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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.
Upcoming CLE: Eminent Domain From Start to Finish
Three partners from our firm, Michael Rikon, Joshua Rikon, and Jonathan Houghton, will be presenting at the Eminent Domain From Start to Finish Conference held by the National Business Institute on April 2, 2013. The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn of Plainview, New York and is recommended for attorneys, appraisers, engineers, and the like. Topics will include Calculating Damages and Just Compensate, Trail Practice and Strategy, and Ethics in Condemnation, among others. The course manual offers 123 pages of valuable material, which will provide a library of eminent domain law. The conference offers 7 CLE credits for New York attorneys and 7.2 CLE credits for New Jersey attorneys. Register today!
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.
The paper Michael Rikon wrote with the assistance of Jamie Sinclair for the seminar, "Ethics in a Condemnation Case", will be published in the March 2013 issue of the Practical Real Estate Lawyer.
Michael Rikon will speak at the 30th Annual Eminent Domain ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Seminar on January 24-26, 2013 at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa with Anthony Della Pelle on "working with valuation witnesses in the preparation of their Reports."
Joshua H. Rikon, Jonathan M. Houghton and Michael Rikon will speak at "Eminent Domain from Start to Finish" a one day seminar conducted by National Business Institute in Long Island, New York on April 2, 2013.
Michael Rikon will be participating in a Judicial CLE Program with the Honorable Thomas A. Dickerson and David Wilkes on New York State Tax Certiorari and Eminent Domain Valuation Concepts at the Appellate Division.
Michael Rikon was reappointed to the Editorial Board of the Practical Real Estate Lawyer published by ALI-CLE.
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."
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.
Michael Rikon will present a paper, "Ten Things Condemnors Can Do to save Time and Money" at the ALI-ABA Annual Seminar on Eminent Domain to be held in San Diego, January 26-28, 2012. Click here for more information »
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 »
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 was a speaker at the 7th International Conference on the Valuation of
Plant Machinery and Equipment, held in Beijing, China on September 18-21, 2011.
Michael Rikon has been designated as 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 It I00s After Recent Case Law?"
The Practical Real Estate Lawyer will publish an article written by Michael Rikon titled, "100 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 will be a speaker at the ALI-ABA Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Seminar to be 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.
Michael Rikon published an article "Trade fixtures in Eminent Domain Proceedings" in The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, September, 2009.
M. Robert Goldstein and Michael Rikon were both selected again as "Best Lawyers" in Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law for 2010.
Michael Rikon presented Sean Hannity & Alan Colmes of Fox News "Hannity & Colmes" with an award for H&C's contributions to advancing the cause of property rights on January 6, 2009.
Michael Rikon will speak at the Annual ALI-ABA Seminar on Eminent Domain to be
given in Miami, Florida in January, 2009.
M. Robert Goldstein spoke at the Annual Meeting of the Judges of the Court of Claims in
Westchester County on New York Eminent Domain concepts on June 23, 2008.
Joshua H. Rikon presented a program on the Valuation of Property in Condemnation at
the Spring meeting of the Real Property, Probate and Trust section of the American Bar
Association in May, 2008.
M. Robert Goldstein and Michael Rikon have been designated "Best Lawyers in America" for eminent domain and condemnation litigation in New York for 2008. Both have been listed in New York Magazine's "Best Lawyers."
Michael Rikon will speak at the 2008 ALI-ABA Eminent Domain seminar in San Francisco, California in January 2008.
M. Robert Goldstein published an article "Is It Jurisdiction or Economic Development?" in the Government, Law and Policy Journal, NYSBA, Spring 2007.
Michael Rikon spoke at the New York Court of Claims Law Clerk's Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York on November 16, 2007.
Michael Rikon was a speaker on "The ABC's of Eminent Domain" given by the National Business Institute on November 29, 2007.
Joshua H. Rikon delivered the luncheon talk "Hot Topics in Eminent Domain" at the leadership conference of American Bar Association, section of Real Property, Probate & Trusts in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Practical Real Estate Lawyer published an article written by Michael Rikon, "Eleven Trial Preparation Pointers for Condemnation Cases," November, 2007.
Probate & Property Magazine will publish an article written by Michael Rikon, "The Perils of the Prior Appraisal" in its May/June 2008 issue.
The Nassau Lawyer, the publication of the Nassau County Bar Association will publish "The Law of Trade Fixtures – Redux" by Michael Rikon.
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