Adam Leitman Bailey

Adam Leitman Bailey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in New York, NY

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.
 | One Battery Park Plaza, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone: 646-569-9383
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2009, 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

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 is one of two attorneys in New York that has been ranked in Chambers & Partners, honored with a Martindale-Hubbell “AV” Preeminent rating, a Best Lawyer ranking for himself and his law firm and selected as one of New York’s Top 100 attorneys by Super Lawyers which included only 5 real estate law firm’s attorneys.

The internationally esteemed Chambers & Partners has 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.”  “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 Mr. Bailey “was the best trial lawyer I saw in my nine years as a Judge in New York City.”  The Commercial Observer named him as one of New York’s Most Powerful Real Estate Attorneys. Real Estate Weekly recognized him as “one of the most respected commercial real estate attorneys in not only New York City, but arguably the country.”

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.” Most recently, Mr. Bailey secured the largest settlement in New York City history for a property casualty law suit.

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.

Certificates and Credentials

About Adam Bailey

Admitted: 1995, New York

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Honors and Awards:

  • View all awards here: Honors & Awards 
  • Chambers and Partners Selects Adam Leitman Bailey as a Leading Real Estate Lawyer for its Chambers USA, Chambers and Partners
  • “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News – Best Lawyers.
  • Avvo Highest Rating
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Leading Real Estate Lawyer, Chambers USA
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL)
  • Fellow of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA)

Pro bono/Community Service:

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • BlumbergExcelsior Inc., a leading supplier of online law forms, has introduced new comprehensive lease forms drafted by prominent real estate attorneys Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., Author, Lease Agreements, BlumbergExcelsior
  • To view more articles written by Mr. Bailey please visit
  • Adam Leitman Bailey has participated in numerous events and speaking engagements. You can view them at

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Office Location for Adam Leitman Bailey

One Battery Park Plaza
18th Floor
New York, NY 10004


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Last Updated: 4/24/2018

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