East Side Story: The Made-For-Hollywood Tale of a 16-Year Legal Tussle to Help a Dedicated Band of Manhattan “Homesteaders” Take Ownership of the Building They Had Moved Into And Begun to Rehab
By Best Lawyers
Announcing the 2022 Best Lawyers: Real Estate and Infrastructure Publication
From the time-honored but quickly fading tradition of real estate “handshake deals” to the story of how one celebrity and her family fought for the residents of a New York City low income housing building in which they’d once lived, the first edition of the Best Lawyers: Real Estate and Infrastructure Publication is ready to guide anyone preparing to sign on the dotted line. We also explore how businesses in traditional brick and mortar buildings are crumbling under the pressures of online shopping, which has increased at an unprecedented rate since the pandemic upended life as we knew it.
Finally, we round out our thought leadership editorial with “East Side Story,” the based-on-a-true-story tale of a 16-year long legal battle over a Manhattan building that served as low income housing for many individuals, including one A-lister and her family. Nationally renowned real estate attorney Adam Leitman Bailey spans the struggles and triumphs that he and his firm fought for these individuals who he knew had every right to retain the building they’ve long called home. With the help of past and current residents, the building is still home to the many who depend on it, and Adam and his firm, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., are proud of the work put in to help.
The first installment of the Best Lawyers: Real Estate and Infrastructure Publication honors all of the lawyers across the U.S. who are listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America and “Lawyer of the Year” recipients in several real estate and real estate adjacent specialties. These lawyers are here to guide us through the trials of buying, selling and renting our homes, our businesses and our land. These are the individuals who make it possible for us, and we celebrate their contributions to the legal industry and their excellence in the legal field.