J.S. Held Expands Environmental Consulting Business in Northeast with Acquisition of Leighton Associates

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July 5, 2017
Leighton Associates Joins J.S. Held
Leighton Associates Joins J.S. Held

The proven capabilities of Leighton Associates strengthens J.S. Held's environmental, health, and safety services in the Northeast


Jericho, NY – July 5, 2017 – Global consulting firm J.S. Held today announced the acquisition of Leighton Associates, Inc. (“Leighton Associates”). Robert Leighton, founder, president and technical director of Leighton Associates, joins J.S. Held as Senior Vice President. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Leighton Associates is an environmental health consulting firm specializing in industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, environmental health and safety investigations and training, as well as mold assessments and mold remediation planning and consulting. The company will join the Environmental, Health & Safety practice of J.S. Held, which is led by Executive Vice President, Tracey Dodd.

“We are excited to welcome Leighton Associates to the J.S. Held team. Since expanding into the environmental, health and safety arena last year, our clients have expressed a desire for us to extend our offering into the Northeast market,” said Jon Held, President and Chief Executive Officer of J.S. Held. “The proven capabilities of Leighton Associates ensure we can increase our level of service to our clients in the Northeast, and leverage the Leighton brand and existing relationships to provide broader support to their clients.”

Founded in 1992, Leighton Associates has served a wide variety of clients throughout the United States, including state and local municipalities, insurance companies, real estate development and property management firms, contractors, law firms, retail establishments, schools, universities, landlords, and private owners. Services include air quality testing and consulting, project management and training for mold identification and remediation.

“J.S. Held has a stellar reputation for high quality technical talent and unwavering commitment to clients, so we are very excited to join forces,” said Leighton. “We look forward to working closely with Tracey and the rest of the team as we further expand our environmental, safety, and industrial hygiene consulting footprint throughout the U.S.”

This is the eighth 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 Meridian Consulting, CEIPS, U.S. HELM, Lovett Silverman Construction Consultants, Inc., the Property Loss Division of Chroma Building Corp., and Wakelee Associates.

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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