Andrew I. Bart
Senior Counsel
Andrew I. Bart

Practice Groups:
Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Employment Law
Mitchell-Lama/HDFC Housing Law

Phone: (212) 252-0300
(212) 779-7295
Email: abart@kll-law.com
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Andrew I. Bart, Esq. is experienced in all aspects of real estate, civil and commercial litigation from New York City Civil Court Proceedings, to complex New York Supreme Court actions, to appeals in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Departments of the New York State Appellate Division.  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 clients 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 background and experience in employment law and labor relations has enabled him communicate clearly with his clients and has made him adept in conflict management and problem solving, which allows him to successfully approach a client's case with commitment.  He has, among other things, defended employment discrimination claims, worked on labor law/union disputes on behalf of management, drafted employment handbooks, and provided general employment advice to clients.

He is often called upon to contribute to Habitat magazine and to the Apartment Law Insider. He has answered reader questions in the Ask Real Estate Column of The New York Times and was quoted in The Real Deal.  His articles have been published in Museum/AAM magazine, Provider magazine, in New York State Bar Association publications, including the EASLJournal and the Labor and Employment Journal. He is a sought-after speaker and most recently conducted an employment law seminar at the American Alliance of Museums' Annual Meeting in Boston in 2022.

Education and Professional Background

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York (J.D. 1994)
Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston IL. (B.S.J. 1991)

Bar Admissions
New York, 1995
New Jersey, 2016
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1997
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1997
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2016


  • If Short-Term Rentals Are Illegal, How Does My Neighbor Get Away With It?,The New York Times (October 2023)
  • That Broken Intercom in Your Apartment Is Illegal. Here’s What to Do, The New York Times (January 2024)
  • Real Estate Issues: Collecting Arrears Just Got Easier, Habitat Magazine (April 2023); Ask Real Estate, The New York Times (February 21 and July 17, 2016 and June 20 and September 27, 2015).
  • Employment Issues: Height and Weight to Join the Long List of Protected Classes, Habitat Magazine (May 2023); City to Regulate Use of Artificial Intelligence in Hiring, Habitat Magazine (November 2022); Wage Transparency Is Coming for Co-op and Condo Job Ads, Habitat Magazine (September 2022); A Wave of New Employee Rules is About to Hit, Habitat Magazine (April 2022), There are Limits on Employee Vaccination Mandates, Habitat Magazine (September 2021); Boards Can Require Employees to Get Vaccinated: Should They?, Habitat Magazine (January 2021); Should You Require Your Employees to Get Vaccinated?, New York Apartment Law Insider (January 2021); New Safety Rules for Co-ops and Condos in Phase Two, Habitat Magazine (June 2020); How to Avoid Discrimination Claims in the Pandemic, Habitat Magazine (May 2020); Pandemic Leads to New Rules on Employee Sick Leave, Habitat Magazine (April 2020); Complying with Paid Leave Law During Covid Outbreak: Federal Law, New York Apartment Law Insider (April 2020); Providing Paid Leave During Covid Outbreak: NY Law, New York Apartment Law Insider (March 2020); Paid Leave is Being Reshaped by Coronavirus, Habitat Magazine (March 2020); What a Year It Was, Habitat Magazine (December 2019); Prior Articles from 2019-2011 Provided Upon Request/Available on LinkedIn.

Speaking Engagements

  • Diversity Hiring and the Law: What You and Your Employees Need to Know at the American Alliance of Museum’s Annual Meeting & Museum Expo in Boston, MA., in May 2022.
  • The Unionization of Museums: What Management and Staff Need To Know at the American Alliance of Museum’s Virtual Annual Meeting & Museum Expo in June 2021.
  • Employment Law Compliance: What Landlords Need to Know, CLE Event hosted by New York County Lawyers Association/co-sponsored by Community Housing Improvement Program in November 2017.
  • Expansion of Federal 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, in May 2017.
  • Works for Hire: Protect Your Institution’s Intellectual Property at the Small Museum Association’s Annual Conference in College Park, MD, on February 21, 2017.
  • Works for Hire: Protect Your Institution’s Intellectual Property-at the American Alliance of Museum's Annual Meeting & Museum Expo in Washington, DC, on May 28, 2016. 
  • Clerkships:  Hon. Jack B. Weinstein, U.S.D.C., E.D.N.Y. (1991-1994), Hon. Arthur D. Spatt, U.S.D.C., E.D.N.Y. (1993).

Professional Associations

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