Pavese Law Firm partners William T. Haverfield II, Neale Montgomery and Christopher J. Shields were selected by peers for inclusion in the 25th 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.

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. He joined Pavese Law Firm in 1969 and served as managing partner from 1990 until 2011.

In addition to Land Use and Zoning, Montgomery’s practice areas are local government, environmental, water and real estate law. She is involved with real estate development and permitting issues at the local, regional, state and federal level. Montgomery joined Pavese Law Firm in 1986 and became a partner in 1991.

Shields is Florida Bar Certified in both Real Estate Law and Condominium & Planned Development Law. His primary area of focus is residential and commercial condominium, cooperative and homeowners’ association law, and provides legal counsel to developers, builders, community associations and lenders throughout Southwest Florida. He joined Pavese Law Firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1990.

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.

About Pavese Law Firm

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’ association law, construction, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trusts, 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 paveselaw.com.