Partner, Real Estate

Alisa Sweeney

Alisa is an experienced Real Estate Partner who heads up our Food and Drink sector at Thomson Snell & Passmore. She has approximately 30 years of experience of advising a variety of clients on all aspects of real estate but particularly on Landlord and Tenant matters.

Alisa enjoys cultivating a close working relationship with clients guiding them through the world of Real Estate to help them achieve their commercial objectives enabling them to focus on their day to day business.

Alisa enjoys attending industry events in order to understand the pressures that clients face and is a solicitor with a particular interest in the hospitality world as a member of the Leisure Property forum. Alisa is also a member of Women in Property.

Alisa Sweeney

Specialisms & expertise

  • All aspects of commercial leasehold acquisitions and disposals-acting for both occupiers and owners with a particular interest in leisure and retail
  • Capital transactions, selling and buying restaurants and pubs, retail, office and industrial buildings
  • Advising on all aspects of non-contentious landlord and tenant work
  • All aspects of property finance and refinancing including CLLS certificates
  • Advising on property aspects of corporate transactions
  • Portfolio and estate management.

Examples of work

Acting for Danish restaurant chain, Sticks'n'Sushi

Acting on established Asian business Paris Baguette UK

Acting for another well known restaurant chain

Acting for an investor

Acting for a landscape contractor

Acting for a large local charity

Acting for major institutional investors, pension funds developers and shopping centre owners

Acting for pension funds on development agreements

Acting for institutional investors on office lettings

Acting for national and government departments

Acting for a university on the grant of a building agreement for lease and subsequent letting

Working on and leading teams of lawyers on large scale due diligence projects

Achievements & other appointments

  • Member LPF (Leisure Property Forum)
  • Active member of Women in Property
  • Founding member CRELA (Commercial Real Estate Legal Association)
  • “Professionalism, knowledge and ability to find a working solution is second-to-none” (The Legal 500).
Insider media property awards - shortlisted- 2023


Alisa has a Law Degree LLB (Hons) from Nottingham Trent University and she obtained her Sandwich degree undertaking work experience at both a London and a regional firm. She then went on to undertake her professional exams at the College of Law in Store Street before completing a training contract at a small London practice. Alisa qualified in 1994 and joined Thomson Snell & Passmore in 2015 as a partner from regional firm Cripps where she had been a partner since 2007.