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9191 Broadway
Merrillville, IN, 46410
United States


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.

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Jon A. Schmaltz

Jon A. Schmaltz



t. 219.531.0134 x 202
f. 219.769.6806

Valparaiso Office
156 Washington Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383


Jon A. Schmaltz is the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Business and Personal Services Practice Group. His practice involves representing clients in business and real estate acquisitions, like-kind exchanges, land use and zoning matters, loan transactions, and private equity and debt placements. He represents developers of commercial properties, commercial lenders, and borrowers in loan transactions, and counsels clients in numerous industries, including hotel and restaurant owners and operators.

Mr. Schmaltz has more than 17 years of experience at Burke Costanza & Carberry after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from Purdue University in 1996 and earning his law degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law in 1999.

Mr. Schmaltz has spoken in numerous seminars on topics including real estate conveyances, real estate boundary issues, land use, and choice of business entity.

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • American Bar Association – Member, Business Law and Real Property, Probate, and Trust Sections
  • Indiana State Bar Association – Member, Probate Trust & Real Property Section; Member, Business Law Section
  • Lake County Bar Association – Member, Business Law Section
  • Porter County Bar Association
  • Director and Corporate Secretary, Valparaiso Chamber Foundation, Inc.
  • Director, Chairman, and President; Valparaiso Parks and Recreation Foundation, Inc.
  • Director (former), Purdue Alumni Association
  • Director, (former) Purdue Club of Northwest Indiana
  • Director and Chairman (former), Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce



Business Law
Commercial Lending
Corporate Law
Real Estate - Business
Real Estate - Personal
Securities & Corporate Finance
Copyright & Trademark


Indiana University - Indianapolis School of Law, 1999
Juris Doctor

Purdue University, 1996
B.S. Actuarial Science

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Northern District of Indiana
Southern District of Indiana

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