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J.S. Held Expands Global Construction Advisory Practice with the Acquisition of CAA (Contract Administration Associates)

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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 – J.S. Held, a global, multi-disciplinary consulting firm, 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 1,000 professionals around the world. CAA’s clients will now have access to J.S. Held’s suite of specialized services including property damage assessments; water and fire restoration consulting; surety services; equipment consulting; forensic architecture and engineering; forensic accounting & economics; and environmental, health, and safety 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 95 offices across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.

About J.S. Held LLC

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm with expertise in construction, environmental health & safety, forensic accounting & economics, water & fire restoration, equipment, and forensic architecture & engineering matters.

J.S. Held brings together years of unrivaled technical expertise and unparalleled service to deliver reliable, comprehensive solutions to its clients. J.S. Held is renowned for recruiting and cultivating distinguished experts and being a trusted partner on the world’s most complex construction, environmental, accounting, and economic matters.

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