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CONTACT: Michael P. Lehnert, President
1833 Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

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LEADERSHIP


Michael P. Lehnert

Michael P. Lehnert

President

Pavese Law Firm

Michael is a partner in the firm who concentrates his practice in the area of real estate law, including assisting property owners, lenders, and developers with commercial and residential development, acquisition, financing, title, and leasing.

Charles B. Capps

Charles B. Capps

President-Elect

Pavese Law Firm

Charles Capps joined Pavese Law Firm in 2008 and became a partner in the firm in 2014.

Sean M. Ellis

Sean M. Ellis

Immediate Past President

Roetzel & Andress, LPA

Sean focuses his practice on real estate law, including sales and leasing, purchases and development, association documents and plat review, and closing and title services.

Joseph M. Madden, Jr.

Joseph M. Madden, Jr.

Past President/Director

Madden Law Firm

Joseph M. Madden, Jr. was born in The Hague, Netherlands in 1964. Joe Madden and his family moved to Lee County in 1990.

Roger Miller, III

Roger Miller, III

Director

Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett, Carr & Holmes, PA

Roger is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Real Estate and focuses his legal practice on civil litigation and real estate.

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Roger Miller, III

Director

Farr, Farr, Emerich, Hackett, Carr & Holmes, PA
99 Nesbit Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: 941-639-1158
Fax: 941-639-0028
Website: www.farr.com

Roger is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Real Estate and focuses his legal practice on civil litigation and real estate.

Roger received his B.S., cum laude, from the University of Florida, Finance and Insurance in 1998 and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2001.

Roger represents individuals and businesses in general litigation matters, real estate and property disputes, mortgage foreclosures and construction litigation. Roger’s real estate practice consists of both residential and commercial real estate transactions. He counsels clients on contract preparation, commercial development and lending, and residential closings. AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell.

Roger was named to the list of Rising Stars in Florida Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010-2011.

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Michael P. Lehnert

President

Pavese Law Firm
1833 Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-336-6281
Website: www.paveselaw.com

Michael is a partner in the firm who concentrates his practice in the area of real estate law, including assisting property owners, lenders, and developers with commercial and residential development, acquisition, financing, title, and leasing.

Michael’s experience includes representation of a multi-state developer in the development, financing, leasing and sale of over 100 stores and representation of a lending institution in transactions totaling over $30 million in financing. He is also certified to close United States Small Business Administration (“SBA”) 504 Loans.

Michael has been named a “Top Lawyer” by Naples Illustrated in 2021 and a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers® in 2020-2021 for his work in the field of real estate law.

Michael graduated from Bishop Verot High School and currently resides in Fort Myers. When not working, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Leah, and their two children.

Michael serves as the Immediate Past Chair of the Lee County Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Suncoast and President of the Southwest Florida Real Estate Council. He is also a member of the Real Estate Investment Society.

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Joseph M. Madden, Jr.

Past President/Director

Madden Law Firm
2277 Main Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-332-2100
Fax: 239-332-2150
Website: www.myfloridaattorney.com

Joseph M. Madden, Jr. was born in The Hague, Netherlands in 1964. Joe Madden and his family moved to Lee County in 1990. He earned a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Florida in 1986 and J. D. from the University of Florida College of Law in 1989. Joe served as an Assistant County Attorney for Lee County, Florida, practiced law in private practice in Fort Myers, as well as serving as in-house counsel for a Fort Myers based land development company.

In addition to Joe’s legal experience, he has also served as CEO of an import company with national and international distribution. Joe Madden has also been involved in many other civic and professional activities, including serving on the Fort Myers Planning Board, being a member of the Lee County based Real Estate Investment Society, Little League Baseball and Lee County Bar Association.

Joe Madden was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1990 and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. His practice areas include Real Estate Transactional Matters, both commercial and residential, Land Use and Land Development Law and Local Government Law. Joe Madden is a member Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund, Inc.

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Sean M. Ellis

Immediate Past President

Roetzel & Andress, LPA
2320 First Street, Suite 1000
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-337-3850
Fax: 239-337-0970
Website: www.ralaw.com

Sean focuses his practice on real estate law, including sales and leasing, purchases and development, association documents and plat review, and closing and title services. In this regard his clients have included local and national residential and commercial real estate developers, high rise and mixed-use condominium developers, retail/commercial landlords and tenants, financial institutions, and government entities.

He also concentrates his practice on condominium and community association law, assisting both residential and commercial associations in all aspects of the operations, including collections, interpretation of governing documents and drafting amendments to documents, covenant enforcement, and compliance with Florida statutes and regulations. Sean was the first attorney in the Fort Myers area to receive the LEED AP designation from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Charles B. Capps

President-Elect

Pavese Law Firm
1833 Hendry Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Phone: 239-336-6236
Fax: 239-332-2243
Website: www.paveselaw.com

Charles Capps joined Pavese Law Firm in 2008 and became a partner in the firm in 2014.

Mr. Capps is a Board Certified Real Estate Lawyer primarily focusing his practice in the areas of Commercial and Residential Transactions; Title Insurance; Real Estate Development Law, Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Law and Banking and Finance.

Born in Melbourne Beach, Florida, Mr. Capps received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Florida. Mr. Capps then went on to obtain his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law earning a certificate in environmental and land use law.

In 2015, Mr. Capps was selected as an “Up and Comer” by Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite. He was also recognized by Florida Super Lawyers® magazine as one of the rising star attorneys in the state (2016). Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state receive this honor.

He is a member of the Lee County Bar Association. During law school, he interned at the Conservation Clinic at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

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