Photo by Brian Tietz www.briantietz.com mail@briantietz.com (239) 823-8850Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, AICP, a land use, zoning, and local government attorney and certified land planner at Pavese Law Firm in Fort Myers, Florida, was elected to join the Keep Lee County Beautiful (KLCB) Board of Directors. KLCB is Lee County’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a network of individuals, businesses, civic, environmental and governmental organizations, KLCB works with thousands of volunteers to take action in their communities by offering solutions that create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling, generate positive impact on local economies, and inspire generations of environmental stewards. For more information, visit www.klcb.org.

Berkey joined the Pavese Law Firm in 2011 and her practice focuses primarily on resolving land use and zoning, real estate and environmental issues related to the development of land. She graduated with pro bono distinction from the University of North Carolina School of Law and earned her Master of City and Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also received her A.B. degree from Franklin & Marshall College, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Berkey serves as Director on the Franklin & Marshall College Alumni Association Board and Co-Chair for the Urban Land Institute Southwest Florida Young Leaders Group and Women’s Leadership Initiative.  Berkey is also a founding Board member of the Young Professionals for Animal Protection, Inc. (YAP) and was recognized as one of Gulfshore Business’ “Top 40 Under 40” for her professional and civic contributions in 2014.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. 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 Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.