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NYSBA – Removing Real Estate Development Obstacles: Zoning, Restrictive Covenants, Easements, Adverse Possession and Boundary Disputes

Removing Real Estate Development Obstacles: Zoning, Restrictive Covenants, Easements, Adverse Possession and Boundary Disputes

NYSBA CLE Program and Live Webcast
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
4.0 MCLE Credits: 4.0 Professional Practice

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | New York City & Webcast | NY Society of Security Analysts
Monday, November 6, 2017 | Albany | New York State Bar Association, Albany

Topics To Be Covered Include:

         Termination of Easements

         Adverse Possession Battles Under the New and Old Law


         Restrictive Covenants


Program Description:

Legal obstacles can often hinder real estate development. Join our experienced speakers in discussing the issues and findings pertaining to these obstacles, and how you can begin to overcome them. The program will teach you to identify and terminate easements and will address the new and old adverse possession laws allowing developers and landowners to overcome or foresee obstacles to the land being used as envisioned in the planning stages. Learn how and when you can have encroachments over a boundary line removed and be capable of evaluating the enforceability of restrictive covenants and how to free your clients’ property from their limitations.

Planning Co-Chairs:

Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq., Attorney at Law, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., New York City
Laura E. Ayers, Esq., The Law Offices of Laura Ayers, Fultonville
Howard J. Goldman, Esq., Goldman Harris, New York City

Who Should Attend:

Beginner to advanced real estate practitioners who regularly encounter property development and zoning obstacles and anyone interested in a refresher on real estate development law.

Program Co-Sponsors:

Real Property Law Section | Committee on Continuing Legal Education

NYSBA Member: $135 | Real Property Law Section Member: $110 | Non-member: $235

To Register:

Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq.

Actively at the helm of the law firm he built from scratch, Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq. practices residential and commercial real estate law. Among New York’s most successful and prominent real estate attorneys, Mr. Bailey has been identified among the top five percent of attorneys in the New York area, repeatedly named a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine and honored with a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Preeminent rating. During the past five years, the internationally esteemed Chambers & Partners repeatedly selected Mr. Bailey as one of New York’s Leading Real Estate lawyers and, being one of only three New York attorneys from firms with fewer than 30 attorneys to receive the honor. Chambers & Partners hailed Mr. Bailey as a “tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges,” noting that Bailey is “an extraordinary practitioner who gets great results” and quoting a client on Mr. Bailey’s “ability to anticipate things before they happen.” “He has been hired to litigate extremely high-profile cases…sources are highly impressed by his courtroom presence.” “You feel like you have a zealous advocate out there working for you, and you never worry about things when they are in his hands.” Real Estate Weekly recognized that “Adam Leitman Bailey has made a name for himself with his success winning cases in the courtroom.” The same newspaper called Mr. Bailey “famous” for his “condominium, foreclosure and landlord-tenant representation.” 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.” After Mr. Bailey’s firm used a forgotten statute to prevail in a landmark case, the Wall Street Journal quoted a prominent New York developer’s attorney who called the holding a “game changer” affecting real estate nationwide. In another case hailed as “the city’s largest condo refund ever” (Curbed NY) involving “a settlement likely to send shivers through the ranks of the city’s condo developers” (the New York Post), the settlement he received was the largest condominium settlement in history for one building, and in another transaction, he obtained the largest government grant ($21 million) for a cooperative in New York history. The Commercial Observer ranked another victory among their “15 Most Fascinating New York Real Estate Cases of the 21st Century.” Dateline NBC referred to Mr. Bailey as “aggressive, tenacious and smart” in asking him to share his negotiating secrets on its nationally syndicated television program. Mr. Bailey’s advocacy has prevailed in numerous important trials and cases before various courts and trial venues, including Housing, Civil, and New York State Supreme and Federal Courts, as well as various New York Appellate tribunals. A New York State Judge wrote that Mr. Bailey “was the best trial lawyer I saw in my nine years as a Judge in New York City.”


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