Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Opens
On January 3, 2000, starting from scratch, Adam Leitman Bailey opened the doors to the firm bearing his name. Bartering a small law office in exchange for providing legal services for his landlord, Adam Leitman Bailey pledged to become the best law firm in New York 1) by only taking on business where he believed he was possibly the best lawyer for the case or deal and 2) by creating a level of client service surpassing that of all other law firms.
Less than a year after opening its doors, Adam Leitman Bailey’s firm hired its first employee, Nancy Fernandez, who today is the firm’s Chief Paralegal. One year later, John Desiderio joined the firm as counsel, thus moving the institution from a man with a desk to a law firm with a multi-talented staff.
While keeping the focus on getting results for its clients, Adam Leitman Bailey’s firm continued recruiting talented attorneys for its expanding practice. Adam Leitman Bailey realized that the only way to realize his dream of having New York’s best law firm would be to hire New York’s most talented real estate attorneys. In addition, although many of these attorneys previously performed many legal tasks, at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. they were asked to only practice the type of law where they were renowned for their talents, whether their exceptional skill be trying cases, writing briefs, performing closings, drafting commercial leases or overseeing corporate governance.