Mallory J. Sweeney

Mallory J. Sweeney


Real Estate, Land Use & Development • School Law

Mallory J. Sweeney
Feb. 13, 2018

Before and After the Wedding: Planning for a Lifetime of Happiness

You’ve got the ring.  You’ve said “Yes!” to the dress (or dresses).  He’s picked out a tux.  Food.  Check.  Flowers.  Check.  Venue.  Check.  Ceremony.  Check.  The only thing you are missing is…a lawyer.  Come again?  That’s right: as you plan your wedding – the happiest, most memorable day of your life – you might want to […]

Mallory J. Sweeney
Feb. 1, 2015

Do you need an NDA?

Undoubtedly, situations will arise in which you, as a business owner, may want to protect sensitive information that you are sharing with outside individuals, such as: prospective customers, vendors, contractors, or collaborators. A non-disclosure agreement (“NDA”) may help to protect your interests. An NDA is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines […]

Mallory J. Sweeney
Jan. 10, 2015

SEC Offers Guidance on Advisors’ Use of Social Media Testimonials

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released long-awaited “guidance” on advisors’ use of testimonials on social media. The “Guidance Update,” issued by the Division of Investment Management, addresses the application of the testimonial rule in the social media context. The Guidance Update focuses on consumer reviews of advisors’ services, such as those featured on […]

Mallory J. Sweeney
Feb. 13, 2014

“Persons Involved in Real Estate Closings and Settlements” Should Be Aware of PATRIOT Act Rules

Following the events of September 11, 2001, the Bush Administration implemented the USA PATRIOT ACT and an Executive Order, two legal initiatives that have spawned much political debate over the past thirteen years. While the PATRIOT ACT has significantly changed how Americans do business, travel, and identify themselves, the Act’s effect on commercial and real […]

Mallory J. Sweeney
Jan. 29, 2014

Who’s Got the Password? Protect Your Company’s Social Media Presence

Imagine this scenario.  You, Employer at Company, sit Employee down in your office for a chat.  After a few standard pleasantries, you begin to tell Employee that Company has decided to let Employee go.  Employee is angry/sad/confused/depressed, but eventually, slowly leaves your office.  You breathe a sigh of relief, thankful that the stressful ordeal is […]