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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

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.

ASSOCIATES

Attorneys
Attorneys
Eduardo González

Eduardo González, Esq.

 

Senior Associate

 

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)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
• Massachusetts Bar Association

ADMISSIONS
• Commonwealth of Massachusetts
• United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Caitlin P. Milone

Caitlin P. Milone, Esq.

 

Senior Associate

 

Attorney Milone is an associate 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

ADMISSIONS
• Massachusetts

Benjamin K. Lemcke

Jeremy Bombard, Esq.

Senior Associate

 

Attorney Bombard is a senior associate with over ten years of experience in the representation of commercial and residential property owners.  Prior to joining Turk & Quijano, Jeremy represented national consumer banks and financial services companies in relation to both possessory actions and civil litigation in both state and federal court. Jeremy has extensive experience in housing law, both in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  He has represented clients in disputes related to their compliance issues, general civil litigation, eviction actions, and complex title issues. He was actively involved in resolution of title issues related to the Ibanez decision that retroactively voided many foreclosures.

Jeremy has extensive experience in employment law, including both the providing of general legal advice, the creation of employment policies, and the defending of employees in litigation.  He has defended clients in wrongful discharge cases, enforcement of non-competition agreements, and wage and hour cases.  He has appeared in federal court to defend employers against the Fair Labor Standard Act and the Americans with Disability Act. Jeremy is also directly involved in counseling employers concerning compliance issues in relation to employees.

EDUCATION
• J.D., New England School of Law (2007)
• B.A., University of Hartford (1996)

ADMISSIONS
• Massachusetts
• Rhode Island
• Washington D.C.

COURTS
• U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
• Massachusetts State and Federal courts
• Rhode Island State and Federal courts
• District of Columbia State court

PRESENTATIONS

“Litigator ‘War Stories’ Preparing for and Avoiding CFPB Audits‚ Managing Litigation and Handling Appeals: Personal Accounts and Lessons Learned From Litigators on the Front Line” ACI 3rd Mortgage Servicing Compliance Conference.

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

Tiffany LoBello

Tiffany LoBello, Esq.

 

Prior to joining Turk & Quijano, Attorney LoBello worked for The Children and Family Law Division of the Committee for Public Counsel Services as a trial attorney where she managed and represented clients in child welfare matters involving care and protection and children requiring assistance cases. In this role, she appeared on a daily basis before the trial courts arguing substantive motions and conducting trials on complex issues.  Prior to that position, Tiffany maintained a private practice as a litigation attorney representing both individuals and organizations in all facets of the law.  Tiffany is a member of the firm’s landlord-tenant and civil litigation departments.

EDUCATION
• Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Carlisle, Pennsylvania (J.D. – 2014)
Honors: CALI Award for highest section grade in Real Estate Negotiation and Drafting

• St. John’s University, Queens, New York (B.A. summa cum laude – 2011)
Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: Psychology

ADMISSIONS
• Pennsylvania, 2014
• Massachusetts, 2016
• New York, Passed 2015, Admission Pending

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
• Boston Bar Association

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