Upcoming Events

Mar 6, 2019

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, will provide an update on the state of the commercial insurance market for law firms, Wednesday, March 6 at 8:30 a.m. Her presentation 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 the Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP website.

Prior Events

Nov 4, 2015

Join Ames & Gough at the annual conference. This conference gathers together 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 visit our website.

 

Sep 25, 2015

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will present a seminar with Dennis Quinn, partner Carr Maloney P.C. on “Avoiding Exposure: How to Ethically Prevent and Address Legal Malpractice Claims.” The seminar, which is also available via webcast, will be conducted by the Virginia CLE on Friday, Sept. 25 from 9 – 11 a.m. Details and registration are available by clicking here.

Sep 23, 2015

Brett Gough, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will discuss “Insurance and Legal Issues for Architects” along with Michael Ware, Choice Insurance Group, and Jeff Alitz and Catherine Bednar, LeClair Ryan Attorneys, Boston. The presentation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 5 – 7 p.m. at Worcester Polytechnic Institute by the Central Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA CM). Chapter members may obtain additional details and register by logging in at the Chapter’s website, at www.aiacm.org

Aug 25, 2015

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will present a CLE seminar on “Employee Theft and Internet Scams and how it relates to your Liability Insurance” for the Small Law Section of the Capital Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, August 25 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  Details and registration information are available by clicking here.

Jul 8, 2015

Join Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president, of Ames & Gough, as she guest speaks at the Baker Tilly Webinar titled Best Practices and Insight to Protect Your Firm Today Against Tomorrow's Cybersecurity Breach. Learn how to identify what to look for in a quality cyber insurance policy, raiser awareness of cybersecurity threats to the legal community, share best practices for cyber protection pre-breach and explore differences to approaching protection of internal and external cybersecurity breaches. To register click here.

Jun 8, 2015

Rob Hughes, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, along with Mark J. Gesk and Kristen Moritz of the law firm, Gesk Moritz, LLC, will conduct a one-hour workshop on ethics for professional engineers.  The workshop will be held at 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 11 as part of the 32nd Annual International Bridge Conference® (IBC) in Pittsburgh, PA.  Presented by the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania, IBC will take place June 8 – 11 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.  For additional information, visit http://www.eswp.com/bridge/index.htm

 

Jun 4, 2015

Join Jared Maxwell, assistant vice president of Ames & Gough, at the ACEC/ASCE/ULI Michigan Infrastructure Conference. To learn more about the event click here.

May 11, 2015

Ames & Gough is a proud sponsor of the Capital Strategies and M&A Forum May 11-13, 2015. Join Dan Knise, president of Ames & Gough, on May 11 at 3:15pm. He is a moderator for the panel discussing risk and insurance issues that can arise during an ownership transition. To learn more or to register, click here.

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  • 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.
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    Monique T. Valentine, CPA, CFO, , Associated General Contractors of America
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    Jerry Sullivan, Head of Professionals, Beazley Group
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    Warren Gorrell, Jr., Former Co-Chairman, Hogan Lovells
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    Donald P. Nims, Jr., PE, Quality Assurance & Risk Manager, Bergmann Associates, Inc.
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    Phil Sunshine, General Counsel, Finnegan
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    David Fitzsimmons, VP of Finance & Accounting, National Association of Chain Drug Stores
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    Bruce Matson, Chief Legal Officer, LeClairRyan
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    Larry Trapuzzano, Director of Facilities & Administration, American Institutes for Research
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    Steve Leonard, Chief Operating Officer, Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP
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    Duane S. Repko, Vice President and Underwriting Manager-AE National Accounts Division, Victor O. Schinnerer & Company
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    Ms. Polly Brazelton, Senior Associate, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates
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    Kevin Kokal, Founder & Owner, Alliance Engineering, Inc.
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    James D. Boothroyd, P.E. , President, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc.
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    Jim Fagan, Chairman of the Board, Hazen and Sawyer