Sometimes Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. needs to go beyond the courtroom to effect change on behalf its clients and the public at large. As such, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has participated in drafting and critiquing some legislative bills, and assisting and debating the passage of other legislation on the city, state, and federal levels. Leaders of the state legislature, the organized bar, industry groups, and city legislators have called upon the firm’s attorneys, to comment on, draft, and propose legislation.
In addition, real estate industry leaders regularly call upon Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. to prepare analyses of the constitutionality of standing and proposed legislation regarding rent regulation.
The firm’s senior staff has led the way in correcting errors in New York State Legislation and has drafted bills now pending before the New York City Council and New York State Legislature.
Among the enactments finding their source or support in the senior staff of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. have been:
- The Technical Corrections Act, legislation first proposed at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. to correct dozens of errors and inconsistencies in New York State’s Real Property Law, Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law, and Real Property Tax Law
- The Harlem Historical District Act, legislation first proposed at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. to protect 125th Street’s rich heritage as a bastion of African American Culture
- The Home Purchase Credit Emergency Act, legislation proposed at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. in the wake of the global financial crisis to prevent defaults in purchases of newly constructed properties
- The Guardian ad litem Protection Act, a proposal requested by the New York State Office of Court Administration to protect from lawsuit those attorneys who are called upon by the court system to represent the interests of those mentally unfit to represent their own
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. attorneys have also been called upon to publicly debate the merits of proposed legislation, including one in which the New York City Council sought to add to the penalties a landlord could suffer for, among other things, offering to buy out a tenant.
Senior staff at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., having garnered recognition for their work in the public forum debating legislation, now routinely meet with New York State legislators – both senators and assembly persons – to bring to their attention the concerns of the real estate and title industry. The firm’s staff are now well recognized in the corridors of Albany as respected proponents for the health of the real estate and title industry, eloquent advocates of legislation helping small businesses, and vigorous opponents of those proposals which would hurt these businesses.