Paul B. Sweeney is a partner in our Litigation, Nonprofit Law and Environmental Practice Groups. He represents clients in a broad range of business and commercial litigation matters before state, federal and appellate courts.
Mr. Sweeney has a wide range of experience that includes bench and jury trials, as well as appellate practice in connection with business contract disputes, real estate disputes, corporate governance, business torts and antitrust, securities fraud, intellectual property, internet law disputes, Civil RICO, class actions, shareholder derivative suits, and Section 1983 and constitutional torts.
Mr. Sweeney concentrates his litigation practice on business divorce cases involving disputes among limited liability companies, partnerships, family-owned businesses and other closely-held corporations.
Mr. Sweeney has also represented numerous not-for-profit entities in a variety of litigation matters. He has also handled numerous class action cases concerning CERCLA and other federal an New York state environmental laws.
Prior to joining Certilman Balin, Mr. Sweeney was a Partner in the Litigation Practice Group at a New York City law firm. He began his career as a law clerk to The Honorable Thomas C. Platt of the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.
He has served as a member of the Board of Managers of the YMCA at Glen Cove since 2015, and as the Chairperson of the Board since 2019.
Mr. Sweeney earned a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont.
A member of the Nassau County Bar Association, he is admitted to practice in the state of New York, as well as in the New York Court of Appeals; the United States Court of Appeals, Second, Seventh and Ninth Circuits; and the United States District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District of Arizona.
Mr. Sweeney was named consecutively to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list from 2013 until 2023. He has also achieved the highest rating by Martindale Hubbell.
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1992
University of Vermont, B.A., 1987
New York Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second, Seventh and Ninth Circuits
U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
District of Arizona
New York State Bar Association
Nassau County Bar Association
American Bar Association
New York Metro Super Lawyers List, 2013-2023
Highest Rating by Martindale Hubbell
Member, Board of Managers of the YMCA at Glen Cove since 2015
Chairperson, Board of Managers of the YMCA at Glen Cove since 2019
City of Glen Cove Planning Board, 2020-2021
Co-author of “Alternatives to Impeachment: What May Congress Do?” 45 The Record 13 (1999).