Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.

Led by experienced real estate attorney Adam Leitman Bailey, the law firm of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., in New York, New York, has become one of our region's leading legal practices for those who have serious and complex real estate-related disputes.

Serving clients throughout the greater New York City metro region and surrounding areas, Adam Leitman Bailey P.C.’s team of top-rated, award-winning lawyers possess the extensive skills and resources necessary to handle your matter efficiently and cost-effectively. No matter how complex your needs, you can rely on Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. to sit with you and fully discuss your options, and we will fight hard to protect your rights and interests and to improve the likelihood you will achieve the favorable outcome you expect and deserve.

Handling all areas of real estate law and litigation, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has achieved significant success assisting its clients with matters involving construction litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, land use and zoning issues, and much more. In addition, we also have extensive experience handling appeals, and you can count on us to be your steadfast legal advocate both inside and outside the courtroom.

As further evidence of the firm’s success, attorneys at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. have earned AV-Preeminent peer-review ratings* from Martindale-Hubbell as well as recognition from Chambers & Partners as being among the “Leading Lawyers for Real Estate.” Moreover, they have received recognition from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and other local and national publications, and Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has enjoyed numerous testimonials and referrals from satisfied clients.

For more information on how we can best assist you with your legal challenge, you can contact Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., by phone or through our website to schedule a consultation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Honors and Awards

Best and Brightest Companies (2020)
    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is pleased to be ranked as one of the nation’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2020 by Best and Brightest. Out of thousands of nominations and over 500 selected winners, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. was one of only three law firms in the nation to be recognized and the only real estate law firm to be recognized. We are proud to be acknowledged for our dedication and commitment toward creating a happy, healthy, and engaging workplace for all of our attorneys and staff.

Receive Appointments as a Receiver
    The State of New York Unified Court System Names Adam Leitman Bailey Eligible to Receive Appointments as a Receiver

Crain’s Names Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. One of New York City’s Top Ten Best Places to Work
    The Crain’s program awards various industries throughout New York’s five boroughs, home to over 220,000 businesses. The rankings aim to identify and recognize the city’s best employers, and this year were based on more than 23,000 employee surveys as well as an assessment of employer policies, practices, and demographics. An outside independent research company, Best Companies Group, conducts the research and compiles the results, which are then published by Crain’s New York Business.

Best First Time Author Award
    Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq., one of New York City’s most successful and prominent real estate attorneys, has been honored with the National Association of Real Estate Editors’ (NAREE) “Best First Time Author” award for his book, Finding The Uncommon Deal: A Top New York Lawyer Explains How to Buy a Home for the Lowest Possible Price. Readers have praised Finding the Uncommon Deal (Jon Wiley & Sons Inc., 2011) as the “ultimate real estate guide” and noted that it is a “must read for home buyers.” The book climbed to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times best seller list in May 2011 and has continued to sell worldwide.

Top Attorney
    The Avvo Rating evaluates a lawyer’s background, based on the information known about the lawyer. The rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in a lawyer’s profile, including a lawyer’s years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Blumberg Forms
    Blumberg Forms, the national leader in form agreements, has adopted and honored multiple Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s agreements and lease forms that are available for use in New York as well as nationwide.

Humanitarian Award (2020)
    Adam Leitman Bailey was chosen as Marquis Who’s Who Legal Humanitarian Award for 2020. Individuals who have been honored with this prestigious award are described as philanthropists, or those who advocate for human welfare or social reform.  From health care to international outreach, Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarians are individuals who strive to make a positive impact on their communities and the world. We commend them for their ambition, awareness, achievements, and selfless acts.  

Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (2011)
    Adam Leitman Bailey has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers recognizing national preeminence in the practice of real estate law.

Client Choice Award (2020)
    Recognized for his knowledge of real estate law and for providing the highest quality of advice Adam Leitman Bailey of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. was awarded the 2020 Client Choice Award for real estate. Adam Leitman Bailey has always put his clients first, aggressively pursuing their cases to bring to its clients the best that any law firm can offer, both in advocating on behalf of the client and in working with the client. Below are a couple of chosen quotes from clients that highlight Mr. Bailey’s advocacy and intellect in assisting clients in all real estate matters.

Top Rated Litigator (2017)
    Congratulations to the 2017 Top Rated Litigators in The American Lawyer Four Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. attorneys been selected as 2017 Top Rated Litigators in The American Lawyer. Our 2017 top rated litigators include:Adam Leitman Bailey: Actively at the helm of the law firm he built from scratch, Adam Leitman Bailey practices residential and commercial real estate lawJohn M. Desiderio: Partner and head of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s Real Estate Litigation Practice GroupColin E. Kaufman: Partner and General Counsel to the firmJeffrey Metz: Partner and head of Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s Appellate Practice Group

“Best Law Firm”
    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has been selected as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and World Report. Fewer than fifteen percent of law firms nationwide receive a U.S. News ranking. The U.S. News and World Report “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process

New York's Most Powerful Real Estate Attorney
    Adam Leitman Bailey Named One of New York’s Most Powerful Real Estate Attorney by the Commercial Observer

Global Leader in Real Estate
    Adam Leitman Bailey was Selected as a Global Leader in Real Estate by WhosWhoLegal

Expertise Best Real Estate Lawyers in New York City (2020)
    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Ranked in Top 39 Real Estate Law Firms in New York

Vault's Top 150 Under 150 (2021)
    Vault Names Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. as One of the Best Midsize Law Firm to Work For and Make the Top 150 Under 150 List

Honors and Awards

Chambers and Partners Selected the Firm as a Leading New York Real Estate Law Firm in Chambers USA (2009)
    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. was selected by Chambers & Partners to achieve ranking in Chambers USA. Out of over 150,000 lawyers practicing law in New York and hundreds of law firms listed in Chambers, only three firms with fewer than 30 attorneys in New York have been recognized for Real Estate from 2009 through 2018. In one of its annual reviews and bestowments of the award, Chambers has given the following praise: “Interviewees predict that both this firm and their attorneys standing in the marketplace will only continue to grow; and that clients call the firm “a group of extraordinary practitioners who gets great results,” saying: “Their ability to anticipate things before they happen has opened my eyes.” The firms attorneys are “tenacious and confident litigators who are quick-wit- ted in court and respected by the judges.” “Real estate litigation experts at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. are valuable to their clients because “you feel like you have a zealous advocate out there working for you, and you never worry about things when they are in their hands,” “Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is lauded for their hard work and responsiveness. They are experts in real estate litigation.” Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. are real estate litigators who have “catapulted onto the scene.” They have been hired to litigate extremely high-profile cases. Sources are highly impressed by their courtroom presence. Chambers and Partners is a highly respected and influential London-based research and publishing company that provides rankings of the leading business lawyers and law firms from around the world. The prestigious guide covers all of the major practice areas at the national level, as well as key specialties within each state. The U.S. national rankings are compiled from the opinions of colleagues and competitors, including general counsel at Fortune 100 companies, high profile entrepreneurs building up their own private corporations and significant purchasers of legal services. Greater weight is given to the opinion of clients, making the guide a truly unbiased resource for the public to evaluate and choose an attorney. Chambers and Partners’ team of 100 highly qualified researchers compile this list each year based on technical legal ability, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, value for money, prompt delivery and other qualities most valued by the client.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Named to the 92nd Edition of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (2008)
    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has been named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register is limited to only the most distinguished law practices. For over 90 years, the Bar Register has been a unique guide to the legal community’s most eminent professionals. It includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.

More Super Lawyers and Super Lawyer Rising Stars than any other NYC Real Estate Law Firm with less than 30 attys
Best Law Firm (2014)
    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is Only One of Five New York Real Estate Law Firms with Under 30 Attorneys to be Selected as a 2014 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and World Report    In 2014, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is one of five New York Real Estate Law Firms with under 30 attorneys to be selected as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News and World Report Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is also the only real estate litigation law firm with under 30 attorneys that has received recognition from Chambers and Partners, AV® Martindale-Hubbell rating, Super Lawyers honors, and selection into the Registry of Preeminent Lawyers as well as the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and Best Lawyers. Nine Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. attorneys became part of the New York metro area real estate attorneys to receive Super Lawyer and Super Lawyer Rising Star honors. Law & Politics magazine identified the top 5 percent of attorneys in the New York Metro area based on an independent survey of nearly 90,000 attorneys. Sixty-two percent of the lawyers selected are from firms with more than 75 attorneys. The list was published by the magazine and in a supplement in The New York Times. Law & Politics performs the polling, research and selection of Super Lawyers in a process designed to identify lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selection for Super Lawyers is particularly noteworthy as ballots for the directory are sent to every lawyer in the state who has been licensed to practice for five years or more. The attorneys who made the list were nominated by their peers and were selected based on peer recognition and professional accomplishments including verdicts and settlements, transactions, representative clients, experience, honors, awards, and a blue ribbon panel review and independent research. Fewer than fifteen percent of law firms nationwide receive a U.S. News ranking. The U.S. News and World Report “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Highest Rating From Martindale Hubbell
    Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. is proud to receive an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the country’s preeminent lawyer rating service. An “AV” rating signifies a firm that has “achieved the highest levels of professional skill and integrity.” Adam Leitman Bailey, John M. Desiderio, Colin E. Kaufman, and Jeffrey R. Metz have received this prestigious honor. Less than 14% of attorneys throughout the entire United States are “AV” Rated. The firm’s “AV” rating is based on peer reviews by members of the Bar and Judiciary. That means that the lawyers and judges with whom we work closely feel that we are among the best in the business not only for our legal skills, but also for the honesty and integrity that characterizes Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. “Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings were created in 1887 as an objective tool that would attest to a lawyer’s ability and professional ethics, based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges who have worked with the lawyers they are evaluating,” said Mike Walsh, President and CEO, U.S. Legal Markets at LexisNexis. “The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings have remained the most prestigious and widely respected lawyer rating system in the world for over a hundred years.”

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Practice Areas

  • 70%Real Estate
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10%Land Use/Zoning

All Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Construction Litigation: Business
  • Land Use/Zoning
  • Real Estate

Super Lawyers Selected Attorneys

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