* California

Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP will open an office in Pasadena with the addition of two partners in the firm's tax practice: Vicken M. Haleblian and Kevin A. Cordano. Both Haleblian and Cordano were previously partners at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche.

* Florida

Berkowitz Dick Pollack & Brant Technology Advisors LLC has changed its name to onsiteamadvisors, to reflect its merger with Strategic Micro Partners. Strategic Micro Partners president and chief executive Sandra H. Adams will become vice president of application services, while Lisa Adams will join the firm as a technology consultant and trainer.

* Maryland

Linton, Shafer & Co. PA and Warfield Garrett & Associates PA have merged to form Linton Shafer Warfield & Garrett PA, with offices in Frederick, Rockville and Annapolis.

* New Jersey

Schonbraun Safris McCann Bekritsky & Co. LLC, Roseland, has changed its name to The Schonbraun McCann Group LLC, as part of a major expansion of services, which will also include the relocation of its New York City office to a larger space. In addition, the firm added three leading real estate professionals: Scott Tannenbaum, as a partner in the Tax Services Group; Anthony Saitta, as a director in the Executive Compensation Group; and Andrew Wexler, as a senior manager in the Real Estate Financial Services Group. Tannebaum previously worked at Ernst & Young's Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group; Saitta, with E&Y's Real Estate Advisory Services; and Wexler at Chelsea Property Group. ... Wiss & Co., Livingston, has been named one of the 50 Best Places to Work in New Jersey by NJBiz.

* Pennsylvania

Concannon, Miller & Co. PC, Allentown, has joined the AICPA's Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center.

* Tennessee

Joseph Decosimo & Co., Chattanooga, has joined seven other firms in an as-yet-unnamed global alliance that was formed late last year.

* Texas

Everest Group, Dallas, has launched the Everest Research Institute, an independent research and analysis service for buyers, suppliers and investors in business process and information technology outsourcing.

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