J.S. Held Expands Forensic Engineering & Accident Reconstruction Services in Canada with the Acquisition of Kodsi Forensic Engineering

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July 21, 2022

This acquisition supports the expansion of J.S. Held's Accident Reconstruction Practice and the firm’s strategic growth throughout Canada.


JERICHO, N.Y. – July 21, 2022 – Global consulting firm J.S. Held announced today that it has acquired Kodsi Forensic Engineering (Kodsi), a forensic engineering firm based in Ontario that specializes in accident reconstruction services. This acquisition supports the expansion of J.S. Held's Accident Reconstruction Practice and the firm’s strategic growth throughout Canada.

Kodsi professionals have been retained to advise in matters related to motor vehicle collisions; personal injury cases involving slips, trips, and falls; and property claims. Their expertise spans eight distinct engineering and scientific disciplines, including civil, mechanical, biomechanical, kinesiology, human factors, physics, materials, and technology.

"The Kodsi team is highly respected for their forensic engineering services, driver behavior research, crash testing experience, and refined accident reconstruction expertise,” said Steve Fenton, P.E., Accident Reconstruction Practice Lead for J.S. Held. "We are excited to welcome the experts from Kodsi Forensic Engineering to our team and further expand our accident reconstruction services across North America."

With experience gained through more than 20,000 investigations, over 100 crash tests, an internally-developed application named “Reconstructionator™”, dozens of relevant peer-reviewed research publications, and over 200 court testimonies, Kodsi experts provide clients with objective investigation services and litigation support. Their clients include the automotive, construction, industrial, insurance, law enforcement, legal, sports entertainment, and environmental sectors.

"Our team is excited to become part of J.S. Held and gain additional resources and expertise to better serve our clients," said Sam Kodsi, President and Principal Engineer of Kodsi Forensic Engineering. "We look forward to our future collaboration as both of our firms share foundational values focused on quality, service, team culture, and enriching our industry through education and continuing research."

Founded in 1974, J.S. Held bolstered its presence in the Canadian market in 2018 with the acquisition of SPECS (Specialized Property Evaluation Control Services). Over the last four years, the firm has expanded resources throughout the region due to sustained organic growth and acquisition activity to provide local support across all territories.

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

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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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