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Steven Riker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in New York, NY

Law Office of Steven Riker
One Grand Central Place, 46th Floor
New York, NY 10165
Phone: 212-661-6410
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate (30%), Business Litigation (30%), Real Estate: Business (20%), Closely Held Business (10%), Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Steven Riker, Esq. is an AV-rated® attorney who provides high-quality legal services at cost-effective rates to a diversified clientele in the New York metropolitan area.  Mr. Riker maintains a general commercial practice, with an emphasis on commercial and business litigation, real estate transactions, business law, and hotel/hospitality law. He represents individuals and entities in actions involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, specific enforcement of real estate contracts, landlord-tenant disputes, mechanic’s liens, brokerage disputes, and employment disputes. He also represents owners, developers, landlords, and tenants in commercial and residential real estate acquisitions, lease transactions, and related financing transactions. And he counsels businesses in a broad range of matters, including the formation of limited liability companies, corporations, and partnerships, the preparation and negotiation of operating agreements, shareholders’ agreements, and corporate governance documents, the sale and acquisition of businesses, and the day-to-day negotiation and drafting of various types of contracts and agreements. Mr. Riker also represents individuals and fiduciaries in various Surrogate's Court proceedings involving wills, trusts, and estates matters.


Mr. Riker’s clients have included large publicly-traded companies, corporate executives, prominent individuals, and many small business owners. However, every client and every project, whether big or small, receives the same level of commitment, diligence and ingenuity which distinguishes his practice.


Mr. Riker has been frequently honored for his legal ability and high ethical standards, as evidenced by his AV Preeminent* peer-review rating from Martindale Hubbell, his Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion awards, his inclusion in New York Magazine’s “New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers”, his selection for “Best Real Estate Law Services” by Corporate LiveWire, and inclusion in Marquis Who's Who in American Law. As a consequence of his recognized knowledge and expertise, Mr. Riker has also been a presenter at Continuing Legal Education seminars given to other lawyers.


*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
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 20%Real Estate: Business
  • 10%Closely Held Business
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Living Wills, Trusts, Wills


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Steven Riker

First Admitted: 1995, New York

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Preeminent Rated, 2015-2020, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo., 2018-2020, Superb Rating, Avvo
  • Client Champion Award - Platinum, 2017-2020, Martindale-Hubbell
  • New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers, 2015-2020, New York Magazine
  • Best Real Estate Law Services, New York 2018, Corporate LiveWire
  • Who's Who in American Law, 2017, Marquis
  • Client Distinction Award, 2015-2016, Martindale-Hubbell

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Casenote and Comment Editor, Pace Law Review, 1993
  • Moot Court Team, Pace Law School; 1st Place, Advanced Moot Court Competition, 1993

Educational Background

  • New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Conflict and Dispute Resolution, 2011
  • SUNY Stony Brook, B.A., cum laude (1991), 1991

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Provided editorial services to the Bar Association of the City of New York in their publication of various real property law topics for the public.  Each year, I always provide pro bono services to the public, either handling a disputed/litigation matter or a transactional  matter., 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Bar Association of the City of New York Legal Referral Panel Member, Bar Association of the City of New York (Commercial Litigation, Real Estate, Commercial Landlord-Tenant Matters) (2010-present), 2020
  • Member, Bar Association of the City of New York, 2020

Industry Groups

  • Auctioned Goods
  • Consumer Goods
  • Health And Fitness
  • Hospitality
  • Hotel
  • Professional Services
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Wholesale and Manufacturing
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Office Location for Steven Riker

One Grand Central Place
46th Floor
New York, NY 10165

Phone: 212-661-6410

Last Updated: 1/7/2022

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