J.S. Held in Canada

We have more than 1,500 professionals who serve as trusted advisors to organizations across six continents, including 81% of the Global 200 Law Firms, 70% of the Forbes Top 20 Insurance Companies, and 65% of Fortune 100 Companies.

With experts strategically located in all of Canada’s provinces, our team understands the needs of organizations across the country and offers our full suite of consulting services to address high-stakes situations.

Clients engage our team in Canada to provide expertise on matters involving construction, engineering, intellectual property, the environment, health and safety, valuation and economic damages, forensic accounting, turnaround and restructuring, regulatory compliance, and business intelligence and investigations.

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Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high stakes matters that demand urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets.

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Shady Attalla
Vice President | Accident Reconstruction - Canada
Oakville, ON
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Chris Davin
Senior Vice President | Environmental, Health & Safety
Calgary, AB
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Farhood Nowzartash
Senior Vice President | Forensic Architecture & Engineering - Canada Lead
Toronto, ON
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Andrew Ross
Executive Vice President | Building Consulting Practice Lead
Langley, BC
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Francis Sirard
Senior Managing Director | Construction Advisory Canada Lead
Montréal, QC
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Wiley Wright
Senior Managing Director | Construction Advisory North America Lead
Sarasota, FL
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Featured News

Industry Recognition

J.S. Held is recognized by Chambers and Partners as a global leader in multiple industry categories within Crisis & Risk Management 2024 and Litigation Support 2024.

We are proud to receive Band 1 rankings for Asset Tracing & Recovery and Political Risk, a Band 2 ranking for Business Intelligence & Investigations (Asia Pacific), and Band 3 rankings for Environmental, Social & Governance Risk; Investigative Due Diligence; and Business Intelligence & Investigations (UK).

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J.S. Held Global Risk Report

With change comes both risk and opportunity. In the inaugural release of the J.S. Held Global Risk Report, we combine the technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise of our team members to provide insight on top influential topics for 2024.

Information shared in this report is a collection of research and observations from J.S. Held experts who advise insurance professionals, legal counsel, governments, investors, and corporations across every sector and geography.

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50 & Forward

Over the past 50 years, J.S. Held has evolved into a leading global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realize value and mitigate risk.

Throughout our journey, we’ve consulted on some of the most important matters in history.

We are grateful for the trust and relationships developed over the years and look forward to continued growth and evolution. From our foundation to future – 50 & Forward.

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J.S. Held Establishes Intellectual Property Specialty Services Group with the Acquisition of TechPats™

J.S. Held announces the acquisition of TechPats™ to complement its 2022 acquisition of Ocean Tomo, creating the industry's most comprehensive intellectual property consulting group.

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Welcome Greg Esslinger

We are excited to announce Greg Esslinger as our new Global Investigations Practice Lead.

Greg has 25+ years of risk, compliance, and investigative experience, including time as a practicing attorney and FBI Special Agent. Greg has led strategy development at global consulting firms, founded investigative practices, and championed D&I programs.

He will lead our Global Investigations team spanning financial services, digital investigations & discovery, business intelligence, political risk, investigations, compliance consulting, and dispute advisory.

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Welcome Martin Hoey

We are pleased to introduce Martin Hoey, who joins us in Toronto as an Assistant Managing Director for our Builder’s Risk (CAR/EAR) practice.

Martin has 15+ years of construction project management and dispute resolution experience, as well as extensive involvement in major loss assignments throughout North America.

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Welcome Farhood Nowzartash

We are pleased to announce Farhood Nowzartash has joined J.S. Held as Forensic Architecture & Engineering (FA&E) Lead for Canada.

In his new role, Farhood will oversee the growth of our FA&E team and services throughout Canada.

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J.S. Held Expands EHS, ESG & Sustainability Services with the Acquisition of Frostbyte Consulting

The Frostbyte team brings cutting-edge ESG and EHS advisory and technology expertise to the firm and bolsters our sustainability solutions.

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J.S. Held Expands Forensic Engineering & Accident Reconstruction Services

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

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Featured Insights

Our insights cover a variety of topics impacting businesses, society, the economy, and the environment throughout Canada. Check out our latest white papers, research reports, educational seminars, industry speaking engagements, and perspective articles by consultants in the region.

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