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Leni Morrison Cummins focuses her practice on condominium and cooperative litigation and corporate representation.
Mrs. Cummins has been repeatedly ranked among the top 2.5% of attorneys under 40 years of age in the New York Metro Area, has been repeatedly named a Super Lawyers Rising Star by Law & Politics magazine, and was included in the list of Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area featured by The New York Times Magazine. Mrs. Cummins has also been honored with an "AV Preeminent" rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.
She concentrates in new construction and conversion developments, representing boards, home owners associations, sponsors, and contract vendees in both state and federal courts and before the New York State Office of the Attorney General. Mrs. Cummins is experienced in litigation and negotiation involving construction/development, financing/reserve funds, fraud, and the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act. She is also experienced in the mediation of Martin Act claims before the New York State Office of the Attorney General. Representing numerous boards, Mrs. Cummins is experienced in the day-to-day corporate representation of condominiums and cooperatives.
Mrs. Cummins received her B.A. degree with honors from the University of Michigan and her J.D. cum laude from New York Law School.
She is admitted to practice law in the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and is also admitted to practice federally in New York's Southern and Eastern District Courts, and in New Jersey's District Court.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||New York Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||New York Super Lawyers||2011|
|Partner||Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.||2013 - Present|
|Associate||Adam Leitman Bailey, P.C.||2008 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section||N/A||2008 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association, Real Property Law Section, Condominiums and Cooperatives Committee||N/A||2008 - Present|
|New York City Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Condominium Takes Over Sponsor Controlled Board & Receives $450k||N/A|
|Fighting For and Advising On Sandy||N/A|
|Makes New Law by Holding Developer Personally Liable for Construction Defects in Newly Constructed Building||N/A|
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|The New York Times||Q & A: Insurance Coverage for Unofficial Sublet||2013|
|Real Estate Weekly||Condominium Conversion Reserve Fund Obligations||2011|
|New York Real Property Law Journal||Select Issues in Representing HPD Supervised Mitchell-Lama Cooperatives||2011|
|Habitat Magazine||Corruption in Mitchell-Lama Co-ops! How Boards Can Fight Back: Part 1||2011|
|Habitat Magazine||Lawyers: You CAN Recover Cash When Condo Sponsors Underfund Reserves||2011|
|New York Real Property Law Journal||The Most Influential Commercial Lease Cases in the Last Century that Every Drafter and Litigator Must Know||2009|
|New York Law Journal||Demonstrating the 'Irrational': Whatever Happened to Article 78?||2008|
|New York Law Journal||Impact of New York City's Amended Noise Control Code||2008|
|The New York Times||Q & A: Losing a Bike Storage Spot||N/A|
|The Cooperator||Q & A: Who Pays for Water Leak?||N/A|
|The Cooperator||Q & A: Accessing Common Elements||N/A|
|The Cooperator||Q & A: Can Co-ops Allow Roommates?||N/A|
|The Cooperator||Q & A: Aggressive Board Clamps Down On Unapproved Tenant||N/A|
|New York Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Michigan Law School||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|