Pavese Law Firm partner Katherine English has been appointed to serve a two-year term as chair on the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Issue Advisory Committee on Water and Water Quality. The American Farm Bureau Federation, or AFBF, works to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities through legislative action.
As the chair of the Issue Advisory Committee on Water and Water Quality, English will work with staff and members and her fellow committee members to make recommendations on issues of the Clean Water Act, national and regional water storage programs, Army Corps of Engineers’ water-related efforts, flood control, and she will provide issue recommendations to the AFBF board of directors as needed.
English joined Pavese Law Firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2000. She has extensive agricultural experience. Before entering law school, she worked as a field representative for a citrus grower’s cooperative, and she continues to be involved in her family’s farming operations. English is experienced in surface water management, water use and private property rights, including federal environmental permitting and compliance in regard to the Clean Water Act, the Food Security Act and the Endangered Species Act. During her legal career, she has practiced before a variety of government agencies including the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Florida Water Management District, South Florida Water Management District, Army Corps of Engineers, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the Environmental Protection Agency. English is a member of the American Bar Association and the Lee County Bar Association.
In addition, English serves on: The Florida Farm Bureau Association’s Natural Resources Advisory Committee; past president and member of the board of the directors for the University of Florida Leadership and Education Foundation Inc.; a member of the board of directors for Redlands Christian Migrant Association; chair of the membership committee for SHARE Council for the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences; and a member of the board of directors for United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties.
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 www.paveselaw.com.