Three New Associates Join Duffy & Sweeney Team

PROVIDENCE, RI – The law firm of Duffy & Sweeney is proud to announce that three new associates have joined the firm: Daniel Meyer, Stephen Nelson and Francesco DeLuca.

Daniel Meyer, Esq. joins the Corporate & Commercial Law team with significant experience in general corporate law, real estate development and financing, and mergers and acquisitions.  Meyer represents firm clients in the manufacturing, real estate, banking, private equity and venture capital sectors.

Prior to joining Duffy & Sweeney, Meyer practiced for six years at two Rhode Island based law firms. Admitted to practice in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Meyer is a 2008 graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law and received his BA in 2002 from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont.

A resident of Warwick, Meyer serves as a board member and secretary for the Institute for the Study & Practice of Nonviolence, a nationally lauded organization that targets the reduction of gang violence in Rhode Island.

Stephen Nelson, Esq. joined the commercial litigation team. Prior to coming to Duffy & Sweeney, he completed clerkships in the Rhode Island Supreme Court for the Honorable Francis X. Flaherty and in the Rhode Island Superior Court in Newport County. Nelson also completed an internship for Judge John J. McConnell Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island.

During law school, he served as an Articles Editor for the Roger Williams University Law Review and as a research assistant for two law professors with varied focus on civil procedure and the applicability of federal versus state law in the enforceability of employment arbitration. Prior to law school, Nelson worked in banking and finance as a senior loan officer and a commercial loan officer.

Admitted in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, Nelson graduated from Tulane University with a B.A. in English in 2005, and from Roger Williams University School of Law, summa cum laude, in 2012.

A resident of East Greenwich, Nelson is currently the president of the Main Street Association of East Greenwich, where he has been active since 2007. The group is dedicated to enhancing living in East Greenwich through a variety of community projects.

Francesco DeLuca, Esq. is a recent graduate who joins the litigation team.  DeLuca served as a judicial extern for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

During law school, DeLuca served as an Executive Editor for Developments on the Review of Banking and Financial Law and was a research assistant with the National Employment Law Institute where he summarized EEOC decisions for “Resolving ADA Workplace Questions.” He co-authored an article, “Handling Employee Requests for an Irritant-Free Workplace Under ADA,” that appeared in the May 2014 ADA Compliance Guide Newsletter. He worked as a research assistant to Professor Andrew Kull, a leading authority in the field of restitution and unjust enrichment, and in the legal department of a national start-up company that successfully builds and sells eco-friendly homes with innovative steel frames.

A resident of Waltham, MA, DeLuca graduated summa cum laude from Roger Williams University with a Philosophy and Political Science in 2011, and from Boston University School of Law in 2014, magna cum laude. He will be sworn into the Massachusetts Bar in November and the Rhode Island Bar in December.


Headquartered in Providence at 1800 Financial Plaza, Duffy & Sweeney provides strategic legal counsel to businesses and individuals with a focus on business law and litigation.

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