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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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20 UNDER 40: Jon Schmaltz : Inbusiness

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Attorney Jon Schmaltz became a partner of the Valparaiso law firm Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP in 2006 when he was only 32. He grew up in Michigan City and earned his undergraduate degree at Purdue University in 1996 before attending the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. Schmaltz met his wife, a nurse at Porter Hospital, in Indianapolis and they moved back to the region so he could join his current firm.

“I already knew a couple attorneys at the firm before making plans to go there and as I got to know the firm and its lawyers better it’s really what drew us here,” he says. “I like it here and the community is as good or better as anywhere else we might have ended up.”

Schmaltz chose a legal career because he discovered a passion for business and law during his time at Purdue.

“I had several professors who took the time to help me identify those passions and form personal and professional goals, one of which was to study law and enter the private practice,” he says.

Schmaltz said he was inspired by math professors in particular who helped him become aware of the importance of applying analytical and critical thinking skills across disciplines.

“I also had several adjunct professors – all lawyers – who gave me my first perspective on the legal profession,” he said.

Schmaltz specializes in business and real estate transactions, as well as some estate planning. What he enjoys most about his profession is its variety. No two days, two clients, and two legal matters are exactly the same.

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