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

Mar 6, 2018

Join Eileen Garczynski, Ames & Gough; Marjorie Salem Hensel, Bush Ross, PA; Thomas P. McGarry, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP for a panel discussion on a “Year in Review: Significant Developments in Legal Malpractice Claims.” at the Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference sponsored by Hinshaw. This panel, will provide a year-in-review analysis of interesting court decisions shaping legal malpractice law and procedure, and will discuss the trends evidenced in data gathered from national surveys of legal malpractice claims. To register or for more information click here.

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.


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    Larry Trapuzzano, Director of Facilities & Administration, American Institutes for Research
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    Monique T. Valentine, CPA, CFO, , Associated General Contractors of America
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    Warren Gorrell, Jr., Former Co-Chairman, Hogan Lovells
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    Phil Sunshine, General Counsel, Finnegan
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    Jerry Sullivan, Head of Professionals, Beazley Group
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    Jim Fagan, Chairman of the Board, Hazen and Sawyer
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    Mark Teden, Executive Vice President/Treasurer, Bruner/Cott & Associates, Inc.