Turk & Milone, LLP
Attorneys at Law
The Landlord Law Firm
Jeffrey C. Turk and Caitlin P. Milone have a combined 40 years of experience with property owners and landlords and are recognized locally and nationally as leaders in the field. The firm’s associates focus their practices extensively on 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
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.
- Quinnipiac University School of Law – Hamden, CT
- University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.S. – Sociology/Criminal Justice)
George R. White, Jr., Esq.
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
Jacqueline Gaitan, Esq.
Attorney Gaitan is an associate in the firm’s Landlord/Tenant Department. She advises landlords and property managers in all aspects of property management operations, including summary process actions, civil complaints, and general representation.
For the past seven years, Attorney Gaitan has specialized in settlement negotiation for bodily injury and personal liability cases representing both individuals and various insurance companies. Prior to this, Attorney Gaitan interned at HUD, fielding fair housing complaints from tenants and prospective tenants.
Outside of work, Attorney Gaitan is passionate about animal rescue and child advocacy.
Boston University (B.S.B.A. Business Administration)
Suffolk University Law School
Jaclyn M. Martin, Esq.
Jaclyn has been licensed as an attorney since 2015. She brings with her a unique perspective with over ten years of experience working in public housing agencies in a number of roles, including as an Executive Director for five years. These positions required Jaclyn to administer all phases of state and federal public housing, voucher programs, and management agreements. She is keenly aware of the day-to-day duties and responsibilities of property managers, as well as the challenges they face. Jaclyn’s unique experience allows her to provide valuable legal advice within the firm’s Public Housing and Landlord departments.
Jacob Adkins, Esq.
Attorney Jacob Adkins 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, fair housing, and litigation matters.
Outside of work, Jacob enjoys hiking, skiing, traveling, and watching his favorite sports teams.
- Vermont Law School – J.D., 2022
- University of Delaware – B.S. (Environmental Science Major and Wildlife Conservation Minor),
John D. Tertan, Esq.
Attorney Tertan 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, fair housing, and litigation matters.
Prior to joining the firm, John was a Senior Attorney with a Braintree-based firm that primarily prosecuted healthcare fraud under the False Claims Act/Whistleblower law and the federal RICO Act. John’s case and courtroom experience includes RICO actions, False Claims Act cases, fraud, bankruptcy, commercial litigation, declaratory judgment actions, insurance coverage, No-Fault litigation, and consumer protection actions.
Florida Atlantic University
New England Law | Boston
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Expertise. Experience. Dedication.
At Turk & Milone, 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 Caitlin P. Milone have a combined forty 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 & Milone, LLP
THE LANDLORD LAW FIRM
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