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Legal Intern/Extern

Legal Intern/Extern


No law firm in New York has produced a better externship program in the country than Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. This is proven by the number of attorneys who started as part of this program, went on to earn fulltime positions, and, years later, have become the leading attorneys in their areas of expertise. Externs at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. have quickly gone on to become highly respected members of the real estate legal community.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., strives to bring in the talents of both the sharpest legal minds and the most seasoned professionals to every matter. The entire firm works in tandem to provide the highest quality of legal analysis, drafting, advocacy and absolutely unrivaled client care. Proud of its past, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. aggressively pursues its future so it may continue to bring to its clients the best that any law firm can offer, both in advocating on behalf of the client and in working with the client. Our externs become lawyers-in-training and are part of the legal team from day one, learning on the case or deal. Getting assigned to active cases and granted an essential role on the team provides students with the ability to produce amazing results and gain immediate access to senior associates and partners who provide mentorship and guidance throughout the program. You can directly access some of the most important active cases in the field while still managing to get facetime with partners.


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in many of the most important New York real estate cases of the new millennium, as reflected in numerous published and unpublished decisions on novel legal issues. Some of these notable victories have changed the landscape of New York law, established new ways to practice law, and created novel theories to solve its clients’ problems. The firm’s successes have also resulted in the creation of new laws and precedents, the invention of radically modern leases that have become industry standards, the conception of more innovative and less expensive procedures to obtain foreclosures and evictions; we are known for using “Perry Mason” moments to win trials, constantly creating out-of-the-box ways to collect on judgments, and developing revolutionary theories of law to obtain justice for clients. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. counts itself among only one of two law firms with under 30 attorneys to achieve an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating, repeated Super Lawyers rankings including a Top 100 Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer ranking, selection into the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, and a Chambers & Partners award for being one of the “Leading Lawyers for Real Estate.” As aggressive as Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is in the courtroom and the negotiating table, we are equally aggressive in recruiting so that we only present the most talented attorneys and sharpest legal minds to every matter. We understand that investing in the future of real estate law will ensure a continued impact on our world and the spaces that we occupy.


Besides superior compensation, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. offers an expansive benefits package including health insurance, free dental cleanings and vision check-ups, and a first-class, flexible working environment. The firm also provides an 80% subsidized Equinox Gym membership, as well as frequent Happy Hours to get to know the partners. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. tries to make four-day holiday weekends available whenever possible, giving employees the opportunity to maximize their time off, allowing for rest, relaxation, and regeneration. The firm also celebrates events like birthdays, engagements, big victories, and when new attorneys pass the bar.

  • At one time, 70% of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. attorneys – both associates and partners – have received awards for their groundbreaking achievements in the boardroom, court room, closing table, and more.
  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has been named one of Crain’s 2022 Top 100 Best Places to Work in New York City. Out of all the law firms in New York City, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. placed in the top 5. In that same year, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. also Ranked as New York’s Best and Brightest Company to Work For 2022
  • 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 and Best Law Firm rankings, selected among America’s Top 100 Bet-The-Company Litigators, and selection into the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers.Adam Leitman Bailey has also been ranked by Chambers & Partners as one of New York’s Top Real Estate Litigators from 2020-2023.
  • Diversity is important to us: over half of our employees are female, 20% are people of color and 5% identify as LGBT. Additionally, 12 languages are spoken at the firm

We are currently accepting applications for fall, spring, and summer externs/interns in their first, second, and third year in law school at the top of their classes.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and any additional materials to

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