Adam Leitman Bailey

Adam Leitman Bailey

Founding Partner

Adam Leitman Bailey is the founding partner at an eponymous law practice that he built from the ground up into one of the most well-respected legal firms in New York City. Focusing solely on real estate law and litigation, Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. has had a hand in several of the most high-stakes and industry-transformative cases of the last two decades.

Though Adam Leitman Bailey P.C. is perhaps best-known for its defense of underdogs (tenant and homeowner associations, residential and commercial tenants, etc.) he is equally versed in favorably representing commercial and residential tenants, large owners, lenders, corporate clients, as well as tenant and homeowner associations. As one lawyer once remarked on Bailey’s legal acumen, “He has a vision for the firm where he could foresee how a case would likely be resolved at its very commencement.”

Both Bailey and his firm have earned accolades from every significant ranking agency in the industry. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review gave Bailey an AV rating -- the highest possible ranking in both legal ability and ethical standards -- and the Commercial Observer named Bailey one New York’s Most Powerful Real State attorneys. He also stands as a fellow within the highly prestigious American College of Real Estate Lawyers, holds a 10/10 Avvo rating for superb performance and has previously been named to Habitat’s Who’s Who in Real Estate.

Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C., has seen similar success under its eponymous leader’s guidance. A full 70 percent of the firm’s attorneys were named to the New York Metro Area Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for 2018, and Bailey has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a leading real estate law authority in New York City.

The firm also has the distinct honor of being one of only three firms with 30 attorneys or less to have earned accolades from the industry research Chambers and Partners. In the announcement for that award, the organization referred to Bailey as a “tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges.” Those judges have echoed this perception; as one state judge wrote: “[Bailey] was the best trial lawyer I saw in my nine years as a Judge in New York City.”

Adam Leitman Bailey’s zeal for the law is matched only by his passion for philanthropy. Nearly two decades ago, Bailey founded and funded the New York City-based nonprofit Building Foundations Dreams. Through this organization, Bailey has been able to mentor students who share his underprivileged background, as well as fund 4-year college scholarships and provide the resources that the students need to find jobs. Bailey also works with disabled children and leads anti-bullying initiatives in underserved communities. More information about Bailey’s philanthropic efforts can be found at

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