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Expe​rts in Real Estate Law

By uniting many of the best real estate attorneys of its generation, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has become one of New York’s most prominent real estate law firms. The firm 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.

Some select litigation victories can be found here.

Winning Unwinnable Cases

The firm has participated and prevailed in many of the most important New York real estate cases of the millennium, as reflected in numerous published and unpublished decisions on novel legal issues.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. The firm has invented new ways to practice law and new theories to solve its clients’ problems. Its successes have resulted in new laws and precedents, new industry standards, devising 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 new theories of law to obtain justice for clients.

Some of these moments can be found here.

Honors and Awards

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s successes have led to the highest honors and awards from the bar and ranking organizations. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is the only real estate litigation law firm with under 30 attorneys that has received an AV® Martindale-Hubbell rating,  Super Lawyers  honors with a Top 100 recognition, Best Lawyers and Best Law Firm rankings, selected among America’s Top 100 Bet-The-Company Litigators, and selection into the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers.

Adam Leitman Bailey has also been ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of New York’s Top Real Estate Litigators from 2020-2023.  Chambers called Adam Leitman Bailey a “tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges,” further noting that he is “an extraordinary practitioner who gets great results,” and quoting a client on his “ability to anticipate things before they happen.” Additionally, Chambers & Partners wrote, “hired to litigate extremely high-profile cases, Adam Leitman Bailey has impressed sources with his courtroom presence.” Another client told Chambers & Partners, “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.”  

The American Lawyer also ranked Adam Leitman Bailey as a Top Ranked Litigator and the Commercial Observer names Adam Leitman Bailey one of New York’s Most Powerful Real Estate Attorneys.

A more complete list of awards the firm has won can be found here.

Strategic Lawyering

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 Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. for fifteen years and “that [it] is a brilliant law [firm] and innovative who always worked zealously on behalf of his clients.” In a recent opinion, a New York State Supreme Court Judge, First Department, noted that Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. provides “the most expert of legal counsel”.

When Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. 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, Adam Leitman Bailey obtained the largest government grant ($21 million) for a cooperative in New York history. More recently, Adam Leitman Bailey secured the largest settlement in New York City history for a property casualty law suit. The Commercial Observer ranked one of the firms victories among their “15 Most Fascinating New York Real Estate Cases of the 21st Century.”

A select number of creative lawyering case descriptions can be found here.

Pushing the Boundaries of the Law

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 400 appellate court cases, many at New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.

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.

Some examples of making new law can be found here.

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