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Turk & Quijano LLP

Attorneys at Law

The Landlord Law Firm

Attorneys

PARTNERS

Jeffrey C. Turk and Therese Quijano have a combined 35 years of experience with property owners and landlords and are recognized both locally and nationally as leaders in the field. The associates of the firm focus their practices extensively in this area of law, ensuring that clients have access to quality legal representation at all levels.

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Jeffrey Turk, Esq.

Senior Partner

Jeffrey Turk, Esq.

Attorney Turk is widely recognized as a leading expert in landlord-tenant law, representing many of the country’s largest commercial and residential landlords, as well as several housing authorities. He has written extensively and lectured on both the national and local levels on residential and commercial landlord-tenant law, lead paint, mold litigation, reasonable accommodation requirements, bedbug issues, fair housing, residential evictions and property management.

Although his primary focus is landlord-tenant law, Attorney Turk also represents cooperative clients and handles civil litigation cases.

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

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, magna cum laude (1988)

Suffolk University Law School, cum laude (1992)

BAR LOCATION

Massachusetts
New Hampshire

CREDENTIALS

  • 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

PUBLICATIONS

  • “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).

NOTABLE

  • 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
Therese Quijano, Partner

Senior Partner

Therese Quijano, Esq.

Attorney Quijano is a founding partner of the Firm, focusing primarily on the representation of residential and commercial landlords. Widely recognized for her expertise in Landlord-Tenant law, she has written extensively and lectured on both the national and local levels on a wide range of topics, including reasonable accommodation requirements, fair housing, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), residential evictions, affordable and conventional housing, and property management, among other topics. Her excellence in these fields has also been recognized by several trade associations and she serves on the advisory boards of multiple 504 compliance committees.

Although her primary focus is Landlord-Tenant law, Therese also represents cooperatives and other community associations and has a sizable civil litigation practice. Therese focuses primarily on Fair Housing issues and Enforcement Actions relating to criminal acts or the abatement of nuisances in housing.

Therese is an active member of several real estate trade associations, to which she contributes energy, time, and expertise including the National Apartment Association (NAA), Rental Housing Association (RHA), National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA), and the Institute of Real Estate Managers (IREM). Therese is a member of IREM’s Professional Women’s Committee and IREM has recognized her contributions, naming her “Friend of the Year” in 2006 and 2007. Therese also is a former member of the Site Council for the Milton Public Schools. Therese began her legal career as a domestic violence and victim/witness advocate in the Courts and continues to be a passionate advocate in these areas as well as a mentor to young professionals.

EDUCATION

State University of New York, Suma cum laude (1994)

Suffolk University Law School, cum laude (1998)

BAR LOCATION

Massachusetts
New Hampshire

CREDENTIALS

  • 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

PUBLICATIONS

  • Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t Let Bedbugs Bite, Condo Media, November, 2008
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity – Newest Trigger for Fair Housing Accommodation Requests, Condo Media, June, 2009
  • Up in Smoke, Condo Media, August, 2007
  • Condominium Boards Can and Should Question Owners’ Requests for Comfort Animals, Condominium-Apartment Insider, November, 2009.

NOTABLE

• Selected “Friend of the Year” by IREM – 2006 and 2007
• Vega – National Women’s Honor Society

Therese Quijano, Partner

Partner

Caitlin P. Milone, Esq.

Attorney Milone is a partner in the firm’s Landlord/Tenant Department, focusing on the representation of residential landlords and housing authorities. Caitlin assists and advises landlords and property managers in all aspects of their operations including lease drafting, summary process actions, fair housing, and general representation.

Caitlin’s prior experience includes the representation of commercial lending institutions in real estate litigation, complex title litigation and summary process matters. She has also represented indigent clients in criminal and family law matters.

EDUCATION

University of New Hampshire

New England Law – Boston

BAR LOCATION

Massachusetts

ASSOCIATES

Attorneys
Attorneys
Tiffany LoBello

David Levinson, Esq.

Attorney Levinson is a Senior Associate and experienced litigator in the firm’s Landlord/Tenant and Civil Litigation Department.  He advises both commercial and residential landlords and property managers in all aspects of their operations including summary process actions, civil complaints, fair housing, and litigation matters.

Prior to joining the firm, David practiced criminal defense, representing clients in the District, Superior and Appellate Courts throughout Massachusetts.

EDUCATION:

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law – Hamden, CT
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.S. – Sociology/Criminal Justice)

ADMISSIONS:
Massachusetts

Tiffany LoBello

Sasha L. Khan, Esq.

Attorney Sasha L. Khan is an Associate in the firm’s Landlord/Tenant Department. She advises landlords and property managers in all aspects of their operations including summary process actions, fair housing, general representation and litigation matters.

 

Sasha joined the firm with an array of legal experience in civil litigation, family law, personal injury and employment discrimination.  Sasha has also represented clients in estate planning matters, such as the creation of trust, will and other estate planning instruments.

 

EDUCATION

  • Suffolk University Law School —Boston
  • Suffolk University (B.S. – Sociology/Criminology)

ADMISSIONS:
Massachusetts

Tiffany LoBello

Steven Pellerin, Esq.

Attorney Pellerin is an associate in the firm’s Landlord/Tenant Department.  He advises both commercial and residential landlords and property managers in all aspects of their operations including compliance with HUD and housing authority rules and regulations, summary process matters, fair housing, lease drafting, and litigation matters.

Steven joined the firm with almost a decade of legal experience.  Steven has also represented indigent clients and juveniles in criminal matters.

EDUCATION

  • J.D. Massachusetts School of Law (2010)
  • B.A. Bridgewater State College (2004)

ADMISSIONS:
Massachusetts

Tiffany LoBello

Patricia Morisette, Esq.

 

Attorney Morisette is an Associate in the firm’s Landlord/Tenant Department. She advises landlords and property managers in all aspects of their operations including summary process actions, civil complaints, fair housing, city and town code compliance, and general representation.

 

Prior to joining the firm, Patricia practiced primary in the area of corporate law and investment management, representing clients in board governance matters, corporate transactions, commercial leasing, and litigation. Patricia has also represented clients in matters relating to immigration and domestic violence.

 

Patricia is fluent in Spanish.

EDUCATION:

  • Boston University, B.S. (Interdisciplinary Studies – Political Science and International Relations), 1997
  • Suffolk University Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 2003

ADMISSIONS:
Massachusetts

 

Tiffany LoBello

Christelle J. Jean-Felix, Esq.

Attorney Christelle J. Jean-Felix is an associate in the firm’s Landlord/Tenant Department. She assists and advises landlords and property managers in all aspects of their operations including lease drafting, summary process actions, fair housing, and general representation.

Christelle’s prior experience includes the representation of individuals and families in protecting and preserving their wealth through multiple generations with practical and sophisticated estate planning techniques, as well as advising individuals in trust and estate administration matters. She has also represented individuals in all aspects of family law disputes including divorce and paternity actions, as well as post-divorce matters such as the modification of judgments and contempt actions.

As a student in the evening division of her law school program, Christelle worked full time with in-house counsel at a digital learning solutions company on a variety of legal employment law and private equity matters. While studying in London at Regents University, Christelle pursued an intensive coursework in conflict resolution. Previously, Christelle worked for the Legal Aid Society on fair housing discrimination and predatory lending matters as a part of a project serving to enforce the Fair Housing Act, and other predatory lending abuse prevention policies.

Christelle enjoys various forms of classical dancing, hiking, skiing, biking, and cooking. She is a language and culture aficionado, speaking French, Haitian Creole, and Spanish fluently.

EDUCATION

  • New England Law | Boston —J.D.

  • Florida Atlantic University — B.A. (Criminal Justice & Intercultural Communication; Women’s studies certificate & minor in Psychology)

ADMISSIONS:
Massachusetts
New Hampshire

LEADERSHIP

Boston Bar Association, Co-chair, Public Service Committee of New Lawyer’s Forum

Alpha Kappa Psi, Co-ed Business Fraternity, Alumni

Tiffany LoBello

James Buck, Esq.

Attorney James Buck is an Associate in the firm’s Landlord/Tenant Department.  He advises landlords in all aspects of their operations including summary process actions, fair housing, and general representation. 

Prior to joining the firm, James practiced civil litigation in both California and Massachusetts, representing clients in personal injury, workers compensation, and contract matters, on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. 

EDUCATION:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, BA (Political Science), 1987
  • Loyola Law School, JD, 1990

ADMISSIONS:
Massachusetts

 

 

Expertise.  Experience.  Dedication.

At Turk & Quijano, LLP we are dedicated to ensuring that our clients receive unsurpassed legal representation. We are widely regarded as “the experts” in landlord-tenant law, representing many of the largest and most respected commercial and residential property owners and managers in the country. This expertise affords us the unique knowledge base to handle a wide-array of legal matters in an efficient and effective manner, often achieving unsurpassed results for our clients.

The partners of the firm, Jeffrey C. Turk and Therese Quijano, have a combined thirty-five years of experience with property owners and landlords and are recognized both locally and nationally as leaders in the field. The associates of the firm also focus their practices extensively in this area of law, ensuring that clients have access to quality legal representation at all levels.

The firm presently represents hundreds of commercial and residential landlords in all facets of their businesses, including lease drafting, fair housing, lease enforcement, non-payment and cause evictions, general guidance, and related civil litigation. The firm’s experience and expertise affords our clients the comfort of knowing that they are receiving the very best in legal advice and representation.

Finally, the success of our practice has always been founded on our “one-team” approach to the attorney-client relationship. Rather than merely solving client issues as they arise, we believe in working with clients to prevent problems from arising in the first place. We consider ourselves members of the same team with the mutual goal of insuring ongoing success for our clients and reducing their overall legal costs.

Turk & Quijano LLP

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