Condominium & Cooperative Litigation

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About Condominium & Cooperative Litigation

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. serves as litigation to over 250 cooperative and condominium buildings in New York City and its attorneys have been on the forefront of many of the legal issues confronting cooperatives and condominiums for over a generation. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. was built to serve the needs of cooperative and condominiums by hiring the best attorneys for every issue where a building may require counsel.

Our successes have led to the highest honors and awards from the bar and ranking organizations. We are the only cooperative condominium law firm under 30 attorneys that has received an AV® Martindale-Hubbell rating, Super Lawyers honors and selection into the Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. In addition, our success as cooperative and condominium general counsel earned our firm recognition in “Who’s Who in Real Estate” by Habitat Magazine.

During the past three years, the internationally esteemed Chambers & Partners repeatedly selected Mr. Bailey as one of New York’s Leading Real Estate lawyers, hailing Mr. Bailey as a “tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges.” Chambers & Partners noted that Bailey is “an extraordinary practitioner who gets great results” quoting a client on Mr. Bailey’s “ability to anticipate things before they happen.”

Real Estate Weekly noted that “Adam Leitman Bailey has made a name for himself with his success winning cases in the courtroom,” and that he is famous for his “condominium representation.” The New York Real Estate Journal declared Mr. Bailey to be “one of New York’s best real estate attorneys.” The New York Times praised his “novel” strategy in one case and remarked that in another “Bailey fought on… grinding through excruciating detail and obscure Perry Mason moments.” The New York Real Estate Journal called Bailey “One of New York’s best real estate attorneys.” After Mr. Bailey’s firm used a forgotten statute to prevail in a landmark federal case, the Wall Street Journal quoted a prominent New York developer’s attorney calling the holding a “game changer” affecting real estate nationwide. Dateline NBC referred to Mr. Bailey as “aggressive, tenacious and smart” in asking Mr. Bailey to share his negotiating secrets on its nationally syndicated television program.

As one of New York’s premier real estate litigation firms, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has participated and prevailed in some of the most important condominium and cooperative cases of the new millennium, as reflected in numerous published and unpublished decisions on novel legal issues. Our attorneys’ impressive success record in hundreds of trials places the firm’s performance among the very best in the profession.

Among these cases we have achieved the following results:

  • Lorne v. 50 Madison making new law, the Appellate Division found condominium boards not liable for repairing newly constructed building and that the obligation to repair remains with Sponsor.
  • Sky View Parc v. Onex Real Estate Adam Leitman Bailey P.C. reached the largest settlement in condominium history, awarding the contract vendees millions of dollars.
  • 40 West 67th Street v. Pullman Adam Leitman Bailey P.C. concluded a case and settled outstanding issues where a shareholder was evicted from its cooperative for bad behavior.
  • 710 Park Avenue v. Feld, the courts determined whether a board of directors could restrict whether a shareholder could run for the board of directors based on educational requirements.
  • Sinensky v. Rokowsky  the Appellate Division determined whether an applicant/non-shareholder has the standing to sue a board of directors for discrimination
  • Kahn v. 230-79 Equity the Appellate Term determined a cooperative’s liability for making repairs to a unit.
  • Anonymous v. 812 Fifth Avenue Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. prevailed in obtaining the return of a down payment for a rejected cooperative purchaser.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. provides one of the most outstanding cooperative landlord-tenant practices and condominium collection practices in New York City. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C is one of four law firms with cooperative landlord-tenant practices in the entire state of New York to earn an AV® Martindale-Hubbell Rating and is the only law firm in the State of New York to have both an AV Rating and a lawyer with a Super Lawyer ranking. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is the only law firm in New York City with cooperative landlord-tenant practice attorneys named by the internationally esteemed Chambers and Partners among “New York’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers”. Chambers & Partners noted that Adam Leitman Bailey makes his “debut in the rankings following enthusiastic praise for his expertise in landlord and tenant litigation. A tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges.”

The collective experience of our team has been responsible for winning landmark decisions in cooperative landlord-tenant law and condominium unpaid common charges cases. Our attorneys have won over a thousand cases in housing court, including over 250 appellate court cases, many at the highest court, The Court of Appeals. Besides participating in some of the most important landlord-tenant decisions during the past decade, our attorneys have written some 90 books on landlord-tenant law, including encyclopedias and the Housing Court Reporter, a thirty year collection, organization, and analysis of over 50,000 landlord-tenant cases used by most regular housing court practitioners and all landlord-tenant judges.

On the forefront of condominium foreclosure litigation, we invented a plan and devised an agreement to either get unpaid common charges paid or to push the foreclosure process to save months and even years in the foreclosure process to get the unit into a paying owner’s hands and the chance of redeeming any equity in the home to pay outstanding common charges. To learn more about this process click here.

Full Service Real Estate Firm

Our attorneys have over 80 years combined experience representing cooperatives and condominiums in New York. As either general or litigation counsel for cooperatives, condominiums, HDFCs, and shareholders/unit owners, we pride ourselves on our ability to assist all buildings, unit owners, and shareholders with their real estate needs. The satisfaction of our clients comes from our ability to give practical advice, and to guide prudent decisions, giving full weight to legal, business and economic considerations. With regards to cooperative and condominium litigation, our success comes from our ability to win at trial, obtain favorable settlements, and to prevent situations escalating towards litigation.

Client satisfaction starts with our customer service. Our AV-rated and award winning law firm responds to all emails and phone calls within 24 hours. Upon request, we provide you with weekly or daily updates on all of clients’ pending matters. Almost all of our attorneys live in the metropolitan New York City area, enabling them to attend building meetings and be available at your convenience. This responsiveness and hands on attentiveness allows us to prevent costly litigation by pinpointing potential issues before they become serious problems.

Published Articles

Published Articles

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Press Mentions

Press Mentions

Q&A: Can Condo Boards Sue Developers for Construction Defects in New York?
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ALBPC Prevails: Court Rules That Board of Managers Has No Duty to Repair Owners̵...
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NYU expansion at Sheldon Solow-donated space suffers setback
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Landmark Case Holding that the Sponsor or Developer i...
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Making New Law, Appellate Division Finds that Condo Board Not Liable For Repairing N...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s Victories Named 4 Out of 8 Biggest Cases of 2011
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails in Case Cited by Current Governance Issues in Coo...
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Nuisance Tenant with Debris-Filled Apartment Evicted
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Preventing & Dealing with Construction Defects: An Expensive Do-Over!
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Fraud Claims Against HPD Not Time-Barred
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Sponsor-Controlled Board Schemes to Buy a Super’s Apartment from … Spons...
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The Real Deal Credits Adam Leitman Bailey as First Lawyer in NYC to Use the ILSA Pro...
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Letters of Reference

Letters of Reference

“If I had a problem, Adam would be the lawyer I would be contacting to represe...
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“Last year’s board would not have had any success without you.”
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Case Studies

Case Studies

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Successfully Defends Noise Nuisance Litigation, Compels Pl...
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Making Sure the Closing Happens
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., Obtains Decision Clarifying Under New York Condominium/Co...
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A Property Fight Over An Apartment Unit That Became A Battle for the Ages
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Saves Pit Bull from Eviction Despite Attack on Neighbor...
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ALBPC Obtains Condo Deposit Refunds for Two Clients Totaling Over $10 Million, Inclu...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Obtains Decisive Dismissal Victory for Upper West Side Co-...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Successfully Cures a Title Defect, Allowing Condo Owners t...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Case of First Impression: Cooperatives required to do...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Assists Top Dentist with Opening of First Manhattan Office
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., Successfully Defends Condominium Board and Managing Agent...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Works with Attorney General’s Office to Enforce $11 Mill...
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Published Decisions

Published Decisions

PENY & CO., Plaintiff, v. 936-938 CLIFFCREST HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND CORPORATI...
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The Board of Managers of the 231 Norman Avenue Condominium v. 231 Norman Avenue Prop...
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Anonymous v. 812 Fifth Avenue
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Lorne v 50 Madison Avenue, LLC
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Cabrini Terrace Joint Venture v. Charles O’Brien, Appelate Division, First Dep...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Vindicated Victory Against Long Term Nuisance Tenant,...
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Kahn v 230-79 Equity Inc. Published Decision
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Headlines

Headlines

Court Clarifies Condo Owners’ Right to Inspect
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Works with Attorney General’s Office to Enforce $11 Mill...
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Negotiating Laundry Room Contracts
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Breaks New Legal Ground With Appellate Victory For Attorne...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Makes New Law, Evicting Long Term Nuisance Tenant
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Public Enemy No. 1 for Developers
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s Victories Named 4 Out of 8 Biggest Cases of 2011
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Applying the Business Judgment Rule: Individual Tort Liability for Co-op & Cond...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Makes New Law by Holding Developer Personally Liable for C...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Vindicated Victory Against Long Term Nuisance Tenant,...
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Manhattan Newly Constructed Condominium Takes Over Sponsor Controlled Board and Rece...
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Finding Individual Tort Liability for Board Members
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BlumbergExcelsior Introduces a Comprehensive New Sublease of a Cooperative Apartment...
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Board Collects Common Charges Without Judicial Intervention by Novel Agreement and D...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Landmark Victories Using Arcane Federal Law: Judge Ru...
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Making New Law, Appellate Division Finds that Condo Board Not Liable For Repairing N...
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Owners’ Rights to Inspect Management Records
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Perseverance Pays Off; Sponsor Pays Money, Repairs Building and Gives Super’s ...
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Advising Boards on Handling Secondhand Smoke Issues
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“We Felt That, with Their Previous Success, There Was Great Potential for Futu...
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“When you really need somebody to deliver, this is the firm.” – J....
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Testimonial from Condominium Board President
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Condominium & Cooperative Representation Highlight Video
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