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Construction Litigation

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has become one of New York’s leading construction litigation firms in both the number of successful settlements and monies collected from adversaries. Although many of these cases have come from defending or going against owners/developers, contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects, insurers, and other professionals, many more of these cases have focused on getting disputes resolved by getting residential and commercial building problems and property damage claims identified and resolved both during construction and after completed projects.

When a settlement is not possible, the firm’s attorneys have considerable experience litigating complex, highly technical construction claims in trial and appellate courts at state and federal levels, before contract appeals boards and other administrative tribunals, as well as arbitrating before domestic and internationally sanctioned panels.

Drawing on extensive experience in litigating numerous property damage cases, as well as Adam Leitman Bailey’s long history of dealing with insurance companies and claims adjusters, the firm is well versed in ascertaining value on coverage questions and in settlement negotiations.

The firm’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 awards for the firm and attorneys, and selection into the Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, as well as the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

The Commercial Observer named Adam Leitman Bailey 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.” A New York State judge wrote that one Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. attorney “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 a Adam Leitman Bailey for fifteen years and “that he is a brilliant lawyer and innovative who always worked zealously on behalf of his clients.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is also the only real estate litigation law firm in New York City named by the internationally esteemed Chambers & Partners among New York’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers. Chambers & Partners noted that Adam Leitman Bailey received “enthusiastic praise for his expertise” and hailed him as “a tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges.” In other years, Chambers & Partners remarked that Adam Leitman Bailey is “an extraordinary practitioner who gets great results” quoting a client on Adam Leitman Bailey’s “ability to anticipate things before they happen.”

Real Estate Weekly also noted that “Adam Leitman Bailey has made a name for himself with his success winning cases in the courtroom.” After Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. used a forgotten statute to prevail in a landmark federal case, The Wall Street Journal quoted a prominent New York attorney calling the holding a “game-changer” affecting real estate nationwide.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. also takes great satisfaction in garnering victories for its clients at the bargaining table as well as in the courtroom. Recent negotiating victories have saved the day for clients ranging from elderly widows to universally recognized international corporations. The firm’s negotiation and persuasion abilities have been featured on national television’s Dateline NBC, where it noted that Adam Leitman Bailey is “aggressive, tenacious and smart” when asking him to share his negotiating secrets on its nationally syndicated television program. Since Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. solely practices real estate law, it is intimately familiar with both its complexity and constant evolution. Many of the judges the firm appears before recognize the firm’s experience on a myriad of real estate issues. This formula has caused companies both small and large, as well as their general counsel, to rely on the firm’s advice, which in turn, has led to the firm’s representation of a number of the largest companies in the United States.

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