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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

Eduardo González, Esq.

Attorney González is an experienced litigator and trial attorney who advises clients on real estate litigation and landlord-tenant matters. His prior experience includes real estate and commercial litigation, insurance defense, lender liability, construction accident, construction defect, intellectual property, personal injury defense, and summary process matters.

Eduardo has also helped clients incorporate close corporations, create limited liability companies, negotiate real estate purchase and sale agreements, review leases, review closing and financing documents, and has represented buyers, sellers, and lenders in real estate closings and before zoning boards, planning boards, and licensing boards.

A graduate of Cornell University and Boston University School of Law, Eduardo is admitted in Massachusetts state and federal courts. He was selected as a “Rising Star” in Massachusetts SuperLawyers Magazine by his peers in the legal field – 2015 and 2016. Born in Costa Rica, Eduardo is fluent in Spanish.

EDUCATION

Cornell University – College of Arts and Sciences (1999)

Boston University School of Law (2002)

BAR LOCATION

Massachusetts

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
Erica Belden Silverio, Esq.

Erica Belden Silverio, Esq.

 

Attorney Belden Silverio 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. Erica also represents receivers who have been appointed by the Court to secure and sell blighted and abandoned residential properties.

Erica’s prior experience includes examination and resolution of complex title issues, as well as representation of governmental offices. She has assisted clients in civil rights matters while working at the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio. Erica is fluent in French.

EDUCATION
• Allegheny College
• Case Western Reserve University School of Law

ADMISSIONS
• Massachusetts
• Ohio

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Gregory Klotz, Esq.

 

Attorney Klotz 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.

Greg joined the firm with almost a decade of diverse legal experience in commercial real estate finance and in representing lenders in complex multi-million dollar transactions with private equity and venture capital funds.

EDUCATION

  • J.D. Northeastern University School of Law (2008)
  • B.A. Dartmouth College (2001)

Admitted in the Commonwealth of 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

THE LANDLORD LAW FIRM

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