Michael Rikon

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Top Rated Eminent Domain Attorney in New York, NY

Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C.
 | 381 Park Ave South, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-422-4000
Fax: 212-422-4687
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1970
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Eminent Domain
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    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
    • 100%Eminent Domain


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    About Michael Rikon

    Admitted: 1970, New York

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


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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • C.R.E.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Educational Background:

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

    Industry Groups

    • Real Estate
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    Office Location for Michael Rikon

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

    Phone: 212-422-4000

    Fax: 212-422-4687

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