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Michael Sweeney, a partner and the co-leader of the Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey Real Estate Group, has practiced in Connecticut since 1983. His experience has been concentrated in real estate, condominium developments, commercial leasing and financing, zoning, land use litigation and real estate litigation. Michael regularly handles complex commercial transactions involving real estate development for developers and builders in Fairfield County, including office buildings, condominiums, subdivisions and shopping centers. Michael represents diverse clients in land use applications and regularly appears before local boards and commissions.  Michael’s litigation advocacy includes zoning appeals in all  Connecticut courts. In a noteworthy decision the Connecticut Supreme Court adopted Michael’s argument in upholding a zoning permit enabling his client to continue its business.


  • The acquisition of a 58,000 square foot office building and marina in Norwalk
  • The purchase of a 240,000 square foot Transfer Act industrial building
  • The acquisition of a 20,000 square foot office building in New Canaan
  • The purchase of a health care facility in Stamford
  • The creation, financing and sale of several hundred condominium units in Stamford
  • Rezoning of a hospital campus
  • Acquisition of a 38,000 square foot office complex in Westport
  • Sale of a 20 acre 263,000 square foot Transfer Act manufacturing facility in Norwalk
  • Purchase of 200,000 square foot commercial building in Danbury



  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association, Board Member


  • Member of the New Canaan Housing Authority
  • Past Instructor in Real Estate Law, Norwalk Community College and Town of Greenwich Continuing Education