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By Staff | Jun 28, 2019

GATES Construction starts Lee Emergency Operations Center remodel

GATES Construction is starting a multi-phase construction remodel at the Lee County Emergency Operations Center. The project involves 6,000 square feet of interior renovations to accommodate a larger operating space for the Lee County Emergency Operations team. Response and recovery is a whole community effort and the Emergency Operations Center is the county’s primary coordination center during disasters. When disaster strikes, the EOC houses over 100 dedicated staff from various agencies and is a key component of Lee County’s preparedness efforts.

The project will transform the existing storage space into two new conference rooms, expand the overall capacity of the break room, add a security access vestibule in the entryway corridor, renovate the emergency information hotline room and add a 200-square-foot freezer. GATES also served as construction manager for the original 29,000-square-foot building construction which was completed in December 2012. The renovation was designed by BSSW Architects.

Celebrating 26 years, GATES provides construction management, general contracting and design-build services. Their diverse portfolio of commercial, healthcare, multi-family, club and hospitality, institutional and special projects showcases numerous landmarks successfully constructed over the past quarter of a century. As Florida’s premier builder, GATES serves its clients from offices in Bonita Springs, Sarasota and Palm Beach Gardens, and operates throughout the southeast United States and Latin America. For more information on GATES, please call (239) 593-3777 or visit the website at www.GATESinc.com.

Pavese Law Firm attorneys earn Florida Bar board certification

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.

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.

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.

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. For more information, visit paveselaw.com.