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Brian J. McSweeney
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 Professional Highlights

  • 30 years of experience as a licensed California attorney with areas of practice including civil litigation, business and corporate law, insurance matters, insurance defense, real estate transactions and estate and trust administration.
  • Received the highest possible rating under Martindale-Hubbell's AV peer review system for both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, and has been selected for inclusion in Northern California Super Lawyers.
  • Managing Partner of a Peninsula law firm of over 20 employees that maintained the highest rating (AV) among California law firms and has served as outside General Counsel for a substantial number of business organizations.
  • General Counsel for The McGraw Group of affiliated Companies for 15 years and successfully managed internal operations and complex legal matters, significant operational contracts, 3,000 first and third party litigation actions, joint venture relationships, and litigation regarding insurance, business and real estate matters.
  • General Counsel/EVP/and ultimately, President of The McGraw Group of Affiliated Companies which produced the following:
    • Double digit ROE
    • Loss ratio lower than 15 points on average than the total P&C US Insurance Companies Industry Composite as depicted in AM Bests Aggregates and averages
    • Grew surplus from $40M to $200M while distributing over $160M to the companies' shareholders
    • Ensured that the insurance company maintained an A (excellent) rating per A.M. Best based on the company's capitalization and liquidity

Areas Of Practice

  • Business Corporate 40%
  • Real Estate 30%
  • Estate Planning, Probate and Litigation 30%

Certified Legal Specialties

  • California Department of Insurance Broker Agent License
  • California Department of Insurance Adjuster License

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1987
  • Supreme Court of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1987
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1988

Education

  • University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 1986
  • University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1982

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell's AV rating
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Worldwide Registry of Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Football League Player Association, Certified Representative, 1983 to 1988
  • San Mateo County Bar Association (Member, Insurance, Real, Estate, Business Law and Probate Sections), Present
  • Executive Council, Business Law Committee San Mateo County Bar Association , 1992 to 1996
  • St. Thomas More Society of San Mateo County, Founding Member and Committee Chair , 1998
  • Serves on Several Boards of Directors of California Corporations
  • Served on Board of Directions of Pacific Specialty Insurance Company, 2000 to 2012
  • California Department of Insurance Broker Agent License
  • California Department of Insurance Adjuster License
  • Court Appointed Judicial Arbitrator, San Mateo County Municipal and Superior Courts
  • Court Appointed Judicial Mediator, San Mateo County Municipal and Superior Courts
  • San Mateo County Bar Association (Member, Insurance, Real, Estate, Business Law and Probate Sections)
  • American Bar Association , Member
  • Certified Contract Advisor, National Football League Players Association , 1983 to 1998

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bellarmine College Prep – Member, Board of Trustees , 2013 to Present
  • Bellarmine College Prep – Member, Board of Regents , 2010 to Present
  • Bellarmine Development Committee – Building Campaign, Member , 2010 to Present
  • Bellarmine Dads’ Club Executive Committee-Treasurer, 2008 to 2011
  • Bellarmine Booster Club Co-Chair , 2005 to 2011
  • St. Pius Catholic Church Building Committee Chair , 2004 to 2008
  • St. Pius Parish Festival Chair , 2005 to 2007
  • Highlander Little League, Redwood City President , 2004 to 2005
  • Highlander Little League, Vice President and Board Member, 1999 to 2005
  • St. Pius Catholic Church, Board of Directors, Men’s Club , 1997 to 2003
  • President, Board of Directors, Hampton Oaks Homeowner Association , 2000 to 2002
  • Member, Board of Directors, Hampton Oaks Homeowner Association (, 1993 to 2002
  • Olympic Club, San Francisco, CA Member

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Anderlini & McSweeney LLP

66 Bovet Road
Suite 285
San Mateo, CA 94402

Toll Free: 877-312-9694
Phone: 650-242-4884
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