Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is dedicated to being the best real estate law firm in New York. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. owes much of its visible success to its less visible but equally important success in recruiting some of the finest professionals and paraprofessionals in the entire real estate industry. As aggressive as Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, it is equally so in staffing for its clients’ long term needs and goals. The firm maintains training programs that in some cases reach as far down as high school and as high up as partnerships in competing firms. Interns at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. have gone on to become highly respected members of the real estate legal community. The firm aggressively recruits to bring the talents of both the sharpest minds and the most seasoned professionals to every matter. The staff works in tandem to provide the highest quality of legal analysis, drafting, advocacy, and absolutely unrivaled client care.

Factsheet: How do we stand out?

  • 68% of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. attorneys have been named as Super Lawyers and New York Metro Rising Stars
  • No attorneys who have been at the firm for at least three months have ever been terminated
  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. offers a top benefits program, including 401k, gold-standard health insurance, three months’ paid maternity leave, and 80 percent off gym memberships
  • 50% of the firm’s attorneys are under the age of 40
  • There are no other law firms in New York with a Best Lawyers Best Law Firms ranking, selection into the Bar Registry of Pre-eminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell “AV” ratings, Super Lawyers Top 100 rankings, and Chambers USA ratings
  • The firm has been named to Crain’s Top 100 Best Places to Work in 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Greatness Equals Equality


Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is founded on the fundamental principle of universal equality enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, the principle that greatness is blind to race, color, creed, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, and all other forms of differentiation. As we continue our quest to build the best real estate law firm in New York’s history, we embrace and celebrate the diversity of both the staff and the pool of talent available to us. Greatness includes passion, love for the law, devotion to our clients’ mission and the inner compulsion to let no matter rest until our clients’ goals have been achieved.

Compensation & Benefits


Besides superior compensation, our attorneys participate in a revenue sharing program, thereby permitting an unlimited means of compensation based on performance. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. includes an expansive benefits package including a premier health insurance plan, self-insured eye and dental coverage, 401k, three months’ paid maternity leave, 80 percent discount on Equinox gym memberships, and a flexible, first-class working environment with built-in flexibility to accommodate our staff members’ needs and those of their families. In addition to monetary compensation, the firm indulges in bi-weekly “Spa Fridays” where employees receive a complimentary manicure or massage in the office. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. tries to make four-day weekends available whenever possible. This provides employees with an opportunity to maximize their time off, allowing rest, relaxation, and regeneration. The firm also celebrates all meaningful events such as birthdays, engagements, big victories, and when new attorneys pass the bar.


At Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., although everyone receives a paycheck every pay period, we are the only law firm in New York City providing individualized revenue sharing. This program allows every attorney – partners and associates – to have an opportunity to be among the highest paid attorneys in New York without depending on other lawyers in the firm.

Our revenue sharing program is not based on bringing in business. In fact, when an attorney at any level brings in business he or she receives a percentage of what he or she brings in on top of the below compensation program, up to as much as twenty percent for top performers.

Here is how it works: Every attorney at the firm receives one third of his/her billable time that has been collected. Attorneys that bring in business receive up to fifty-three percent of his/her billable time.


Scenario 1: A $625 billing rate for senior attorneys x 2,500 billed hours per year equals $1,562,500. With a collection rate of 92% (the rate for 2015), the firm would collect $1,437,500 ($1,562,500 x .92) for the year. The attorney would earn one third of this amount, total compensation of $479,166.

Scenario 2: Assuming the same $625 billing rate x 2,000 billed hours per year equals total gross compensation of $1,250,000. With a collection rate of 92% (the rate for 2015), the firm would collect $1,150,000 ($1,250,000 x .92) for the year. The attorney would earn one third of this amount, total compensation of $383,333.

Scenario 3: At a $450 billing rate for junior attorneys x 2,000 billed hours per year equals $900,000. With a collection rate of 92% (the rate for 2015), the firm would collect $828,000 (900,000 x .92) for the year. The attorney would earn one third of this amount, total compensation of $276,000.

This is why our revenue sharing program results in our paying more to our attorneys than most other law firms in New York.

Open Positions

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has some of the most challenging and high profile cases in the nation, and staff expertise really does make a difference for the client and the community. Because Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. practices only one type of law in one state, our attorneys are able to focus their expertise in a particular area of real estate. We have exciting cases that require a lot of hard work from the smartest and most aggressive, passionate, loyal, and committed attorneys, staff, and students who are ready to change the world one real estate case at a time.

We choose the most talented applicants, looking to see whether they have the potential to be great at our firm. Once we hire someone, the training, mentoring, and teaching never stops. We strive for greatness in everything we do and expect our staff – from senior attorneys to interns to professional staff – to do the same. We encourage you to express your opinions and share your ideas to improve our work.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is looking for attorneys in the following areas:

  • Litigation Attorney with 8-10 years of experience in litigation, including significant experience with writing, motion practice, and oral argument in front of Supreme Court justices
  • Litigation Attorney with at least 6-8 years of experience in real estate and title insurance
  • Senior Litigation Attorney with 15+ years of litigation experience
  • Cooperative/Condominium Offering Plans
  • Zoning and Land Use
  • Commercial Transactions/Closings

How to Apply

We accept applications for all positions on an ongoing basis. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and materials to Carly Clinton,

  • For litigators, please include anything else that may demonstrate your talents and qualifications including, but not limited to, writing samples, depositions, and trial transcripts.
  • For transactional attorneys, please provide any other information relevant to your experience.
  • If you are applying for a legal internship or externship or are a recent graduate, also include your school transcripts. Read more about the program.
  • If you are applying for a high school internship or would like to know more about our staff positions, please submit your resume and let us know more about your interests and qualifications.
Interns, Externs & Summer Associates

Interns, Legal Externs & Summer Associates

No law firm in New York has produced a better internship and externship program in the country and this is proven by the number of attorneys who started as part of this program, went on to earn full-time positions, and, years later, have become the leading attorneys in their areas of expertise. Many of these attorneys have received the highest honors and rankings, including Leading Real Estate Lawyer by Chambers USA, Super Lawyer “Top 100″ and Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” ratings, “AV” Preeminent ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ranking from, Best Lawyers ranking from US News and World Report, and the New York Times’ list of “Top 50 Women Attorneys.”

Our interns and externs become lawyers-in-training and are part of the legal team, learning on the case or deal. Being assigned to active cases and made part of the team has given students the ability to produce amazing results. As one of the best – if not the best – real estate law firms in New York City, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. strives to find only the best law school students. Legal interns and externs will participate in a wide range of tasks that may include conducting case investigation, legal research, and discovery, meetings with clients and experts, and preparing memoranda, briefs, and other legal documents for administrative, judicial, and transactional proceedings.

Press & Media


Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is growing and looking toward the future, and providing enormous opportunities and rewards for outstanding lawyers and staff members of all ages and experience.

  • Chambers Associate Features Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. in 2017-18 Student Guide (Click Here)
  • The Wall Street Journal Article: Associate Perk of the Week: “Persuasive” Ties and Brooks Brothers Suits (Click Here)
  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Congratulates Israel Katz on Passing the New York State Bar Exam (Click Here)
  • Best Man’s Speech Turns into a Story about an Employee’s Dedication to Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. (Watch)
  • The Huffington Post: Why We Do Not Hire Law School Graduates from the Ivy League Schools (Click Here)
  • Fox Business’ Stuart Varney says Adam Leitman Bailey hires ‘killers’: “Don’t you love this guy!” (Watch)
  • Dov Treiman Dedicates Book Chapter to Adam Leitman Bailey (Click Here)
Honors & Awards


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