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March 3, 2020
CAA Joins J.S. Held
CAA Joins J.S. Held

By joining forces with CAA, we’ve gained additional professionals who are strategically positioned around the world and strengthened our ability to deliver expert advisory services globally.


JERICHO, N.Y. – March 3, 2020 – Global consulting firm J.S. Held announced today that it has acquired Contract Administration Associates, known as CAA, a firm specializing in dispute resolution and contract management services. CAA maintains offices in Wiesbaden, Germany; Santiago, Chile; and Madrid, Spain to support clients based throughout the European Union and Latin America.

“The experience CAA brings to J.S. Held is exceptional and further strengthens our ability to deliver expert advisory services globally,” said Sean Donohue, Senior Executive Vice President and Global Leader of J.S. Held’s Advisory Services Division. “This acquisition, coupled with our recent partnership with DBSConsult, allows us to offer the local support our clients have requested, with the proven experience needed to address large, complex projects.”

CAA works primarily with clients in the construction and legal sectors, addressing issues on large construction projects that are based in LATAM, the EU, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. CAA delivers a wide range of expertise, including project management, contract management, claims preparation and defense, risk analysis, and dispute resolution services.

Mark Cohen, Senior Managing Director and J.S. Held’s Construction Advisory Services Global Practice Leader said, “By joining forces with CAA, we’ve gained additional professionals who are strategically positioned around the world and recognized as top subject matter experts in our industry.”

CAA joins the J.S. Held team of more than 1,500 professionals around the world. By joining forces with J.S. Held, CAA gains access to additional resources and experts to provide clients with an expanded suite of technical and scientific, financial, and strategic consulting services.

“Joining J.S. Held allows us to provide additional support and invaluable experience from a diverse group of technical experts with skills that complement our existing capabilities,” said Declan Tonge, Principal Consultant and Founding Partner of CAA. “We believe this will greatly benefit our clients and best address their unique needs.”

J.S. Held was founded in 1974 and now has over 100 locations across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East.

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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