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Joshua H. Krefetz

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Allston, MA

5.0   12 reviews

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About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

 

Our firm offers effective advocacy and responsive client service in the following areas:

 

  • Landlord-Tenant Law
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Defense

 

For more information, please visit our websites:

 

(Krefetz, Seed & Chan)

 

(Boston Eviction Lawyer)

 

 

 

 

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Licensed for 13 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/26/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Joshua

Krefetz, Seed & Chan
244 Brighton Avenue
Suite 105
Allston, MA, 02134-1776

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Posted by Valerie S. | November 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Only spoke via email, but very nice!
I had tried several attorneys. They have either not responded or were too busy. I emailed Mr. Krefetz on Friday and received an email on Mon. AM. Unfortunately I had found an attorney on Friday. I didn't get a chance to work with him but would use him if I have further need for an attorney.
Posted by Georgina | April 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made process easy, very resourseful
As a first time landlord, I needed assistance with dealing with a tenant who has been constantly behind with the rent and having on-going money problems, among the many other issues. I got to the point of needing to evict this tenant but wasn't sure how to go about it correctly. I've heard some horrible stories that made me very nervous. After the first phone conversation with Josh, he assured me that we had a good case for a positive outcome. Josh started working the case right away & walked me through the entire process. It was very reassuring to know I was taking the right legal steps throughout this very scary eviction process and to have Josh to advice me. I would definitely hire Josh again, if need be. He is outstanding and very professional. Thank you Josh!
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Posted by Bob | March 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my business
I was a brand new landlord and made a lot of mistakes. I wound up with a problem tenant and went searching for a lawyer to help. Josh was the only one to take the time to investigate my situation and keep me out of the pitfalls this professional tenant had laid before me. Had it not been for Josh I would likely have failed miserably at being a landlord. I recommend him without reservation.
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Posted by Ed C | March 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective, Thorough, Made the Process Easy
As a new landlord I needed to evict my first tenant after 6 months. Late payments from the first month, among some other things, I wasn't sure if I could even evict. After one thorough phone call with Josh, he assured me that we had a strong case and should have a great outcome. He started the process immediately. He followed the protocol that needed to be followed. And within 4 weeks of first speaking, my tenant is moving out today. I have heard so many horror stories about the process. Josh made it as smoothe as it possibly could. He told me the steps we would need to take, he told me the pros and cons, he told me possible outcomes, so I was pretty educated about what could happen. I would highly, highly recommend his services. Hopefully I won't need to use him again but he'd be my first call if needed.
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Posted by Scott | November 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart, Resourceful, Effective
As an active Landlord in the Boston area, Attorney Krefetz has represented me in dozens of cases. He has used his extensive experience to develop a winning strategy for me in multiple cases against non-paying tenants. Josh knows when to be aggressive and when to strike a deal. Last week he helped me sign agreements with two tenants to move out. Both cases could have dragged on for months, but Josh deftly negotiated the deal and it was a win/win.
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Posted by Stephen A. | November 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!!!
I found Joshua through my real estate agent when trying to see my house. I had tenants that wouldn't move out for months and Joshua was instrumental in getting results almost immediately. He was amazing!! He got the court involved, tried mediation with the tenants. They wouldn't mediate. He had them served and the constable and Joshua world together to make my sale happen. He was outstanding in court and with negotiating with the tenants. He is level headed, strong and precise with his dealings. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer or better results. He was awesome to work with, quick to respond and answer any questions I had!! I highly recommend him. Ten stars if they would allow it!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best!!
Attorney Joshua Krefetz is an awesome attorney and helped us when my parents needed our family to move in their multi-family home and their were issues. Attorney Krefetz is very professional and a man of his word. The issue was taken care of and my family has moved in to assist their grand-parents. He is a family man and understood our needs for our loved ones.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2015
Professional to a Fault
Not only did Krefetz pull off the Zoning Variance miracle for which I hired him, but he also proved to be a conscientious advocate, impartial business advisor, and fair biller: professional to a fault.
Posted by Walter | July 14, 2015
Great outcome
Atty Krefetz was able to handle a difficult eviction case for me in a speedy manner for which I am grateful I would recommend him for any eviction matters
Posted by Grant | July 10, 2015
Very sharp attorney.
I was very impressed with the way he handled my case in housing court. I was actually extremely impressed. I would definitely recommend him and use him again myself.
Posted by Juan Tavarez | June 29, 2015
Great lawyer, Great person. thank you Mr. Joshua
Great housing lawyer, helped our family Even though we were not big clients you gave us your strongest efforts and saved us from eviction. Thank you very much for all your help, good luck in your career you are a great lawyer.  Thank you very much for help me and my family was really good to meet you Joshua.
Posted by Hans | March 26, 2015
Why you should hire Josh
I had a strong case and was prepared for the long battle; It never got that far due to Josh and his handling of the variables of my case with true skill. One thing I liked is that Josh listened to my thoughts on why my case should go in one direction or another to maximize any award to us as Plaintiffs; When I say listened I really mean "heard". He was never dismissive of my comments. Most people recognize the subtle difference between listening and hearing and it really matters. I appreciated this. He was no doubt the most responsive attorney I've ever hired. Never ever an unreasonable wait for a reply to calls, faxes, emails. Never. How refreshing in today's world. Fees charged were quite fair. Skill levels demonstrated excellent. Service was outstanding. Hire this man.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Political Adviser
  • Foreign Ministry of Japan (United Nations)
  • 2002 - 2006

Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Columbia University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Languages Spoken

  • Japanese

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Excellence
  • Boston College Law School
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Housing Law and Policy course
  • Panel on Gentrification
  • 2015
  • Housing Law and Policy course
  • Panel on Neighborhood Change, Gentrification, and Displacement
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Joshua
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joshua is a highly knowledgeable, skilled, and ethical attorney. I have always been impressed with his acumen and work ethic. I recommend him without reservation and would not hesitate to advise my own family and friends to utilize his services."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Attorney Krefetz as opposing counsel on a case. He was very responsive and handled the matter with the utmost professionalism."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua is a very talented and personable attorney. We litigated a landlord tenant case against each other and he showed his expertise in the landlord tenant area of practice throughout the process. Any client using his services would be in good hands. I fully endorse him as an attorney."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Attorney Krefetz before and found him to be professional and hard working on behalf of his clients."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is a great colleague and friend. He is very experienced and knowledgable about landlord/tenant law. I sought his advice regarding my family's commerical real estate issues in the past and he helped resolve many of our concerns. I highly recommend Josh as a fellow attorney."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Krefetz has a unique skill set where he is a highly effective litigator yet is able to negotiate a resonable settlement of issues prior to trial. Nowhere is this more true than in the context of landlord-tenant disputes, where often tensions can run high between the parties. I have seen Attorney Krefetz bring about successful outcomes representing both landlords and tenants, and in the process has gained the respect of many trial attorneys in the community, including opposing counsel."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Krefetz is a total pit bull and fights tooth and nail on behalf of his clients, to the point where, as opposing counsel, I frequently wanted to wring his neck. His enthusiasm and vigor can be overwhelming. I can endorse him without hesitation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Krefetz is a very skillful and knowledgeable expert in his practice area. I referred him several of my clients and they were very happy with the service!"
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I fully endorse Attorney Krefetz. He is a tireless advocate for his clients and does not stop until he gets the job done. His persistence and zealous advocacy are two of the main reasons I decided to join forces with him as a law partner. His work ethic is second to none and he never disappoints. I would highly recommend Josh to anyone seeking legal counsel."
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Allston Landlord or tenant Lawyer Joshua H. Krefetz
Joshua H. Krefetz
Landlord or tenant Attorney
Allston, MA
Licensed for 13 years