Pavese Law Firm partners William T. Haverfield, II, Diane L. Jensen, Christopher J. Shields and Neale Montgomery were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. Haverfield was selected in the practice area of Family Law, Jensen was recognized for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Shields was selected for Real Estate Law and Montgomery was recognized in the practice area of Land Use and Zoning Law. Additionally, Haverfield was selected 2016 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law for the Fort Myers-metro area.
Board certified in Marital and Family Law, Haverfield focuses on complex marital litigation including business valuations and real estate appraisal issues related to dissolution of marriage.
Jensen’s practice areas include bankruptcy, real estate and estate planning and probate and since 1979 she is one of only three trustees in the Fort Myers division of the Middle District to be appointed by the Federal Bankruptcy Court. Shields is a Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate lawyer who concentrates his practice in representing Associations and Developers in Community Association Law. In addition to Land Use and Zoning, Montgomery’s practice areas are primarily real estate and environmental and permitting issues related to the development of land at the local, state, regional and federal levels.
First published in 1983, selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than three million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country.
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 developme nt projects.