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Business Commercial Rent and Surcharge Tax Updates Beginning January 2020

Commercial Rent The state of Florida has issued a reduced sales tax rate on commercial rent beginning January 1, 2020. This reduction takes the commercial rent sales tax from 5.7% to 5.5% at the state level. This new law will cause landlords to amend existing contracts/leases by January 1, 2020 in which those contracts/leases indicate

Montgomery Honored as 2019 Top Lawyer by Naples Illustrated Magazine

Pavese Law Firm is pleased to announce Neale Montgomery was named to the 2019 Top Lawyers List by Naples Illustrated Magazine. Montgomery concentrates her practice in land use, zoning and local government; environmental and water; and real estate law.  She focuses primarily on real estate and environmental issues related to the development of land, including, but not

Five Pavese Law Firm Attorneys Named to 2020 Best Lawyers in America List

Attorneys William T. Haverfield II, Christopher J. Shields, Steven C. Hartsell, Neale Montgomery, and Frank A. Pavese, Jr. were selected by peers for inclusion in the 26th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Haverfield was selected in the practice area of Family Law, Shields was selected in the practice area of Real Estate Law,

Pavese Law Firm Welcomes Justin Mazzara to our Litigation Team

Attorney Justin Mazzara has joined Pavese Law Firm and will be practicing in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Construction, and Business Law. Mazzara earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida and graduated cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with his Juris Doctor.  Mazzara was admitted

Partners Recognized as Florida Trend’s 2019 Legal Elite

Attorneys Christopher J. Shields and Chené M. Thompson have been recognized in the 2019 edition of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. This is Shields’ sixth year named in the legal elite category. The list of honorees, published in the July issue of Florida Trend magazine, includes fewer than 1.2% of active Florida Bar members who have

Knick v. Township, No. 17-647 (U.S. June 21, 2019).

“It’s Alive!” In Rose Mary Knick’s family graveyard the U.S. Supreme Court breathes new life into the once popular 42 USC §1983 claim for regulatory takings violations by local governments. "[N]or shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." The Fifth Amendment's prohibition, of course, applies against the States [and local governments]

Pavese Attorneys Recognized by the 2019 Florida Super Lawyers Magazine

Pavese Law Firm is proud to announce attorneys William T. Haverfield II, Neale Montgomery and Christopher J. Shields have been named to the esteemed 2019 Super Lawyers list of top attorneys in Florida. This honor is bestowed upon no more than 5 percent of lawyers statewide. Selections for the revered Super Lawyers list result from