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Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects.

Firm members have been active in the creation of Florida Gulf Coast University, which opened in 1997 in Fort Myers, the founding of the Business Development Corporation and the Economic Development Coalition, and many community service projects. Through the decades, Pavese Law has been committed to serving the community and rising to meet the legal needs of this dynamic region.

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With 90 percent of its business in Lee County, the firm is well known in Southwest Florida and proud of its efforts that have helped contribute to the substantial growth of the area. Pavese Law’s team of legal professionals were pioneers in applying the law to preserve state lands and supported many infrastructure projects that transformed Southwest Florida into a thriving region, from the building of major roads and bridges to initiating Lee County’s water and sewer systems.

With nearly 70 years of service to the Southwest Florida community, Pavese Law is recognized as a trusted legal partner for individuals, families and businesses. It’s a firm known for focusing on growth and providing high-quality legal services, and remaining steadfast in its dedication to meeting the needs of its clients.

Chris Shields, Steven Hartsell and Neale Montgomery