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Vanessa Fernandez


Vanessa Fernandez joined Pavese Law Firm in 2019.  She primarily focuses her practice in the areas of Real Estate; and Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Law.

Ms. Fernandez graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University magna cum laude in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.  While attending FGCU she worked locally as a court reporter.  She then earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with a Certificate in Environmental, Land Use, and Real Estate Law in 2019. While pursuing her legal education, Ms. Fernandez studied abroad in Costa Rica, interned for a local law firm, and worked as a research assistant in the area of Agricultural Law.  She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2019.

Condominium, Homeowners Association, and Planned Development Law

  • General legal counsel regarding the statutes, rules, and regulations for community associations in Florida
  • Drafting, interpreting, and amending community association governing documents, including Declarations, Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, Rules and Regulations, and Architectural Review Guidelines
  • Covenants enforcement disputes
  • Drafting contracts 
  • Disputes arising from maintenance and repair of common areas
  • Issues arising out of Requests for Accommodation to the governing documents

Real Estate

  • Preparing Deeds 
  • Drafting contracts for purchase and sale
  • Drafting lease agreements


Practice Areas

  • Condominium & Homeowners’ Association
  • Real Estate

Admitted to Practice

  • The Florida Bar


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D.
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, B.A., magna cum laude

Bar and Professional Association Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Lee County Bar Association