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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

Attorney Mary Vlasak Snell Completes Life Planning Seminar Series

Mary Vlasak Snell, a partner at Pavese Law Firm, recently completed a series of complimentary Life Planning Seminars in partnership with the Catholic Community Foundation of Southwest Florida. Snell was a featured speaker at 10 educational seminars in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and Punta Gorda, offering her expertise in estate planning law and probate administration.

Habitat for Humanity 2019 Women Build Kick Off Party – March 6, 2019

Pavese is a proud sponsor at the Habitat for Humanity 2019 Women Build Kick Off Party.  This event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street, Fort Myers, FL. For details, click here: The event marks the beginning of volunteering and fundraising

Human Resources Seminar for Community Association Managers – February 7, 2019

Please join United Community Association Networking (UNET) and Pavese Law Firm for a Human Resources seminar on "Reducing Exposure to Employment Claims and Avoiding Claims of Retaliation" on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Cross Creek Country Club, 13050 Cross Creek Boulevard, Fort Myers.  Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. Featured guest speaker: Christina

Must A Residential Construction Contractor Pay Its Project Supervisor Overtime Pay?

Maybe.  It all depends on the project supervisor’s duties.  As a matter of background, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued an opinion letter in 2009 on this very topic under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), but withdrew it shortly thereafter stating the DOL decided to give the issue further consideration.  The withdrawal of

October 2018 Employment Law Newsletter

What Employers and Employees Should Know about Confidentiality, Noncompete and Nonsolicitation Agreements May an employer restrict employees from working for a competitor following termination? The answer is yes, so long as the employer has a protectable legitimate business interest. Whether your company is an employer seeking to restrict competition or you are an employee being

Fall 2018 Community Association Newsletter

The New Law Which Imposes Term Limits for Condominium Board Members; What We Are Advising Our Condominium Clients At This Time Website Requirement for Certain Condominium Associations Effective January 1, 2019 New Law Requires Homeowners' Associations' Board of Directors to Consider Filing Notice of Preservation of Covenants Each Year To read the full newsletter click here.