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Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C.

Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

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Since 1923, the law firm of Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C. has been at the forefront of protecting property owners’ constitutional rights, as the only law firm in New York State concentrating exclusively in the area of eminent domain and condemnation law.

“Eminent domain cases represent a drastic operation of the law,” notes partner Michael Rikon, who is the New York State-designated eminent domain attorney for the Owners’ Counsel of America. “You really only get one opportunity to litigate these cases; and because of that, they require tremendous vigilance by a knowledgeable attorney to ensure that justice prevails.”

By limiting their practice to the trial of eminent domain cases, the attorneys of Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton have become authorities in the area, securing many significant awards for their clients. In 2015, for example, Rikon obtained an award of $10,100,000 against an advance payment of $611,000 in a Staten Island Wetlands case. He also won a trial award of $3,500,000 in another Staten Island Wetlands case.

Given his expertise, Rikon is often asked to write and lecture on eminent domain issues. Mr. Rikon has also authored a column on condemnation law in the New York Law Journal for the past 26 years and is regularly included in The Best Lawyers of America.

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