J.S. Held Expands Construction Claims & Construction Risk Consulting Practice With Acquisition of Donohue Consulting

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September 5, 2017
Donohue Consulting Joins J.S. Held
Donohue Consulting Joins J.S. Held

The acquisition of Donohue Consulting magnifies J.S. Held's construction claims and construction risk consulting practice


JERICHO, NY – September 5, 2017 – Global consulting firm J.S. Held today announced the acquisition of Donohue Consulting LLC, a New York-based construction consulting firm. Sean Donohue, founder and President of Donohue Consulting, joins J.S. Held as Senior Vice President. Erin Fallon, a key member of the Donohue Consulting team, will join J.S. Held as an Assistant Vice President in the company’s Pittsburgh office.

Founded in 2011, Donohue Consulting quickly established a reputation for providing objective and detailed project advisory and dispute resolution services, including schedule delay analysis, cost damage assessment, project management and expert testimony. Donohue’s experts have analyzed hundreds of claims on construction projects globally, with a focus on methodical analyses and reliable findings.

“Our goal, as a company, has always been to provide clients with the information needed to make smart business decisions,” said Donohue. “By joining J.S. Held, we have access to wide-ranging resources and depth that will allow us to enhance our support of our clients and their projects.”

“This is a terrific partnership for both J.S. Held and Donohue Consulting. J.S. Held clients will benefit from the addition of innovative risk management consultants, while clients of Donohue Consulting will now have access to experts and specialists in complementing service segments,” said Jon Held, President and Chief Executive Officer of J.S. Held. “J.S. Held and Donohue Consulting both boast a strong client commitment and we look forward to seeing innovation, operations, and industry expertise magnified as we continue to expand in this market.”

This is the ninth acquisition J.S. Held has made since receiving a controlling investment in 2015 from Lovell Minnick Partners, a private equity firm specializing in investing in financial business services companies. Previous acquisitions include Leighton Associates, Meridian Consulting, CEIPS, U.S. HELM, Lovett Silverman Construction Consultants, Inc., the Property Loss Division of Chroma Building Corp., and Wakelee Associates. Since 1974, J.S. Held has added the capabilities of specialized consulting businesses to better address complex construction and environmental matters globally. J.S. Held now has over 40 offices across the U.S. and Canada.

About J.S. Held

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realize value and mitigate risk. Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high stakes matters demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets.

The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations.

J.S. Held, its affiliates and subsidiaries are not certified public accounting firm(s) and do not provide audit, attest, or any other public accounting services. J.S. Held is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. Securities offered through PM Securities, LLC, d/b/a Phoenix IB, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC or Ocean Tomo Investment Group, LLC, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC. All rights reserved.
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