Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s aggressive creative lawyering has resulted in many of the most important tenant victories of the 21st century as well as the most trial victories of any tenant law firm in New York City.
These successes have led to the highest honors and awards from the bar and ranking organizations. Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is the only landlord-tenant firm with under 30 attorneys that has received an AV® Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating, Super Lawyers honors, and selection into the Registry of Preeminent Lawyers as well as the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is also the only landlord-tenant law firm in New York City named by Chambers & Partners as New York’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers. Honoring Adam Leitman Bailey, Chambers & Partners described Bailey as a “tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges and an extraordinary practitioner who gets great results.” When quoting a client of Bailey’s, Chambers noted his “ability to anticipate things before they happen. He has been hired to litigate extremely high-profile cases…sources are highly impressed by his courtroom presence. You feel like you have a zealous advocate out there working for you, and you never worry about things when they are in his hands.”
Real Estate Weekly noted, “Adam Leitman Bailey has made a name for himself with his success winning cases in the courtroom.” The same newspaper called Mr. Bailey “famous” for his landlord-tenant representation. The New York Times praised the firm’s “novel” strategy in one case and remarked in another case, where the firm prevailed representing a residential tenant, the firm “fought on… grinding through excruciating detail and obscure Perry Mason moments.” A New York State judge wrote that Adam Leitman Bailey was the “best trial lawyer” he had seen in his 9 years as a housing court judge in New York City.
Besides participating in some of the most important landlord-tenant decisions during the past decade, our 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. Among the firm’s most victorious cases that have created new law or used creative lawyering to prevail are: