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Post-Lease Expiration Nonpayment Proceedings

In their Housing Litigation Column, Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman write: As a general rule of thumb, when there is a definitive appellate pronouncement on a principle of law in one judicial department and the other departments are silent, the other departments will follow the departments who have spoken to the issue. However, this  Full Article…

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Commercial Tenant Harassment in New York City—Questionable Medicine

October 25th, 2016 By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman   Effective September 26, 2016, New York City adopted an ordinance giving commercial tenants a cause of action against their landlords for “harassment.”  Clearly modeled on a similar law adopted in favor of residential tenants some few years ago, the authors of this bill may  Full Article…

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Seven Secrets to Drafting An Effective Commercial Lease Default Lease

An effective commercial lease will dictate the future relationship between landlord and tenant. The more clauses forcing the commercial tenant to comply with its obligations, the better chance the landlord will have in not only have a successful relationship but also ensuring that the rent is paid and the tenant behaves. Below are some of  Full Article…

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Owners Should Never Gamble With Liquidated Damage Clauses

By: Adam Bailey and Dov Treiman January 14, 2015 Real estate leases are, by their nature, bets the parties are placing on what the future may hold. Both landlord interests and tenant interests try to hedge their bets by inserting clauses to produce certain results in the event of an uncertain future. Chief amongst these  Full Article…

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Court Grants License To Change Licensing Law Rules

By: Adam Leitman Bailey & John M. Desiderio August 13th, 2014 Since at least as early as 1849, in the case of Dolittle v. Eddy,1 New York law has defined a license as the “authority to enter on the lands of another, and do a particular act or series of acts, without possessing any interest  Full Article…

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“Tenant Protection: Suggestions Offer Remedies for Harsh provisions,” New York Law Journal

By Adam Leitman Bailey and John M. Desiderio During the last five years, the pendulum of commercial leasing has begun to swing. At common law, the doctrine of “caveat emptor” governed commercial leasing. By the 1970’s, New York courts, relying on equitable principles, began to carve out exceptions to caveat emptor. 1 Equity gained greater  Full Article…

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What You Must Know When Negotiating a Laundry Room Contract, New York Housing Journal

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman April 1st, 2009 It’s amazing how good building owners and managers are at increasing  and garnering revenue from residential tenants while at the same time leaving  themselves to the will and whim of laundry room operators who impose contracts  lasting for decades with automatic renewals, rights of first  Full Article…

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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Prevails; Allows a Donut Store Owner to Continue Making Donuts Despite Being Locked Out by Landlord

When a donut shop owner sought Adam Leitman Bailey P.C.’s help after his landlord locked the shop out of its basement storage space, the attorneys at Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. commenced litigation and prevailed over the landlord in less than 48 hours after the initial consultation. An agent of a commercial tenant operating a popular  Full Article…

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