Jeffrey C. Turk

Jeffrey is the managing partner of the firm, focusing primarily on the representation of residential and commercial landlords. Widely recognized as a leading expert in landlord-tenant law, he has written extensively and lectured on both the national and local levels on a wide range of topics, including residential and commercial landlord-tenant law, lead paint, mold litigation, reasonable accommodation requirements, fair housing, residential evictions and property management, among other topics. Jeffrey has also lectured on a national level on topics including dealing with bedbugs, litigation of mold related cases, how to avoid tenant claims in residential housing, and representation of commercial landlords.
Although his primary focus is Landlord-Tenant law, Jeffrey also represents cooperative clients and has a sizable civil litigation practice, as well. Jeffrey also represents many of the countries largest commercial and residential landlords, as well as several housing authorities.

Jeffrey is an active member of several real estate trade associations, and has served on their Boards. He is also local counsel to the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and the National Apartment Association.

•University of Massachusetts, Amherst, magna cum laude (1988)
•Suffolk University Law School, cum laude (1992)

•Massachusetts Bar Association Former Chairman, Property Law Council
•Community Associations Institute Member, Attorneys Committee
•National Apartment Association
•Institute of Real Estate Management “Friend”
•Greater Boston Real Estate Board


•New Hampshire

•Selected “Friend of the Year” by Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) – 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004
•Legal Counsel to National Apartment Association
•Legal Counsel to Rental Housing Association of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board
•Legal Counsel to Cambridge Housing Authority

•“SJC Decision Gives Commercial Tenants New Rights but Allows Landlords to Waive Them” (RealEstatements, Winter, 2002).
•“A Man’s House is His Castle? Dealing with Second Hand Smoke” (Greater Boston Real Estate Board Newsletter, May, 2007)
•“Time To Get The Lead Out” (Greater Boston Real Estate Board Newsletter, February, 2010).
•“Litigating the ‘Cause’ Eviction” (Massachusetts Bar Association, November, 1999).