Real Estate Litigation

Real Estate Litigation

About Real Estate Litigation

As one of New York’s premier real estate litigation firms, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has participated and prevailed in many of the most important New York real estate cases of the new millennium, as reflected in numerous published and unpublished decisions on novel legal issues. Our attorneys have won over a thousand cases in the courts in the state of New York including State Supreme, Housing, Civil and Federal courts in addition to over 250 appellate court cases, many at New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals.

Our successes have led to the highest honors and awards from the bar and ranking organizations. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is the only real estate litigation law firm with under 30 attorneys that has received an AV® Martindale-Hubbell rating, Super Lawyers honors with a Top 100 recognition, Best Lawyer awards for the firm and attorneys and selection into the Registry of Preeminent Lawyers as well as the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

The Commercial Observer named Adam Leitman Bailey as one of New York’s Most Powerful Real Estate Attorneys. Real Estate Weekly recognized him as, “one of the most respected commercial real estate attorneys in not only New York City, but arguably the country.” The New York Times referred to his legal strategy and legislation proposed in one case as “novel,” in addition to remarking on another case in which “Adam Leitman Bailey fought on…grinding through excruciating detail and obscure Perry Mason moments.” A New York State Judge wrote that one Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. attorney “was the best trial lawyer I saw in my nine years as a Judge in New York City.”

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is also the only real estate litigation law firm in New York City named by the internationally esteemed Chambers & Partners among New York’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers. Chambers & Partners noted that Adam Leitman Bailey received “enthusiastic praise for his expertise” and “a tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges.” In other years, Chambers & Partners remarked that Bailey is “an extraordinary practitioner who gets great results” quoting a client on Mr. Bailey’s “ability to anticipate things before they happen.”

Real Estate Weekly also noted that “Adam Leitman Bailey has made a name for himself with his success winning cases in the courtroom.” The New York Times praised the firm’s “novel” strategy in one case and remarked that in another Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. “fought on… grinding through excruciating detail and obscure Perry Mason moments.” After Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. used a forgotten statute to prevail in a landmark federal case, the Wall Street Journal quoted a prominent New York attorney calling the holding a “game changer” affecting real estate nationwide.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. also takes great satisfaction in garnering victories for our clients at the bargaining table as well as in the courtroom. Recent negotiating victories have saved the day for clients ranging from elderly widows to universally recognized international corporations. Our negotiation and persuasion abilities have been featured on national television’s Dateline NBC where it noted that Mr. Bailey is “aggressive, tenacious and smart” when asking Mr. Bailey to share his negotiating secrets on its nationally syndicated television program.

Since we solely practice real estate law, we are intimately familiar with both its complexity and constant evolution. Many of the judges we appear before recognize the firm’s experience on a myriad of real estate issues. Our preeminence in the field is further demonstrated in the legislation we have drafted on behalf of our clients, the more than ninety books published and numerous New York Law Journal real estate columns we have published, as well as the many articles in leading real estate periodicals authored by our attorneys, and our being chosen as the primary drafter of leases by Blumberg Forms. These books include 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.

As we understand that cases often cannot be won based on a witness’s testimony alone, our investigative skills and familiarity with advanced technology have greatly enhanced the firm’s success rate. Our courtroom attorneys are able to receive real time results from our research staff as issues arise during trials, thus providing instant authoritative answers to judges’ questions. This formula has caused companies both small and large, as well as their general counsel, to rely on our advice, which in turn, has led to our representation of a number of the largest companies in the United States.

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Press Mentions

Adam Leitman Bailey is Featured on PBS Frontline
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Judgment for Small NY Brokerage After Years-Long Cour...
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Management Matters: Colin Kaufman, Partner, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.
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Q&A: Can Condo Boards Sue Developers for Construction Defects in New York?
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Mets owner fights with Chelsea locals over “McMansion” plan
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Adam Leitman Bailey Stops Mets’ Owners from Developing Vertically in Historic ...
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ALBPC Prevails: Court Rules That Board of Managers Has No Duty to Repair Owners̵...
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Restaurant Destroyed By ’08 Turtle Bay Crane Collapse Wins Another Settlement
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Lands Largest Settlement in New York History for a Restaur...
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Battle Over Chelsea Townhouse Reflects War Being Waged in New York City’s Historic...
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Fortis not responsible for $2M in defects caused by prior developer, judge says in r...
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Donald Trump Settled a Real Estate Lawsuit
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Letters of Reference

“Thank You Again for Your Excellent Showing at the Settlement Conference Today...
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“Tears in my eyes as I thank God for you and your staff.”
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“If I had a problem, Adam would be the lawyer I would be contacting to represe...
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“I wouldn’t be where I am today without your generosity and advice.̶...
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“We were literally saved by Adam and his team.”
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“We are finally at the point in time when I can say thank you so much for your...
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” Adam is the perfect balance between a serene center in a world of chaos and ...
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“To Adam Leitman Bailey-who was the best trial lawyer I saw in my nine years a...
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“Having had the pleasure to have Mr. Leitman Bailey represent us in a sheer im...
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“Mr. Bailey and his law firm demonstrated a genuine interest in achieving the ...
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“Adam Leitman Bailey’s legal eagles kept costs down while delivering the...
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“Colin is the best trial attorney I have ever seen. I am privileged to have wi...
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Case Studies

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Saves a Mortgage from the Statute of Limitations by Using ...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Defends Brooklyn History and Makes Law
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Successfully Defends Residential Mortgage-Backed Security ...
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A Property Fight Over An Apartment Unit That Became A Battle for the Ages
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Unanimous Verdict Awarding Clients Money Judgment for...
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ALBPC Wins $1.2 Million Judgment on Behalf of Small Brokerage Firm, Wins on Appeal, ...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Obtains Disposal of Claim to an Easement on Contradictory ...
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After Discovering New Evidence in an Action to Discharge a Client’s Mortgage on th...
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The Persistence of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. In the Face Of Judicial Hostility Allow...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Obtains Decisive Dismissal Victory for Upper West Side Co-...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Uses Testimony and Common Sense to Win Six-Figure Judgment...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Shuts Down Prior Partners’ Suit For Lost Profits in Reco...
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Published Decisions

Beach 50th Street LLC v Peninsula Rockaway
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Successfully Defends Residential Mortgage-Backed Security ...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails at Traverse Hearing, Defeats Borrower’s Motion ...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails at Traverse Hearing, Defeats Borrower’s Motion ...
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Kobyleckyj v Kobyleckyj
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184-188 Claremont Inv. LLC v Knowles
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Bd. of Managers of the Bayard Views Condominium v. FPG Bayard, LLC
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Board of Mgrs. of Regent’s Park Gardens Condo v Chavez
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PENY & CO., Plaintiff, v. 936-938 CLIFFCREST HOUSING DEVELOPMENT FUND CORPORATI...
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B&C Realty, CO v 159 [Redacted] LLC, et al. Published Decision
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Yolanda Betancourt v Ligia Guaman, et al. Published Decision
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Headline

ALBPC Wins $1.2 Million Judgment on Behalf of Small Brokerage Firm, Wins on Appeal, ...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails at Trial in Invalidating Contract to Purchase Com...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Priority Position for New Century Mortgage
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Causes Prior Mortgage To Be Deemed Void As Against The Pre...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Gets Action Dismissed Against Major Title Insurance Compan...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Defeats Allegations of Fraud From A Former Owner/Current O...
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Using the Judicial System to Abate the Foreclosure Crisis
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails as Second Circuit Upholds Title of Developer That...
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Using the Judicial System to End the Foreclosure Crisis in New York
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Title Insurance Complexities in Tax Foreclosure Purchases
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Saves Client’s Home Despite Fraud Committed Through Forg...
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Split Between Departments Muddies Subrogation Doctrine
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State High Court Decision Exorcises Ghosts of Liens Past
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The Race to Erase Recording Mistakes
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Lands Largest Settlement in New York History for a Restaur...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Works with Attorney General’s Office to Enforce $11 Mill...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Rescues Client’s Million Dollar Letter of Credit At the ...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Obtains Winning Settlement For NYC’s Best Cheesesteak Ma...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Lands Largest Condominium Settlement in New York History
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails Against Trump Soho on Fraud Claims; Settlement Pr...
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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., Representing Manhattan House Tenant Association Obtains t...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Defeats Eviction Attempts and Obtains Free Rent and Lease ...
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Defining the Limits Of Liquidated Damages Clauses
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s Victories Named 4 Out of 8 Biggest Cases of 2011
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Adam Leitman Bailey Obtains Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars for Tenants and Forces ...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Makes New Law by Holding Developer Personally Liable for C...
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Using Victory in Court, Proposing Legislation, Conducting Rallys, and Mobilizing Pol...
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Getting a Brokerage Commission Paid
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Ying Qi Yang v Shew Foo Chin, Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department De...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Rescues Major Publicly Traded Company From Eviction
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Manhattan Newly Constructed Condominium Takes Over Sponsor Controlled Board and Rece...
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Demonstrating the ‘Irrational’: Whatever Happened to Article 78?
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Forces Sponsor to Fix Newly Constructed Building and Donat...
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Queens Newly Constructed Condominium Receives 900k Including Donation of Apartment t...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Landmark Victories Using Arcane Federal Law: Judge Ru...
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Navigating Buyers and Developers Through New Construction Deals
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Obtains Winning Settlement for Restaurant Struck by Crane ...
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Making New Law, Appellate Division Finds that Condo Board Not Liable For Repairing N...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails At Appellate Term Ordering Eviction of Commercial...
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Tenants Suing Developer Get 40 Percent Off
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Obtains One of the Largest Buyouts in New York History for...
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Door Partly Closes for Buyer’s Brokers Seeking Fee
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Defining When “Time is of the Essence”
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German beer garden owner: Eviction case had racial tones
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Condo Owners Settle with Developer – Agrees to Repair Building and Pay Monies ...
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Tenants Suing Developer Get 40 Percent Off
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“Your ability to solve dilemmas before you through negotiations have made you ...
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The Metamorphosis of the Environmental Control Board
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The first thing that he did was he led us to believe that we could win the case, whe...
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Real Estate Litigation Highlight Video
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