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Steven R. Wagner

Steven R. Wagner has been a litigator focusing on corporate and real estate law for more than 30 years.  He founded the firm of Wagner Davis P.C. in 1984, and Wagner, Berkow & Brandt LLP in December, 2014.  Mr. Wagner is a partner at Adam Leitman Bailey P.C.. Mr. Wagner litigates corporate, commercial and real estate matters as well as Internet defamation, and practices in all areas of co-op and condominium law.  His ability to “cut to the heart of the matter” and clearly explain legal issues quickly established him as a leading attorney in the rapidly expanding field of internet defamation claims and in the co-op and condominium arena.

Mr. Wagner’s litigation background, common sense and intellectual fortitude has attracted clients with a variety of issues including disputes for control of partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies; disputes between adjacent landowners; zoning and land use disputes; commercial and residential landlord/tenant matters; regulated housing issues including Mitchell-Lama and Section 213 housing; succession rights claims; rent control and rent stabilization disputes; complex foreclosures and actions to clear title; tenant buy-outs; negligence claims; and commercial and corporate disputes.

Mr. Wagner also represents a large number of cooperatives, condominiums and individual owners of apartments on a variety of issues including construction defects, sponsor defaults, “Pullman” actions, claims against defaulting unit owners, and discrimination/human rights claims.  He also services corporations, commercial and residential real estate developers and landlords, real estate and investment entities, individual directors and partners involved in corporate or partnership disputes, residential and commercial tenants and tenants’ associations, and a number of high-profile restaurateurs.

Mr. Wagner is frequently quoted in respected publications including The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the New York ObserverThe Real Deal,and Crain’s New York Business.  He is also a regular contributor to, a website specializing in real estate issues.

Mr. Wagner has also written on for both The Cooperator and New York Habitat, publications that specialize in co-ops and condominiums.  He is frequently interviewed for articles focusing on New York City real estate issues, and has lectured for the Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives, the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and the Council of New York Cooperatives.  He has also appeared on Good Morning America, CNN’s First Edition, Campbell Brown, and other national television and radio programs.

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