Past AEC Events

Texas M&A Symposium

Start date: October 23, 2019

End date: October 24, 2019

Location: HOUSTON, TX

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The Texas M&A Symposium is packed with proprietary M&A valuation and pricing content, timely discussions of M&A trends in Texas and nationally, in-depth explorations of M&A best practices, and highly-engaging and informative panel discussions with buyers, sellers, and M&A experts.

Texas M&A Symposium 2019
October 23-24, 2019
Houston, TX

ACEC Fall Conference: Growing Profits Through Employee Retention

Date: October 14, 2019

Time: 2:15-3:30PM

Location: CHICAGO, IL

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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.

ACEC California Annual Strategic Summit

Date: October 3, 2019


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Nick Belitz to speak on M&A trends on the West Coast and moderate a panel discussion of executives, including buyers and sellers, who have transacted firms in the state.

Tri-State ACEC Fall Conference

Date: September 23, 2019


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John Kreiss, Principal Consultant, will moderate a panel on Millennials & Equity Ownership. He will be joined by Joshua Anderson, Workplace Retirement Group of Raymond James; Rob Brewer, Owner, Grassi & Co. CPA’s; and Michael Vardaro, Managing Partner, Construction Attorney.

A/E CEO Event at Fenway Park

Start date: September 5, 2019

End date: September 6, 2019

Location: BOSTON, MA

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The 7th 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.

AE CEO Event at Fenway Park
World Champion Red Sox vs. Yankees
Sept 5-6, 2019

Western States M&A Symposium

Start date: June 12, 2019

End date: June 13, 2019


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THE event for Western states firm leaders considering a sale or merger and leaders of AE firms looking to grow through acquisition in the West.

Western States M&A Symposium 2019
June 12-13, 2019
San Francisco, CA

ACEC Webinar: Strategic Thinking— Think Like a Leader Should

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 1:30PM

Location: Webinar

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Join Mark Goodale for a quick-moving, focused discussion on what strategic thinking is and how it can help leadership and management take better care of their employees, clients, and companies well into the future.

Morrissey Goodale Principal Nick Belitz teams with Full Sail Partners for this informative webinar. Hear from the experts on what you need to have in order, and clearly documented before entering the M&A process.

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