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Pay When Paid, Limits and Limitations

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman October 10, 2018 Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman discuss “Pay-if-Paid” clauses in construction contracts and write: “Like many jurisdictions across the United States, New York outlaws Pay-If-Paid clauses, but, in New York’s case, only indirectly.” Construction projects entail financial risk—risks for the owners of the property, risks  Full Article…

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2017, The Year of Many New Landlord-Tenant Laws

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman  June 12, 2018  Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman discuss the many enactments related to harassment, bedbugs, and smoking, the first two of which expand tenants’ rights and the final one intended to constrict them. On Aug. 9, 2017 and in the ensuing months, becoming effective at scattered times over  Full Article…

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Talking Points Against Governmental Takeover of Title Companies and all Small Businesses

By Adam Leitman Bailey Title insurance work is labor intensive Title agencies’ labor-intensive search of the public property records includes the search of tax and judicial records by skilled title examiners that provides homebuyers and lenders the security they need to purchase and transfer real estate. Otherwise, the rampant fraud that exists would reach levels  Full Article…

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Negotiating RPAPL §881 License Agreements

By Adam Leitman Bailey, John M. Desiderio, and Joanna Peck Feb 20, 2018 Adam Leitman Bailey, John Desiderio, and Joanna Peck discuss practical considerations for parties to consider when negotiating RPAPL §881 licensing agreements, noting that although §881 was once described as a “little-used law” it is now required reading for all attorneys with developer  Full Article…

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