(219) 756-7677
200 E 80th Place, Suite 200
Merrillville, IN 46410

Our Attorneys

Attorney Brian B. Popp:

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science Conferred on May 11, 1984;
Minor in Business Administration;
Graduation with Distinction;
Various Academic & Service Awards
Graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree Conferred on May 7, 1984
Admitted to Indiana Bar on June 1, 1984
Admitted to Illinois Bar on November 7, 1984
Member of the U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois & the Northern & Southern Districts of Indiana
Member of the American, Illinois, Indiana, Lake, & Porter County Bar Associations
Member of the U.S. Tax Court

LASZLO & POPP, Attorneys at Law, Merrillville, Indiana
Partner, January, 1992-Present. Practice primarily in tax and estate planning for professionals and business owners, probate and general business law. Representation of individuals and businesses before the Internal Revenue Service, Audit, Appeals and Federal and State Tax Court levels.
Representation of individual and businesses in real and personal property tax appeals before various county Board of Appeals, Indiana Board of Tax Review and Indiana Tax Court. Represented Lake County on various industrial tax appeals (US Steel, Arcelor Mittal and BP) before the Lake County PTABOA, Indiana Board of Tax Appeals, Indiana Tax Court and Indiana Supreme Court.

HOEPPNER, WAGNER & EVANS, Valparaiso, Indiana
Associate, 1990-1992. Practice primarily in real estate, corporation, tax and estate planning for professionals, and probate law. Representation of individuals before the Internal Revenue Service, Audit, Appeals and Federal and State Tax Court levels. Also, lead counsel in commercial and residential real estate tax assessment appeals. Various corporate sponsored speaking engagements regarding various tax and estate planning topics. Worked with Indiana State Tax Board in revising portions of assessment manual.

Tax Consultant, 1986-1990. Responsibilities included development of comprehensive tax and financial consulting division. Included development and review of tax and financial and estate plans for professionals and small businesses. Establish real estate tax assessment appeals practice. Responsible for computerization of tax planning and preparation. Also, various speaking engagements regarding various tax, estate and financial planning topics.

Senior Tax Consultant, 1984-1986. Responsibilities included comprehensive tax services for corporate executives, affluent family groups, closely-held corporations and financial institutions. Participation in development of firm “Private Foundation Implementation Binder.” Also, experienced in the use of various tax planning and preparation software.

INDIANA SPORTS CHARITIES, President, Board Member and Executive Committee Member, 1996- 2008. Numerous Awards.
MARCH OF DIMES, Northwest, Indiana, Board of Directors, 1997-2003. National Award Recognition.
AMERICAN RED CROSS, Chairman, Board of Directors, 1998-Present. National Award Recognition.
CROSSROADS REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, Board of Directors, First Chairman of the Board, 2009 -2011.
MERRILLVILLE ROTARY, Board Member, 1995-Present. President-Elect.
MEALS ON WHEELS, Volunteer 2008-Present. Board of Directors. 2008 - Present.

Attorney John Laszlo:

Graduate of Crown Point High School in 1975
Graduate of Valparaiso University in 1979 – Bachelor of Science in Accounting
Graduate of Valparaiso Law School in 1983 – Jurisprudence Degree
Admitted to Indiana Bar in 1982
Licensed Certified Public Accountant & Attorney in the State of Indiana
Member of the U.S. Tax Court Bar, the Indiana State Bar Association, the Indiana CPA Society, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), & the American Bar Association (ABA)

Attorney John Laszlo and his wife have been married for 37 years. They have three children together. One of their children is a recent graduate of college. Their other two children, twin sons, are sophomores in college. One son attends Kelley Business School at Indiana University and the other son attends the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Attorney Laszlo is a lifelong resident of Northwestern Indiana, and currently resides in Munster, Indiana. He has extensive and recent experience in tax representation helping clients who owe the IRS money resolve their tax issues.