Overview

Liam Sweeney is a Staff Attorney with the Firm’s Philadelphia office. As part of the Firm’s EB-5 practice, Liam focuses on the preparation and filing of I-526 petitions, including the source and path of funds, for both regional center investors and individual investors. Liam also prepares responses to USCIS requests for evidence.

Prior to joining the firm, Liam had a diverse international career working in Dublin, Tokyo and New York. In Dublin, Liam qualified as an Irish solicitor and was employed in the financial services department of a large Irish firm, where he focused on cross boarder financing schemes and sale leaseback transactions. In Tokyo and New York, Liam was Senior Counsel for a Japanese Sogososha (General Trading Company) where, aside from drafting and negotiating various contracts, he provided legal advice and risk analysis to the aircraft, marine and chemical departments on issues ranging from project finance to the establishment of Sino-Japanese joint venture companies.

Before leaving Ireland for Philadelphia, Liam took a break from law to work as a professional photographer. He was the official campaign photographer for Enda Kenny, T.D., current Prime Minister of Ireland, for three different election cycles and worked with several well known music industry talents such as Sting and Sinead O’Connor.

Liam received his Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School and his B.S. in Economics from Villanova University.


Background

EDUCATION

  • George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1987)
  • Villanova University (B.S., Econ., with honors, 1984)

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC ACTIVITIES

  • Brehon Law Society, Executive Board (2012 – 2014)
  • Japan America Society of Philadelphia
  • Irish American Business Chamber and Network
  • Bicycle Club of Philadelphia

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Pennsylvania
  • California
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors: Ireland (inactive)
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors: England and Wales (inactive)

PERSONAL INTERESTS

  • Cycling
  • Photography
  • Travel
  • Languages
    • Japanese – working proficiency
    • Portuguese – basic