Adam Leitman Bailey L'95
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Adam Leitman Bailey L'95

Adam Leitman BaileyAdam Leitman Bailey received his J.D., cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 1995 where he was selected to the Moot Court Trial Team. He received his B.A. with honors from Rutgers University in 1992. Mr. Bailey is now the managing partner of the firm he founded, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., a seventeen attorney law firm with offices in Manhattan and New City that specializes in residential and commercial real estate law in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Bailey has become one of the most prominent attorneys in the field of New York real estate.

Mr. Bailey has been identified among the top five percent of attorneys in the New York area, and named a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine. Last year, Real Estate Weekly noted that "Adam Leitman Bailey has made a name for himself with his success winning cases in the courtroom," while the New York Real Estate Journal declared him to be "one of New York's best real estate attorneys.” The New York Times remarked how, in one case, “Adam Leitman Bailey fought on…grinding through excruciating detail and obscure Perry Mason moments." Dateline NBC commended his "aggressive, tenacious and smart" negotiating skills after featuring him on national television. This past year, the internationally esteemed Chambers & Partners selected Mr. Bailey as one of "New York's Leading Real Estate Lawyers." Chambers & Partners remarked that Adam Leitman Bailey made his "debut in the rankings following enthusiastic praise for his expertise in landlord and tenant litigation,” hailing him as a “tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges."

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 Court, as well as various New York Appellate tribunals. Such cases have included:

• Rivas v. McDonnell, victorious in a noteworthy Appellate Division decision involving an interpretation of the recording statute; 

• Priel v. Heby, victorious in an important case setting new rules for commercial real estate joint venture agreements; 

• 542 East 14th Street v. Lee, victorious in case of first impression before Appellate Division defining expansion of rent regulation law for non-primary residence cases.

Mr. Bailey has successfully defended a number of the largest title companies in the nation, as well as prevailing in numerous matters involving commercial and residential building owners and tenants, real estate developers, real estate brokerages and cooperative and condominium boards. He has been named to the Board of Editors for Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy and has a regularly-featured real estate column in the New York Law Journal. Mr. Bailey has been selected among the “Who's Who in Real Estate” by Habitat Magazine, and is a member of the Real Property Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He has been named among New York City’s “Super Lawyers” in real estate law since 2007.

As an assistant adjunct professor at New York University, Mr. Bailey teaches commercial and residential landlord-tenant law. More recently, Mr. Bailey has taken on the role of author to guide first-time home buyers through the purchase process. His book, The Insider’s Guide: What You Must Know When Buying A Home, is scheduled for release in late 2010.

Related Links: 

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

New York Law Journal

Commercial Leasing Law & Strategy

Super Lawyers

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

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