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9191 Broadway
Merrillville, IN, 46410
United States

219-769-1313

Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP your smart choice for lawyers in Northwest Indiana. Our full-service law firm has offices in Merrillville and Valparaiso Indiana as well as one in Chicago Illinois. At BCC, our lawyers pride themselves on being able to provide a wide range of legal services to our clients, who benefit from the depth and experience we provide from top to bottom.

The main practice groups at Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP are: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Commercial Services, Civil Litigation, and Business and Personal Services.

Our attorneys represent businesses and government entities in the following areas: Business Planning, Commercial Law, Construction, Labor & Employment, Governmental Entities, Healthcare, Labor, Pension Profit-sharing & Employee Benefits, Real Estate, Taxation, and Worker's Compensation.

Our lawyers also represent individuals in matters such as Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts, Immigration, Family Law, Probate Administration, Real Estate, and Taxation.

Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP is a well-rounded firm with strong roots in Northwest Indiana that is focused primarily on our lawyers providing clients with the highest quality legal service in a broad range of practice areas.

Gregory R. Lyman

Gregory R. Lyman

Of Counsel

Email
lyman@bcclegal.com

t. 219.769.1313 x 108
f. 219.769.6806

Merrillville Office
9191 Broadway
Merrillville, IN 46410
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Biography

Gregory R. Lyman was born in Flint, Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University magna cum laude and his law degree with highest distinction from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 1977. Mr. Lyman has served as adjunct faculty member at the Valparaiso University School of Law. He is active in numerous bar and community activities and has been a panelist on a number of conferences related to employment and personnel issues. His primary areas of practice include employee benefits, employment law and labor law. He is admitted to practice in the Indiana Courts, various federal district courts, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He has practiced before numerous federal and state agencies. He has handled appeals and argued before courts in both Indiana and the federal courts.

Employee Benefits. Greg counsels employers in all phases of designing, implementing, administering and terminating employee benefit and retirement plans, including: pension and profit-sharing plans, 401(k) plans, non-qualified deferred compensation and employer stock arrangements. He has secured IRS approval for the Burke Costanza & Carberry Volume Submitter profit sharing and 401(k) plan which has been adopted by numerous employers. (A Volume Submitter Plan contains more flexibility or options than a prototype and can be tailored for an employer’s needs.) He provides consultation on ERISA compliance issues and regularly represents clients in IRS and DOL audits and compliance matters. He advises clients on employee benefit and employment issues in business transactions such as stock sales and asset purchase sales.

Greg also has extensive experience in drafting and advising employers on health and welfare plans including: self funded health plans, health reimbursement plans, HSA plans, cafeteria plans and other fringe benefits programs. He regularly consults with clients on COBRA and other compliance issues. Greg also has represented not-for profit entities and has advised and drafted plans specific to the needs of these entities such as 403(b) plans and 457 deferred compensation plans. 

Employment.  Greg has over 33 years of experience handling all facets of employment issues and advising employers concerning Federal and Indiana laws and regulations impacting employment. He has appeared before federal and state courts, agencies, handled DOL audits and EEOC investigations concerning employment practices. He assists employers with self audits to determine and correct compliance issues. He regularly consults with employers on personnel, human relations issues, drafts employee manuals and other employment policies.  He has advised clients on leasing, independent contractor and joint employer issues, multiple employer issues including PEO (professional employer organizations).

Labor.  Greg has over 33 years of experience representing management in union labor issues including union organizing issues, advising and negotiating collective bargaining contracts, handling investigations before the NLRB, advising and handling grievance procedures and arbitrations and multi-employer pension and health and welfare issues.

Practices

Employee Benefits
Employment Law
Labor Law

Education

Valparaiso School of Law, 1977
Juris Doctor with Highest Distinction

Michigan State University, 1974
B.S.  Magna Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

Indiana

Other Court Admissions

Indiana Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Northern District of Indiana
Southern District of Indiana
Eastern District of Illinois


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