Mitchell-Lama/ Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) & Third Party Transfer Representation

Mitchell-Lama/ Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) & Third Party Transfer Representation

About Mitchell-Lama/ Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) & Third Party Transfer Representation

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. was built to counsel Mitchell-Lama housing companies, cooperatives and HDFCs. Mitchell-Lama complexes are a unique blend of private enterprise working with comprehensive governmental oversight. For general counsel to be effective in providing the kind of representation a Mitchell-Lama Board of Directors needs, counsel must have at its command attorneys with the specialized skills needed to handle the complex, technical, and intricate interplay of legal relationships. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. was built to be just that kind of counsel.

While our firm has the departmental structure necessary to give specialized attention to specialized needs and situations, it has unrivaled experience in using its inner resources to attack complex issues with teams comprised of some of the most highly regarded specialists in the various branches of real estate law – transactional attorneys with nationally recognized skills in drafting contracts, licenses, and leases; litigation attorneys who know the ins and outs of bench trials, jury trials, and administrative trials; creative scholars who mine and build upon old precedents to devise new arguments; appellate attorneys who regularly appear in all the federal and state tribunals to craft their arguments, whether fact driven or legally sophisticated; and hands-on practitioners who draw on their previous experience to put together deals and arrangements that work on the practical level and can be readily understood by self-governing layperson directors.

Contracts and Transactions

On the transactional front, we have some of the best and most cost effective attorneys who have mastered negotiating, preparing and drafting contracts, commercial leases, and management agreements, and financing instruments. Our experience encompasses deals ranging from the smallest to some of the largest capital projects in the history of Mitchell-Lama housing.

Commercial Leasing

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has represented housing corporations in a full range of leasing and leasing-related matters, ranging from fairly straightforward leases to complex lease transactions. We have prepared and negotiated leases for shopping centers, mixed-use developments, and small and large retail spaces for many other types of businesses. The creativity of our drafting has been recognized by one of the leading publishers of legal forms who has purchased the rights to reproduce and to sell to the public a lease form we recently drafted. In addition, Vendome Group, LCC has also published a book titled The Insider’s Best Commercial Lease Clauses which has included advice and lease provisions from the nation’s top lease drafters including those by Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.  When it comes to keeping rents low at a Mitchell-Lama complex through innovative creation and management of revenue streams, the legal services provided by Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. are unmatched.

Landlord-tenant matters in front of HPD, DHCR and Housing Court

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. provides one of the most outstanding landlord-tenant practices in New York City, and we constantly appear in front of an HPD, DHCR, Housing Court and other tribunals to make sure that each building can maintain revenue and keep housing and legal costs affordable. Our team also has particularized experience in dealing with supervising agencies – HPD and DHCR – and regularly and routinely interfacing with them regarding various audits and occupant issues. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C is one of four law firms with 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 lawyers with a Super Lawyer ranking.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is the only law firm in New York City with 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 real estate law. 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.

Insurance Defense Litigation

Using Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s seven decades of combined insurance defense litigation experience, our litigation attorneys have prevailed in hundreds of cases and have achieved favorable settlements in thousands more.

Our team of attorneys has lectured on trial, pretrial and trial preparation topics, as well as authoring over 90 books, including Trial of a Negligence Case in New York. Team members were a major contributor to Taking and Defending Effective Depositions. Both of these volumes have become standard manuals for New York litigation and trial attorneys.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s abilities to keep a Mitchell-Lama complex’s expenses low is rivaled only by its ability to keep the complex’s revenues high.

Mitchell-Lama/ Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) & Third Party Transfer Representation

Published Articles

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Press Mentions

Luna Park Reaches for Stars With New Funding Plan
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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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Luna Park Reaches for Stars With New Funding Plan
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Novel plan to save ‘dysfunctional’ former squat
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Fraud Claims Against HPD Not Time-Barred
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Q & A: Maintenance Rises After Units Are Combined
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Q & A: An Inheritance, With Restrictions
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Laws Versus Rules: You Need to Know the Difference
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Letters of Reference

“…it’s the most important people who care enough to give themselve...
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Case Studies

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., Wins Certificate of Eviction After Prevailing At Mitchell...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Helps Former East Village Squatters Obtain Homeownership &...
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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. Wins 26 out of 26 Eviction Cases in 2011 Involving Mitchel...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Assists Luna Park in Closing on $68 Million Loan & Gr...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Uses Fraud/ RICO Claim to Extend Statute of Limitations
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Uses Social Media to Prove that Tenant Was Not Using Apart...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Makes it Possible For Over One Hundred Homesteaders To Ove...
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Manhattan Newly Constructed Condominium Takes Over Sponsor Controlled Board and Rece...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Successfully Defends Against Niece’s Succession Claim to...
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Fighting For and Advising On Sandy
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Published Decisions

Jian Min Lei – v. – New York City Department of Housing Preservation and...
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PENY & CO., Plaintiff, v. 936-938 CLIFFCREST HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND CORPORATI...
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Rabinovich v Commissioner of Dept. of Hous. Preserv. & Dev. of City of N.Y. Pub...
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$36M Suit v B’klyn Developer Published Decision
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Chinatown Apartments Inc. v Henry Chan Published Decision
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Headline

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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Luna Park Reaches for Stars With New Funding Plan
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Applying the Business Judgment Rule: Individual Tort Liability for Co-op & Cond...
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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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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins 26 out of 26 Eviction Cases in 2011 Involving Mitchel...
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Demonstrating the ‘Irrational’: Whatever Happened to Article 78?
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Select Issues in Representing HPD Supervised Mitchell-Lama Cooperatives
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Makes it Possible For Over One Hundred Homesteaders To Ove...
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Owners’ Rights to Inspect Management Records
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Corruption in Mitchell-Lama Co-ops! How Boards Can Fight Back: Part 1
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Advising Boards on Handling Secondhand Smoke Issues
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“When you really need somebody to deliver, this is the firm.” – J....
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Condominium & Cooperative Representation Highlight Video
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