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Why We Do Not Hire Law School Graduates from the Ivy League Schools

In order to strive to become one of New York’s best real estate law firms we do not hire law school graduates from Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Columbia or any of the other traditional highest tier schools. Our hires come from the top of the classes of the second, third or fourth tier law schools. We  Full Article…

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Analyzing Adverse Possession Laws and Cases of the States East of the Mississippi River

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Matthew Eichel January/February 2016 Vol. 30 No. 1   The doctrine of adverse possession, under which a party can obtain title to real property owned by another, is surprisingly uniform throughout the eastern portion of the United States despite being a state law concept. The basic elements a party must  Full Article…

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Old and New Loft Law Rules: What You Need to Know

January 20, 2016 By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman   Q: What is a loft? A: The word “loft” has no legal meaning. The word “loft” is used in several laws and in the naming of The New York City Loft Board which was set up for the purpose of taking illegal residential tenancies  Full Article…

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Understanding Single-Room Occupancy Laws

February 10, 2016 Single-room occupancy housing, or more commonly called SROs, exist throughout New York City. When purchasing such a dwelling without the proper paperwork, you will not be able to obtain a permit to do renovations, a buyer cannot evict the residents who are rent-regulated tenants, and the owner may be required to maintain  Full Article…

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The State of the Business Judgment Rule Appellate Court Rulings By Adam Leitman Bailey

February 2016 By Adam Leitman Bailey   The greatest changes in cooperative and condominium law this past year did not come from the legislature or from the courts but from the New York Attorney General’s office (NYAG).  This article will review some of those changes and the most significant appellate cases affecting cooperatives and condominiums.  Full Article…

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Understanding Single-Room Occupancy Laws Part I

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman Part I Single-room occupancy housing, or more commonly called SROs, exist throughout New York City. When purchasing such a dwelling without the proper paperwork, you will not be able to obtain a permit to do renovations, a buyer cannot evict the residents who are rent-regulated tenants, and the  Full Article…

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Understanding Single-Room Occupancy Laws – Part II

By Adam Leitman Bailey and Dov Treiman Part II Certificate of No Harassment The obtainment of a certificate of no harassment is the gateway into turning a highly regulated, alteration-prohibited building into a free-market class A multiple dwelling. It should be noted that even after a certificate is granted, any current tenants retain their rent-regulated  Full Article…

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Residential Leases Now Require Sprinklers

By Adam Leitman Bailey January 2015   Effective December 3, 2014, all residential leases in New York State now require a notice to residential tenants about the presence of absence of sprinkler systems in the “leased premises.” The new law, however, while defining what a sprinkler system is, does not define what a “lease” is  Full Article…

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