Michael Rikon was designated a “Distinguished Lawyer” by Lawyers of Distinction.
Michael Rikon was designated a “Top Lawyer” for 2019 by Marquis Who’s Who.
Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C. has been awarded the Legal Elite Award for 2019 as “Best Eminent Domain Law Firm – New York” by U.S. Business News.
Michael Rikon will lecture at the New York State Judicial Institute, White Plains, New York on “Challenges to Condemnation Proceedings (2019).”
Michael Rikon and Jonathan M. Houghton have been designated Super Lawyers for 2019.
Ashley Levi and Matthew E. Guber have been designated as Rising Stars by Super Lawyers.
Joshua H. Rikon won the affirmance of an award of $1,190,582.91 plus interest for reimbursement of legal fees in the Appellate Division, Second Department in Matter of Village of Haverstraw (AAA Electricians, Inc.). This amount followed the award of $9,026,893 after trial by Michael Rikon and Ashley Levi. The pre-vesting offer was $2,596,150.
Jonathan M. Houghton and Joshua H. Rikon were designated Counselors in Real Estate. Michael Rikon also has the CRE designation.
Michael Rikon and Ashley Levi recovered $3,750,000 plus approximately $1,418,000 in interest after trail in Sagres 9, LLC and Sagres 10, LLC v State of New York in the Court of Claims. The State had offered $585,000 pre-vesting.
GRRH was invited to join the International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms. The INBLF is an invitation-only organization that admits only those law firms who represent the highest level of knowledge, experience and reputation. GRRH is the only eminent domain firm in the New York City Chapter of the INBLF.
Michael Rikon has been designated as a “Best Lawyer” for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law for 2019.
Michael Rikon and Jonathan Houghton were invited to speak at the Annual ALI-CLE Seminar on Eminent Domain in Palm Springs, CA. January 24-26, 2019.
Michael Rikon was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Designation by Marquis Who’s Who for 2018-2019.
Michael Rikon was rated AV preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell for 2018.
Jonathan Houghton was invited to join The Counselors of Real Estate
Joshua Rikon became one of the Board of Governors at the Harold & Elaine Shames Jewish Community Center on the Hudson
Joshua Rikon taught a CLE program on cross-examination for Lawline
Jonathan Houghton presented a C.L.E. for Lawline, “How to Work with Expert Real Estate Appraisers” on September 30, 2016.
Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C. is an affiliate member of the National Association of Realtors.
Joshua Rikon became a member of the New York State Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Advisory Panel
Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C. is a platinum sponsor of the Appraisal Institute, Metro New York Chapter.
Michael Rikon had an article “12 Tips For The Expert Witness Appraiser” published in Probate & Property, a publication of the Real Property Trust and Estate Law Section of the ABA, Sept./Oct. 2016.
Joshua H. Rikon and Michael Rikon wrote an article, “Advance Payment Problems Arising From Condemnation” which was published November 15, 2016 in the New York Law Journal.