Tenant Representation

About Tenant Representation

About Tenant Representation

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s aggressive creative lawyering has resulted in many of the most important tenant victories of the 21st century as well as the most trial victories of any tenant law firm in New York City.

These successes have led to the highest honors and awards from the bar and ranking organizations. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is the only landlord-tenant firm with under 30 attorneys that has received an AV® Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating, Super Lawyers honors, and selection into the Registry of Preeminent Lawyers as well as the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is also the only landlord-tenant law firm in New York City named by Chambers & Partners as New York’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers. Honoring Adam Leitman Bailey, Chambers & Partners described Bailey as a “tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges and an extraordinary practitioner who gets great results.” When quoting a client of Bailey’s, Chambers noted his “ability to anticipate things before they happen. 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.”

Real Estate Weekly noted, “Adam Leitman Bailey has made a name for himself with his success winning cases in the courtroom.” The same newspaper called Mr. Bailey “famous” for his landlord-tenant representation. The New York Times praised the firm’s “novel” strategy in one case and remarked in another case, where the firm prevailed representing a residential tenant, the firm “fought on… grinding through excruciating detail and obscure Perry Mason moments.” A New York State judge wrote that Adam Leitman Bailey was the “best trial lawyer” he had seen in his 9 years as a housing court judge in New York City.

Besides participating in some of the most important landlord-tenant decisions during the past decade, our attorneys have written some 90 books on landlord-tenant law, including encyclopedias and the Housing Court Reporter, a thirty year collection, organization, and analysis of over 50,000 landlord-tenant cases used by most regular housing court practitioners and all landlord-tenant judges. Among the firm’s most victorious cases that have created new law or used creative lawyering to prevail are:

  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. created new law on primary residence matters and won at trial and on appeal.the case made the front page of the New York Law Journal which noted that the case made expanded New York law and that the “ruling marks the first time an Appellate Division panel has recognized” that caring for a sick relative is a viable defense to a non-primary residence claim by a landlord. “But the case has even larger implications as it goes against a growing number of ‘frustrating and harmful line of cases’ denying tenants recovery for full legal fees, even when they ultimately prevail on their primary claims.” Read more
  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. used creative legal theory to save a tenant’s Rent Stabilized apartment. Tenants used two apartments as one to prevail in non-primary residence case. “The proximity of the two apartments to each other and to the business created a nexus over which the couple spread their lives equally.” Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., argued that the fact that the tenant may have been away from the apartment on several nights out of the week did not prevent the apartment from being her primary residence.Read more.
  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Allows Tenant to Keep “Zoo” in her Apartment Thanks to Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., A Manhattan woman was able to keep three dogs and five birds in her Upper West Side apartment, despite the landlord claiming nuisance. Read more.
  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Won a Trial by Uncovering the Landlord’s Fraud, Thus Thwarting an Owner’s Case. Adam Leitman Bailey disproved the landlord’s claim that it intended to occupy building as one home when ALB PC found newly installed mailboxes, circuit breakers and intercoms for the six other apartments. Read more.
  • The New York Times wrote that “Adam Leitman Bailey fought on…grinding through excruciating detail and obscure Perry Mason moments. Using creative questioning, and surprise evidence, Adam Leitman Bailey caught five witnesses in lying to the judge, causing a victory for the tenant at trial. Read more.
  • Despite Family Residing in Brooklyn, Tenant Prevails in Proving that Primary Residence was Chinatown Apartment. Read More.
  • Adam Leitman Bailey Obtains Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars for Tenants and Forces Landlord to Repair Building. Read More.
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Victorious in Case of First Impressio...
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The First Case To Have Negotiations Extend the Cure Period
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Appellate Term, First Department Affirms Adam Leitman Bailey, P...
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Adam Leitman Bailey Obtains Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars fo...
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On Appeal, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Tenant Right of First...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Obtains Winning Settlement for Restau...
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The First Rent Stabilization Overhaul in 14 Years
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Co-Op Resident Entitled to Keep Air Conditioner, Court Decides
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Demonstrating the ‘Irrational': Whatever Happened to Arti...
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Q & A: Who Pays for Water Leak?
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Tenants Suing Developer Get 40 Percent Off
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