Experienced Northwest Indiana Attorneys
Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP seeks to provide clients with the independent professional judgment, commitment and vision consistent with its leadership position among Northwest Indiana lawyers. The firm takes great pride in its heritage. Formed on January 1, 1988 through the merger of two of Northwest Indiana’s oldest and most distinguished law firms, the firm builds on a tradition of nearly a century of combined experience in the practice of law. These roots in the Northwest Indiana community provide the firm with a source of strength and an opportunity for future growth.
Tradition & Values
Dramatic growth and development, such as that experienced by the Northwest Indiana community over the years, often results in the erosion of tradition and values. The lawyers of Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP are guided by the principles of the firm’s founders. These principles include commitment to clients, service to the Northwest Indiana community, and devotion to excellence in the practice of law. The firm’s founders understand that there are professional and personal aspects of the attorney-client relationship; while its lawyers serve as advocates and counselors in resolving legal issues, the firm’s attorneys also have a understanding of clients’ personal concerns as well.
Comprehensive Legal Services
Our firm provides comprehensive civil legal services to our clients. Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP is frequently asked to serve as counsel in major litigation and business transaction matters in Indiana and Illinois and continues to be recognized as a leader among Northwest Indiana law firms.
The firm’s lawyers assume leadership roles as well, both in the law, where they participate extensively in bar association activities and as panelists in continuing education seminars, and in their communities, where they pursue activities designed to improve the quality of life in Northwest Indiana.
Adapting To Our Clients’ Needs
Burke Costanza & Carberry LLP intends to retain the strength of tradition while anticipating and responding to the changing needs of its clients. The common purpose of its lawyers is the provision of value-added legal services to its clients.
156 S. Washington Street, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383
180 N. LaSalle, Suite 3700, Chicago, IL 60601
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Schuyler D. Geller is a member of the firm’s litigation and business practice groups where he represents businesses and individuals in complex commercial, regulatory, and employment litigation. Prior to joining Burke Costanza and Carberry, Mr. Geller practiced with a boutique litigation firm in Chicago for ten years.
Mr. Geller graduated from Indiana University where he was a Justice on the Student Supreme Court. He attended Chicago Kent College of Law, where he graduated with highest honors earning induction in the Order of the Coif. Mr. Geller has certification from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy in Trial and Deposition Skills. Mr. Geller is licensed to practice in Illinois and Indiana and admitted to practice before the Northern and Central District of Illinois, the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois, the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, and the U.S. Tax Court.
Mr. Geller provides a depth of knowledge in the area of employment law and counsels business and business professionals on a variety of issues, including:
- Employee Benefits, Pension and Profit-Sharing
- Employment Agreements
- Employment Discrimination and Non-Compete Litigation
- Government Audit & Investigation Defense
- Handbook Compliance & Review
- Labor Law
- Internal Investigations & Compliance Audits
- Severance Agreements
- Termination & Reductions in Force
In addition, as an aggressive litigator, Mr. Geller represents businesses and professionals in a wide variety of employment and commercial matters in state, federal, bankruptcy, and appellate courts as well as regulatory proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Mr. Geller represents financial industry professionals in securities litigation and dispute resolution proceedings involving customer claims and disputes with former employers and has a strong track record of success in helping defamed brokers clear their name by obtaining expungement of false and defamatory U5s through negotiations and arbitration awards. While Mr. Geller has recovered millions of dollars for clients, and defended others from hundreds of million dollars in exposure, he prides himself on offering practical advice to business owners and professionals to help avoid litigation where possible.
- Chicago Kent College of Law, 2008
Juris Doctor, Higheset Honors, Order of the Coif
- Indiana University Bloomington, 2003
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- Indiana Bar
- Illinois Bar
- Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
- Central District of Illinois
- United States Tax Court
- Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana
Employment Law (Individuals) and Employment Law (Corporate) in Indiana
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