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Professional Profiles


Professional Profile: Frank Pavia 2016


  • Title: Partner
  • Company: Harris Beach
  • Location: Ten offices across New York in the major metropolitan areas
  • Birthplace: Rochester, NY

Family: Married; three children

College: Boston University

First job unrelated to your current field: Brown Brothers Harriman

First job in current field: Assistant counsel, New York City of Environmental Protection

What your firm does now and its plans for the future? Harris Beach is a full service firm that is ranked among the country’s top law firms by the National Law Journal and by U.S. News and World Report as a Top Tier law firm in every major area of law.  We are recognized for our legal representation in all phases of development projects; and our commercial real estate group has extensive experience with many of the showcase development projects in New York; upstate and downstate. We plan to continue our positive contributions to the growth of New York.

Hobbies: Golf, snowboarding, fly fishing, travel

Favorite novel: “Bonfire of the Vanities”

Favorite film: “The Godfather” – Part I and II

Keys to success: Hard work

Person(s) you most admire (outside of family) : Edward  DeBartolo, Jr.

If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be? Architect