Pavese Law Firm partner Christopher Pope and attorney Matthew Gordon were recognized by The Florida Bar with Board Certification in Condominium and Planned Development Law. Florida Bar Board Certification requires a rigorous application process and examination, and is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar for the skills, special knowledge, proficiency, professionalism and ethics in condominium and planned development law.
“Condominium and planned development law” is the practice of law in which an attorney serves as counsel to community associations, developers, property owners and investors; drafts governing documents and prepares planned development documents; collects past-due assessments; represents associations and developers in litigation, arbitration and mediation matters; and assists in the planning, development, construction and financing of condominium or other planned development communities. The full definition from The Florida Bar is available at www.floridabar.org/about/cert/cert-cp/.
Pope and Gordon join four other Pavese Law Firm attorneys, Christopher Shields, Steven Hartsell, Charles Mann and Charles Capps, who are also board certified in condominium and planned development law. Additionally, Shields, Mann and Capps are Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate attorneys, three of only 21 attorneys in the entire state of Florida to hold this dual distinction.
“We are proud of Chris and Matt’s hard work to earn certification in condominium and planned development law, a distinction that recognizes their ability to serve as a trusted legal source within their practice area,” said Christopher Shields, partner at Pavese Law Firm. “To now have six attorneys board certified in condominium and planned development law is a significant achievement for our firm.”
Pope, who joined Pavese Law Firm in 2012 and became a partner in 2018, practices primarily in the areas of condominium and homeowners’ association law, construction law, and real estate law. He represents and advises clients, including top national homebuilders, contractors, developers, commercial associations, homeowners’ and condominium associations, and individuals on a wide range of issues.
Gordon focuses his practice on real estate development, commercial and residential transactions, condominium and homeowners’ associations, and business law. He is experienced in representing developers and builders in residential and commercial real estate transactions, as well as advising clients on business contracts, corporate governance and operational agreements. He joined Pavese Law Firm in 2017.
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.