We Handle a Full Range Landlord-Tenant Matters.

The Landlord-Tenant practice at Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C. focuses on the representation of national and regional real estate development and property management companies that manage residential and commercial real estate. Our clients include several of the largest apartment owners in the country. We handle a full range of landlord-tenant matters, including a high volume of summary process cases, civil disputes, insurance defense claims and general advice-giving to assist our clients in navigating the myriad landlord-tenant problems that come up during the day-to-day management of apartment complexes.

Our attorneys are successful because they regularly appear in the Housing, District and Superior Courts which have jurisdiction over these matters and have worked hard to develop reputations of trustworthiness and honesty before the Courts. In addition, a high percentage of landlord-tenant disputes are resolved through direct negotiation with tenants. Attorney Steven Weil says “we make a real effort to understand what’s going on with a tenant and craft agreements that include viable terms.  If, however, it’s necessary to present a case to the court, our attorneys have a great deal of experience before the Housing Courts, which most often hear these cases. We know when to bring a case forward and when not do.”

And being proactive helps, too.

“Every day we’re advising property managers who have thorny landlord-tenant issues on how best to handle that issue. The range of problems reflects the varied life experiences and living circumstances of people renting apartments. These may include disturbances caused by domestic violence, health code violations, drug-dealing and other crimes, and matters arising out of housing subsidies, requests for reasonable accommodations and claims of unlawful discrimination,” says Attorney Lori Drayton.

We also work closely with our clients when new laws come out,” says Ms. Drayton. One example is the marijuana law. “We’re helping companies manage the new landscape. What can they do and what can’t they do?”

And if it comes to it, our attorneys are experienced in sophisticated civil litigation before Massachusetts’ state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Landlord-tenant disputes, especially at the residential level, can happen at any time. Our team is a phone call away.

“Our clients receive the highest level of personal attention,” says Mr. Weil. “Anybody who’s calling us gets called back within 24-hours.”

“The attorneys are very accessible,” says Ms. Drayton. “If they have a problem on a weekend, like a big drug bust in their building and they have to figure out how to get these people out and protect the other tenants, our attorneys are available to them.”

 

Meet the Team

Lori Atkins Drayton

Lori Atkins Drayton

Attorney

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Steven D. Weil

Steven D. Weil

Partner / Attorney

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Andrew M. Kepple

Andrew M. Kepple

Attorney

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Stephen J. Chaplin

Stephen J. Chaplin

Attorney

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Our Clients' Thoughts

“Thank you, Attorney Michelle M. Raymond, for your guidance and knowledge during a difficult process for me. You have made this process much more bearable.”
Divorce Client

“It was a pleasure working with you, Michelle Raymond. I don’t think things could have gone much smoother. Thank you for everything. ”
Mediation client

“Thanks again to all of you for a well-executed team effort in trial preparation, and the negotiated settlement precluding a trial.”
Divorce Client – Robert

“As a collaborative divorce and co-parenting coach and mediator, I have had the privilege of working with Michelle Raymond, Esq. on dozens of cases over the past decade. I have always been impressed by her skills and her capacity to collaborate and work with other professionals, her ability to listen to not only the words clients use, but the important messages underneath, and in her dedication to helping clients (even in the most complicated of cases) to stay focused and work toward resolution. I am pleased to say that while serving as a collaborative divorce coach on numerous cases with Michelle, all were resolved successfully and peacefully. ”
Betsy Ross, LICSW, CGP, Collaborative and Co-parenting Coach, Divorce and Family Mediator, Licensed Psychotherapist.

“I just want to thank you, Michelle Raymond, so much for your assistance with the settlement. . . You made the process as pleasant as possible. I never expected a divorce would be part of my life story, however, I sure am glad that YOU were part of the process. I am looking forward to a life of peace and happiness now. You are wonderful and I consider you to be a blessing in my life.”
Mediation client

“I would recommend Attorney Michelle Raymond as an attorney to anyone needing mediation or legal advice on divorce. Divorce is stressful and emotional and throughout the process of my divorce, Michelle had my best interests at heart. She has a calm yet confident demeanor and is always focused and professional. I found her to be very patient in answering all my questions and returned calls and emails in a timely manner.”
Divorce Client – Sharon

“I call Michelle “The Closer”. So many of my clients find themselves frustrated and “stuck” in their legal processes. Once I refer them to Attorney Michelle Raymond – who is savvy and not interested in the typical attorney -who-wants-your-money, thing, they find immediate and effective results. Michelle truly knows how to get the job done, as effectively as possible, so divorcing women can MOVE ON and begin their new lives.”
Linda Waters, Founder Back to Business LLC

“I hired Attorney Michelle M. Raymond after interviewing multiple attorneys when going through divorce in 2001/2002 and continue to connect as needed. She is an advocate for families; she believes in keeping the interests of the whole family in mind through every step. Michelle continues to impress me with her calm, confident demeanor and ability to make suggestions and guide with integrity in any situation. She is not easily intimidated. She knows the law and is resourceful when looking for options.”
Divorce Client Louise

“Attorney Michelle M. Raymond, you were all anyone could ask for in a lawyer, while going through a traumatic and gut-wrenching process. Your legal acumen, guidance and advice ensured I would have a financially secure future. But, on a more personal level, your support and encouragement made all the difference in my perception of myself and my abilities. In large part due to you I am very excited about this new phase of my life. I thank you every day for my whole new life.”
Collaborative Law Divorce Client

“I am so grateful for you, Attorney Michelle M. Raymond, and for your support and expertise in navigating this divorce. The fact that the whole thing moved forward with such efficiency is remarkable. Thank you for making that magic happen.”
Divorce Client

“From the start Attorney Michelle Raymond made me feel comfortable. She listened to my story and thoroughly explained the process. She knew how to calm me down and helped me stay focused so that I could get through the ordeal of my divorce. Her calm and professional demeanor along with her skills and sense of humor make her a powerhouse attorney who I was happy to have on my side. Attorney Raymond was well prepared for court and clearly loves her job helping her clients. I know that I made the right decision in retaining her.”
Divorce client – Phyllis

“Thank you, Attorney Melissa Howitt, for all of your help. You are so conscientious and did a fantastic job for us. Your demeanor and instincts were such a factor in moving this all along, and I appreciate all you have done.”
Estate Planning Client

“Attorney Andrew Kepple has been a pleasure to work with. Always super responsive and on his A-game, Andrew is a true professional and has helped us immensely through some tough cases. We highly recommend him and his law firm.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“I have worked with various attorneys at Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan and Cannon, P.C. over the past seven years on many cases. They are always extremely organized and quick to respond. The attorneys are very knowledgeable and are able to offer advice and guidance on all of the cases that we have handled together. They really do go above and beyond to ensure that they are giving the very best legal service to me and my company as clients.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“Attorney Andrew Kepple is a professional who is passionate about helping his clients. He has been very caring while providing expert advice in decision making with regards to my case. He works hard and cares about his clients’ success.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“Attorney Andrew Kepple has been our go-to on all employment related issues for several years. He is always thorough in his responses and recommendations which is critical in today’s employment environment. I know I can always count on Andrew for prompt and detailed guidance on issues of any complexity. He is a pleasure to work with, and we feel extremely fortunate to have him as a resource.”
Employment Law Client

“Attorney Andrew Kepple has been helping me with legal matters for many years now. Andrew has provided top shelf service and advice whenever I need it. He is very thorough and extremely responsive, there is absolutely no down time waiting on a response. When scheduling conflicts arise I was represented by Attorney Steve Weil and received the same service. I am extremely grateful to have these guys behind me while navigating through legal cases, I highly recommend using Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“I have had the privilege of working with Attorney Andrew Kepple on many landlord tenant cases. Managing multiple sites as a landlord, I find myself in need of legal assistance quite often. The needs of my organization can range from a simple legal notice to a more involved eviction case requiring litigation. All of my requests are handled in a timely manner. Andrew is always quick to respond, thorough and professional. I have also had the pleasure of working with Attorneys Lori Atkins Drayton and Steven Weil who are both outstanding.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“Attorney Andrew Kepple is always prompt and knowledgeable when we reach out to him with a concern or issue. His professional and friendly manner make him a pleasure to work with and we trust him as a valued resource for conducting our business.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“I have had the pleasure of working with Steve Weil for the past 11 years for all of my legal issues at my properties. He and his colleagues are true professionals, extremely knowledgeable, and well respected by his peers and the courts. They are always very responsive and helpful with our needs or questions. I have the utmost respect for Steve and his colleagues and I am very grateful for all of their assistance. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing legal advice.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Andrew Kepple for many years now. He is always very prompt in responding, even after hours and always acts in our best interest. Even through the strangest of situations Attorney Kepple has consistently helped me work through them and always helped me upkeep my confidence. I have learned so much in the past year working with him and hope to continue to do so.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“I couldn’t have been happier with having Steve Weil represent me in a superior court law suit. He was extremely prepared, fantastic in court, and kept me informed and updated every step of the way. Anyone that has Steve represent them is in extremely good hands.”

“Attorney Michelle Raymond’s calm, confident manner was deeply reassuring to me, both in individual meetings and in Court. She guided me to the resources and support I needed during extraordinarily challenging times. Additionally, both cases were handled in a timely and favorably effective manner.”

Divorce Client

“Steven Weil is a highly capable and caring professional who represented me from 2002-2004 and again recently in 2016. He protected my assets and interests in a lengthy and difficult case. In meetings, depositions and in court, I was always proud to have him as my representative, and can recommend him without reservation.”

“Steve Weil handled our legal matters in a sensitive and caring manner. He educated us throughout the process, helped us to know what to expect, and acted with the utmost integrity at every turn. The outcome was favorable, and I have to believe that much of that was a result of the way in which Attorney Weil conducted himself with all parties throughout a lengthy process. He is a professional who quickly gains the respect of clients, peers, and opposing parties. We would recommend him with much enthusiasm.”

Our Clients' Thoughts

“Thank you, Attorney Michelle M. Raymond, for your guidance and knowledge during a difficult process for me. You have made this process much more bearable.”
Divorce Client

“It was a pleasure working with you, Michelle Raymond. I don’t think things could have gone much smoother. Thank you for everything. ”
Mediation client

“Thanks again to all of you for a well-executed team effort in trial preparation, and the negotiated settlement precluding a trial.”
Divorce Client – Robert

“As a collaborative divorce and co-parenting coach and mediator, I have had the privilege of working with Michelle Raymond, Esq. on dozens of cases over the past decade. I have always been impressed by her skills and her capacity to collaborate and work with other professionals, her ability to listen to not only the words clients use, but the important messages underneath, and in her dedication to helping clients (even in the most complicated of cases) to stay focused and work toward resolution. I am pleased to say that while serving as a collaborative divorce coach on numerous cases with Michelle, all were resolved successfully and peacefully. ”
Betsy Ross, LICSW, CGP, Collaborative and Co-parenting Coach, Divorce and Family Mediator, Licensed Psychotherapist.

“I just want to thank you, Michelle Raymond, so much for your assistance with the settlement. . . You made the process as pleasant as possible. I never expected a divorce would be part of my life story, however, I sure am glad that YOU were part of the process. I am looking forward to a life of peace and happiness now. You are wonderful and I consider you to be a blessing in my life.”
Mediation client

“I would recommend Attorney Michelle Raymond as an attorney to anyone needing mediation or legal advice on divorce. Divorce is stressful and emotional and throughout the process of my divorce, Michelle had my best interests at heart. She has a calm yet confident demeanor and is always focused and professional. I found her to be very patient in answering all my questions and returned calls and emails in a timely manner.”
Divorce Client – Sharon

“I call Michelle “The Closer”. So many of my clients find themselves frustrated and “stuck” in their legal processes. Once I refer them to Attorney Michelle Raymond – who is savvy and not interested in the typical attorney -who-wants-your-money, thing, they find immediate and effective results. Michelle truly knows how to get the job done, as effectively as possible, so divorcing women can MOVE ON and begin their new lives.”
Linda Waters, Founder Back to Business LLC

“I hired Attorney Michelle M. Raymond after interviewing multiple attorneys when going through divorce in 2001/2002 and continue to connect as needed. She is an advocate for families; she believes in keeping the interests of the whole family in mind through every step. Michelle continues to impress me with her calm, confident demeanor and ability to make suggestions and guide with integrity in any situation. She is not easily intimidated. She knows the law and is resourceful when looking for options.”
Divorce Client Louise

“Attorney Michelle M. Raymond, you were all anyone could ask for in a lawyer, while going through a traumatic and gut-wrenching process. Your legal acumen, guidance and advice ensured I would have a financially secure future. But, on a more personal level, your support and encouragement made all the difference in my perception of myself and my abilities. In large part due to you I am very excited about this new phase of my life. I thank you every day for my whole new life.”
Collaborative Law Divorce Client

“I am so grateful for you, Attorney Michelle M. Raymond, and for your support and expertise in navigating this divorce. The fact that the whole thing moved forward with such efficiency is remarkable. Thank you for making that magic happen.”
Divorce Client

“From the start Attorney Michelle Raymond made me feel comfortable. She listened to my story and thoroughly explained the process. She knew how to calm me down and helped me stay focused so that I could get through the ordeal of my divorce. Her calm and professional demeanor along with her skills and sense of humor make her a powerhouse attorney who I was happy to have on my side. Attorney Raymond was well prepared for court and clearly loves her job helping her clients. I know that I made the right decision in retaining her.”
Divorce client – Phyllis

“Thank you, Attorney Melissa Howitt, for all of your help. You are so conscientious and did a fantastic job for us. Your demeanor and instincts were such a factor in moving this all along, and I appreciate all you have done.”
Estate Planning Client

“Attorney Andrew Kepple has been a pleasure to work with. Always super responsive and on his A-game, Andrew is a true professional and has helped us immensely through some tough cases. We highly recommend him and his law firm.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“I have worked with various attorneys at Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan and Cannon, P.C. over the past seven years on many cases. They are always extremely organized and quick to respond. The attorneys are very knowledgeable and are able to offer advice and guidance on all of the cases that we have handled together. They really do go above and beyond to ensure that they are giving the very best legal service to me and my company as clients.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“Attorney Andrew Kepple is a professional who is passionate about helping his clients. He has been very caring while providing expert advice in decision making with regards to my case. He works hard and cares about his clients’ success.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“Attorney Andrew Kepple has been our go-to on all employment related issues for several years. He is always thorough in his responses and recommendations which is critical in today’s employment environment. I know I can always count on Andrew for prompt and detailed guidance on issues of any complexity. He is a pleasure to work with, and we feel extremely fortunate to have him as a resource.”
Employment Law Client

“Attorney Andrew Kepple has been helping me with legal matters for many years now. Andrew has provided top shelf service and advice whenever I need it. He is very thorough and extremely responsive, there is absolutely no down time waiting on a response. When scheduling conflicts arise I was represented by Attorney Steve Weil and received the same service. I am extremely grateful to have these guys behind me while navigating through legal cases, I highly recommend using Doherty, Ciechanowski, Dugan & Cannon, P.C.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“I have had the privilege of working with Attorney Andrew Kepple on many landlord tenant cases. Managing multiple sites as a landlord, I find myself in need of legal assistance quite often. The needs of my organization can range from a simple legal notice to a more involved eviction case requiring litigation. All of my requests are handled in a timely manner. Andrew is always quick to respond, thorough and professional. I have also had the pleasure of working with Attorneys Lori Atkins Drayton and Steven Weil who are both outstanding.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“Attorney Andrew Kepple is always prompt and knowledgeable when we reach out to him with a concern or issue. His professional and friendly manner make him a pleasure to work with and we trust him as a valued resource for conducting our business.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“I have had the pleasure of working with Steve Weil for the past 11 years for all of my legal issues at my properties. He and his colleagues are true professionals, extremely knowledgeable, and well respected by his peers and the courts. They are always very responsive and helpful with our needs or questions. I have the utmost respect for Steve and his colleagues and I am very grateful for all of their assistance. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing legal advice.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“I have had the pleasure of working with Attorney Andrew Kepple for many years now. He is always very prompt in responding, even after hours and always acts in our best interest. Even through the strangest of situations Attorney Kepple has consistently helped me work through them and always helped me upkeep my confidence. I have learned so much in the past year working with him and hope to continue to do so.”
Landlord/Tenant Client

“I couldn’t have been happier with having Steve Weil represent me in a superior court law suit. He was extremely prepared, fantastic in court, and kept me informed and updated every step of the way. Anyone that has Steve represent them is in extremely good hands.”

“Attorney Michelle Raymond’s calm, confident manner was deeply reassuring to me, both in individual meetings and in Court. She guided me to the resources and support I needed during extraordinarily challenging times. Additionally, both cases were handled in a timely and favorably effective manner.”

Divorce Client

“Steven Weil is a highly capable and caring professional who represented me from 2002-2004 and again recently in 2016. He protected my assets and interests in a lengthy and difficult case. In meetings, depositions and in court, I was always proud to have him as my representative, and can recommend him without reservation.”

“Steve Weil handled our legal matters in a sensitive and caring manner. He educated us throughout the process, helped us to know what to expect, and acted with the utmost integrity at every turn. The outcome was favorable, and I have to believe that much of that was a result of the way in which Attorney Weil conducted himself with all parties throughout a lengthy process. He is a professional who quickly gains the respect of clients, peers, and opposing parties. We would recommend him with much enthusiasm.”

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