Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C.
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Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C. has moved into its new offices at 381 Park Avenue South, Suite 901, New York, New York 10016. Our telephone numbers remain the same.

Michael Rikon will speak at the ALI-CLE Annual Eminent Domain Conference on February 5-7, 2015 at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, CA.

Michael Rikon Named to 2015 Best Lawyers® in America List. Read more »

Michael Rikon spoke on the Law of Eminent Domain at the New York State Judicial Institute on June 17, 2014.

Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C. is a corporate sponsor for 2014 for the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

Michael Rikon was interviewed concerning a case where he represents a former property owner whose potential refund of an advance payment was reduced compared to the original advance. Read more »

Goldstein Rikon Rikon & Houghton has secured a 10-year lease at 381 Park Ave. South, at the corner of East 27th Street, for the firm's new office. Read more »

Michael Rikon spoke at ALI-CLE’s Eminent Domain And Land Valuation Litigation conference on January 23-25, 2014. For more information go to the The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education Group (ALI CLE) website.

Jamie Sinclair spoke at the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession conference held at Baker & McKenzie, LLP in Washington, D.C. on November 13, 2013.

OCA's Joe Waldo introduces roundtable panel including Michael Rikon, @MichaelRikon, at Brigham-Kanner Property Rights
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Josh Rikon was interviewed about the use of eminent domain to acquire property for the new Herikimer County jail. Read online »

Michael Rikon and M. Robert Goldstein have been selected for inclusion in the 20th edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the practice area of Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law.

Michael Rikon will speak at the Annual Eminent Domain ALI-CLE Seminar to be held at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans on January 23-25, 2014.

Michael Rikon invited to speak at property rights conference Read online »

Marshall mulls Willets plan as litigation looms in offing Read online »

Josh Rikon was interviewed for an article about businesses displaced in Spring Valley on May 4, 2013. Read online »

Jamie Sinclair was admitted to practice as an attorney at law on April 10, 2013.

Jonathan Houghton, Joshua Rikon and Michael Rikon spoke at an NBI continuing legal education program titled Eminent Domain From Start to Finish on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

An article co-written by Michael Rikon with Anthony F. Delle Pelle, "Working with Eminent Domain Valuation Witnesses" was published in The Practical Real Esate Lawyer, March 2013.

On April 19, 2013, Michael Rikon will speak at a Joint Judicial seminar of the Justices of the First, Second and Third Appellate Divisions with David Wilkes on Eminent Domain and Tax Certiorari in a program moderated by the Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

Michael Rikon will speak at the tenth annual Brigham–Kanner Property Rights Conference at William & Mary Law School on October 17-18, 2013.

Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C. became a Platinum Corporate Sponsor for 2013 for the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

Michael Rikon will speak with Leslie Fields and Joseph Waldo on Ethics at the 30th Annual ALI-CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Seminar to be held January 24-26, 2013 at the Miami Beach Resort.

Michael Rikon participated in a roundup of eminent domain law and the use of private property for non-public projects around the world. Click here to view the video »

Michael Rikon was a speaker at the 23rd Annual Spring Symposia of the American Bar Association, Section of Real Property and Trust Law, held on May 3, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt New York. The program, sponsored by the Land Use and Environmental Group, was titled, "Battle for Brooklyn: The Atlantic Yards Project."

Willets Point United Rallies in Support of Bill Limiting Eminent Domain Use New York Daily News, 4/16/2012
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Maspeth Businessman Sass Sheena Says State Owes Him $2.8 Million for Eminent Domain Purchase, New York Daily News, 2/23/2012
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The American Society of Appraisers published a paper in its M&TS Journal authored by Michael Rikon, "Condemnation of Machinery and Equipment: A Case Study," Vol. 28, Issue I, Winter 2012.

Joshua Rikon spoke on eminent domain law at a Civil Engineering and Surveying Land Law Continuing Education Program in Nanuet, New York on December 14, 2011. Read more »

Willets Point Redevelopment Takes a Step Forward, The New York Times, 10/19/2011
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M. Robert Goldstein was re-appointed as Trustee of the New York County Public Access Law Library. He has been a Trustee since the library's founding.

Michael Rikon spoke at the 7th International Conference on the Valuation of Plant Machinery and Equipment held in Beijing, China September 18-21, 2011.

Michael Rikon has been designated a "Super Lawyer" for condemnation law. He is also designated as "Best Lawyer" and is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

The Practical Real Estate Lawyer published an article written by Michael Rikon for the 7th I.C.V.P.M.E. at Beijing, China titled, "Condemnation of Machinery and Equipment: A Case Study" in September 2011.

Michael Rikon's article, "Basic Appraisal Concepts for Dummies" has been published in the January 2011 issue of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer.

Michael Rikon spoke at the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education's 2010 Redevelopment Conference on January 29, 2010 at Pines Manor, Edison, New Jersey. The subject of his talk was "Blight: What is it After Recent Case Law?"

The Practical Real Estate Lawyer published an article written by Michael Rikon titled, "10 Tips for Winning Your Condemnation Case" in the magazine's May 2010 edition.

Michael Rikon was appointed to the Editorial Board of the Practical Real Estate Lawyer published by ALI-ABA.

Michael Rikon spoke at the ALI-ABA Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Seminar held in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 4-6, 2010.

Goldstein, Goldstein, Rikon & Gottlieb, PC was retained by Willets Point United, Inc. to represent the coalition of property owners and tenant in preventing the condemnation of their property. Willets Point United filed an amicus curiae brief in the Court of Appeals in support of Petitioner in Goldstein v. New York State Urban Development Corp. The brief authored by Michael Rikon can be read here.

Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon Attorneys. Practice limited to the law of eminent domain.

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Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C. is a law firm that limits its practice to eminent domain and condemnation law. Eminent domain refers to the sovereign's power to take private property for a public use, provided that just compensation is paid. The firm offers its clients the opportunity to retain counsel highly experienced in obtaining "just compensation".

View our eminent domain blog, Bulldozers at Your Doorstep.

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