Law Firms

With our profound industry knowledge, understanding and key underwriting relationships we see ourselves and an extension of our client’s businesses

Law Firms

Ames & Gough has proven expertise assisting law firms, large and small, to protect their assets and reduce their cost of risk. Today’s commercial market vary greatly, for that reason, we maintain deep knowledge and understanding of the professional liability insurance marketplace and foster personal relationships with key underwriters. We see ourselves and an extension of our client’s businesses and place great importance on developing an replica in-depth understanding of the business including practice profile, client selection and internal conflict procedures, lateral hires, mergers, etc. Bottom line, you and your partners deserve expert advice and counsel to navigate the right course to success. Let Ames & Gough help today!

Key Contacts

Eileen Garczynski
Senior Vice President/Partner
Washington, DC
Email: egarczynski@amesgough.com
Phone: 703.827.2277

Dan Knise
Executive Chair / Partner
Washington, DC
Email: dknise@amesgough.com
Phone: 703.827.2277

News

Why All The Jury Waivers?

Why All The Jury Waivers?

In the last few weeks, every contract I’ve reviewed has included the waiver of a jury trial.  I used to see them now and then, but the prevalence of them recently seems a new development to me.  While I don’t believe the provision creates a coverage issue, it has me scratching my head… Read More

AMES & GOUGH APPOINTS URI GUTFREUND AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, LAW FIRM PRACTICE

AMES & GOUGH APPOINTS URI GUTFREUND AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, LAW FIRM PRACTICE

WASHINGTON, DC, March 23, 2022 – Ames & Gough, a leading insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving law firms, design professionals, associations/nonprofits and other professional service organizations, today announced the appointment of Uri Gutfreund as a senior vice president focusing on law firms.

What is the Problem with Agreeing to Liquidated Damages?

What is the Problem with Agreeing to Liquidated Damages?

It is commonplace for a liquidated damages clause to be contained in an Owner/Contractor agreement.  This makes sense because the completion date is generally significant to an owner, and the contractor has submitted a price for their work and has agreed in their contract to a completion date.   By the time the contractor is awarded the contract, they usually have the contract documents, and they have used them to price the job and complete a construction schedule.  Once a notice to proceed is issued to the contractor, the contractor controls the schedule… Read More

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