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 board room, 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.
The Firm 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in many of the most important New York real estate cases of the new millennium, as reflected in numerous published and unpublished decisions on novel legal issues.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. The firm has invented new ways to practice law and new theories to solve its clients’ problems. Its successes have resulted in producing new laws and new precedents, creating new leases to become the industry standards, devising new faster, less expensive procedures to obtain foreclosures and evictions, using “Perry Mason” moments to win trials, creating out-of- the-box ways to collect on judgments, and creating new 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 ranking including a Top 100 honor, selection into the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, repeated Best Lawyers and Best Law Firms rankings, and a Chambers & Partners award for being one of the leading firms in real estate law.
Chambers & Partners named Adam Leitman Bailey as a “tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges” noting that he is “an extraordinary practitioner who gets great results” and quoting a client on his “ability to anticipate things before they happen.” “Hired to litigate extremely high-profile cases, Adam Leitman Bailey has impressed sources with his courtroom presence.” Another client told Chambers, “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.”
A New York State Judge wrote that Adam Leitman Bailey “was the best trial lawyer I saw in my nine years as a Judge in New York City.” When 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.
The New York Times referred to his legal strategy and legislation, proposed in one case, as “novel.” In addition, the New York Times remarked on another case in which “Adam Leitman Bailey fought on…grinding through excruciating detail and obscure Perry Mason moments.” A different case was described as “the city’s largest condo refund ever” (Curbed NY). In another transaction, he obtained the largest government grant ($21 million) for a cooperative in New York history. The Commercial Observer ranked one of the firms victories among their “15 Most Fascinating New York Real Estate Cases of the 21st Century.”
The collective experience of this team has been responsible for winning several landmark decisions in real estate law. These attorneys have had more appellate victories at the Court of Appeals and its subsidiary appellate courts than most real estate firms have had cases of any kind, won or lost. Its trial attorneys have won hundreds of cases, both with and without juries. The attorneys at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. have won over a thousand cases in State, Federal and Housing court, including over 250 appellate court cases, many at New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.
Participating in some of New York’s largest and smallest leasing and property transactions, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s transactional team’s drafting and negotiating abilities have been recognized by the leading publishers of legal forms who have purchased the rights to reproduce and to sell to the public, leases and other purchase and sale forms originating at the firm. Commercial lease clauses first drafted at the firm have also received national publication models to be followed.
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.