* CaliforniaStonefield Josephson, Los Angeles, has launched the Stonefield Josephson Valuation, Litigation and Forensic Group to serve business leaders, attorneys and other professionals. Mark Stepka, Jeffrey Sumpter and Stefano Vranca will lead the unit.

* Illinois

Legacy Professionals LLP, Chicago, a 16-partner firm with 120 professionals, has joined firm network Polaris International. ... Grant Thornton LLP, Chicago, has been named to the Companies That Care Honor Roll for the second year in a row by the Center for Companies That Care, in recognition of its human resources practices and commitment to the community.

* Kentucky

Crowe Chizek and Co. LLC, Louisville and Lexington, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for the second year in a row by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Business Lexington magazine.

* Maryland

Ellin & Tucker Chartered, Baltimore, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. The firm was founded by Lester Ellin in February 1946, and now has a staff of approximately 100.

* New Jersey

Altara, Basking Ridge, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey for the second straight year by NJBiz.

* New York

Prager & Fenton LLP, New York, is celebrating its 85th anniversary this year. It was formed in 1921 by Max Prager, who represented Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, and Martin Fenton, who represented Irving Berlin and other songwriters and music publishers. ... TGP CPAs, Syracuse, was named Business of the Year in the Community Involvement category by the Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce. ... Rehmann Financial, Troy, a member of The Rehmann Group, has merged in The Advisor Group Inc. Former Advisor Group president Gary R. Gilgen has been named senior financial advisor for the Troy office.

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