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Pavese Law Firm is a leader in community association law in Southwest Florida, an area noted for the popularity of condominium living. The firm represents more than 400 condominium and homeowners associations throughout Southwest Florida. Our attorneys handle every legal facet of association operations, from initial turnover from the developer to enforcement of document restrictions, collection of assessments, and litigation over construction defects.
We represent developers, builders and financial institutions in a wide range of residential, commercial and mixed use communities on all aspects of real estate development including providing advice as to the design, formation and operation of these communities and obtaining governmental regulatory approvals to enable our clients to develop and market product within these communities. In representing condominium and homeowner associations, we provide timely and productive advice on all aspects of community living including but not limited to issues ranging from the Board’s legal authority, its responsibility to maintain, replace and ensure common property to its right and obligation to assess and collect assessments. Christopher Shields, who practices exclusively in the area of condominium and homeowner association law, is one of the few attorneys in Lee County who is a Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. The team also includes Christina Harris Schwinn, Charles Capps, Matthew P. Gordon, Chené M. Thompson, and Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey.
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