2017 Jack Newton Lerner Landlord Tenant Practice Institute
Adam Leitman Bailey spoke on the panel with Hon. Miriam Breier, Housing Ct., Bronx County; Hon. Cheryl Gonzales, Housing Ct., Kings County’; Hon. Anne Katz, Housing Ct., NY County; Hon. John Lansden, Housing Ct., Queens County; Hon. Timmie Elsner, Housing Ct., NY County; and Hon. Laurie L. Lau, Housing Ct., Kings County HPD at the 2017 Jack Newton Lerner Landlord Tenant Practice Institute.
Join an unparalleled panel from the bench, bar and government for a full day discussion of the hot button issues in landlord-tenant law today.
Topics addressed include:
• What’s New in Housing Court
• Most Important Co-op and Condo Cases in the Last 24 Months
• Appellate Update
• Housing Preservation Violations and Issues
• Impact of the Altman Case
• Tenant Harassment and Right to Counsel: A View from Both the Landlord and Tenant Perspective
• Update on Attorneys’ Fees
• eDiscovery and Social Media in Landlord/Tenant Cases
Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq.
Actively at the helm of the law firm he built from scratch, Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq. practices residential and commercial real estate law. Among New York’s most successful and prominent real estate attorneys, Mr. Bailey has been identified among the top five percent of attorneys in the New York area, repeatedly named a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine and honored with a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Preeminent rating. During the past five years, the internationally esteemed Chambers & Partners repeatedly selected Mr. Bailey as one of New York’s Leading Real Estate lawyers and, being one of only three New York attorneys from firms with fewer than 30 attorneys to receive the honor. Chambers & Partners hailed Mr. Bailey as a “tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges,” noting that Bailey is “an extraordinary practitioner who gets great results” and quoting a client on Mr. Bailey’s “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 recognized that “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 “condominium, foreclosure and landlord-tenant representation.” 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.” After Mr. Bailey’s firm used a forgotten statute to prevail in a landmark case, the Wall Street Journal quoted a prominent New York developer’s attorney who called the holding a “game changer” affecting real estate nationwide. In another case hailed as “the city’s largest condo refund ever” (Curbed NY) involving “a settlement likely to send shivers through the ranks of the city’s condo developers” (the New York Post), the settlement he received was the largest condominium settlement in history for one building, and in another transaction, he obtained the largest government grant ($21 million) for a cooperative in New York history. The Commercial Observer ranked another victory among their “15 Most Fascinating New York Real Estate Cases of the 21st Century.” Dateline NBC referred to Mr. Bailey as “aggressive, tenacious and smart” in asking him to share his negotiating secrets on its nationally syndicated television program. Mr. Bailey’s advocacy has prevailed in numerous important trials and cases before various courts and trial venues, including Housing, Civil, and New York State Supreme and Federal Courts, as well as various New York Appellate tribunals. A New York State Judge wrote that Mr. Bailey “was the best trial lawyer I saw in my nine years as a Judge in New York City.”
Hon. Miriam Breier
Judge Breier is Supervising Judge, Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, Bronx County. She was appointed by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, 2014 to 2019. Judge Breier is admitted to the New York State Bar Appellate Division, Second Department, US District Court, Southern District, and US Supreme Court, 2013. Judge Breier received her J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and B.A. from SUNY Stony Brook.
Hon. Cheryl Gonzales
Judge Gonzales is Supervising Judge, Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County. She was appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2005 to 2010; reappointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2010 to 2015; re-appointed by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, 2015 to 2020. Judge Gonzales is admitted to the New York State Bar, Second Department and received her J.D. degree from the City University of New York, Queens College.
Hon. Anne Katz
Judge Katz is Supervising Judge, Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County. She was appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2003 to 2008; re-appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 2008 to 2013; re-appointed by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, 2013 to 2018. She was Judge, Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman, 1993 to 2002. Previously she worked in private practice, as an attorney at Borah, Goldstein et. al., at the NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal, and at the NYC Conciliation and Appeals Board. Judge Katz is admitted to the New York State Bar Appellate Division, First Department. She received her J.D. degree from Pace University School of Law and undergraduate degree from Clark University.
Hon. John S. Lansden
Judge Lansden is Supervising Judge, Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens County, appointed by Chief Administrative Judge A. Gail Prudenti, 2013 to Present. He was Supervising Judge, Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, Kings County, 2007 to 2013 and a Judge, Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, appointed 2003 to 2008, reappointed, 2008 to 2013. His prior experience included serving as a Court Attorney for Housing Court Judge Timmie Elsner, NY County; an Associate at Penn, Proefriedt, Schwarzfeld & Schwartz, Horing, Welikson & Rosen P.C., and Rosenberg & Estis P.C. He attended Connecticut College and received a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law. He is a member, Housing Court Public Services Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
Hon. Timmie Elsner
Judge Jack Stoller is a Judge, Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2010 to 2015. Previously he worked at the NYC Law Department, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division, Legal Aid Society, Lower Manhattan Neighborhood Office, Legal Aid Society, Bronx Neighborhood Office and Bronx Legal Services. He received a B.A. from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from New York University.
Hon. Laurie L. Lau
Judge Laurie L. Lau is a Judge, Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, Jonathan Lippman 2003 to 2003; re-Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2008 to 2013. Previously she was a Litigation Associate at Marcus, Borg, Rosenberg & Diamond and Arthur Birnbaum & Associates. She attended the University of Michigan and received a JD from New York Law School.