Upcoming Events

Mar 6, 2019

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, will participate in a panel – along with Marian C. Rice, partner, L'Abbate, Balkan Colavita & Contini, L.L.P. and moderator Noah D. Fiedler, partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP – presenting “A Year in Review: Significant Developments in Legal Malpractice Claims,” Wednesday, March 6 at 8:40 a.m. The panel is part of the Hinshaw Legal Malpractice Conference to be held March 5 - 7, 2019 at the Westin Chicago River North, 320 North Dearborn Street, Chicago. For additional information, visit https://www.lmrm.com/schedule.html.

Mar 15, 2019

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough and Jonathan V. Gallo, Of Counsel, Vandeventer Black LLP will present a CLE seminar, “What Attorneys Should Know About Cyber Risks: Ethical Duties to Prevent Them, and What a Good Cyber Insurance Policy Will Do to Cover Them,” Friday, March 15, from 12 noon – 2 p.m. The seminar, which will take place at the Virginia Bar Association offices, 105 Whitewood Road, Charlottesville, is also available online as a webcast. For additional information, click here

Apr 3, 2019-Apr 5, 2019

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, and Dan Knise, president and CEO, will be among the presenters at the ABA Spring Legal Malpractice Conference, April 3 - 5 in Miami Beach, FL. Garczynski, along with panelists Thomas McCally, partner, Carr Maloney P.C. and Scott Gagliardi, vice president, Sompo International,will discuss management liability issues for law firms, on Thursday, April 4 at 2 p.m. Subsequently, on April 5, at 10:15 a.m., Knise will participate in a panel on ethics for law firms along with Sashi Bach, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner, Linley Jones, Founder, The Linley Jones Firm P.C., Timothy Gephart, Vice President of Claims, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, and moderator, Matthew Marrone, Partner, Goldberg Segalla. For conference details and registration, click here.

Apr 11, 2019-Apr 12, 2019

Join Brian Lynch as he attends the Xperience Design Project. To learn more click here.

Apr 11, 2019-Apr 12, 2019

Brian Lynch, client exeuctive at Ames & Gough, will be attending the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) XDP event April 11-12 at The Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in Washington DC.  He looks forward to meeting you there. Click here for more information.

Sep 6, 2019

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will present a CLE seminar for the Virginia Bar Association on “Avoiding Ethical Mistakes, Malpractice, and Cyber Liability Claims,” Friday, September 6, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The seminar, which provides 2.0 hours of MCLE Ethics Credit, will be held at the Virginia Bar Association, 105 Whitewood Road, Charlottesville. The program is intended to give law firms an overview of the most common legal malpractice claims (and related risks, such as cyber, management, and employment-related claims), and how to avoid them. For more information, visit www.vacle.org.

Prior Events

Feb 22, 2018

Join Eileen Garczynski, senior Vice President of Ames & Gough, for her presentation at the Pennsylvania Bar Ethics CLE session on How to Avoid The Most Common Legal Malpractice Claims, Including Data Security and Employee Theft.

Jan 25, 2018

Join Matt Gough, senior vice president at Ames & Gough, as he participates on a panel at the M&A Symposium. The panel is titled M&A Best Practices and will be on January 25, 2018. The panel will share best practices in terms of preparing for a transaction – both as a buyer and a seller, negotiating through the deal, and successful integration post transaction. For more information or to register click here.

Jan 24, 2018

Dan Knise, president and CEO, Ames & Gough will be among panelists presenting “Managing Risk in Today’s Market,” which will look at ways of reducing project risk through effective use of risk allocation and minimization, performance guarantees, surety and insurance,” Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 9:45 to 11 a.m. The panel will take place during the P3 Connect conference, presented by The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships, Jan. 22 - 24 at The Confidante Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. For more details on the event, watch for information to be posted on the Council’s website at http://www.ncppp.org or call 202-962-0555.

Jan 24, 2018

Join Matt Gough, senior vice president, and Brett Gough, senior vice president, of Ames & Gough at the Morrissey Goodale LLC M&A Symposium 2018.

The event is for architecture and engineering firm leaders interested in expanding into the Southeast through acquisition, or A/E firm leaders based in the Southeast considering a sale or merger.  Attend and learn about current M&A valuation and pricing stats, participate in discussions about M&A trends in Southeastern states and nationally. For more information or to register click here.


Nov 27, 2017

Join Brian Lynch, senior broker at Ames & Gough, as he attends the upcoming 29th Annual Nonprofit Finance & Accounting Symposium November 27 to November 29, 2017 at the Washington DC Convention Center. For more information on the event visit the GWSCPA website.

Nov 8, 2017

Join Matt Gough, senior vice president, and Brett Gough, senior vice president at Ames & Gough at the Growth & Ownership Strategies Conference November 8-10, 2017.

This annual conference gathers leaders of successful engineering, environmental consulting and architecture firms throughout the country with the goal of showcasing the most effective strategies for achieving growth, improving profitability, and building real and sustainable value. For more information or to register click here.

Oct 13, 2017

Dan Knise, president and CEO, Ames & Gough will be among panelists presenting “Reducing Project Risk Through Effective Use of Risk Transfer, Performance Guarantees, Surety and Insurance,” Friday, Oct. 13, from 9:45 to 11 a.m. The panel will take place during P3 Connect 2017, presented by The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships, Oct. 12 - 13 at The Confidante Hotel in Miami Beach, FL. For more details on the event, watch for information to be posted on the Council’s website at http://www.ncppp.org or call 202-962-0555.

Sep 27, 2017

Join Eileen Garczynski, vice president of Ames & Gough, for a CLE seminar. Details to be posted closer to the event. In the interim, if you have any questions, contact Eileen Garczynski.


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