Massimo F. D’Angelo

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About Massimo F. D’Angelo

Massimo F. D’Angelo is admitted to practice before the state courts of New York and New Jersey, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District and the Eastern District of New York and the District of New Jersey. Mr. D’Angelo represents condominium and cooperative boards and sponsors, as well as commercial and residential landlords and tenants in connection with complex real estate litigation matters, and regularly advises and represents clients in real estate administrative and environmental proceedings. Super Lawyers have repeatedly recognized Mr. D’Angelo as a New York Metro Area Rising Star. 
Mr. D’Angelo has obtained the following significant decisions affecting New York real estate law:
  • Yuppie Puppy Pet Products, Inc. v. Street Smart Realty, LLC, 77 A.D.3d 197 (1st Dept. 2010) Established that a mortgagee can be permitted to intervene in an action where the defendant/mortgagor has defaulted.
  • Arthur at the Westchester, Inc. v. Westchester Mall, LLC, 104 A.D.3d 471 (1st Dept. 2013) Successfully represented mall against challenge by retail tenant that a guaranty was want for lack of consideration even though the guaranty was executed prior to the lease.
  • Westchester Mall, LLC v. Manoucher Hedvat, 104 A.D.3d 678 (2nd Dept. 2013) Reaffirmed the general rule that dismissals after opening statements are strongly disfavored absent extraordinary circumstances in a corporate veil piercing action brought against a commercial tenant and its principal.
  • The Board of Managers of 266 West 115th Street Condominium v. 266 West 115th Street, LLC, 2014 WL 6791412 (N.Y.Sup.) In a case of first impression on two separate issues, successfully established that: (i) a board may pursue claims against a Sponsor’s principal, personally, where the principal signs the certification to the Offering Plan in his individual capacity; and (ii) a Sponsor may be liable for construction defects beyond the applicable notice period set forth in the Offering Plan when the Sponsor engages in repairs beyond such notice period.
Prior to joining Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., Mr. D’Angelo was engaged in private practice where he specialized in the litigation of sophisticated commercial lease issues and landlord-tenant matters for Simon Property Group, the nation’s largest real estate management firm, as well as other large scale real estate management companies such as General Growth Properties and Macerich. He has negotiated numerous high value settlements on behalf of his clients. In addition, Mr. D’Angelo has handled the general liability defense for many well-known publicly traded entities on matters including premises liability, construction defects and product liability claims including Costco and Best Buy.
Mr. D’Angelo has extensive experience in conducting trials and arguing appeals in both state and federal court. His reported cases include the following: Goldman v. Stein, 60 A.D.3d 902 (2nd Dept. 2009); Yuppie Puppy Pet Products, Inc. v. Street Smart Realty, LLC, 77 A.D.3d 197 (1st Dept. 2010); Nuzzo v. Horvath, 2011 WL 3795035 (N.J.Super.A.D.); Lauren Klimko v. Vinyl Works Canada, 2012 WL 5187919 (N.J.Super.A.D.); Dabbagh v. Newmark Knight Frank Global Management Services, LLC, 99 A.D.3d 448 (1st Dept. 2012); Wolff v. Best Buy, 2012 WL 5845579 (N.J.Super.A.D.); Westchester Mall, LLC v. Manoucher Hedvat, 104 A.D.3d 678 (2nd Dept. 2013); Arthur at the Westchester, Inc. v. Westchester Mall, LLC, 104 A.D.3d 471 (1st Dept. 2013); 201 W. 89th Owners, Inc. v. Mostel, 46 Misc.3d 1201(A) (N.Y.City Civ.Ct. 2014); The Board of Managers of 266 West 115th Street Condominium v. 266 West 115th Street, LLC, 2014 WL 6791412 (N.Y.Sup.); NYCTL 1998-1 Trust v. Rodriguez, 2015 N.Y. Slip Op. 25370 (N.Y.Sup.); Bd. of Managers of the Bayard Views Condominium v. FPG Bayard, LLC, 2017 WL 1435430 (N.Y.Sup.); and Kobyleckyj v. Kobyleckyj, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 30063(U).
Mr. D’Angelo is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association. He also serves on the membership committee of the Columbian Lawyers Association, First Judicial Department, and as Legal Counsel to the Association of Italian American Educators, a non-profit organization that was organized to enhance the Italian American image and presence in academia.  
Mr. D’Angelo is fluent in Italian and conversant in French and Spanish.
 

 

 

Published Articles

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Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Protects Tenants in 420-Unit Complex Under Rent Stabilizat...
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Landlord-Tenant—Succession—Income Affidavit Is Not Conclusive Evidence
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Ruling has big implications for condo developer liability, makes it harder for condo...
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Fortis not responsible for $2M in defects caused by prior developer, judge says in r...
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NYU expansion at Sheldon Solow-donated space suffers setback
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Tenant Prevails Against Cooperative And Avoids Eviction By Proving That Cigarette Sm...
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The Board of Managers of 266 West 115th Street Condo. v. 266 West 115th Street, LLC
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Judge OK’s ‘blocked view’ suit against Louboutins
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Opening Statements: A Critical Juncture
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Fraud Claims Against HPD Not Time-Barred
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Seeking to Expand an Uptown Site, N.Y.U. Finds Itself in an Alley Fight
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Westchester Mall, LLC v. Manoucher Hedvat
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Letters of Reference

Letters of Reference

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Case Studies

Case Studies

Gamechanging Settlement Creates New Case Law while Winning Attorney Fees and Allowin...
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Nightmare on Willow Street
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Shuts Down Prior Partners’ Suit For Lost Profits in Reco...
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ALBPC Twice Saves Tenant’s Business from Certain Death
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Recaptures Multimillion Dollar SoHo Loft from Longti...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Defeats Successor Sponsor Construction Defect Claim agains...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Successfully Defends Against Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit ...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Summarily Evicts ‘Game the System,’ Squatter, ...
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In Case of First Impression, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Creatively Utilizes Archaic C...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Delivers Near Million Dollar Settlement For Pizza Restaura...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Achieves Miracle In Pullman Case
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Setting New Precedent, ALBPC Obtains A Victory for Condominium Board
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Forms

Forms

FORM_BCL 727 Disclosure – Board of Directors (Cooperative)
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FORM_LL147 Smoking Policy – Condominium
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FORM_LL147 Smoking Policy – Cooperative
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FORM_BCL 727 Disclosure – Board of Managers (Condominium)
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Headlines

Headlines

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Defeats Successor Sponsor Construction Defect Claim agains...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Rescues Client’s Million Dollar Letter of Credit At the ...
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Finding Individual Liability for Sponsor’s Principals And Sponsor’s Waiver of Th...
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Setting New Precedent, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Obtains A Victory for Condominium B...
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Judge OK’s ‘blocked view’ suit against Louboutins
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Rescues Condominium From Combination with University
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Tenant Prevails Against Cooperative And Avoids Eviction By Proving That Cigarette Sm...
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Arthur at the Westchester, Inc. v Westchester Mall, LLC Published Decision
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“A great victory!!!! Thank you.”
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“Very Thorough, Very Engaging, Very Easy.”
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“I never thought about it in terms of winning or losing, but when I won…...
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“Throughout the case anytime there were any questions or anytime I reached out...
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“They Held Our Hands Through It. They Made Sure That Our Grievances Were Addre...
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“I needed somebody tough on my team. Adam was the perfect guy.”
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Published Decisions

Published Decisions

Jian Min Lei – v. – New York City Department of Housing Preservation and...
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BH 2105 Atlantic LLC v. Glizer Rodriguez
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Kobyleckyj v Kobyleckyj
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184-188 Claremont Inv. LLC v Knowles
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Bd. of Managers of the Bayard Views Condominium v. FPG Bayard, LLC
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NYCTL 1998-1 Trust v Rodriguez
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The Board of Managers of 266 West 115th Street Condominium v. 266 West 115th Street,...
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201 W. 89th Owners, Inc. v Mostel Published Decision
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PENY & CO., Plaintiff, v. 936-938 CLIFFCREST HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND CORPORATI...
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Westchester Mall, LLC v Hedvat Published Decision
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Yuppie Puppy Pet Prods., Inc. v Street Smart Realty, LLC Published Decision
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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

Massimo F. D’Angelo Speaks at the New York Women’s Bar Association on th...
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