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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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The Rent Law 2015

On June 26, 2015, Governor Cuomo signed into law Chapter 20 of the Laws of 2015, a complex piece of legislation covering a variety of topics, most of them having nothing to do with landlord-tenant relations. However, that section of the Chapter 20 that does cover landlord-tenant relations carries, by law, the name “The Rent  Full Article…

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A Practitioner’s Guide to Understanding Interest

April 12th, 2017 While prohibited in some religious traditions,1 interest is one of the most pervasive concepts in the American economy. Seemingly simple on its surface, it presents a bewildering amount of complexity as soon as one digs into its legal implications. Real Estate practitioners must know the rules of interest when negotiating a mortgage  Full Article…

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‘Miller-Francis’: A Disturbance in the Force

By: Adam Leitman Bailey & Dov Treiman April 9th, 2014 When the Empire destroyed the planet Alderaan in Star Wars IV, Obi-Wan Kenobi sensed “a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced.” When the Appellate Division, First Department decided Miller-Francis v. Smith-Jackson,1 there  Full Article…

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FDA’s Poison Prevention Packaging Rule: A Bitter Pill the FDA is Forced to Swallow

By John M. Desiderio The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently ruled unanimously that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not authorized to regulate the packaging of solid dosage dietary supplements and drugs for poison prevention purposes.1 The court held that FDA exceeded its statutory jurisdiction when it issued regulations requiring unit-dose  Full Article…

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Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C. Successfully Obtains Judgment in Three Common Charges Foreclosure Actions

Our clients, the Boards of Managers of condominiums, often find themselves in the precarious situation of having a unit owner that is failing to pay common charges despite numerous notifications of the default and are therefore forced to file liens on the units and bring a foreclosure action against the unit.  And, because of the  Full Article…

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Owner’s Rights to Inspect Management Records, New York Law Journal and N.Y. Real Property Journal

By: Adam Leitman Bailey April 10th, 2013 Since the Legislature gave birth to the first cooperative and condominium laws, very few issues have had as much attention and confusion as boards’ concerns about the extent of unit owners’ access to inspect the management books and records. Regarding cooperative buildings, many of the most prominent questions  Full Article…

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