Paul G. Sweeney

Partner - Boston

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Paul Sweeney, a partner in the firm’s Business Department, focuses on venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and related business transactions. He serves as Co-Chair of the firm's Technology Practice.

Paul's clients range from start-up and venture-backed portfolio companies to well-established public companies, and operate in a wide array of industries, including networking, computer security, information technology, enterprise software, and life sciences. His private and public clients include Arisaph Pharmaceuticals, Aware, Elbrys Networks, Hittite Microwave Corporation, Insight Direct, Kyruus, MicroCHIPS, SCVNGR, Vanu and Varian Semiconductors.

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  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • Saint Anselm College, B.A.


  • Named a "Massachusetts Super Lawyer" by Boston Magazine (2009 and 2010)
  • Listed as a ‘Rising Star’ in Corporate Finance, Super Lawyers’ Massachusetts Rising Stars: A Comprehensive Listing of the Best Young Lawyers in Massachusetts (2005 - 2007)


  • The Capital Network, Board Member and Presenter 
  • Harvard Business School Business Plan Competition, Judge
  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Presenter, "Term Sheets and Valuations," ENET, March 2011
  • Presenter, "Angel and Venture Capital-Critical Deal Terms," The Capital Network, October 2010
  • Lecturer, "Avoiding Legal Pitfalls of Founder Arrangements," Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, October 2010
  • Presenter, "Life Sciences Licensing - Opportunities, Challengers and Traps," The Capital Network, October 2010
  • Lecturer, "Contract Drafting," Northeastern School of Law, September 2010
  • Presenter, "Incorporating Your Start-up," MassChallenge, August 2010
  • Presenter, "Structuring Founder Equity and Relationships," The Capital Network, March 2010
  • Presenter, "Angel and Venture Capital Term Sheets," The Capital Network, November 2009
  • Presenter, "Critical Venture Capital Deal Terms," The Capital Network, December 2008
  • Presenter, "Twenty Legal Mistakes of Startups," Columbia Business School Alumni, November 2008
  • Presenter, "Founder Equity Issues," The Capital Network, October 2008
  • Presenter, "Corporate Update," Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Northeast Chapter Annual Program, September 2008
  • Moderator and Panelist, "Growth and Exits," The Capital Network, May 2008
  • Presenter, "Structuring Founder Relationships," The Capital Network, April 2008



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