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Rosemary Sweeney

 
sweeney@buckleyking.com

Cleveland: 216.685.4748

 

“Our 'this would be a good opportunity for you' attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

The Best Lawyers in America

-Woodward/White, Inc.

The Top 25 Women Lawyers

In Cleveland

-Thomson Reuters

Ohio Super Lawyers

-Thomson Reuters

In her position as Buckley King's Administrative Partner, Rosemary understands the strategies of business are critical.

Rosemary listens before getting the job done. Her knowledge, judgment and intuitive perception are the sources for her unique deal strategies in corporate, real estate and finance transactions. Her experience includes representing borrowers, depository financial institutions and non-bank lenders in commercial lending and workouts; counseling sole proprietors to Fortune companies on corporate, real estate and finance matters; and representing owners of commercial real estate properties in financing, leasing and sales/purchases.

when skill matters

  • Represents numerous companies as outside general counsel on all aspects of business.
  • Represented national bank in commercial loan and commercial real estate portfolio sales, including SBA loan portfolio sales, to private buyers totaling hundreds of millions of dollars.
  • Represented national bank in multiple commercial loans involving alternative financing for borrowers in the technology sector.
  • Multimillion dollar acquisition in a Section 363 bankruptcy sale of leading regional provider of utility line systems and construction services for private equity group, and subsequent representation for additional acquisitions by the company.
  • Represents national owner of commercial real estate portfolio for commercial leasing and sales.

distinctions + awards

  • Best Lawyers in America® - Banking and Finance Law
  • Top 25 Women Lawyers in Cleveland - Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers - Banking and Finance Law
  • Ohio Super Lawyers - Business and Corporate Law
  • Donald H. Messinger Board Service Award - Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center
  • AV-Preeminent Rated - Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leadership Cleveland - Class of 2008

articles + presentations

  • Ohio Confidentiality Agreement: General Standard Document
    • Contributing Author, Practical Law, Ohio Commercial Transactions, 2016

civic involvement

  • Civil Service Commission, City of Lyndhurst, Ohio - Commissioner
  • The Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center - Board of Directors; Past President
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation - Treasurer, Board of Trustees
  • St. Vincent Charity Development Foundation - Board of Trustees
  • St. Clare Parish Finance Council - Member
  • Great Lakes Science Center - Former Board of Trustees
  • St. Clare School Advisory Council - Former Member

professional associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Association for Corporate Growth

education

Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.

Kent State University, M.Ed.

John Carroll University, B.S. cum laude

admissions

Ohio