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Michael Sweeney H&SMichael J. Sweeney

Prior to attending law school, Attorney Sweeney was a residential mortgage loan originator in New York and New Jersey. He is a graduate of Gettysburg College and Quinnipiac University School of Law. Mike has been practicing in the areas of real estate, probate administration, trusts & estates, and business transactions since 1998. At present, he is admitted to practice in the State of Connecticut, in both the state and federal courts.

Attorney Sweeney has been a panelist for the American Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Seminar on “Real Estate Financing Strategies.” He has also served as the New Realtor Orientation Speaker for Legal Agreements for the Midd-Shore Board of Realtors since 2002 and its successor, New Haven Middlesex Realtors. Mike has presented the following continuing education courses and specialty luncheon discussions for the Board of Realtors: “Listing and Buying Property in Probate”, “Short Sales: How the Mortgage Implosion has Changed the Way We Do Business”, “Home Inspection Risk Reduction”, and “The ABCs of Title Searching.”

Attorney Sweeney is available to speak on a variety of legal issues and would welcome the opportunity to do so for your club, group, or religious organization.


Patrick J Sweeney H&SPatrick J. Sweeney

Attorney Patrick J. Sweeney is a civil litigation attorney specializing in commercial disputes, real estate and land use disputes, and probate matters. Prior to joining the Sweeney Law Firm, he was a commercial litigator at an AmLaw 100 law firm in New York City. There, in addition to his general civil litigation practice, Patrick acted as counsel to the firm’s New York real estate practice group, counseling developers, corporate boards, property managers and individuals in all manner of legal issues. He is a graduate of The College of the Holy Cross and Boston College Law School and clerked for the Hon. Janet C. Hall, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the district of Connecticut.

With respect to contract claims and commercial torts, Attorney Sweeney has successfully prosecuted creditor’s rights actions on behalf of banks and other secured lenders, and breach of contract claims on behalf of manufacturers experiencing supply chain defects. Patrick has prosecuted and defended disputes among shareholders of closely held corporations and limited liability companies, and defended corporations against unfair trade practice claims. Notably, he obtained a zero-dollar settlement on behalf of the manager of a Madoff feeder fund facing claims for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, negligence and fraud.

With respect to real estate and land use litigation, Attorney Sweeney has successfully represented condominium sponsors and other real estate developers in contract disputes, commercial landlords in lease disputes, and commercial property owners in title disputes. Patrick represents and advises hotels and restaurants negotiating resolution of ADA access claims. He represents banks and other secured lenders in commercial loan workouts, foreclosure and property acquisition. Drawing upon his experience litigating real estate disputes, Patrick routinely advises real estate investors with respect to their pre-purchase due diligence.

Attorney Sweeney is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in Connecticut and New York.