Mr. Swetnick’s practice includes:

  • Formation and capitalization of businesses
  • Business and real estate purchase and sale transactions
  • Negotiation and drafting of employment, partnership, LLC, license and similar agreements
  • Real estate leases and financing
  • Estate planning
  • Representation before administrative agencies
  • Mr. Swetnick is one of a limited number of attorneys with extensive experience in matters before the New York State Liquor Authority, including obtaining on premise and retail liquor licenses, appearances before local community planning boards, and representation at disciplinary hearings.

His clients in the liquor/hospitality industry range from single-location establishments to clients with multiple domestic and international locations.

Professional Activities

Mr. Swetnick is former counsel of the New York State Athletic Commission, was a representative on a Manhattan Community Planning Board, and served on the Board of Governors of Daytop Village and the Board of Directors of Pockets of Change. He is an active member of the National Arts Club and numerous Bar Associations.


  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D.)
  • George Washington University (B.A.)


  • New York State
  • Washington D.C.
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York