Upcoming Events

Sep 15, 2020

Eileen Garcynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will present a 2-hour CLE seminar on avoiding legal malpractice with Dennis Quinn, partner, Carr Maloney. The seminar, conducted by the Virginia Bar Association, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET. Available by webcast or telephone, the seminar will include 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. The presenters will explain how to avoid the errors that frequently occur and how to respond appropriately to risky situations and will discuss the ethical issues associated with these risks. For additional information on the Virginia Bar’s 9th Annual Avoiding Legal Malpractice Seminar 2020 and to register,  visit: https://www.vacle.org/product.aspx?zpid=6978&zskuid=27335.


Prior Events

Jun 14, 2018

Join Brett Gough, senior vice president of Ames & Gough, as he presents a session on "Best Practices" at the Western States M&A Symposium 2018 in San Francisco, CA on June 14th at 3:45pm. Topics to be discussed include preparing for a transaction – both as a buyer and a seller, negotiating through the deal, and successful integration post transaction.  For more information on the conference or to register please click here.

May 23, 2018

Join Brian Lynch, broker at Ames & Gough, as he attends the FAR Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. The FAR is a nonprofit business leaders' network and will be presenting on Leadership & Knowledge: Building for the Future this year at it's annual conference. To register click here.

May 7, 2018

Ames & Gough is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Capital Strategies and M&A Forum. This year it is moving to a new location! Join us in Dallas, Texas at the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas. for more information visit Matheson Advisors.

Apr 26, 2018

Join Eileen Garczynski, Ames & Gough vice president, for a panel discussion that will address many issues to the current state of the insurance market. Topics to include: What is on the LPL insurers minds as we finish out the decade with a slew of big storms; continued market consolidation; increased law firm mergers coupled with an aging lawyers population? What are the new risks insurers are providing coverage for? What type of risks should we be looking at? What does the consolidation in the insurance marketplace mean to insurers and to their insureds? The expert panel will address these issues and more and provide some keen expertise on the direction of the market as we begin the end of the decade.  The other panelists include Scott Kossove from CNA; Daisy Lopez from Crum & Forster; and John Muller from Sompo. To learn more on the American Bar Association event click here.

Apr 20, 2018

Join Cady Sinks, CPCU, RPLU of Ames & Gough, as she presents the seminar on Demystifying Insurance. She will address the legacy and successfulness of your business as to how it relates to the staying in business as well as discuss why you need insurance to run your business for long term success. Topics to include general liability, professional liability and cyber liability. To register and learn more click here.

Apr 13, 2018

Mike Herlihy, executive vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, will be the keynote speaker at the April 13 meeting of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Rhode Island. His topic, “Risk Considerations in Managing Emerging Project Risk Trends,” will encompass: problems most often occurring on U.S. construction projects; design firm opportunities and challenges with materials transparency; climate adaptation and designing for resiliency, and negotiating fair, reasonable and insurable indemnification language in contracts. The meeting will be held Friday, April 13, 8:30 – 10 a.m. at the Beta Group, Inc., Conference Center in Lincoln, RI. For more information, contact: mhebert@parecorp.com.

Apr 10, 2018

Join Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president at Ames & Gough, along with Thomas Mason of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis as they present a seminar on the Ethics for Lateral Hires. For more information visit the DC Bar website.

Mar 9, 2018

Rob Hughes, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will present on contractual risk, contract terms and limits of liability in P3 projects during a panel discussion, Friday, March 9, from 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. in Orlando. Fellow panelists are: Frank J. Hild, Esq., Martin | Hild, P.A.; Chad Critcher, PE, DBIA, RS&H, Inc., and Josh Levy, JE Dunn Construction. The panel will be held during the 2018 Spring Conference of the Florida Council for Public Private Partnerships, March 8 – 9, at Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL. For details and registration, visit: https://fcp3.org/2018-spring-conference/.


  • For years, Hogan Lovells has relied upon Ames & Gough’s deep understanding of the professional liability issues faced by law firms. Our firm’s needs are consistently met by responsive, friendly senior-level professionals with an unyielding focus on client service and putting our needs at the fore.

    Warren Gorrell, Jr., Former Co-Chairman, Hogan Lovells
  • We rely on Ames & Gough as our portal to the commercial insurance market for law firms. Their knowledge and service are exemplary, and we thank them for their contributions to our success.

    Phil Sunshine, General Counsel, Finnegan
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    Steve Leonard, Chief Operating Officer, Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP
  • The expertise of the individuals at Ames & Gough has been invaluable to Hoyle Tanner. Over the course of many years, they have consistently provided Hoyle Tanner with knowledgeable advice and excellent service.

    James D. Boothroyd, P.E. , President, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
  • During our more than five-year relationship with Ames & Gough, we have grown to depend heavily on their experience in the A/E industry. Their skill at identifying risk exposures, skill in reviewing our contracts, and personal approach to insurance brokerage have made Ames & Gough indispensable to our firm. As contract negotiations become more complicated and the risk of litigation greater, there is no price our firm can put on having Ames & Gough and a good lawyer on our team.

    Ms. Polly Brazelton, Senior Associate, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
  • Ames & Gough's expertise in insurance and risk issues important to our association has been obvious. They have been quick to identify issues and opportunities and follow-through to improve our coverage and save us money. We highly recommend Ames & Gough to any association seeking a professional insurance broker partner.

    David Fitzsimmons, VP of Finance & Accounting, National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • Beazley has had a close trading relationship with Ames & Gough since their formation in the 1990s. We consider them to be one of the real pros in their market niches of architects, engineers, and law firms. We appreciate their professional representation of their clients; as well as their integrity and attention to detail.

    Jerry Sullivan, Head of Professionals, Beazley Group
  • Ames & Gough has always been very responsive to our queries, large or small, for contract review and situations regarding potential liability. They have provided immediate answers to quick questions, offering clear advice and direction, and have responded promptly on the more comprehensive requests.

    Suzette Bois , Controller , SMRT, Inc.
  • Effective risk management is an integral part of our company's productivity goals. Ames & Gough provides the support we need to help us understand and implement good risk management practices. Their professional seminars and outstanding support have helped us to keep our insurance costs down as well as to maintain high standards. We value our relationship with them, are happy that they are part of our team, and thank them for their contributions to our success.

    Mark Teden, Executive Vice President/Treasurer, Bruner/Cott & Associates, Inc.
  • We have a lot of vendors, but Ames & Gough is not a vendor, they are our partners!

    Kevin Kokal, Founder & Owner, Alliance Engineering, Inc.
  • I believe we were Ames & Gough's first client. In those 25 years, they have never failed to provide us with exceptional service, well beyond being only our A/E broker. Their depth of service, their technical expertise, and their responsiveness to our requests set them apart and account for our long-term relationship.

    Jim Fagan, Chairman of the Board, Hazen and Sawyer
  • Everyone at Ames & Gough has tremendous depths of knowledge about both design professionals and managing risk in the construction process. We refer firms to Ames & Gough because their professionalism is obvious from the first conversation. Their client focus, nationwide reach, and high level of services makes Ames & Gough an outstanding broker for any design professional. We've given Ames & Gough our 'Elite Broker' designation signifying that they are truly dedicated experts.

    Duane S. Repko, Vice President and Underwriting Manager-AE National Accounts Division, Victor O. Schinnerer & Company
  • I've worked with Ames & Gough for years regarding our firm's professional liability insurance. Ames & Gough has some of the most knowledgeable insurance professionals that I have met. They understand our business and apply their very deep insurance knowledge to help us. They are customer-focused and always put our firm's needs ahead of their own. Ames & Gough is out to save us money while also looking out for our best interests.

    Donald P. Nims, Jr., PE, Quality Assurance & Risk Manager, Bergmann Associates, Inc.
  • Ames & Gough has proven, in a short time, to be a responsive, knowledgeable partner for AIR. Everyone on the team is quick to get back to us whenever we have a question. Importantly, they are also well-versed in the issues and possible solutions that confront our organization and have always been able to solve or prevent a problem. Better yet, they've saved us money and improved the coverage under our various insurance policies.

    Larry Trapuzzano, Director of Facilities & Administration, American Institutes for Research
  • Ames & Gough has gone above and beyond in delivering on all their promises and commitments to AGC of America and its Chapters. Their responsiveness and insurance acumen have set them apart from other brokers we've worked with.

    Monique T. Valentine, CPA, CFO, , Associated General Contractors of America