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Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey

Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey

also known as Kathleen D. Oppenheimer

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Ms. Berkey is an attorney and certified land planner (AICP) with the Pavese Law Firm.  Her practice focuses primarily on the zoning, real estate and environmental issues related to the development of land.  This includes representing clients in local government matters before city and county commissions, councils and boards, as well as permitting at the local, state, regional, and federal levels.


Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 50%
    5 years
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 50%
    5 years

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FLMember in Good Standing201101/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Statewide Leadership Institute, Class IIIConnect Florida by Leadership Florida2012
Q4 Fellowship AwardWomen's Wireless Leadership Forum2011
Pro bono distinction (140+ pro bono service hours)University of North Carolina School of Law2011
Phi Beta Kappa InducteePhi Beta Kappa Society2005
Graduated magna cum laude (3.7+ GPA)Franklin & Marshall College2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney and Certified Land Planner (AICP)Pavese Law Firm2011 - Present
Law ClerkHopping Green & Sams2010 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Franklin & Marshall College Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Connect Florida by Leadership FloridaSouthwest Florida Regional Chair, Board of Governors2013 - Present
American Institute of Certified PlannersN/A2012 - Present
Lee County Bar Association, Land Use SectionN/A2011 - Present
Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, 20th Judicial CircuitNo Value2011 - Present
Women's Wireless Leadership ForumN/A2011 - 2013
Urban Land InstituteCo-Chair, Young Leader's Group2011 - Present
Florida BarN/A2011 - Present
Real Estate Investment SocietyN/A2011 - Present
Lee County Bar AssociationCo-Chair, Pro Bono Committee2011 - Present
Lee County Association for Women LawyersN/A2011 - 2013
Florida Wireless AssociationN/A2011 - Present
Florida Planning and Zoning AssociationN/A2011 - Present
American Planning AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Phi Beta Kappa SocietyN/A2005 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Environmental LawA Comprehensive Solution to the Biofouling Problem for the Endangered Florida Manatee and Other Species2012
Unpublished Master's Thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of City and Regional PlanningOh the Huge Manatee! Biofouling Poses Sticky Problems for Manatees That Require Attention Under the Federal Endangered Species Act2011
N.C. J. L. & TECH. BLOGWhoGlue Pokes Facebook with Patent Infringement2009
N.C. J. L. & TECH. BLOGMarine Biofouling: A Sticky Situation with Global Implications2009
Unpublished student research report for cruise C-197, Sea Education Association. On file with Erik Zettler, Associate Dean for Institutional Relations and Research, Sea Education Association.Indicators of Biofilm Development and Adhesion in Subtropical and Tropical Oligotrophic Waters2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLand Use & Environmental LawJD - Juris Doctor2011
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillLand Use & Environmental PlanningMaster of City & Regional Planning2011
Franklin and Marshall CollegeAmerican StudiesA.B.2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Charting a New Course: APA Florida 2012 ConferenceOpportunities and Incentives for Renewable Energy in Florida2012
Charting a New Course - APA Florida 2012 ConferenceTips for a Successful Job Search in Today's Economy2012