Turk & Quijano LLP
Attorneys at Law
The Landlord Law Firm
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.
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.
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
- “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).
- 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
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.
University of New Hampshire
New England Law – Boston
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.
- Quinnipiac University School of Law – Hamden, CT
- University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.S. – Sociology/Criminal Justice)
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.
New England Law | Boston —J.D.
Florida Atlantic University — B.A. (Criminal Justice & Intercultural Communication; Women’s studies certificate & minor in Psychology)
Boston Bar Association, Co-chair, Public Service Committee of New Lawyer’s Forum
Alpha Kappa Psi, Co-ed Business Fraternity, Alumni
Attorney Elizabeth J. Jabs 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, civil complaints, and litigation matters.
Prior to joining the firm, Elizabeth represented clients in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability matters.
Outside of work, Elizabeth enjoys baking, traveling, and live music.
- New England Law – Boston, J.D., 2020
- Eastern Nazarene College, B.A. (History, Pre-Law), 2017
Attorney White is a Senior Associate and experienced litigator in the firm’s Landlord/Tenant and Civil Litigation Departments. He advises commercial and residential landlords and property managers in all aspects of their operations including summary process actions, fair housing, general representation and litigation matters. George has been practicing law since 1995 and has extensive experience in civil litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, George practiced civil litigation representing insurers and their insureds in State and Federal Courts throughout Massachusetts. George is a native of New Hampshire and currently resides on the South Shore.
- University of New Hampshire (B.A. Economics)
- Plymouth State University (M.B.A.)
- Rutgers Law School
District of Columbia
John Breslin is an associate of the firm and focuses his practice on Landlord-Tenant law and civil litigation. John joined the firm with experience in a variety of areas, including criminal defense, compliance, environmental law, and real estate transactions. John is originally from the Philadelphia area and now lives on the South Shore of Massachusetts.
In his spare time, John enjoys golfing, working out, hiking, skiing, gardening, rooting for his Philly sports teams, and cooking.
- Suffolk University Law School – J.D.
- Business and Financial Services Concentration with distinction (Political Sciences & Justice and Ethics in the Law minor)
- Saint Joseph’s University – B.A.
Attorney Thomas J. Mehlich is an Associate in the firm’s Landlord/Tenant Department. He advises landlords and property managers in all aspects of their operations, including summary process actions, civil complaints, and general representation.
Prior to joining the team as an Associate, Thomas worked as a law clerk at Turk & Quijano for over two years, where he was directly involved in the firm’s cases and worked directly with clients to achieve their legal objectives. Tom is a native of Western Massachusetts and currently lives in Boston.
- Suffolk University, BS (History), 2018
- Suffolk University Law School, JD, 2021
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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