Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq.
Actively at the helm of the law firm he built from scratch, Adam Leitman Bailey, Esq. practices residential and commercial real estate law. Among New York's most successful and prominent real estate attorneys, Mr. Bailey has been identified among the top five percent of attorneys in the New York area, repeatedly named a Super Lawyer by Law & Politics magazine and honored with a Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Preeminent rating.
During the past five years, the internationally esteemed Chambers & Partners repeatedly selected Mr. Bailey as one of New York's Leading Real Estate lawyers and, being one of only three New York attorneys from firms with fewer than 30 attorneys to receive the honor. Chambers & Partners hailed Mr. Bailey as a "tenacious and confident litigator who is quick-witted in court and respected by the judges," noting that Bailey is "an extraordinary practitioner who gets great results" and quoting a client on Mr. Bailey's "ability to anticipate things before they happen." "He has been hired to litigate extremely high-profile cases…sources are highly impressed by his courtroom presence." "You feel like you have a zealous advocate out there working for you, and you never worry about things when they are in his hands."
Real Estate Weekly recognized that "Adam Leitman Bailey has made a name for himself with his success winning cases in the courtroom." The same newspaper called Mr. Bailey "famous" for his "condominium, foreclosure and landlord-tenant representation." The New York Times referred to his legal strategy and legislation proposed in one case as "novel," in addition to remarking on another case in which "Adam Leitman Bailey fought on…grinding through excruciating detail and obscure Perry Mason moments." After Mr. Bailey's firm used a forgotten statute to prevail in a landmark case, the Wall Street Journal quoted a prominent New York developer's attorney who called the holding a "game changer" affecting real estate nationwide. In another case hailed as "the city's largest condo refund ever" (Curbed NY) involving "a settlement likely to send shivers through the ranks of the city's condo developers" (the New York Post), the settlement he received was the largest condominium settlement in history for one building, and in another transaction, he obtained the largest government grant ($21 million) for a cooperative in New York history. The Commercial Observer ranked another victory among their "15 Most Fascinating New York Real Estate Cases of the 21st Century."
Dateline NBC referred to Mr. Bailey as "aggressive, tenacious and smart" in asking him to share his negotiating secrets on its nationally syndicated television program. Mr. Bailey's advocacy has prevailed in numerous important trials and cases before various courts and trial venues, including Housing, Civil, and New York State Supreme and Federal Courts, as well as various New York Appellate tribunals. A New York State Judge wrote that Mr. Bailey "was the best trial lawyer I saw in my nine years as a Judge in New York City."
Hon. Jack Stoller
Hon. Jack Stoller is a Judge, Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2010 to 2015. Previously he worked at the NYC Law Department, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Division, Legal Aid Society, Lower Manhattan Neighborhood Office, Legal Aid Society, Bronx Neighborhood Office and Bronx Legal Services. He received a BA from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a JD from New York University.
Hon. Laurie L. Lau
Hon. Laurie L. Lau is a Judge, Housing Court, Civil Court of the City of New York, New York County, Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge, Jonathan Lippman 2003 to 2003; Re-Appointed by Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, 2008 to 2013. Previously she was a Litigation Associate at Marcus, Borg, Rosenberg & Diamond and Arthur Birnbaum & Associates. She attended the University of Michigan and received a JD from New York Law School.
Jonathan L. Geballe, Esq.
Jonathan L. Geballe is co-chair of NYCLA’s Real Property Section. He graduated cum laude from New York University with a B.A. in history. He earned his law degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1990, and was Editor in Chief of the Moot Court Board. In the public service arena Mr. Geballe was for many years a member of Community Board 2, Manhattan (Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown), and Chairman of its Landmarks Committee. He is currently a member of the Preservation Committee of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, and President of his block association. Mr. Geballe started his legal career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel of the Office of the Corporation Counsel of the City of New York (the New York City Law Department). In 1994 he opened his own law practice in Lower Manhattan. In 1999 he joined with attorney Jan B. Geller to form Geballe &
Geller, LLP, a successful small general practice firm, and since 2009 has a solo practice. Mr. Geballe’s main areas of practice are: Real estate transactions, including residential sales, commercial leases, and cooperative and condominium buildings; Civil litigation, including landlord-tenant, contract disputes, title disputes; Wills and estates; Start-up corporations and LLCs, including shareholders’ agreements and operating agreements; Trademark registration.