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The firm’s attorneys have substantial experience practicing in the areas of commercial and civil litigation, including:
- Business litigation and arbitration
- Construction litigation and arbitration
- Creditors’ claims in bankruptcy cases
- Disputes against insurance companies
- Domestic relations
- Eminent domain cases
- Landlord and tenant law
- Litigation against condominium developers and construction companies
- Personal injury/wrongful death
- Real estate litigation and arbitration
We also provide appellate services.
Most businesses are formalized through some type of corporate or partnership entity. While important when attempting to avoid personal liability and establish some structure to a business, the contractual and statutory obligations and formalities must be met. This includes the unfortunate demise of a business and disagreement among owners or shareholders.
Our attorneys are experienced in counseling clients through these situations, and if required, litigating or arbitrating disputes. Receiverships, Derivative Suits, Dissolution of a Business Entity, Enforcement of a Buy-Sell or Non-Compete Agreement and many other business issues are regularly handled by Pavese Law Firm.
Southwest Florida has historically been one of the most active real estate markets in the nation. Whether buying or selling a residence, business or a large tract of undeveloped land, the contract you sign outlines your rights and obligations. Many attorneys in our firm are experienced in developing negotiated agreements to avoid litigation and are experienced in litigator.
Claims for specific performance, breach of contract, boundary and easement disputes, quiet title actions and foreclosure suits are all common legal needs that we handle for our clients.
The record-setting development in Southwest Florida impressed the nation and was attractive to many national builders and some publicly traded companies who have expanded their operations in the region. Large population increases have required new homes and commercial business space. Behind all this activity is a complicated set of state statutes, along with local and state building codes.
For example, the Construction Lien Law is a Florida Statute that governs most every construction improvement throughout the state, and must be strictly complied with. The American Institute of Architects has developed a thorough but complicated set of agreements and an arbitration process for disputes, which usually arise in the commercial setting. The building contract for a home or other improvement typically addresses everything from the project cost to the completion date, payment process, changes during construction, and what occurs when a dispute arises.
We can assist you with all legal aspects of construction projects, everything from drafting and reviewing contracts, the proper handling and response to various notices and demands under the Lien Law and enforcement of the agreement.
Michael A. Gennaro - landlord and tenant law
Frank A. Pavese, Jr. – construction, real estate, business and family law/divorce
Keith H. Hagman – commercial and general civil
Alison C. Hussey - domestic relations and general civil
Eric D. Molina – commercial, domestic relations and general civil
Brooke N. Martinez - landlord and tenant law, commercial, domestic relations, community association, creditors’ bankruptcy and general civil
Matthew P. Gordon - general civil
Chené M. Thompson - general civil, community association and real estate