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New York City has the most complex residential and commercial landlord-tenant laws in the world. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. provides a full range of services, assisting its clients in navigating the complexities of these laws. Starting from when a client first considers the purchase of a new property, to taking title, and through to the day-to-day management of that building, the firm dedicates itself to protecting the clients’ interests and financially increasing the value of their investment. The firm strives first to prevent litigation, but when it happens, to pursue it aggressively to meet clients’ goals through favorable settlements, facilitated eviction, and aggressive litigation technique, both in the preparation and in the conduct of trials and appeals.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. provides one of the most outstanding landlord-tenant practices in New York City. 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 & 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,” and hailed him as “a tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges.”

The collective experience of Adam Leitman Bailey’s team has been responsible for winning landmark decisions in real estate law. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. attorneys have won over a thousand cases in housing court, including over 400 appellate court cases, many at the highest court, the Court of Appeals. In addition to participating in some of the most important landlord-tenant decisions during the past decade, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. 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.

A few recent decisions making new law and creative victories in favor of landlords have included:

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    Fort Washington Holdings, LLC v. Maurice Abbott

    Fort Washington Holdings, LLC v. Maurice Abbott

    Fort Washington Holdings, LLC v Maurice Abbott

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    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Vindicated Victory Against Long Term Nuisance Tenant – Appellate Term, First Department

    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Vindicated Victory Against Long Term Nuisance Tenant – Appellate Term, First Department

    APR 29, 2009 SUPREME COURT, APPELLATE TERM, FIRST DEPARTMENT A February 2009 Term McKeon, P.J., Schoenfeld, Heitler, JJ. Cabrini Terrace Joint Venture, Petitioner-Landlord-Respondent, -against- Charles O’Brien, Respondent-Tenant-Appellant. NY County Clerk’s No. 570255/08 Calendar No. 08-453 Tenant appeals from a final judgment of the Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County (Gerald Lebovits, J.), entered March 7, 2008, after a non-jury trial, which awarded possession to landlord in a proceeding. Per Curiam. Final judgment (Gerald Lebovits, J.)...

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  • By Failing to Give Adequate Notice of Repairs, Tenant Loses Right to an Abatement

    By Failing to Give Adequate Notice of Repairs, Tenant Loses Right to an Abatement

    When a landlord sought Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s help after his tenant withheld rent for seven months, the attorneys at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. defended the landlord and prevailed in the case. In this case, a tenant withheld rent for seven months due to defective conditions in his apartment, including: cracks in the bedroom walls, pealing paint by the radiator and in the bathroom, exposed gas and plumbing pipes in the kitchen, no use of his stove, and accumulation of...

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  • The Case of the Tenant Who Evicted Herself: A Chronic Nonpayment Holdover Story

    The Case of the Tenant Who Evicted Herself: A Chronic Nonpayment Holdover Story

    The landlord of a rent-stabilized apartment in Brooklyn for years could not collect rent from his tenant without starting a nonpayment case. After enduring seven nonpayment cases over a span of two years, the chronic nonpayment holdover case was ripe for the coup de grâce. The key to the victory of this case was the preparation and attention to detail from the date the owner bought the building. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. counseled the landlord to document his consistent and...

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    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Case of First Impression As the First Landlord to be Awarded Attorney Fees Under the Tenant Anti-Harassment Act

    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Case of First Impression As the First Landlord to be Awarded Attorney Fees Under the Tenant Anti-Harassment Act

    New York Law Journal

    By: Scott E. Mollen May 15th, 2013 Landlord-Tenant—Tenant’s Harassment Claims Dismissed—Legal Fees Awarded to Landlord—Tenant Had Denied Landlord Access for Inspection and Repair The petitioner tenant had commenced a harassment proceeding against the landlord, alleging that the landlord “either used force, threatened the use of force or implied the use of force; repeatedly brought court cases against her for no good reason; and repeatedly caused or permitted acts or omissions that substantially interfered with or disturbed her comfort, peace or...

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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s ability to obtain successful trial or settlement results is unmatched. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s negotiating abilities have been featured on national television’s Dateline NBC. Media outlets have named Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s attorneys among “the best real estate attorneys in New York,” hailing Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s “prominent real estate attorneys” as “aggressive, tenacious and smart.”


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    Fast Tracking the Non-Payment Proceeding

    Fast Tracking the Non-Payment Proceeding

    The Rent Demand is ready for client signature within twenty-four hours of receipt of all information needed to start the case. Service of the Rent Demand is completed within four days of receipt of the signed notice. The Notice of Petition and the Petition is drafted and sent to client for verification within twenty-four hours of expiration of the Rent Demand. Service of the Notice of Petition and the Petition is completed within four days of receipt of the signed...

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  • How to Win A Chronic Nonpayment Case

    How to Win A Chronic Nonpayment Case

    Landlords waste tons of money starting nonpayment cases and paying lawyers to prosecute these cases only to have the tenant pay on the eve of eviction and default again the very next month or months later.  Most of the time, the legal fees and court costs are not reimbursed because these cases are settled.  Therefore, it is essential for landlords of rent-stabilized units to spotlight frequently delinquent accounts and prepare them for chronic nonpayment actions.  When done properly, this will...

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    Lease Renewal Notice Calculator

    Lease Renewal Notice Calculator

    Prepared exclusively for Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. By: Miguel Rodriguez Under the Rent Stabilization Law, lease renewal offers must be offered during a “window period” no closer to the expiration of the lease than 90 days ahead of time and no further from the expiration of the lease than 150 days ahead of time. The chart appearing below gives you, for each day of the calendar, the 90th and 150th days before any given date. While you are always better...

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    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Drafts Residential Lease Agreements for Blumberg Forms

    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Drafts Residential Lease Agreements for Blumberg Forms

    The Blumberg Excelsior

    BlumbergExcelsior Introduces Comprehensive New Leases for Multi-Unit Apartments BlumbergExcelsior Inc., a leading supplier of online law forms, has introduced new comprehensive lease forms drafted by prominent real estate attorneys Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. These documents include: Lease for a Regulated (Stabilized Apartment) (56) Lease for an Unregulated Apartment in New York City (57) Apartment House Rules, Nationwide (58) Apartment House Rules, New York (58) Apartment House Rules, New Jersey (58) Apartment House Rules,...

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    Generic Application for Apartment Rental

    Generic Application for Apartment Rental

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