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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.

What We're Doing

Rifai & Estrada Speakers at 2016 Bench Bar Conference

Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP

Dana Rifai and Alfredo Estrada both spoke on the topic of Immigration Matters: Family, Employment, Removal and Humanitarian Visas at the Lake County Bar Association's 2016 Bench Bar Conference on October 28, 2016.

Dana Rifai presented an overview of the U.S. immigration process.  She discussed how BCC attorneys strategize through the non-immigrant and immigrant processes to attain the longest periods of stay with the shortest waiting times to enter the U.S. The various non-immigrant visas and methods of family and employment-sponsored immigrant visas were also discussed in depth.

Alfredo Estrada discussed numerous new issues in immigration law, including the I-601A waivers applicability to Legal Permanent Residents, the recently published USCIS Policy Manual update giving guidance on discretionary waivers of inadmissibility that require extreme hardship, and Jimenez Moreno et al v. Napolitano et al, 11-cv-05452 (N.D. Ill) where a federal court ruled against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for unlawfully detaining immigrants and U.S. citizens identified through local law enforcement agencies for violating the due process rights of immigrants subject to the local detainers.

Gioia Named as a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation

Daniel A. Gioia

Dan Gioia has been named as a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation, and he will be inducted on December 11th, 2016 at the Annual Foundation Ceremony. The Bar Foundation supports many statewide efforts to fund Legal Assistance for the poor, and educational programs for Indiana students, such as the nationwide "We, the People" competitions. Other inductees include Retired Federal Judge Larry McKinney from the Southern District of Indiana, and the Honorable Judge David Avery from the Allen County Superior Courts in Fort Wayne.

BCC Wins March Against Hunger Competition for the Fifth Year In A Row!

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BCC's donations went to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

BCC's donations went to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana

For the fifth straight year, Burke Costanza and Carberry LLP won the large firm division of the Indiana Attorney General’s statewide March Against Hunger Competition

This March, attorneys and staff at Burke Costanza & Carberry donated 280 pounds of food and $4,000 to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.  The donation put the firm in first place in the Large Firm division.  BCC also won the contest in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015!

Like always, BCC came up with some unique ideas to help raise funds. There were many skill based guessing games and an abundance of food for donation days. Now in its 8th year, March Against Hunger has raised a total of 70,019 pounds of food and $341,435.91 in monetary donations for Indiana food banks.  The program helps to address a serious need in the state of Indiana.

For the fifth time, the firm will be receiving a visit from Attorney General Greg Zoeller. He will present the 2016 Attorney General's Cup to BCC. Check out last year's presentation on the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana's Facebook page.

BCC Supports Recycling Initiative!

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For the past two years, BCC has participated in the Lake County Solid Waste Management Districts’ Cap-A-Thon program.  BCC attorneys and staff members have collected, sorted, weighed and stored plastic caps from many different products, including: plastic drink bottle caps, lids from food containers like coffee cans, peanut butter jars, butter tubs, tops from spray cans, caps from liquid laundry detergent and other designated items.

On April 26, 2016, BCC transported 415 pounds of plastic caps to the Town of Merrillville.  The caps, instead of ending up in landfills, will be shipped to Green Tree Plastics in Evansville, Indiana and will be recycled and transformed into a plastic bench made from 100% recycled plastic.

BCC is proud of its recycling and positive impact on the environment.