Neal Sweeney is a partner on the firm's Construction practice team, based in the Atlanta office. He has been serving the construction industry for 30 years, focusing exclusively on construction law and government contracts with extensive experience on major infrastructure and P3 projects, such as, transit, airports, highways, wastewater treatment, and tunnels. He is also involved in energy and industrial projects, involving clean technology such as hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, integrated gasification combined cycle, and landfill gas.
Throughout his career, Mr. Sweeney has successfully negotiated contracts for engineering, design-build, O&M, and equipment equaling billions of dollars. He also provides legal support throughout the life of a project, focusing on risk mitigation and real time dispute resolution, representing contractors, designers, and public and private owners.
Some of his most noteworthy litigation efforts have been his participation in the trials of various large and complex construction disputes in court and in arbitration, and before federal boards of contract appeals involving the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, GSA, the VA, and other federal agencies.
Before joining Jones Walker LLP, Mr. Sweeney practiced at the Atlanta office of an Am Law 100 firm, where he was a partner on both the Construction and Infrastructure and the Water and Wastewater teams.
In addition to his practice, Mr. Sweeney has edited or coauthored more than 25 books on construction law and regularly contributes to industry publications. He frequently lectures for various construction industry organizations and educational institutions, including AGC, ACEC, ARTBA, NACWA, DBIA, Georgia Tech, Stanford University, and the University of Florida.
•50 Jones Walker Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA 2016
•Sweeney and Theriot Speak at Federal Publications Seminar
•Sweeney and Theriot Speak on Behalf of Federal Publications
•Sweeney and Scarbrough to Present at the Annual Transportation Construction Law and Regulatory Forum
•Sweeney to Speak at the Public/Private Finance and Development Seminar
•Jones Walker LLP Expands Construction Practice with Team in Atlanta
Adds Three Partners and Three Special Counsel
• Federally Funded Projects: Understanding and Avoiding Getting Tripped Up By The Strings Attached, June 2, 2016, Annual Transportation Construction Law and Regulatory Forum
• Construction Schedule Delays, April 4, 2016, Federal Publications Seminar
•Recognized in Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Construction Law (listed annually since 2009)
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC) in the area of Construction Law (listed annually since 2007)
•Listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2009-2014)
•Listed in The International Who's Who of Construction Lawyers (2010)
•Listed in Georgia Super Lawyers in the areas of Construction Litigation (2004-2015) and Government Contracts (2009)
•Named a Leading Lawyer (2014-2016) by Legal 500 US and recommended in the area of Real Estate and Construction Law (2010-2012, 2014-2016)
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating in Martindale-Hubbell
(Also at New York, New York Office)