Tenant Representation

Tenant Representation

About Tenant Representation

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:

  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. created new law on primary residence matters and won at trial and on appeal.the case made the front page of the New York Law Journal which noted that the case made expanded New York law and that the “ruling marks the first time an Appellate Division panel has recognized” that caring for a sick relative is a viable defense to a non-primary residence claim by a landlord. “But the case has even larger implications as it goes against a growing number of ‘frustrating and harmful line of cases’ denying tenants recovery for full legal fees, even when they ultimately prevail on their primary claims.” Read more
  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. used creative legal theory to save a tenant’s Rent Stabilized apartment. Tenants used two apartments as one to prevail in non-primary residence case. “The proximity of the two apartments to each other and to the business created a nexus over which the couple spread their lives equally.” Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., argued that the fact that the tenant may have been away from the apartment on several nights out of the week did not prevent the apartment from being her primary residence.Read more.
  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Allows Tenant to Keep “Zoo” in her Apartment Thanks to Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., A Manhattan woman was able to keep three dogs and five birds in her Upper West Side apartment, despite the landlord claiming nuisance. Read more.
  • Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Won a Trial by Uncovering the Landlord’s Fraud, Thus Thwarting an Owner’s Case. Adam Leitman Bailey disproved the landlord’s claim that it intended to occupy building as one home when ALB PC found newly installed mailboxes, circuit breakers and intercoms for the six other apartments. Read more.
  • The New York Times wrote that “Adam Leitman Bailey fought on…grinding through excruciating detail and obscure Perry Mason moments. Using creative questioning, and surprise evidence, Adam Leitman Bailey caught five witnesses in lying to the judge, causing a victory for the tenant at trial. Read more.
  • Despite Family Residing in Brooklyn, Tenant Prevails in Proving that Primary Residence was Chinatown Apartment. Read More.
  • Adam Leitman Bailey Obtains Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars for Tenants and Forces Landlord to Repair Building. Read More.
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Published Articles

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Press Mentions

ALBPC Prevails in a Complex Non-Primary Residence Case for 100-year-old Woman, Pro B...
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State Supreme Court Judge Gerald Lebovits and Dov Treiman Team Up to Author New York...
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ALBPC Prevails in a Complex Non-Primary Residence Case for 100-year-old Woman, Pro B...
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ALBPC Prevails in a Complex Non-Primary Residence Case for 100-year-old Woman, Pro B...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Protects Tenants in 420-Unit Complex Under Rent Stabilizat...
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Holocaust Survivor Wins Legal Battle, New Home
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Landlord Ordered to Make Major Repairs to Apartment
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Victorious in Case of First Impression Before Appellate Di...
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Judge Gerald Lebovits and Jeffrey Metz Team Up to Author NY Residential Landlord-Ten...
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Letters of Reference

“If I had a problem, Adam would be the lawyer I would be contacting to represe...
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“[Jeffrey Metz] is the best L&T appellate lawyer in the business.” ...
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“If you had to pick the toughest and most successful litigator to oppose a coo...
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“I’m reaching out at the recommendation of Barbara Corcoran, who suggest...
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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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“Just wanted to pass along my gratitude and thanks to you, Larry, Sheila and t...
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“Thank you for being our champion and making this happy ending possible.”...
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“Thanks a million for being so great…”
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“I have no worry anymore…Thanks to these words I became a happy person again...
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“Jamie Friedland did a truly professional job at the deposition.”
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“Since 2008, Adam has taught the principles of landlord-tenant law to many rea...
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“I wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put into the case ̷...
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Case Studies

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Defends Brooklyn History and Makes Law
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Nightmare on Willow Street
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Case of First Impression: Cooperatives required to do...
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ALBPC Releases Daughter, Mere Accommodation Signer on Lease, from Lease and Allows H...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Protects Theater Sublease from Termination by Bankrupt Pri...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Compels Board to Remediate Illegal Floor and Pay Client’...
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On Trial in Front of the Board of Directors, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Saves Shareho...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Over Million Dollar Tenant Buyout After Demonstrating...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Defeats Landlord’s Non-Primary Residence Cases Via Overw...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Appeal of an Illegal Subletting Holdover Proceeding U...
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Despite Tenant’s Ownership of a Home and Taxes Filed at a Different Address, A...
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Published Decisions

230 Equity Inc. v Kahn
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Protects Theater Sublease from Termination by Bankrupt Pri...
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Mansfield Owners, Inc. v Anne Phillip and Kiana Bridgeman
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Appellate Term, First Department Affirms Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s Victory a...
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542 East 14th Street v Charlene Lee, Cindy Lee et al. Decision, Appellate Division, ...
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Collins v. 620 West End LLC Published Decision
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Uses Creative Legal Theory to Save Tenant’s Rent Stabili...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Achieves Winning Settlement On Behalf Of Coop Sellers In L...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevents Eviction of Tenant and Wins Damages and Attorney ...
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Board of Managers of St. Tropez Condominium v Kashani Corp. Published Decision
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Trial Discovering Fraud By Landlord to Thwart Owner...
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1641 Park Avenue Associates v Irma Graziani Published Decision
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Forms

Blumberg Form 58: Apartment House Rules, New Jersey
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Blumberg Form 58: Apartment House Rules, Connecticut
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Blumberg Form 58: Apartment House Rules, Pennsylvania
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Blumberg Form 58: Apartment House Rules, Florida
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Blumberg Form 58: Apartment House Rules, Nationwide
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Blumberg Form 59: Lease for an Apartment Large Building Florida
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Blumberg Form 58: Apartment House Rules, New York
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Blumberg Form 59: Lease for an Apartment, Large Building, New York
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Blumberg Form 59: Lease for an Apartment, Large Building, Nationwide
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Blumberg Form 3210: Office License Agreement
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Blumberg Form 59: Lease for an Apartment, Large Building, New Jersey
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Blumberg Form 56: Lease for a Rent Stabilized Apartment, New York
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Headline

On Appeal, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Tenant Right of First Refusal of Rent Stab...
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Tenant Association Defeats Landlord’s Major Capital Improvement Request with 9...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. prevails in case and The New York Times writes that “...
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Despite Family Residing in Brooklyn, Tenant Prevails in Proving that Primary Residen...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Turns a $25,000 Offer Into a $1 Million Buyout
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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. Wins Trial Discovering Fraud By Landlord to Thwart Owner&#...
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How Adam Leitman Bailey’s 79 year old Client Received Over 2 Million Dollars f...
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Respondent Prevails in Illegal Sublet and Non-Primary Residence Proceedings
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Using Victory in Court, Proposing Legislation, Conducting Rallys, and Mobilizing Pol...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails on Appeal in Favor of Holocaust Survivor Rejected...
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The First Rent Stabilization Overhaul in 14 Years
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Wins Record-Breaking Sum in Settlement for Tenant Being Fo...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevents Eviction of Tenant and Wins Damages and Attorney ...
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Demonstrating the ‘Irrational’: Whatever Happened to Article 78?
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Obtains Winning Settlement for Restaurant Struck by Crane ...
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Tenants Suing Developer Get 40 Percent Off
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Appellate Term, First Department Affirms Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s Victory a...
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Protecting the Rights of Pet Owners and Their Pets, Tenant Wins VS Beastly Landlord
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Tenants Suing Developer Get 40 Percent Off
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Jane Holzer in Landlordland
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Co-Op Resident Entitled to Keep Air Conditioner, Court Decides
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The First Case To Have Negotiations Extend the Cure Period
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Victorious in Case of First Impression Before Appellate Di...
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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Uses Creative Legal Theory to Save Tenant’s Rent Stabili...
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“I can’t thank you enough for the work you did for me on my apartment &#...
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“Dependable, confident, fair… The outcome of the settlement exceeded my ...
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“Adam Leitman Bailey was my warrior and he came through for me.” –...
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Client Highlights: Tenants
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“I had a brilliant lawyer, Adam Bailey, who cared about me, who fought for me,...
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