Andrew I. Bart

Telephone: (212) 431-1300, Ext. 640
Facsimile: (212) 965-2657
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Andrew I. Bart is an associate in the firm’s Supreme Court Division where he concentrates on real estate and commercial litigation. He has more than 20 years of experience representing real estate developers, privately held companies, and individuals and is experienced in all aspects of real estate, civil and commercial litigation from New York City Civil Court proceedings to appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit. Mr. Bart has successfully handled all facets of real estate litigation, including breach of contract actions, co-op and condominium issues, and landlord-tenant disputes. He is able to assist businesses in matters involving lease disputes, construction, and architectural issues due to his previous association with one of the premier New York City real estate law firms.

Mr. Bart’s diverse experience includes employment law and labor relations. He is keenly proficient in conflict management and problem-solving. This background, along with excellent communication, allows him to successfully approach a client’s case with commitment.

He is often called upon to contribute to the Ask Real Estate Column of The New York Times. His articles have been published in Museum/AAM magazine, Provider magazine, in New York State Bar Association publications, including the EASL Journal and the Labor and Employment Journal. He is a sought-after speaker, having most recently conducted a seminar at the American Alliance of Museums’ (“AAM”) Annual Meeting and Expo in May 2017 in St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Bart received his J.D. from Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, and a B.S.J from Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism. He is a member of the New York City Bar Association Real Property Law Committee and member of the Litigation Subcommittee. Andrew is an active member of New York’s Central Synagogue.

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Education:

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1994
  • Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, B.S.J., 1991

Bar Admissions :

  • State of New York-1995
  • State of New Jersey-2016
  • U.S District Court, S.D.N.Y. and E.D.N.Y.-1997
  • U.S. District Court, D.N.J. -2016

Bar Affiliations :

  • New York City Bar Association; Member, Real Property Law Committee; Member, Litigation Subcommittee
  • New York State Bar Association; Member, Real Property Law Section
  • Prior member: Community Board #2 Land Use Committee, Brooklyn

Publications:

• June 11, 2017: Quoted in the Ask Real Estate Column of The New York Times in the segment “Creating New Windows Without Ruining the Building”

• July 17, 2016: Quoted in the Ask Real Estate Column of The New York Times in the segment “A Neighborhood Fight”

• February 21, 2016: Quoted in the Ask Real Estate Column of The New York Times in the segment “Pulling the Plug on Terrace Lights”

• September 27, 2015: Quoted in the Ask Real Estate Column of The New York Times in the segment “An Unsightly Backyard”

• June 20, 2015: Quoted in the Ask Real Estate Column of The New York Times in the segment “A Long-Running Din”

Employment Law:

• Changes to Overtime Eligibility, Museum Magazine, (March/April 2016)

• Labor Board Makes Joint Employer Status More Likely, Provider Magazine (December 2015)

• White Collar Overtime Eligibility May Broaden, Provider Magazine (October 2015)

• Supreme Court Decisions on Job Discrimination: What it Means for Museums, Reference Guide/American Alliance of Museums (November 2013);

• What Do I Need to Know About the Work for Hire Doctrine? Museum Magazine (July/August 2013)

• A Refresher on Social Media Policy, Provider Magazine (April 2013)

• The CCRC Conundrum, Provider Magazine (August 2012)

• The Boeing Case: Charting a Course Through Turbulent Issues, Labor and Employment Journal, NYSBA (May 2012)

• Independent Contractors/Work for Hire Agreements, EASL Journal, NYSBA (November 2011)

Presentations:

  • November 2017: Andrew I Bart presented on the topic "Employment Law Compliance: What Landlords Need to Know". This CLE event was hosted by New York County Lawyers Association and cosponsored by Community Housing Improvement Program
  • May 2017: Conducted a seminar- Expansion of White Collar Overtime Eligibility: What Your Institution Needs to Know- at the American Alliance of Museum's Annual Meeting & Museum Expo in St. Louis, Mo. The seminar focused on enabling institutions to fully understand and comply with overtime rules and keep them appraised of the status of the proposed federal expansion.
  • February 2017: Conducted a version of the Works for Hire seminar for the Small Museum Association’s Annual Conference in College Park, MD.
  • May 2016: Conducted a seminar- Works for Hire: Protect Your Institution’s Intellectual Property at the American Alliance of Museum's Annual Meeting & Museum Expo in Washington, D.C. The seminar focused on the fine balancing act between retaining artistic workers who will lend creative energy to a project and guaranteeing that an institution will be able to reproduce or profit from any created works.