garczynsky, David Ross Rosenfeld, of the Law office of David Ross Rosenfeld, a nationally recognized authority on legal ethics and professional responsibility, will serve as a panelist.  Howard Weiss of Fletcher, Head & Hildreth, P.L.C., will serve as moderator.  


For more details email Eileen Garczynski.



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    Steve Leonard, Chief Operating Officer, Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP