Pavese Law Firm partners, William T. Haverfield, II, Neale Montgomery and Christopher J. Shields, were selected by peers for inclusion in the 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Haverfield was selected in the practice area of Family Law, Montgomery was recognized in the practice area of Land Use and Zoning Law, and Shields was selected in the practice area of Real Estate Law. Additionally, Haverfield was recognized as the 2018 Fort Myers Family Law “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” award.
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. In addition to Land Use and Zoning, Montgomery’s practice areas are local government, environmental, water, and real estate law. Montgomery is involved with real estate development and permitting issues at the local, regional, state and federal level. Shields is a Florida Bar Certified Real Estate lawyer and his primary area of focus is residential and commercial condominium, cooperative, and homeowners’ association law. Shields provides legal counsel to numerous community associations as well as developers, builders, and lenders throughout Southwest Florida.
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 corporate, civil litigation, condominium and homeowners’ associations, construction, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, marital and 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.