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Eminent Domain Procedure in New York

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Course Information

Time 51m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Real Estate

Course Description

You or your client have just been advised that your property is going to be acquired pursuant to eminent domain. Now what?

Eminent Domain proceedings can be highly complex and intimidating for property owners and attorneys. The process by which the government acquires property is proscribed by the Eminent Domain Procedure Law, wherein there are mechanisms in place to ensure that the condemning authority is acting with their authority and that property owners are awarded just compensation.

This course, presented by Michael Rikon, President and Shareholder, Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, is a comprehensive overview of eminent domain. The course presents a thorough analysis of the timeline of an eminent domain proceeding from acquisition through valuation. Additionally, it addresses the different methods to value real estate and trade fixtures and offers practical assistance when facing special valuation problems. 

Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify skills, substantive law, procedure and ethics with respect to the valuation of property in an eminent domain proceeding
  2. Gain practical insight and guidance with initial case planning, working with appraisers, and developing your case
  3. Understand core principles and property valuation concepts

Credit Information

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Michael Rikon

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

Michael Rikon has practiced law in New York since he was admitted to the Bar in 1969. Before merging his firm, Michael Rikon, P.C., with Samuel Goldstein and Sons, Mr. Rikon had a successful practice, founded in 1980, that focused on condemnation and real estate law, as well as litigation in the Court of Claims. From 1973 to 1980, Mr. Rikon served as a law clerk to the Honorable Albert A. Blinder of the New York State Court of Claims. Mr. Rikon 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.

Mr. Rikon is listed in the Who’s Who in American Law (3rd to current eds), Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World. He is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell. He is designated as a “Super Lawyer” and “Best Lawyer.”

Mr. Rikon is a frequent lecturer on the Law of Eminent Domain. He is the New York State designated eminent domain attorney for Owners’ Counsel of America.

Mr. Rikon has been active in public and charitable activities. He has served as president of the Village Greens Homeowners’ 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.

Mr. Rikon received his B.S. from the New York Institute of Technology, his J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, and a Masters of Law from New York University Law School. He lives in New York City with his wife Leslie.


Joel F.

Presentation was particularly valuable as cases in which the presenter was involved were used to underscore a point.

Eric C.

This is a subject that interests me, since I did do a bit of it before. I liked this presentation, very methodical.

christopher m.

Great job.

George E.

Pretty good on substance but pretty dry on presentation.

Laurie L.

Very informative.

Sarah M.


Douglas R.

well done!

Jeffrey B.


francis m.

Helpful because ED is big in my local community

Richard m.

Speaker was easy to listen to and knowledgeable about the topic. .

Ann L.

great material well organized. thanks

Jonathan C.

The instructor was very comfortable with the material.

James M.

Clear and concise!

Gil M.

A daunting, interesting subject.

Thomas K.


Silvia C.

Very informative

Rosa L.

The material was very clearly communicated.

Matthew D.


Paul S.

Good primer.

Frank D.

I would hire Mr. Rikon.


Good course, though not relevant to my practice

Steven S.

One of the most informative CLEs I have ever heard. Man is an encyclopedia of Eminent Domain law.

Steven B.

Good course

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