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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has become New York’s prominent real estate law firm.

By uniting many of the best real estate attorneys of our generation, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has become one of New York’s most prominent real estate law firms. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. excels by solely practicing real estate law and only taking on projects and cases where it is among the best in the field. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has achieved groundbreaking results in the courtroom, in the board room, at the closing table, in the lobbies of legislative bodies, and in every other venue where talented legal advocacy is key to its clients’ interests.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has participated and prevailed in many of the most important New York real estate cases of the new millennium, as reflected in numerous published and unpublished decisions on novel legal issues. Some of these notable victories have changed the landscape of New York Law. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has invented new ways to practice law and new theories to solve its clients’ problems. Its successes have resulted in producing new laws and new precedents, creating new leases to become the industry standards, devising new faster, less expensive procedures to obtain foreclosures and evictions, using “Perry Mason” moments to win trials, creating out-of- the-box ways to collect on judgments, and creating new theories of law to obtain justice for clients.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. counts itself among only one of two law firms with under 30 attorneys to achieve an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating, repeated Super Lawyers ranking, selection into the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, and a Chambers & Partners award for being one of the “Leading Lawyers for Real Estate.”

Chambers & Partners named Adam Leitman Bailey as a “tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges” noting that he is “an extraordinary practitioner who gets great results” and quoting a client on his “ability to anticipate things before they happen.” “Hired to litigate extremely high-profile cases, Adam Leitman Bailey has impressed sources with his courtroom presence.” Another client told Chambers, “You feel like you have a zealous advocate out there working for you, and you never worry about things when they are in his hands.”

A New York State Judge wrote that Adam Leitman Bailey “was the best trial lawyer I saw in my nine years as a Judge in New York City.” When Adam Leitman Bailey’s firm used a forgotten statute to prevail in a landmark case, the Wall Street Journal quoted a prominent New York developer’s attorney who called the holding a “game changer” affecting real estate nationwide.

The New York Times referred to his legal strategy and legislation, proposed in one case, as “novel.” In addition, the New York Times remarked on another case in which “Adam Leitman Bailey fought on…grinding through excruciating detail and obscure Perry Mason moments.” A different case was described as “the city’s largest condo refund ever” (Curbed NY). In another transaction, he obtained the largest government grant ($21 million) for a cooperative in New York history. The Commercial Observer ranked one of the firms victories among their “15 Most Fascinating New York Real Estate Cases of the 21st Century.”

The collective experience of this team has been responsible for winning several landmark decisions in real estate law. These attorneys have had more appellate victories at the Court of Appeals and its subsidiary appellate courts than most real estate firms have had cases of any kind, won or lost. Its trial attorneys have won hundreds of cases, both with and without juries. The attorneys at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. have won over a thousand cases in State, Federal and Housing court, including over 250 appellate court cases, many at New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.

Participating in some of New York’s largest and smallest leasing and property transactions, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s transactional team’s drafting and negotiating abilities have been recognized by the leading publishers of legal forms who have purchased the rights to reproduce and to sell to the public, leases and other purchase and sale forms originating at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.. Commercial lease clauses first drafted at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. have also received national publication models to be followed.

Proud of its past, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. aggressively pursues its future so it may continue to bring to its clients the best that any law firm can offer, both in advocating on behalf of the client and in working with the client.

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About Adam Leitman Bailey

Actively at the helm of the law firm he built from scratch, Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq. practices residential and commercial real estate law. Among New York’s most successful and prominent real estate attorneys, Mr. Bailey is one of two attorneys from a law firm with less than 30 attorneys that has been ranked in Chambers & Partners, honored with a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Preeminent rating, a Best Lawyers ranking for himself and his law firm and selected by Super Lawyers as one of New York’s “Top 100” attorneys, a list that included only five real estate law firms’ attorneys.

The internationally esteemed Chambers & Partners has repeatedly selected Mr. Bailey as one of New York’s Leading Lawyers in Real Estate. Chambers & Partners hailed Adam Leitman Bailey as a “tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges,” noting that Bailey is “an extraordinary practitioner who gets great results” and quoting a client on Adam Leitman Bailey’s “ability to anticipate things before they happen.” “Clients praise his ‘judgment and knowledge of the field,’ adding: ‘Adam is the person for any sticky situation because he has seen and done everything. He is strategic about litigation.’” “He has been hired to litigate extremely high-profile cases…sources are highly impressed by his courtroom presence.” “You feel like you have a zealous advocate out there working for you, and you never worry about things when they are in his hands.”

A New York State Judge wrote that Adam Leitman Bailey “was the best trial lawyer I saw in my nine years as a Judge in New York City.” A New York State Judge, Kings County, stated that he had known Bailey for fifteen years and “that he is a brilliant lawyer and innovative who always worked zealously on behalf of his clients.” The Commercial Observer named him as one of New York’s Most Powerful Real Estate Attorneys. Real Estate Weekly recognized him as “one of the most respected commercial real estate attorneys in not only New York City, but arguably the country.

”The New York Times referred to his legal strategy and legislation proposed in one case as “novel,” in addition to remarking on another case in which “Adam Leitman Bailey fought on…grinding through excruciating detail and obscure Perry Mason moments.” After Mr. Bailey’s firm used a forgotten statute to prevail in a landmark case, the Wall Street Journal quoted a prominent New York developer’s attorney who called the holding a “game changer” affecting real estate nationwide. In another case hailed as “the city’s largest condo refund ever” (Curbed NY) involving “a settlement likely to send shivers through the ranks of the city’s condo developers” (the New York Post), the settlement he received was the largest condominium settlement in history for one building, and in another transaction, he obtained the largest government grant ($21 million) for a cooperative in New York history. The Commercial Observer ranked another victory among their “15 Most Fascinating New York Real Estate Cases of the 21st Century.” Most recently, Adam Leitman Bailey secured the largest settlement in New York City history for a property casualty law suit.

Dateline NBC referred to Mr. Bailey as “aggressive, tenacious and smart” in asking him to share his negotiating secrets on its nationally syndicated television program. Adam Leitman Bailey’s advocacy has prevailed in numerous important trials and cases before various courts and trial venues, including Housing, Civil, and New York State Supreme and Federal Courts, as well as various New York Appellate tribunals.

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    Syracuse University College of Law
    1995
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