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Real Estate Brokerage Litigation

By uniting many of the best real estate attorneys of our 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 boardroom, 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.

As one of New York’s premier real estate brokerage law firms, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has participated and prevailed in many of the most important New York real estate cases of the new millennium, as reflected in numerous published and unpublished decisions on novel legal issues. The firm’s attorneys have won over a thousand cases in the courts in the state of New York including State Supreme, housing, civil and federal courts, in addition to over 250 appellate court cases, many at New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. The firm’s brokerage law practice has included victories or settlements in many of the most prominent cases in the industry during the last decade. The firm’s success has often been lauded by the industry leading 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, and selection into the Registry of Preeminent Lawyers as well as the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Four of the firm’s attorneys have received an AV rating and six have received Super Lawyers honors.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is one of only a few law firms in New York City with real estate litigation and brokerage law practices 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 his “ability to anticipate things before they happen.”

Real Estate Weekly noted that “Adam Leitman Bailey has made a name for himself with his success winning cases in the courtroom.” The New York Real Estate Journal declared Adam Leitman Bailey to be “one of New York’s best real estate attorneys.” The New York Times praised the firm’s “novel” strategy in one case and remarked that in another Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. “fought on… grinding through excruciating detail and obscure Perry Mason moments.” 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 including several public companies. 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 Adam Leitman Bailey to share his negotiating secrets on its nationally syndicated television program.

Since the firm 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. The firm’s  preeminence in the field is further demonstrated in the legislation the firm has drafted on behalf of its clients, the more than ninety books and numerous New York Law Journal real estate columns the firm has published, as well as the many articles in leading real estate periodicals authored by the firm’s attorneys, and the firm’s being chosen as the primary drafter of leases by Blumberg Forms.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. understands that cases often cannot be won based on a witness’s testimony alone, and the firm uses its investigative skills and familiarity with advanced technology to greatly enhance the firm’s success rate. The firm’s courtroom attorneys are able to receive real-time results from the firm’s research staff as issues arise during trials, thus providing instant authoritative answers to judges’ questions. 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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