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Fire and Building Violations

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C  has become one of the leading law firms in counseling, advising, and representing clients with fire and building violations.  This success comes from the firm’s expertise in these matters and its attorneys have written and lectured extensively on the subject. Among others, articles written directly by Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. attorneys or having resulted from interviews with them have included the following:

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    How to Handle City-Issued Violation Hearing

    How to Handle City-Issued Violation Hearing

    New York Apartment Law Insider

    By: Adam Leitman Bailey September 1st, 2006 If you get a violation from certain city agencies, such as the Department of Buildings (DOB), the NYC Fire Department, or the NYC Department of Sanitation, and you want to fight it, you’ll need to appear at the Environmental Control Board (ECB) for a hearing. Here’s what you’ll need to know to prepare for the hearing. Preparing for Hearing Before the hearing date, you should collect certain information. www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/violations/violations.shtml, has updated information about...

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    Use Nine Arguments to Beat DOB Violations

    Use Nine Arguments to Beat DOB Violations

    New York Apartment Law Insider

    By: Adam Leitman Bailey June 1st, 2004 If you’re like most owners, you’ve probably spent some time at the Environmental Control Board (ECB) fighting violations issued by the Department of Buildings (DOB). And you know it isn’t easy to beat those violations. That’s why it’s important to have as much ammunition as possible, to fight those violations successfully. To help you, ALI has reviewed dozens of ECB rulings to find those where owners successfully challenged DOB violations. We spoke with...

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    Use Six Arguments to Beat Sanitation Violations

    Use Six Arguments to Beat Sanitation Violations

    New York Apartment Law Insider

    October 1st, 2003 One big headache for many owners is getting hit with violations from the city’s Department of Sanitation (DOS). These violations include not keeping the sidewalk in front of your building clean, not sweeping 18 inches into the street, and not properly maintaining garbage receptacles. And now that DOS has raised the minimum base fine for these violations from $50 to $100, it’s more important than ever to challenge unfair violations before the Environmental Control Board (ECB). We...

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In educating building owners on their responsibilities and teaching them how to defeat violation summonses, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has lectured on topics including “How to Avoid City-Issued Violations—How to Prevent Them and How to Cure Them.” On May 15, 2008, the firm appeared with the buildings department commissioners to introduce the new building code in a lecture titled “How to Comply with the City’s New Building Code.”

Among the firm’s staff, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. includes attorneys from various prosecutorial backgrounds, including backgrounds in housing code enforcement.

Thus, with the firm’s ground-up knowledge of the codes themselves and the firm’s insiders’ knowledge of how they are enforced, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. brings to building owners unrivaled expertise in dealing with fire and building code violations.

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