Lindenbaum, Adam

Adam Lindenbaum joined Rosenberg & Estis, P.C. in 2013 and is a Member with the firm's Litigation Department. Lindenbaum represents real estate firms, developers and tenants in connection with their use, management and operation of commercial real estate. He focuses his practice on handling disputes involving complex landlord-tenant matters, real estate ownership and commercial litigation.

Lindenbaum also has extensive experience involving residential real estate and landlord-tenant matters including those involving cooperative and condominium boards, rent control, rent stabilization and the loft law. Lindenbaum has practiced before all state, federal and appellate courts in New York, the American Arbitration Association, as well as numerous administrative agencies.

Lindenbaum received a bachelor's degree from Cornell University and earned his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in New York and New Jersey.

Areas Of Practice   

  • Litigation
  • Commercial Lease Disputes
  • Landlord /Tenant Disputes, including Yellowstone Injunctions
  • Contract Disputes
  • Co-op/ Condo Disputes
  • Construction Disputes and Adjoining Access Issues
  • Adverse Possession Cases
  • Partnership and Joint Venture Disputes
  • Appeals
  • Commercial Arbitration (Rent Reset and Property Valuations)
  • Loft Law
  • Administrative proceedings, including Office of Administrative Trial and Hearings, Environmental Control Board, and the Board of Standards and Appeals
  • Leasing
  • Ground Leases
  • Acquisitions & Sales
  • Development
  • Joint Ventures
  • Financing
  • Construction Agreements
  • Coop / Condo / Shared Ownership Structuring (including Tenancies-in-Common)
  • Due Diligence in connection with Multifamily Purchases, Sales and Financing: Rent Regulation and Affordability Analysis and Risk Assessments
  • Rent Stabilization Issues: Coverage, Rent Overcharge, Substantial Rehabilitation and Regulatory Compliance
  • Article 78 Proceedings and Appeals Challenging Agency Orders

Bar Admissions   

  • New York, 2004
  • New Jersey, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2004


  • St. John's University School of Law
    • J.D. - 2003
  • Cornell University
    • B.S. - 2000
    • Major: Industrial Labor and Relations

Published Works   

  • “Up in Smoke: Retail Leases With Unlicensed Cannabis Dispensaries Laced With New Legal Risks” The Real Deal, September 2023
  • “NYC’s New Law Is A Game Changer For Short-Term Rentals,” Law360, December 2022
  • Recovering attorney fees from eviction proceedings in the HSTPA era, Real Estate Weekly, April 2020
  • NYC Bill Continues Expansion Of Commercial Tenant Rights, Law360, 2019
  • Managing legal considerations during a commercial holdover, Real Estate Weekly, November 2019

Representative Cases   

  • JDM Washington St. v. 90 Washington Rest. Assocs., 36 Misc.3d 769, 950 N.Y.S.2d 647, 2012, Civ. Ct. N.Y. Co.
  • 90 Washington Rest. Assocs. v. JDM Washington St., 91 A.D.3d 501, 937 N.Y.S.2d 24, 2012, 1st Dep't
  • Mushlam Inc. v. Nazor, 80 A.D.3d 471, 916 N.Y.S.2d 25, 2011, 1st Dep't
  • Matter of Leazard, 74 A.D.3d 1414, 903 N.Y.S.2d 198, 2010, 3d Dep't
  • Bennett v. Hawthorne Village, 56 A.D.3d 706, 870 N.Y.S.2d 33, 2008, 2d Dep't
  • Chiu v. Chiu, 38 A.D.3d 619, 832 N.Y.S.2d 89, 2007, 2d Dep't
  • La Fabrique Owners Corp. v. La Fabrique LLC, 16 Misc.3d 130(A), 841 N.Y.S.2d 826, 2007, App. Term 1st Dep't
  • Ross v. Congregation B'Nai Abraham Mordechai, 12 Misc.3d 559, 814 N.Y.S.2d 837, 2006, Civ. Ct. N.Y. Co.
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