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Real Estate Litigation

As one of New York’s premier real estate litigation 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in many of the most important New York real estate cases of the new millennium, as reflected in numerous published and unpublished decisions on novel legal issues. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’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.

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 awards for the firm and attorneys, selected among America’s Top 100 Bet-The-Company Litigators, 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 an Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. attorney 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 “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. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’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, the firm is intimately familiar with both its complexity and constant evolution. Many of the judges Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. appears before recognize the firm’s experience on a myriad of real estate issues. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s preeminence in the field is further demonstrated in the legislation it has drafted on behalf of its clients, the more than ninety books published 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 being chosen as the primary drafter of leases by Blumberg Forms. These books include the Housing Court Reporter, a thirty year collection, organization, and analysis of over 50,000 landlord-tenant cases used by most regular housing court practitioners and all landlord-tenant judges.

As Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. understands that cases often cannot be won based on a witness’s testimony alone, the firm’s investigative skills and familiarity with advanced technology have greatly enhanced the firm’s success rate. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’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 individuals and companies, both small and large, as well as their general counsel, to rely on Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’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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