Neal Sweeney is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group. He focuses his practice exclusively on construction law and government contracts.
Drawing on his more than 30 years of experience with the construction industry, Neal counsels clients on major infrastructure and P3 projects such as transit, airports, highways, wastewater treatment, and tunnels. He is also involved in energy and industrial projects linked to clean technology and renewable sources, including hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, integrated gasification combined cycle, and landfill gas.
Throughout his career, Neal has successfully negotiated contracts for engineering, design-build, O&M, and equipment totaling billions of dollars. He provides legal support throughout the life of a project, focusing on risk mitigation and real-time dispute resolution. He regularly represents contractors, designers, and public and private owners.
Neal has participated in the trials of various large and complex construction disputes in court as well as in arbitration and before federal boards of contract appeals involving the US Army Corps of Engineers, General Services Administration (GSA), Veterans Administration (VA), and other federal agencies.
Before joining Jones Walker, Neal practiced at the Atlanta office of an Am Law 100 firm, where he was a partner in the construction and infrastructure and the water and wastewater teams.
In addition to his direct client work, Neal has edited or coauthored more than 25 books on construction law and regularly contributes to industry publications. He lectures frequently for various construction industry organizations and educational institutions, including AGC, ACEC, ARTBA, NACWA, DBIA, Georgia Tech, Stanford University, and the University of Florida.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Neal Sweeney