Michael F. Sweeney - Duffy & Sweeney, LTD

Michael F. Sweeney

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 401-455-0700

Michael Sweeney is the president and co-founding shareholder of Duffy & Sweeney, a leading boutique business law firm headquartered in Providence, RI. Known as a savvy deal-maker and negotiator, Mike leads the mergers and acquisitions practice where he regularly handles mergers, sales and business acquisitions as well as recapitalizations and equity financings. He serves as general corporate counsel to a number of privately held, mid-market businesses.

Mike holds Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating of AV. He is recognized annually by key ranking organizations including Best Lawyers and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Guide for Business, among others. He received the Deal Maker of the Year award from Finance Monthly in 2012 and, in 2014, received the “Lawyer of the Year” award for M&A in Rhode Island from Best Lawyers.

Mike represents leading companies in technology, manufacturing and distribution, insurance, banking, trust and financial services, and e-commerce industries.  Mike has counseled numerous clients from initial start-up formation through various stages of growth and financing, including initial and secondary public offerings and/or sale or merger.

Since the 2008 recession, Mike has successfully spearheaded over 60 significant mid-market M&A transactions across the US, helping family and entrepreneur owners convert several billion dollars of private enterprise value into liquidity.

Client Comments

"Mike has exceptional skill in corporate law and mixes it with efficiency in response and cost. We use him extensively. He is a very good lawyer."

-Brendan VanDeventer
Riparian Partners, Ltd

Office Location

1800 Financial Plaza
Providence, RI 02903
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law of the Providence Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions Law of the Providence Metro Area
Michael F. Sweeney has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Michael F. Sweeney has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Other Information

Gender: Male