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    Maureen Sweeney has a well-rounded and diverse legal practice and is known by her clients to be creative, tenacious, and pragmatic in seeking resolutions for their problems.  Maureen is a reliable counselor and proactively works to help her clients avoid costly and disruptive litigation.  When litigation is unavoidable, Maureen brings forth skills developed over years in the courtroom as well as numerous local, state, and federal administrative agencies.   With a successful track record defending clients in construction, commercial, and employment litigation, Maureen enjoys unpacking the details of complex disputes and devising solutions that are beneficial to her clients and their business success.

    Regardless of the client or situation, Maureen rolls up her sleeves and gets into the trenches with her clients, realizing that to properly represent them, she must understand not only their business today but their goals for the future.  Maureen takes pride in having a tangible impact on her clients’ business and personal success. 

    Memberships & Awards

    Key Experience

    Counseled construction company throughout a union organizing election, which the company ultimately won by a large margin, and then defeated the union's subsequent attempt to overturn the election results
    Successfully defended a compressor manufacturing company in a dispute with a South Carolina product distributor, and thwarted the distributor's attempt for an emergency preliminary injunction in federal court
    Advised and defended a construction company who faced conflicting jurisdictional claims by two rival unions for a project in western New York, resulting in a successful decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

    Work Experience

    2021 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    1999-2021 Bluming & Gusky LLP
    1993-1998 Sable Makoroff & Gusky PC