J.S. Held Expands Equipment Consulting Practice with the Acquisition of Werlinger & Associates

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July 31, 2019
Werlinger & Associates, Inc. Joins J.S. Held
Werlinger & Associates, Inc. Joins J.S. Held

This partnership strengthens the J.S. Held equipment consulting practice through the addition of world-class equipment experts positioned along the East Coast and West Coast.


JERICHO, N.Y. – July 31, 2019 – Global consulting firm J.S. Held announced today that it has acquired Werlinger & Associates ("Werlinger"). Werlinger is an industry-leading equipment consulting firm recognized for their expertise evaluating equipment damage, analyzing repair versus replacement, determining actual cash value and replacement cost value, developing recovery solutions, and providing expert witness and litigation support.

This partnership strengthens the J.S. Held equipment consulting practice group through the addition of world-class experts positioned along the East Coast and West Coast. Werlinger was founded in 1978 and delivers support to the insurance and legal communities. The specialized consultants of Werlinger have been called upon for local, national, and international matters involving equipment and system damage assessment, repair/replacement analysis, assessment of production capabilities, RCV/ACV analysis, claim evaluations, and other technical issues involving commercial insurance property claims.

“The expertise of Werlinger & Associates is second to none,” said Jon Held, Chief Executive Officer of J.S. Held. “With such knowledgeable people who are committed to many of the same core principles as our firm, this expansion strengthens our equipment consulting practice in a tremendous way – both internally and externally.”

By joining forces with J.S. Held, Werlinger gains access to additional resources and experts to provide clients with an expanded suite of technical and scientific, financial, and strategic consulting services.

“Our firm looks forward to joining forces with the J.S. Held team and gaining additional resources and expertise that will serve our clients,” said Scott Armstrong, President of Werlinger. “Over four decades, we have built upon our reputation which is defined by our core principles and emphasis on a team approach. Knowing that J.S. Held shares the same values as our firm promises the start of a successful relationship.”

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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