Michael Rikon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in New York, NY

Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C.
 | 381 Park Avenue South, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-422-4000
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1970
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Eminent Domain
Attorney Profile

A well-known and respected attorney in eminent domain matters, Michael Rikon represents people in New York City and the state of New York. From his office at Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C., he provides clients with comprehensive and competent representation.

After earning a Bachelor of Science from the New York Institute of Technology, Mr. Rikon pursued several law degrees. He holds a Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and a Master of Laws from the New York University School of Law.

Mr. Rikon began his legal career with the city of New York working with condemnation cases. Today, he brings decades of such experience to his practice, and has been designated as New York’s eminent domain attorney for the Owners’ Counsel of America. He has been awarded the C.R.E. designation by the Counselors of Real Estate. Mr. Rikon has written a column on the the law of Eminent Domain for the New York Law Journal for the last 25 years.

Based on his accomplishments, Mr. Rikon has earned the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

To best serve clients, Mr. Rikon is a member of several legal groups, such as the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association’s Litigation and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law sections.

Admitted to practice in New York in 1969, Mr. Rikon is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd, 5th and 11th Circuits and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York.

Outside his practice, Mr. Rikon enjoys spending time with his wife and is involved in a number of community and charitable organizations.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Eminent Domain (100%)

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018

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About Michael Rikon

Admitted: 1970, New York

Professional Webpage: www.grrhpc.com/person/michael-rikon/

Honors and Awards:

  • Best Lawyer
  • Super Lawyer
  • Rated AV, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Who’s Who in the World
  • Who’s Who in America
  • Who’s Who in American Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • C.R.E.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York County Lawyers Association, Judiciary Committee
  • New York County Lawyers Association, Condemnation Committee
  • New York County Lawyers Association, Former Chair
  • American Bar Association, Member, Land Use and Condemnation
  • American Bar Association, Member, Real Property, Probate and Litigation
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • American Bar Association, Condemnation Committee
  • American Bar Association, Former Chair
  • New York State Bar Association, Condemnation Committee, Member
  • Suffolk County, Condemnation Committee, Member
  • Nassau County, Condemnation Committee, Member
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Condemnation Committee, Member
  • Owners’ Counsel of America, New York State attorney
  • Scribes
  • New York Representative Owners’ Counsel of America
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court  
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court
  • New York

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Zoning Committee, Community Board
  • North Shore Republican Club, President
  • Board of the Arden Heights Jewish Center, Chairman
  • Village Greens Homeowners’ Association, President

Educational Background:

  • New York University Law School, LL.M.
  • New York Institute of Technology, B.S.

Industry Groups

  • Real Estate
Office Location for Michael Rikon

381 Park Avenue South
9th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Phone: 212-422-4000

 

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Last Updated: 3/26/2018

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