TIMELINE

1968
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
2001: A Space Odyssey is released.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Fourth Madison Square Garden opens.
1969
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Richard Nixon assumes office as President.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Stonewall riots launch gay liberation movement.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
John M. Desiderio becomes prosecutor.
John M. Desiderio receives LLM from NYU.
Colin E. Kaufman enters Military Police Corps, US Army.
1971
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Pentagon papers published.
NEW YORK EVENTS
The concert for Bangladesh.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
John M. Desiderio submits for federal court approval first-ever plan to distribute to New York consumers $100 Million nationwide antitrust class action settlement.
1972
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
The last Apollo mission is flown.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Willie Mays joins New York Mets.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
John M. Desiderio appointed Chief of the New York Attorney General's Anti-Monopolies Bureau.
Colin E. Kaufman is one of initial group of corruption Investigators hired by New York State Special Prosecutor.
1973
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Roe v. Wade
NEW YORK EVENTS
Paul Robeson honored at Carnegie Hall.
1974
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Gerald Ford assumes office as President.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Mayor Beame inaugurated.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Dov Treiman begins working as a law clerk three years prior to entering law school.
Colin E. Kaufman becomes head of Special Prosecutor Intelligence Unit.
1976
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
U.S.A. Bicentennial
NEW YORK EVENTS
Son of Sam
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
John M. Desiderio publishes "Implementing the Parens Patriae Powers of State Attorneys General," as part of New York Law Journal Symposium on The Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.
Colin E. Kaufman promoted to Senior Special Investigator.
1977
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Jimmy Carter assumes office as President.
NEW YORK EVENTS
New York City blackout.
1978
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Congress legalizes Native American religious practices.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Assistant district attorney for Queens County Geraldine Ferraro quits because she is paid less than male colleagues.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Upon retirement, Attorney General Louis Lefkowitz writes letter to John M. Desiderio thanking him for his service noting "Whatever success the Department had, could only have been achieved through the work and leadership of you and your assistants.".
Colin E. Kaufman starts as Assistant District Attorney, Westchester District Attorney's Office; first jury trial one week after starting.
1979
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Islamic Revolution in Iran.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Shah of Iran hospitalized in NYC.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
John M. Desiderio submits amicus brief on Reiter v. Sonotone Corp. to U.S. Supreme Court.
Colin E. Kaufman is admitted to practice.
1981
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Ronald Reagan assumes office as President.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Walter Cronkite retires.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
John M. Desiderio enters private practice.
Dov Treiman is admitted to practice.
1982
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
"The Wall" is erected in Washington, D.C..
NEW YORK EVENTS
The Westway ends.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Dov Treiman begins groundwork on Housing Court Reporter.
John M. Desiderio publishes "Private Treble Damages Antitrust Actions: An Outline of Fundamental Principles," as part of New York County Lawyers Association Symposium on Proving Antitrust Damages.
1983
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Invasion of Grenada
NEW YORK EVENTS
Recycling of beverage containers begins in NY.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Colin E. Kaufman becomes Deputy Bureau Chief, Narcotics and Major Offense Bureau, Westchester District Attorney's Office.
1984
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
The Macintosh Computer
NEW YORK EVENTS
Eleanor Bumpurs
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Jeffrey Metz argues Vance v. Century Apartment Assocs. to Court of Appeals.
1985
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Mikhael Gorbachev assumes office in USSR.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Syracuse University launches the first student-owned and operated FM radio station.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Jeffrey Metz argues Sullivan v. Brevard Assocs. to Court of Appeals.
Dov Treiman receives contract from New York City to produce the New York City Loft Board Reporter.
Dov Treiman's article Default Money Judgments in Summary Proceedings is published in the New York Law Journal.
John M. Desiderio analysis on antitrust "standing" cited by noted economists William Breit and Kenneth G. Elzinga in Journal of Law and Economics.
John M. Desiderio appointed Chair of the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section Committee on New York State Antitrust Law.
Colin E. Kaufman becomes Bureau Chief, General Trial Bureau, Westchester DA's Office.
1986
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
The Challenger disaster
NEW YORK EVENTS
The Love Canal cleanup
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Jeffrey Metz argues 829 Seventh Ave. Co. v. Reider to Court of Appeals.
Dov Treiman's biography is first found in Who's Who in American Business.
Dov Treiman's biography is first found in Who's Who in American Law.
1987
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
The Iran-Contra scandal.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Les Miserables opens on Broadway.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Dov Treiman introduces the first edition of Treiman's Rent Stabilization Code, Annotated.
Jeffrey Metz argues Kimble v. Windsor Plaza Co. to Appellate Division.
Dov Treiman receives contract from New York City to produce the New York City Administrative Law Reporter.
John M. Desiderio speaks at Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Antitrust Section's Economics Committee on "The Plaintiff's Attorney and Economist: Preparing to Work Together to Prove the Relevant Market".
Colin E. Kaufman enters Private Practice - Partner at Katz & Kaufman.
1988
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Salman Rushdie publishes The Satanic Verses.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Tawana Brawley
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Dov Treiman begins publication of Treiman's Trial Manual.
Dov Treiman begins publication of the Housing Court Reporter Plaintiff Defendant Tables.
Colin E. Kaufman starts with Quinn & Suhr, becomes partner in 1991.
1989
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
George H.W. Bush assumes office as President.
NEW YORK EVENTS
MTA conquers graffiti.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Jeffrey Metz argues Ansonia Residents Ass'n v. DHCR to Court of Appeals.
Dov Treiman begins publication of Treiman's New York Landlord-Tenant Statutes Annotated.
1991
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Soviet Union dissolves.
Leonard Downie, Jr. named as Executive Editor of The Washington Post.
NEW YORK EVENTS
NY Giants defeat the Buffalo Bills in Super Bowl XXV.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Jeffrey Metz argues Briar Hill Apartments Co. v. Teperman to Appellate Division.
Jeffrey Metz argues 61 W. 62 Owners Corp. v. Harkness Apartment Owners Corp. to Appellate Division.
Jeffrey Metz argues Sohn v. Calderon to Appellate Division.
Dov Treiman begins publication of The Chronological Annotator.
1992
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
The European Economic Community is formed.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Leona Helmsley is convicted of income tax evasion.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Dov Treiman begins production of Treiman's Encyclopedia and Dictionary.
Colin E. Kaufman argues Cippolone v. City of White Plains to the Appellate Division.
1993
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Bill Clinton assumes office as President.
NEW YORK EVENTS
World Trade Center bombing.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Jeffrey Metz argues Baer v. Lipson to Appellate Division.
Dov Treiman begins production of Treiman's Leading Cases.
1994
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
NAFTA goes into effect.
NEW YORK EVENTS
The New York Times begins providing content to AOL.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
William Geller is admitted to practice in New Jersey.
Christopher Halligan is admitted to practice.
Colin E. Kaufman becomes trial attorney with Harry I. Katz, PC.
1996
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Flight 800
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
William Geller is admitted to practice in New York.
Adam Leitman Bailey is admitted to practice in New York.
Jeffrey Metz argues Graubard Mollen, et. al. v. 600 Third Avenue Assocs. to Appellate Division.
Appellate Division affirms $1.4 Million judgment for John M. Desiderio's clients in Alleghany Pharmacal Corporation, et al v. Parbel of Florida, Inc.
1997
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Hong Kong reverts to China.
NEW YORK EVENTS
The New York Times introduces color printing.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Jeffrey Metz argues Nick v. DHCR to Appellate Division.
Colin E. Kaufman argues Marquise Collection, Inc. v. M.A.S. Textiles Corp. to the Appellate Division.
Colin E. Kaufman becomes senior trial attorney and subsequently Principal at Greenhill Partners, PC.
1998
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
International Space Station begins construction.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Murder of Barnett Slepian
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Leonard Ritz is admitted to practice.
1999
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Bill Clinton impeachment and acquittal.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Woodstock '99
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Jeffrey Metz argues Eighteen Assocs., LLC v. Nanjim Leasing Corp. to Appellate Division.
Jeffrey Metz argues Avon Bard Co. v. Aquarian Foundation to Appellate Division.
Jeffrey Metz argues Rose Associates v. Lenox Hill Hospital to Appellate Division.
Jeffrey Metz argues Graubard Mollen, et. al. v. 600 Third Avenue Assocs. to Court of Appeals.
John M. Desiderio argues Anthony Gangi v. Solgar Co., Inc., in the Appellate Division.
Dov Treiman begins publication of Public Documents of the DHCR.
Dov Treiman begins career as Continuing Legal Education lecturer.
As a law intern before entering college at Boston University, Jackie Halpern co-authors an article published in Security Dealer Magazine on the enforcement of home alarm contracts.
2000
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Vladimir Putin assumes office as Russian president.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Hillary Clinton elected to the Senate.
Zum Schneider opens for business and receives top ratings in Zagat.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., formerly known as Law Firm of Adam Leitman Bailey, opens its doors.
Jeffrey Metz argues Paganuzzi v. Primrose Mgmt. Co. to Appellate Division.
Adam Leitman Bailey is named to Who's Who in Real Estate by Habitat Magazine.
John M. Desiderio appointed Chair of the New York County Lawyers Association Committee on Trade Regulation.
2001
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
George W. Bush assumes office as President.
NEW YORK EVENTS.
World Trade Center Attacks.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Jeffrey Metz argues Sessler v. DHCR to Appellate Division.
Jeffrey Metz argues East 145 Co. v. Benayoun to Appellate Term.
Pete Reid prepares report disclosing flaws in National Stadium project, United Kingdom.
Adam Leitman Bailey appears on Dateline NBC.
John M. Desiderio argues Nutritional Health Alliance v. Food and Drug Administration in the Second Circuit Federal Court of Appeals.
John M. Desiderio is Program Chair of "Antitrust: From Then To Now (1960 - 2001)," an Antitrust Law Forum of the New York County Lawyers Association.
John M. Desiderio is Co-Program Chair of "Franchising Essentials in a Cyberspace World," a CLE program held at the New York County Lawyers Association.
David Speciner drafts and negotiates a capital lease with respect to the retro-fit of the original Doubleday premises in Garden City, NY
David Speciner closed the purchase of transferable development rights from a Broadway theater to a neighboring Times Square office building.
2002
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Jimmy Carter receives the Nobel Peace Prize.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Stock market fluctuates wildly.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Dov Treiman is retained by the Office of Court Administration to educate judges' assistants on landlord-tenant law.
Jeffrey Metz argues Gulotta v. Ippolito to the Appellate Division.
Adam Leitman Bailey is lauded by Executive Editor of The Washington Post for his legal representation.
Pete Reid is named chair of the Scottish Mediation Network and organizes first international mediation conference.
Adam Leitman Bailey and John M. Desiderio publish "Are Buyers of New Condos and Co-ops Subject to Caveat Emptor?" (The first ever article in the New York Law Journal analyzing the Housing Merchant Implied Warranty statute).
John M. Desiderio is featured speaker at the Antitrust Law Program of the 2002 National CLE Conference in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
David Speciner negotiated the first of more than 20 leases for Tommy Bahama locations.
2003
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Iraq War begins.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Syracuse wins NCAA national title.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Dov Treiman begins publication of and principal writing of Landlord Tenant Monthly.
Jeffrey Metz argues SRM Card Shop, Inc. v. 1740 Broadway Associates, L.P to Appellate Division.
Jeffrey Metz submits amicus brief on Domen Holding Co. v. Aranovich to Court of Appeals.
Adam Leitman Bailey argues Rivas v. McDonnell to the Appellate Division.
Colin Kaufman argues Mulhern v. Chai Management to the Appellate Division.
John M. Desiderio publishes "FDA's Poison Prevention Packaging Rule: A Bitter Pill the FDA is Forced to Swallow" in Food and Drug Law Institute's Update Magazine.
The Second Circuit issues ruling in Nutritional Health Alliance v. Food and Drug Administration in favor of John M. Desiderio's client holding that FDA had no statutory authority to regulate packaging of drugs and health food supplements containing otherwise approved quantities of iron.
John M. Desiderio elected as member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section.
September
Adam Leitman Bailey. P.C. Prevails in Title Litigation Involving an Interpretation of the New York Recording Statute
October
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. prevails in case as "Broker Denied Summary Recovery of Commission For Tenant Claimed to be Barred by Zoning"
David Speciner closed the purchase of Jackson Hole Realty on behalf of Sotheby's International Realty.
2004
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
The Ansari X Prize is captured.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Martha Stewart convicted.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Jessica D. Scherer is admitted to practice.
Jeffrey Metz argues Classic Realty LLC v. DHCR to the Court of Appeals.
Jeffrey Metz argues Nobu Next Door LLC v. Fine Arts Housing, Inc. to the Appellate Division.
Adam Leitman Bailey and John Desiderio argue Million Gold Realty Co. v. S.E. & K. Corp. to the Appellate Division.
Colin E. Kaufman argues Garay v. National Grange Mutual Insurance Co. to the Federal Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
Colin E. Kaufman argues Poughkeepsie Chevrolet, Inc. v. Jeff Weaver's 96 Hour Super Sale, Inc. to the Appellate Division.
Dov Treiman begins publication of the Landlord-Tenant Appellate Reporter.
Adam Leitman Bailey argues Acquisition America VI, LLC v. Lamadore.
Adam Leitman Bailey argues Priel v. Heby.
Adam Leitman Bailey argues Kahn v. 230-79 Equity Inc.
Adam Leitman Bailey settles 90 Washington Street matter.
Adam Leitman Bailey obtains $1.4 million buy out for 400 square foot apartment.
Katherine Kokkosis is admitted to practice.
Carolyn Rualo is admitted to practice in New Jersey, then New York.
John M. Desiderio speaks to Annual Meeting of the New York State Bar Association Antitrust Section on "Antitrust Injury Before and After Brunswick".
Adam Leitman Bailey and John M. Desiderio publish "New Home Warranty: An Open Question Seeking an Answer" in the New York Law Journal.
February
Adam Leitman Bailey. P.C. Prevails in Commercial Lease Litigation Involving Dual Right of First Refusals Given to Two Commercial Tenants in Building
2005
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Benedict XVI is installed as Pope.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Plans announced for new tower at World Trade Center site.
George W. Bush inaugurated to second term as President.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Dov Treiman is named as principal consultant on landlord-tenant matters to The New York Times.
Jeffrey Metz argues Whaling Willie's Roadhouse Grill, Inc. v. Sea Gulls Partners to the Appellate Division.
Jeffrey Metz argues Chang v. SDI Intern., Inc. to the Appellate Division.
Adam Leitman Bailey argues Sinenksy v. Rokowsky to the Appellate Division.
John M. Desiderio argues New York Ave. Car Wash, LLC v Aqua Car Wash & Detailing, Inc. to the Appellate Division.
Colin E. Kaufman argues Murphy v. Sawmill Construction Corp. to the Appellate Division.
Dov Treiman cuts first solo disc as Continuing Legal Education lecturer.
Adam Leitman Bailey authors license agreement for Blumberg/Excelsior forms.
Martindale-Hubbell first gives Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. an AV rating. An "AV" rating signifies a firm that has "achieved the highest levels of professional skill and integrity."
Pete Reid is admitted to practice in New York.
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. assists in award winning modernization of Hippodrome.
Adam Leitman Bailey and John M. Desiderio publish "Self-Help Evictions: The Neglected Commercial Remedy" in the New York Law Journal.
Adam Leitman Bailey and John M. Desiderio publish "Landlords May Entirely Eliminate Leasing" in the New York Law Journal.
Colin E. Kaufman starts with Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C..
October
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails on Appeal in Favor of Holocaust Survivor Rejected From Cooperative Board
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Successfully Defends Appeal Permitting Buyer to Void Sale of Car Wash
David Speciner negotiated a lease of 105,000 square feet of Class A office space in Manhattan for a major media company.
David Speciner negotiated Flagship Store Leases for a major wireless communications equipment company for locations on 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and North Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
2006
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
An Inconvenient Truth is released.
NEW YORK EVENTS
9/11 telephone recordings released.
Hurricane Katrina severely damages New Orleans.
Kushner Properties purchases building for record $1.8 billion.
Andrew Gottesman receives Gold Key for transforming Hippodrome.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Jeffrey Metz argues Novita LLC v. 307 West Restaurant Corp. to Appellate Division.
Rosemary Liuzzo is admitted to practice in New York.
Jackie Halpern is admitted to practice in New Jersey.
Dov Treiman is named as the Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Apartment Law Insider.
Dov Treiman's biography is first found in Who's Who in America.
Dov Treiman begins publication of the "Focus Series".
Dov Treiman instigates, titles and authors sections of Chapter 94 of the NYS Laws of 2006.
Jeffrey Metz argues Shoprite Supermarkets, Inc. v. Yonkers Plaza Shopping, LLC to the Appellate Division.
Adam Leitman Bailey is named to the Board of Editors of Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy.
Pete Reid is founding member and named first President of the Scottish Bar Association of New York.
Adam Leitman Bailey and John M. Desiderio publish "Tenant Protection: Suggestions Offer Remedies for Harsh Provisions" in the New York Law Journal.
Adam Leitman Bailey and John M. Desiderio publish "Right of First Refusal: In Pursuit of an Effective, Litigation-Proof Proviso" in the New York Law Journal.
Adam Leitman Bailey and John M. Desiderio publish "Enforcing the Contract: Obtaining Down Payment or Specific Performance" in the New York Law Journal.
Adam Leitman Bailey and John M. Desiderio publish "Default Clauses: Better Drafting Can Forestall Problems" in the New York Law Journal.
David Speciner, representing a major REIT, led a team that closed the first of more than 30 sales of affordable housing complexes as part of a nationwide disposition program by the REIT that spanned the following 4 years.
David Speciner lead team that closed the first in a series of transactions amounting to the sale of more than 5,000,000 acres of timberlands in numerous states for an aggregate purchase price in excess of $6,000,000,000. The entire transaction was billed as the largest land sale since the Louisiana Purchase. David's transaction involved the sale of approximately 275,000 acres of timberlands in the Adirondacks for $375,000,000. He also assisted with respect to the other transactions.
2007
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Benazir Bhutto assassinated.
NEW YORK EVENTS
Rupert Murdoch acquires Dow Jones.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Jeffrey Metz argues Candida v. Salvation Army, Inc. to Appellate Division.
Jeffrey Metz argues Pinehurst Const. Corp. v. Schlesinger to Appellate Division.
Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman co-author series of leases for Blumberg-Excelsior forms.
Adam Leitman Bailey is named a "Super Lawyer".
Jackie Halpern is admitted to practice in New York.
Adam Leitman Bailey, William Geller, and Dov Treiman argue 542 East 14th Street LLC v. Lee to the Appellate Term.
Adam Leitman Bailey is quoted in Insider's Best Commercial Lease Clauses.
Adam Leitman Bailey, John M. Desiderio, and Dov Treiman argue Sykes v. RFD Third Ave. I Assocs., LLC to the Appellate Division.
Jackie Halpern, assisted by Dov Treiman, drafts legislation to preserve historical character of the full length of 125th Street, Harlem's Main Street.
Saving Harlem: Jackie Halpern delivers a speech before Harlem's Community Board 10; As reported in numerous papers, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. organizes a rally at the NYS Office Building.
Jackie Halpern effects recording of deed after uncovering a fraud ring.
Adam Leitman Bailey P.C. defeats eviction attempts and obtains free rent, and lease extension until 2021 for Zum Schneider restaurant.
Adam Leitman Bailey and John M. Desiderio publish "Adverse Possession: Veto Confirmed Existing Law on 'Claim of Right'" in the New York Law Journal.
2008
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Presidential election features contest between tickets featuring an African American on one side and a woman on the other.
NEW YORK EVENTS
First NY African American governor, David Paterson installed.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
Jeffrey Metz argues Hooters of Manhattan, Ltd. v. 211 West 56 Associates to Appellate Division.
Adam Leitman Bailey, William Geller, Jessica Scherer and Dov Treiman petition the United States Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari in NYCTL v. 114 Tenth Ave. Assocs.
Adam Leitman Bailey is named law professor at New York University.
New York Times consults with Dov Treiman to research story it is preparing on Congressman Rangel's apartments.
Landlords' advocacy groups consult Dov Treiman and Adam Leitman Bailey about propriety of legislation pending before New York City Council.
Dov Treiman is appointed Vice-Chair of the New York State Bar Association Real Property Legislation Committee.
Adam Leitman Bailey and John M. Desiderio publish "'Standing to Sue' Sham Condo, Co-op Sponsors Changed" in the New York Law Journal.
Leni Morrison is admitted to practice in New Jersey.
John M. Desiderio Election to The Board of Governors of the Columbus Citizens Foundation.
2009
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
January
First African American President inaugurated into office.
February
Congress passes the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to try and stimulate the failing economy.
March
The U.S grants the Afghani government $40 Million to go towards facilitating elections.
April
Swine flu breaks out in Mexico.
May
Former South Korean President, Roh, kills himself after recently coming under questioning for his involvement in a corruption scandal involving bribery.
June
Michael Jackson dies at age 50.
July
Brazil wins the World Cup for the 5th consecutive year.
August
Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, is murdered.
NEW YORK EVENTS
January
Pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger safely lands plane in Hudson River after both engines cut out.
February
Yankee third baseman Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez admits to having used steroids in 2003, the year he was named Most Valuable Player.
March
The new Yankee Stadium and New York Mets' Citi Field opens
May
FBI arrests four Newburgh men on charges of plotting to bomb synagogues in the Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx and to fire a missile at a military jet.
June
New York reaches record of almost 8 inches of rain throughout the month of June.
July
Officials from the Department of Transportation open up the 9th avenue bike lane to extend the entire length of Manhattan.
August
First Latina Associate Justice for the United States Supreme Court, Bronx born and raised Sonia Sotomayor confirmed.
Don Hewitt, the creator of "60 Minutes", dies from pancreatic cancer at the age of 86.
ADAM LEITMAN BAILEY, P.C. MILESTONES
January
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. obtains one of the largest buyouts in New York history for a residential tenant: total value equaled $1.4 million for 400 square foot studio apartment.
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. represents Crave Ceviche Bar after the East 51st Street crane collapse leaves business and lives destroyed.
Leni Morrison is admitted to practice in New York.
Adam Leitman Bailey represents Anthony Amato in the selling of the building housing the Amato Opera House, closing the curtain on over 40 years of performances.
Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman publish "When Is It Company? When a Crowd?" in the New York Real Property Journal.
February
Adam Leitman Bailey and Carolyn Rualo prevail at Appellate Division in 339 Broadway Properties, LLC v. Bistro Marketplace, Inc..
Adam Leitman Bailey and Carolyn Rualo argue Cabrini Terrace Joint Venture v. O'Brien to the Appellate Division.
March
Adam Leitman Bailey and John Desiderio publish "Adverse Possession Changes Make Rules Less Certain" in the New York Law Journal.
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. obtains 40 percent discounts for buyers of condomoniums at 668 Riverside Drive.
April
Adam Leitman Bailey publishes "The Expense of Theft Prevention Dwarfed by the Cost of Fraud" in the New York Law Journal.
Adam Leitman Bailey named to the Corporate Counsel Edition of Super Lawyers magazine.
May
Responding to the financial crisis paralyzing sales of newly constructed property, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. drafts statewide legislation to ease the pressures in new sales., enabling sellers and buyers both to achieve equity.
Adam Leitman Bailey and Colin E. Kaufman prevail at Appellate Division case Platinum Queens LLC and 79 Tower LLC v. Shew Foo Chin.
Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman publish "The Most Crucial Commercial Lease Cases" in Commercial Leasing Law and Strategy.
Adam Leitman Bailey and Jeffrey Metz prevail at Appellate Division case 221-06 Merrick Blvd. Associates, LLC v. Crescent Electric Acquisition Corporation.
Adam Leitman Bailey nationally ranked by Chambers USA 2009 as one of America's leading real estate lawyers.
Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman publish "Despite 'Jones,' 'Ambiguities in Title Chain Can be Cured" in the New York Law Journal.
Adam Leitman Bailey, Dov Treiman and William Geller argue 542 E. 14th Street v. Charlene Lee to the Appellate Division.
Pete Reid Admitted To Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet
June
Adam Leitman Bailey Ranked By Chambers USA 2009 As One Of New York's Leading Real Estate Lawyers
2010
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake occurs in Haiti, devastating the nation's capital, Port-au-Prince. With a confirmed death toll over 230,000 it is one of the deadliest on record
NEW YORK EVENTS
Nude, Green Leaves and Bust by Pablo Picasso sells in New York for $106.5 million, setting another new world record for a work of art sold at auction
2011
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
January
The Arab revolt began in Tunisia and uprisings soon spread to Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Jordan, Bahrain, Syria, and beyond. The "Arab Spring" flowered in the Middle East and North Africa.
Six people were killed and 14 injured when a gunman opened fire January 8 on a crowd gathered to meet U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords at a Safeway store near Tucson, Arizona.
February
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigns after widespread protests calling for his resignation, leaving control of Egypt in the hands of the military until a general election can be held
March
A 9.0 Magnitude earthquake struck the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11th and triggered a powerful tsunami.
April
On April 29, 2011, Prince William of England married Catherine Middleton.
May
On May 1, 2011 Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. Navy SEALs in Pakistan and buried at sea.
September
Occupy Wall Street Movement began September 17, 2011.
October
On October 20th, 2011 Muammar Gadhafi was killed by rebels and his body was put on display for Libyans to see proof that the "brother Leader" was dead.
December
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il dies and his son Kim Jong-un replaces him as successor.
NEW YORK EVENTS
New York City's High Line, a park built on a section of the former elevated freight railroad of the West Side Line, opens its second section to the public
September
September 11, 2011 marked the 10 year anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. The memorial at Ground Zero opens to public.
David Speciner represented the purchaser of a luxury Manhattan condominium unit that sold for a purchase price of $7,550,000.
David Speciner represented an automobile parts manufacturer in the capital lease of a commercial facility in rural Tennessee from the local Industrial Development Board, the closing of which was attended by the Governor of Tennessee.
David Speciner represented the purchaser of an iconic East Hampton restaurant.
2012
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
May
Facebook goes public with the largest IPO ever for tech company at $38 a share.
June
The Supreme Court of the United States upholds key components of President Obama's Health care law.
Eurozone economic crisis continues as Spain accepts a European bailout for ailing banks.
November
Barack Obama is re-elected as President of the United States, defeating Republican candidate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
David Speciner represented the Seller of two contiguous apartment buildings on West 19th Street in Manhattan for a sale price of $4,600,000.
2013
David Speciner represented the purchaser of a commercial condominium unit in the Flatiron District of Manhattan for a purchase price of $9,000,000.


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