Jonathan J. Sweet is a Martindale-Hubbell Directory AV-rated attorney (highest rating), who regularly represents small and medium-sized businesses in contract review and drafting, civil litigation regarding business disputes, and other legal issues. He has been an attorney since 1986, and operated his own law firm since 1991. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Peninsula Builders Exchange, San Carlos, CA, since 2002, and been President since 2016. He has taught law school courses since 1994. His public service record with Santa Clara County Superior Court is available upon request.
Mr. Sweet has written two books on construction law: Sweet on Construction Industry Contracts: Major AIA Documents (Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 7th Ed., 2018) and Avoiding or Minimizing Construction Litigation (John Wiley & Sons, 1993).
Mr. Sweet advises clients to have an attorney review important legal documents to avoid risk and litigation. If litigation is unavoidable, he strongly advocates that his clients use alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as mediation and arbitration, to resolve disputes at an earlier stage, to lessen disruption to clients’ businesses, and to lower the legal expenses incurred by his clients.
Mr. Sweet is also available to act as a professional arbitrator or mediator when retained by either parties or attorneys for parties, as opposed to acting as legal counselor and advocate.