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NAPA and St. Helena -- G&J Seiberlich & Co. LLP, a CPA firm formed in 1950, today announced it has split into two firms, with partners in the St. Helena office forming Brown Holder Alfaro & Co. LLP.

The change is set to take effect Dec. 1

G&J Seiberlich (Web site) will remain in Napa, led by managing partner Greg Bennett as well as partners Wendell Coats and Laura Wintz.

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Partners in St. Helena forming the new firm are Robert Holder, Kevin Alfaro, Leonard LaBranche Jr., Breton Blyth, Warren Warner Jr. and Danielle Sandoval.

Dale Brown, who became a partner of G&J Seiberlich in 1975 and later retired, is guiding the new firm, according to the statement.

G&J Seiberlich was the second-largest CPA firm in the North Bay in 2008 with 55 employees and 23 CPAs, according to Business Journal research.