Michael Rikon presented a paper, “Property Rights as Defined and Protected by International Courts” at the 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference conducted by William and Mary Law School at the International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands, October 21, 2016.
An article authored by Michael Rikon on Federal Wetland Challenges will be published in the March 2017 issue of the Practical Real Estate Lawyer.
Jonathan Houghton obtained a favorable Corridor Valuation decision from the New York Appellate Division, Second Department.
The decision is titled New York Central Lines v. State, 2016 NY Slip Op 05633 (2d Dep’t, July 27, 2016).
The decision will result in an award that will exceed $67 million dollars. The State argued that the condemnee, CSX Transportation, Inc., was not entitled to any amount of just compensation.
This Second Department decision, along with a prior Second Department decision obtained as a result of this litigation, New York Central Lines v. State, 101 A.D.3d 966 (2d Dep’t 2012), will establish the standards for valuing railroad corridors in New York State.
The Owners’ Counsel of America invited partner Mike Rikon to speak at the 13th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference at The Peace Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands, October 19–21 2016. He will participate on a panel exploring the property rights decisions of international courts.
Michael Rikon will have an article “Good, Better, Best – Never let it rest, zoning and the highest and best use concept in condemnation” published in the May/June Vol. 16, Issue 6 of the New York Zoning Law and Practice Report published by Thomson Reuters.
Michael Rikon’s column for the New York Law Journal will be published on June 28, 2016 and will be titled “The Province of the Trial Court in a Condemnation Case.”
Michael Rikon will have an article he wrote, “A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet – unless it was inversely condemned; or, was that a De Facto taking?” published in the Practical Real Estate Lawyer in July 2016.
An article written by Michael Rikon “12 Tips for the Expert Witness” will be published by the American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Magazine “Probate & Property” in its September/October 2016 issue.
Michael Rikon will present a one hour CLE program, “A Complete View of Condemnation” on July 22, 2016. The program will be given on line by LawLine.com.
Michael Rikon has been invited to speak at the 13th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference sponsored by William & Mary Law School. The conference will be held on October 19-21, 2016 in the Hague, Netherlands.
The government’s most coercive public policy… or a tool facilitating the growth of our cities. Can this powerful, controversial tool be both? Read the story here. Michael Rikon quoted.
Michael Rikon and Jonathan M. Houghton have been named 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Joshua H. Rikon has been selected to the 2016 New York Metro Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers.
To build west side bus terminal, Port Authority may have to seize private property. Read Crain’s article here.
Michael Rikon’s biography is being included in the 19th edition of Who’s Who in American Law.
Jonathan Houghton spoke at the National Business Institute Seminar on Eminent Domain Actions. The Seminar, titled “Attorneys’ Guide to Local Government Law” was held on July 30, 2015 in Long Island, New York at the Four Points by Sheraton Plainview. Houghton’s presentation covered topics such as federal, state, and local requirements, property appraisals and valuation, and environmental concerns and considerations.
Joshua Rikon Spoke at the ALI CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation 2016 conference scheduled for January 28-30, 2016. Information about the program is available online here.
Michael Rikon has received the designation of CRE from the Counselors of Real Estate
Michael Rikon will speak at the Real Estate Developer Roundtable Luncheon on January 13, 2016 at the Staten Island Hilton Garden Inn.
Michael Rikon has been selected for inclusion in the 22nd edition of the Best Lawyers in America for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Counsel.
The Supreme Court, Richmond County (Hon. Wayne P. Saitta) recently awarded Claimant Staten Island Land Corp., $3,500,000.00 for the taking of its wetlands property in Staten Island, New York.
The Practical Real Estate Lawyer will publish an article written by Michael Rikon, “Cross-Examining Appraisers: Taking Apart the Key Witness” in the July 2015 issue.
Joshua Rikon attended the American Bar Association Section of Litigation Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA on April 15 to 17, 2015.
Joshua Rikon has been selected to the 2015 New York Metro Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers.
An article Michael Rikon co-authored with Boston Attorney James D. Masterman, “Rearranging the Deck Chairs when the Ship is Going Down: Protecting Your Condemnation Record for Appeal,” will be published in the May 2015 issue of The Practical Real Estate Lawyer.
Michael Rikon will be speaking at New York University on eminent domain issues in the hospitality industry.