Michael Rikon has been practicing law in New York since being admitted to the State Bar in 1969. He began his law career as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York, a position he held from 1969 to 1973, where he was a senior trial attorney in the Condemnation Division. From 1973 to 1980, Mike served as a law clerk to the Honorable Albert A. Blinder of the New York State Court of Claims. Before forming the firm that is now known as Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C. in 1994, he established his own private practice specializing in condemnation law, real estate and litigation in the Court of Claims in 1980. Mike served as a special consultant to the New York State Commission on Eminent Domain in 1973 and 1974 and assisted in drafting New York’s Eminent Domain Procedure Law.
Mike is a frequent lecturer in New York, nationally and internationally on topics relating to eminent domain law, the valuation of private property and fixtures in condemnation proceedings and regulatory takings. He also contributes to professional and legal journals on subjects related to the practice of condemnation law.
Mike is also active in public and charitable activities. He has served as President of the Village Greens Home-Owners Association, Chairman of the Board of the Arden Heights Jewish Center, and President of the North Shore Republican Club. He has also served on the Zoning Committee of his Community Board.