Adam Leitman Bailey

Adam Leitman Bailey

Founding Partner and Real Estate Attorney at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.
  • Real Estate Law, Landlord Tenant, Business Law ...
  • New Jersey, New York
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Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq. practices residential and commercial real estate law at the eponymous law firm he built from scratch. Among New York’s most successful and prominent real estate attorneys, Mr. Bailey is one of two attorneys from a law firm with less than 30 attorneys that has been ranked in Chambers & Partners, honored with a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Preeminent rating, a Best Lawyers ranking for himself and his law firm and selected by Super Lawyers as one of New York’s “Top 100” attorneys, a list that included only five real estate law firms’ attorneys.

The internationally esteemed Chambers & Partners has repeatedly selected Adam Leitman Bailey as one of New York’s Leading Lawyers in Real Estate. Chambers & Partners hailed Adam Leitman 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 Adam Leitman Bailey’s “ability to anticipate things before they happen.” “Clients praise his ‘judgment and knowledge of the field,’ adding: ‘Adam is the person for any sticky situation because he has seen and done everything. He is strategic about litigation.’” “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.”

A New York State Judge wrote that Adam Leitman Bailey “was the best trial lawyer I saw in my nine years as a Judge in New York City.” A New York State Judge, Kings County, stated that he had known Bailey for fifteen years and “that he is a brilliant lawyer and innovative who always worked zealously on behalf of his clients.” The Commercial Observer named Adam Leitman Bailey as one of New York’s Most Powerful Real Estate Attorneys.

Rutgers University - Camden
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Syracuse University College of Law
J.D. (1995) | Law
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Professional Experience
Founding Partner
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.
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Speaking Engagements
“Residential Building Laws of the COVID-19 Pandemic” Fidelity CLE, Zoom
Fidelity National TItle
On July 14th, 2020 Adam Leitman Bailey will be conducting a continuing legal education (CLE) seminar on the residential building laws of the COVID-19 pandemic sponsored by Fidelity National Title Insurance Company.
“The Residential Cases, Laws, and Orders You Must Know and Understand From the Spanish Influenza to COVID-19 to Effectively Practice Law”, Zoom
Judicial Title
On Monday June 29th, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Adam Leitman Bailey will be conducting a continuing legal education webinar via Zoom for Judicial Title discussing the residential cases, laws, and orders you must know and understand from the Spanish Influenza to COVID-19 to effectively practice law.
Surviving & Thriving Through a Pandemic & Fiscal Crisis: Litigation & Transactional Strategies, Zoom
Led by two top real estate attorneys, Stuart Saft (real estate transactional expert) and Adam Leitman Bailey (well-known real estate litigator), and moderated by Brian Tormey (president of New York’s premiere title agency), we will discuss advantageous strategies for positioning oneself during Phase 3 of New York’s reopening.
Adam Leitman Bailey Speaks as a Thought Leader at The Real Deal’s Future City, The Real Deal’s Future City, Bahamas
The Real Deal
Adam Leitman Bailey joined a group of real estate experts in the Bahamas on January 28th, 2019 for The Real Deal’s Future City real estate summit. Mr. Leitman Bailey was the thought leader for a session discussing policies that are impacting developers and landlords.
Dansker Capital Rent Regulation Panel, Dansker Capital, NYSE
Dansker Capital
Adam Leitman Bailey joined a panel of real estate experts along with New York City council members to discuss the anticipated rent regulation reform. This reform is to be the first in decades creating debate between real estate professionals and the New York City council over the terms of change.
Certified Real Estate Attorney
New York State Bar
AV Rating
Martindale Hubbell
America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Chambers USA
Leading Real Estate Lawyer
Chambers and Partners
Professional Associations
American College of Real Estate Lawyers
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American College of Mortgage Attorneys
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New York State Bar  # 2754216
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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New York
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Foreclosure Defense
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Insurance Defense
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. How do the new rent regulation laws affect a corporate lease to a nonprofit organization?
A: If the building is operating under a municipal contract to provide housing to the homeless, then the tenants are exempt from rent stabilization. If there is no municipal contract, however, it is subject to rent stabilization unless otherwise exempt. One of those exemptions is where a charitable organization or non-profit is using the premises for its affiliates. This does not mean its clients. So, for example, if a University is using the premises to house its professors and students, those are affiliates. If, for example, the Salvation Army is using it to house unwed mothers, those are NOT affiliates. They are clients. However, still another exemption is for an “asylum” and the unwed mothers would fall under that category such as to exempt them from rent stabilization. But mere charitable status is not an exemption. However, under that same scenario, if the Salvation Army rented an apartment to an ordinary person as a mere tenant, that ordinary person would be residing in the unit as a rent stabilized tenant. If, however, that apartment were occupied by a social worker employed by the Salvation Army and having received the apartment for purposes of ministering to the unwed mothers, that apartment would be exempt as an “affiliation” unit, as noted above. As this brief synopsis shows, the issues can get very tangled and wind up relying on nuances of the facts presented.
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Websites & Blogs
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Official Website
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Contact & Map
Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.
One Battery Park Plaza
Eighteenth Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (212) 825-0365
Fax: (212) 825-0999