You, the appraiser, could be cross-examined in the future. Here is what to expect when you go to court as the expert. To begin, it will not be an easy or pleasant experience. An appraiser must personally verify the information and personally inspect and photograph every comparable. Although real estate reporting services are helpful, an appraiser should not rely on …Read More »
Michael Rikon has practiced law in New York since he was admitted to the Bar in 1969. His law firm Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C. limits its practice to eminent domain matters. 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 Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell. He is designated as a “Super Lawyer,” “Best Lawyer,” “Top Attorneys by New York Magazine,” “Top Attorney by the Wall Street Journal,” “Top Lawyer of the Year 2019,” and “2019 Power 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. He is a Counselor of Real Estate. 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.