Articles by Jon A. Schmaltz

Choosing a Lawyer

I was recently approached by someone who had clearly experienced a painful experience with her attorney.  It carried with it several bad results, the least of which was not the impact on her perception of lawyers, I’m sure.  She was apparently left with a complete...

Representing a Lender Client

Jon Schmaltz recently represented a lender client in closing a construction and permanent debt transaction totalling more than $8 million. Despite the difficult debt financing market, many lenders have continued to facilitate loan transactions for borrowers in order...

Co-chair the Public Policy Commitee

In 2010, Jon Schmaltz will co-chair the Public Policy Committee of the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. The Valpo Chamber and its Public Policy Committee serve as the primary liaison between Indiana legislators and the larger Valparaiso business community, many...

Attended Institute on Securities Regulation

In early November, Jon Schmaltz attended Practicing Law Institute’s 41st Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in New York City. The three day Institute features presentations by and discussions with more than 80 of the country’s top securities and corporate...

Indiana Property Taxes: Reformed?

On March 14, 2008, the Indiana Senate passed House Bill 1001 by a vote of 41 to 6. The bill was soon thereafter signed by Governor Mitch Daniels.  H.B. 1001 has been more commonly referred to as the “property tax reform” bill.  Although it promises to bring...
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