Michael M. Sweeney
Associate Consultant, Paralegal & Office Manager
My interests lie at the intersection of new business paradigms and community development, especially as relates to sustainability, social entrepreneurship, and cooperative enterprises.
As a paralegal and management consultant, I have a passion for helping meet the particular needs of your organization and its various stakeholders accessibly and supportively. Your work is important to our community, and I’m committed to helping you put theory into practice to achieve your dream.
My abilities as a paralegal extend into business law, estate planning, and other areas relevant to your organizational and/or individual goals. I also coordinate the day-to-day operational management of Sweeney Strategic.
1-413-486-3001, ext. 2
Areas of Focus:
Entrepreneurship (Small & Family Businesses)
Social Enterprises (Nonprofits, B-Corporations, Cooperatives)
Business Strategy & Law
Elder & Family Care Strategies
In addition to my work at Sweeney Strategic, I currently serve on the board of directors of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts, a nonpartisan membership organization promoting citizen diplomacy and education around key issues in international affairs. That role, along with regular work supporting my town’s Meals on Wheels program, is a continuation of a lifelong commitment to volunteering and community service.
I previously worked as a legal intern at Westfield Bank, where I supported the general counsel during the successful merger of Westfield Bank and Chicopee Savings Bank. Additionally, I participated in a year of national service as an AmeriCorps VISTA, working at the United Way of Pioneer Valley in a capacity-building role oriented around rural food and transportation issues.
I received my B.A. from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst in Political Science with a focus on political theory and international relations. Concurrently, I earned a Certificate in Sustainable Business Practice from the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management, and more recently I received a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from the Boston University Metropolitan College Center for Professional Education.
I am a notary public in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.