Patrick 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.