Past AEC Events

2019 International General Counsel Forum

Start date: April 8, 2019

End date: April 9, 2019

Location: The Yale Club of New York

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Mick Morrissey presents on mergers & acquisitions in the AEC industry at the first-annual International General Counsel Forum in New York City.

Getting (Out) While the Getting’s Good: Valuation and Ownership Transition in Good Times

Date: February 28, 2019

Time: 1:30PM-2:30PM

Location: WEBINAR

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Join Nick Belitz to explore how the current market affects your firm’s valuations and learn about the options and critical success factors principals and owners have when evaluating either an internal or external transition.

Takeaways of the webinar include:

  • Identify the current market’s effect on valuations for firms large and small, including the latest market and transaction data
  • Examine whether an ESOP or an internal sale is best for your firm, including what it means in terms of dollars and debt
  • Identify the differences between a strategic and a financial buyer, including what the market is telling us now in terms of dollars, debt, and deal-making

2019 Small Firm Council Winter Seminar: What You Need to Know When You Grow

Start date: February 7, 2019

End date: February 9, 2019

Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM; 8:00AM - 12:00 PM

Location: TAMPA, FL

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The Small Firm Council’s 2019 Winter Seminar will teach the ins and outs of how the structure, culture, and business of your firm will change as you increase in size and project load. Mark Goodale of Morrisey Goodale returns with a follow-up seminar, What You Need to Know When You Grow, that will address the day-to-day changes you make as you grow your firm and answer the following:

  • When is it time to hire administrative staff and human resources?
  • How can I maintain my company’s culture as I grow?
  • How do I retain employees if I want to stay the same?

Southeast States M&A Symposium

Start date: January 23, 2019

End date: January 24, 2019

Location: MIAMI, FL

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If you are considering a firm sale or merger as an exit or growth strategy in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee or Mississippi—then Morrissey Goodale’s Southeast States M&A Symposium is for you.

Southeast States M&A Symposium
Jan 23-24, 2019
Miami, FL


ACEC Webinar: Grow Up! Things You Need to Know as Your Firm Grows-Part 2

Date: November 29, 2018

Time: 1:30PM - 2:30PM

Location: WEBINAR

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The second part of Mark Goodale’s webinar series where he explores how to achieve sustainable, profitable company growth. In Part 2, Mark will walk you through how to position your firm as the go-to consultant, what it takes to produce enough profit to pay for today and invest in tomorrow, how to foster organizational health, and most important things to consider when transitioning ownership.

ACEC Fall Conference Las Vegas

Date: October 29, 2018

Time: 2:00PM - 3:15PM

Location: LAS VEGAS, NV

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Nick Belitz presents on the recent emergence of private equity and private equity-backed engineering firms as players in the industry. He will discuss what is driving private equity firms to consolidate engineering firms as well as what makes ownership by a private equity fund different than the traditional engineering firm structure as well as the long-term strategic implications for private equity’s involvement in the engineering industry.

SDA’s EDConnect18 Virtual Conference: How to Achieve a Sustainable, Profitable Business

Date: October 25, 2018

Time: 12:00PM - 1:30PM


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Mark Goodale presents on how to create the platform of a “high-velocity” firm— diving into purpose, vision, and strategies for developing staff, and fostering continuous learning and improvement.  Then he explores how to position your firm as the go-to consultant, what it takes to produce sustainable, profitable growth, and what to consider when transitioning ownership.

Texas #AE Industry Conference

Start date: October 24, 2018

End date: October 25, 2018

Location: San Antonio, TX

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If you’re a Texas AE or environmental consulting firm leader—or if your firm wants to grow in the Texas market— join us in San Antonio this coming October 24-25! This is the event for you.

Texas #AE Industry Conference
Oct 24-25, 2018
San Antonio, TX


ACEC Sr. Executive Institute: Growing Profits Through Employee Retention

Date: October 6, 2018

Time: TBD

Location: FALMOUTH, MA

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John Kreiss presents on how to avoid employee turnover, and therefore, increase profits. Turnover is a major profitability killer in engineering firms. We’ve all heard of the “Golden Rule” – treat others the way you want to be treated, but to tackle turnover, you need the “Platinum Rule” – treat others the way they want to be treated. John will provide insight on how to retain the best staff by addressing what matters to them the most: autonomy, respect, growth, and compensation.

A/E CEO Event at Fenway Park

Start date: September 13, 2018

End date: September 14, 2018

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The 6th annual A/E CEO Event located at historic Fenway Park will bring together AE firm CEOs from around the globe for a unique opportunity to discuss the future of the industry and best practices with their peers facilitated by veteran consultants Mick Morrissey and Mark Goodale.