John Sweeney

Sweeney Legal, LLC
Connecticut, New York

About John Sweeney

In the world of real people and complex personal and legal issues, John helps you solve your problems in Elder. Wills, Estate, Trust, and Business law. Its really not about the law, the taxman or my education, it is about you and how to resolve your issues in the best way possible. John is a lawyer who brings significant other skills to the table. He is also a superior accountant, knowledgeable tax adviser, insurance person, and an experienced businessman. He doesn't talk in legalese or theoretical solutions; he uses plain language and proposes practical solutions. While he addresses the law, John knows that solutions have to take into account people and family. Honest, direct, and practical, he is focused on you and your problems. He values openness, kindness, and compassion blended with the strength to resolve problems in your favor. In his previous life, John had a variety of roles in both big and small companies. He held roles as General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer, and Vice president of Tax. Some companies were the largest in the world, some had only 40 people, and he had a brief stint in government. They include AIG, ING, Aetna, Hanover Insurance, NYS Insurance Department Liquidation Bureau, and Longevity Alliance. John lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and has spent his life in the NY metropolitan area. He has two college age sons so he understands the issues families face. He comes from a large family so has some personal schooling in family dynamics. He has recently had the experiences of aging parents and transition. John has a BS in Accounting from Arizona State University, a JD from Pace Law School, and a LLM (Masters in Law Taxation) from NYU. He is licensed to practice law in NY, CT, and DC. He also has a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma and formerly held Life and PC insurance licenses. While he has a fair amount of education, John is a lifelong learner.


Work experience

Sweeney Legal, LLC
Attorney | 2021 - Present


New York University School of Law
LL.M., Tax Law | 1983 - 1987
Pace Law School
J.D. (1982), Law | 1979 - 1982
Honors: Law Review
Arizona State University
B.S. (1979), Accounting | 1977 - 1979


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