Fort Lauderdale, FL Business Lawyer
Sweeney Law, P.A.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Sweeney Law, P.A. OverviewSweeney Law, P.A. is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and offers a variety of legal services for clients throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. Practice areas consist of business law including entity formation, contracts and agreements, transactions, litigation, and other business issues; construction law for owners, developers, contractors, and subcontractors; residential and commercial real estate transactions, litigation, and related matters.
Brendan Sweeney earned both his J.D. and LL.M. degrees from University of Miami School of Law and has extensive legal experience. He began practicing law in 2005 and is admitted to the Florida and Maryland Bars, the U.S. District Courts of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, and the U.S. Tax Court. He is also a LEED-AP Building Design and Construction (LEED BD+C) accredited attorney.
Sweeney Law, P.A. offers clients the personalized service of a boutique firm with the legal talent of a big firm. With focused representation and advocacy, Mr. Sweeney skillfully develops solutions designed to protect clients’ rights and promote their best interests.
Sweeney Law, P.A. Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Joint Ventures; Corporation; Partnership; Limited Liability Company (LLC); Breach of Contract; Business Torts; Title III-ADA Litigation; Asset Purchase Agreements; Operating Agreements; Contract Disputes; Non-Compete Agreements; Vendor Contracts; Employment Agreements; Unfair Competition; Business Fraud & Misinterpretation; Real Estate Sale & Lease Agreements; Mortgage Finance; Real Estate Finance; Title Insurance Issues; Condominium Association; Real Estate Litigation; Title & Boundary Disputes; Eviction; Real Estate Closings; Acquisition & Disposal of Real Estate Property; Real Property Litigation; Real Property Easement; Slander of Title; Quiet Title; Eminent Domain; Mobile Home Association; Construction Defects; Construction Accidents Claims; Construction Contracts; Construction Bidding & Procurement; Construction Licensing; Construction Liens; Construction Litigation; Consumer Fraud; Telephone Consumer Protection Act; Debt Collection Harassment; Identity Theft; Credit Reporting & Credit Repair; Deceptive Trade Practices; Lemon Law; Auto Fraud; Student Loan Law; Appellate Practice.
Sweeney Law, P.A. Areas of Law Description
Business Law - The Fort Lauderdale business lawyers of Sweeney Law, P.A. helps businesses of all sizes throughout the tri-county area with the full range of business law needs, providing advice and representation in transactional matters and litigation for the life of your business.
Construction Law - At Sweeney Law, P.A., we have a thorough understanding of all aspects and all levels of construction law and can help you with your construction legal needs, whether you are a property owner, developer, contractor, subcontractor or other party involved in a construction project in Palm Beach, Broward or Miami-Dade County.
Consumer Law - We have a great deal of experience dealing with consumer law matters. Our attorney, Brendan Sweeney, established Sweeney Law after spending numerous years representing institutional clients for large law firms, including, but not limited to, national and international lenders, other types of lenders including sub-prime automotive lenders, and debt buyers.
Real Estate Law- When we represent you in a real estate matter, you get boutique firm attention, but you get large firm experience and expertise.
Mr. Brendan A. Sweeney
Business Law, Construction Law, Consumer Law, Corporate Law, Litigation
Sweeney Law, P.A. Affiliations
- The Florida Bar
- Broward County Bar Association
- Maryland Bar
- American Bar Association
More Information on Sweeney Law, P.A.Fort Lauderdale, FL Business Law Firm
Real Estate Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Lauderdale, FL Construction Law Firm
Sweeney Law, P.A. Blog
Articles Published by Sweeney Law, P.A.
Under contract law principles, payment for performance is due when there is complete performance. In the area of construction, the substantial completion doctrine has been adopted to cure the woes of achieving what would otherwise be deemed perfect performance. Substantial completion affects parties’ payments, obligations, and time limitations in an attempt to limit unnecessary financial risks or other obligations.Read Article
According to the National Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP), Florida ranked 6th in 2019 in commercial construction spending. With the instability that the pandemic has brought in 2020, many projects have been put on hold or have been changed, leaving the parties in payment disputes.Read Article
Although technically there are no laws that require that construction or building jobs be halted, the COVID crisis—as well as some shutdowns that are currently beginning to occur again in other states—can cause problems for builders or contractors who are trying to meet deadlines on construction sites. Are you, as a builder or contractor, liable for delays? Can you ask for additional compensation for delays in the construction process?Read Article
Often, the things that make sense in our heads, or things that we think, don’t make it onto paper the way we intended. Or, sometimes the world just isn’t what we thought it was. Mistakes happen, we’re all human and the world changes without notice. But what happens when you make a mistake about what a contract means? Or if there is a mistake in some contractual term that causes the construction contract to be different than what you thought and intended it to be?Read Article
If you are a contractor, you need a license from the State of Florida. Most people in the construction industry are aware of this. But what happens if you are performing work where you are supposed to be licensed, but you are not licensed?Read Article
In almost every construction contract, there is the promise or guarantee that the work will be performed in a workmanlike manner. Even if this explicit provision is not in your contract (as it should be), there is almost always a general duty to perform contracts for construction work in a good and workmanlike manner. But “workmanlike” is a vague term, and parties can differ on what that word means—if they even understand how to define such a term.Read Article
If you are a general contractor, or any kind of construction company that has or utilizes subcontractors, you probably (hopefully) have every intention of paying your subcontractors and those who otherwise perform jobs for you on the job site. Except, sometimes you end up with a problem, such as a client or owner who fails to pay you, or disputes all or part of your payment.Read Article
We all know that there are building codes which must be complied with in Florida. The Legislature has determined that contractors are accountable to the state and to the public, when there are building code violations. But what kind of violations are the most common?Read Article