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Condominium and Cooperative Discrimination

At Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. the housing discrimination team fights against all types of real estate discrimination both for clients being discriminated against and for those who have been wrongfully accused of discrimination. As reflected in many published and unpublished decisions in front of New York state courts including State Supreme, housing, civil, and federal courts, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has and always will voraciously fight for its clients.

Condominium and cooperative boards in particular have constantly been at the forefront of many discrimination cases where they are either rightfully or wrongfully accused of discriminatory acts. In New York state it is illegal to refuse a candidate acceptance into a cooperative or condominium board based on an individual’s characteristics including, but not limited to race, national origin, or age, among others.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is proud to represent or defend the underdog and litigate against claims of discrimination. The firm has overcome tremendous odds in court for candidates who have attempted to join a condo or co-op board and have been turned down due to matters of race, nationality, creed, religion, ethnicity, sex, and family status. Equally, the firm has fought for condominium and cooperative boards who were wrongfully accused of discrimination.

No matter the case, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. will stand up for justice and fight for the rights of its clients. In exposing racism, sexism, ageism and all other forms of discrimination, the firm works passionately and fervently to protect its clients who have been dismissed or declined from a board just as it will protect against false claims of discrimination.

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