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Deregulation Under The New Rent Laws

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman* October 8th, 2019 Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman discuss the “Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019,” signed into law by the governor on June 14, which sent New York landlords “reeling.”  On June 14, 2019, the governor signed into law Chapter 36 of the laws  Full Article…


Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Victorious in Case of First Impression Before Appellate Division Involving Ailing Relative Defense to Primary Residence Action

By Noeleen G. Walder July 9th, 2009 Temporary Relocation to Aid Aging Parents Found No Basis for Eviction From Rent-Stabilized Unit A landlord cannot evict a mother who left her teenaged daughter behind in her rent-stabilized New York City apartment while she relocated to California to care for her ailing parents, a state appellate court  Full Article…


Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.’s 2012 End of the Year Transaction Spotlight

Represented the purchaser in the acquisition of a building on West 87th Street for $10,300,000 on December 19th. The building contains 4 commercial tenants, a number of SRO units and a hostel. Represented the seller in the sale of 3 buildings located on West 158th Street, West 159th Street and West 161st Street for $10,000,000 on  Full Article…


Q & A: Breaking a Lease Over Unlivability

By JAY ROMANO November 9th, 2012 Q I rent an apartment in a building heavily affected by the hurricane — there was no power for several days, and the management is citing extensive damage to the elevators and heating system, and cannot give any reasonable estimate as to when the building will be fit for occupancy. My  Full Article…


The Current State of Attorneys Fees

By Dov Treiman A recent decision of the Appellate Division, First Department, Krodel v. Amalgamated Dwellings, Inc., 166 A.D.3d 412, 88 N.Y.S.3d 31 (2018) inspires us to reexamine New York’s doctrine about recovering attorneys fees in litigation. Krodel itself explores a corner of the “American Rule” that holds that one cannot recover attorneys fees from an adversary in  Full Article…