John Sweeney

John Sweeney

Connecticut Elder Law, Wills, Trusts, Estates and Business Law
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Business Law
  • Connecticut, District of Columbia, New York
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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.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Video Conferencing
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  • Zoom
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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District of Columbia
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New York
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Sweeney Legal, LLC
New York University School of Law
LL.M. | Tax Law
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Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
J.D. (1982) | Law
Honors: Law Review
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Arizona State University
B.S. (1979) | Accounting
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Professional Associations
Connecticut Bar Association
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New York Bar Association
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Washington DC Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
John Sweeney website
Contact & Map
Sweeney Legal, LLC
19 Lawson Lane
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Cell: (203) 216-6877
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