Patrick Sweeney > Thompson Hine LLP > Cleveland, United States > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Hine LLP
CLEVELAND, OH 44114-1291
United States

Work Department

Real Estate


Pat is a partner with Thompson Hine LLP’s construction and real estate practice groups. His transactional construction practice involves negotiation and preparation of construction and design professional agreements and project management and risk counseling on a variety of projects, such as regional shopping malls, industrial projects, offices, hotels, convention centers and major sports venues such as MLB parks, NFL stadiums, NBA arenas and NHL arenas. He has prepared and negotiated agreements on behalf of owners, contractors, architects and engineers. A significant portion of his practice also includes commercial real estate development, including purchases and sales, financing and leasing.

Pat has lectured extensively on construction contracting issues with a variety of trade groups, the American Arbitration Association, the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Cleveland Bar Association. Pat assisted in the facilitation of the Ohio construction reform panel and has assisted in drafting the new legislation for the Ohio Construction Reform Law.


  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 1986

  • College of Wooster, B.A., 1980

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Real estate > Construction (including construction litigation)

Cleveland-based group chairman Jeffrey Appelbaum leads the ‘customer-oriented‘ construction practice at Thompson Hine LLP, which has ‘true team players‘ and ‘professional and diligent‘ attorneys among its ranks. Appelbaum assists public or private entities, construction managers and contractors on large-scale developments, particularly in the sports and entertainment sectors; he currently acts as counsel to TKFC LC, the ownership group of a new 22,000-seater St Louis soccer stadium. Also in Cleveland, Alan Ritchie and Patrick Sweeney offer ‘top-notch day-to-day support‘ in transactional matters, ranging from the negotiation of construction agreements to the creation of project insurance programs. ‘First-rate‘ associate William Thrush can ‘render advice of counsel in short order‘ and further excels in dispute situations from mediation through to trial, while the ‘very knowledgeableErin Luke ‘even provided training‘ to clients during her role as project counsel on certain multi-million dollar infrastructure builds.