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Attorney Matthew Petra has joined the Pavese Law Firm. He primarily focuses his practice in the areas of Real Estate Law and Community Association Law. Prior to joining Pavese, Petra worked as an associate for a large, international law firm based out of Florida. He also worked as a law clerk for a large, statewide law firm based out of Orlando.

Petra earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance (Real Estate) and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University, Kelley School Matthew Petraof Business. Petra obtained his law degree from Indiana University, Maurer School of Law. He passed the Indiana Bar in 2011 (inactive) and the Florida Bar in 2012. Petra was a member of the Elmore Entrepreneurship Law Clinic and Entrepreneurial Management Academy. He was also an intern with Student Legal Services, Indiana University.

Petra is a member of the Lee County Executive Regulatory Oversight Committee. He was a member of the City of Fort Myers, Planning Board. He was also the Recruitment Chair of the Lee County Bar, Young Lawyers section. He is an adjunct, business law professor with Florida Gulf Coast University, an alumnus of the Culver Military Academy, and a certified, Better Business Bureau (BBB) arbitrator.

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