Attorney Allan P. Sweet
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(330) 849-5020

7.6Allan Patrick Sweet

First, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Let me start by introducing myself as a real person. I have dreams, goals, problems, bills—you know, real life things, good and bad. Yes, I also have a license to practice law. But I’m a person first, just like you. And my commitment to my clients is to relate to you and be approachable—not talk down to you. Don’t expect me to be in a suit and tie and I’m not surprised when you arrive at my office in shorts and a t-shirt. We’re people in today’s world.

My job is to take a very complex set of rules and laws, apply them to your situation, explain your options, and then help you execute your plan. This is personal to me. I have had family members face long-term care and I know firsthand how stressful, complicated and overwhelming life became with a loved one needing more help than we could provide.

Please read on to learn more about my professional skills and background.

Professional Skills

I am an estate planning and elder law attorney helping individuals and families navigate the complexities of Medicaid planning, preparation of wills and trusts, and the administration of estates.

I help my aging clients by working with them to navigate the maze of public benefits to position them to be able to receive necessary care while generally preserving assets for a spouse, children, family, or charities. When possible, I like to plan with clients before needs arise because it provides the best opportunity to meet my clients’ goals. When that isn’t possible, I can help make the best of the adversity that aging sometimes presents unexpectedly and work with them to obtain public benefits.

I work with clients regardless of age in preparing key documents such as wills, powers of attorney, advance directives, and, when appropriate for the client’s goals, trusts. Being a parent of two young daughters, I am sensitive to the estate planning needs of my clients with minor children and I counsel them on documents to name guardians and provide structure for transferring their property in the event of an untimely death.

Education

I grew up in Northeast Ohio, graduating from Akron's Firestone High School. I then made my way to Mount Union College where I earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business Administration and Spanish. After that, I attended the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University to earn my Juris Doctorate. My journey through law school was not traditional—I went in the evening while clerking at a law firm during the day. That practical experience gave me a much broader legal education that I use every day to serve my clients.

Bar Admission and Professional Affiliations



Personal

I live in Akron with my wife and two daughters. We like to spend our time outdoors by hiking and traveling. I love our access to parks here in Ohio and I volunteer my time to help keep our parks strong. I am the current board president and co-founder of the Akron Parks Collaborative. I also have served as a board member and past president of Friends of Metro Parks.