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Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C.
381 Park Avenue South, Suite 901
New York, NY 10016
United States
(212) 422.4000

Firm Details

Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C. represents a merger of three of the most skilled and successful law firms practicing in this area of law. In 1923, Samuel Goldstein and Nathan L. Goldstein founded a law firm that established a strong tradition of aggressively protecting the constitutional rights of people who had their property forcibly acquired by condemnation or eminent domain. M. Robert, Michael J. and Arthur D. Goldstein joined that firm, which eventually became known as Samuel Goldstein & Sons.

Then, in 1994, Michael Rikon, who had been practicing condemnation and eminent domain law since 1969, merged his firm, Michael Rikon, P.C., with Samuel Goldstein & Sons to form Goldstein, Goldstein & Rikon, P.C.

In 2000, Robert S. Gottlieb, another established condemnation and eminent domain law practitioner, joined the firm as a partner, and the firm became known as Goldstein, Goldstein, Rikon & Gottlieb, P.C.

More recently, in 2010, Robert S. Gottlieb retired as a partner and Joshua H. Rikon and Jonathan M. Houghton, who were associate attorneys with Goldstein, Goldstein, Rikon & Gottlieb, P.C., became partners in the law firm currently known as Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C.


  • Extell Development
  • Exxon-Mobil Oil
  • Monian Development
  • Silverstein Properties
  • Simone Development
  • Trump
  • Tuck it Away

About Our Clients

Real Estate

Donald Trump, Larry Silverstein, The Durst Organization, Emmes, The Pyramid Companies, Rockrose Realty Corp., Crescent Heights, Health Care Property Investors, The Lefrak Organization, Wilbur Breslin, Charles Benenson, Lester Epstein, Kalikow Realty, Winter Organization, Arol Development Corp., Muss Development Corp., Estate of Joseph Lubin, Myron Nelkin, Sidney Farber, Junard Development Corp., Peter I. and David Feinberg, Platzner Real Estate, Goodstein Construction Corp., Peter Sharp, Jerome Greene, Gary Barnett.


Lundy’s Sheepshead Bay Restaurant, Nathan’s Famous, Inc., McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Burger King Corporation, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Domino’s Pizza, Genji of Tokyo, The California Club, Dishes, Subway.

Oil Companies

Mobil Oil Corporation, Merit Oil Corporation, Getty Oil Corporation, L.B. Oil Company, Coastal Oil Company, Gaseteria Oil Company, Sun Oil Company, Shell Oil Company.


Safeguard Chemical, Rossville Marine, Peerless Weighing & Vending, Hardwood Dimensions, Angel Harp Manufacturing, Walker Prismatic Engraving, Valley Candle Mfg. Company, Schaffer Food Services, Rug Renovating Co., Inc., Lee-Hi Fuel Corp., Thadford Cabinet Company, Universal Brass Turning Company, Blasco Supply Company.

Telecommunications and Technology

Sprint, MCI/WorldCom, Frontier Communications, Verizon, DXB Video Tapes, Inc., Modulation Science, Times Square Television Studio.

Bank and Financials

Bank of New York, Republic Bank of New York, Chemical Bank, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico, Bowery Savings Bank, Morgan Guaranty & Trust, Trust Department of Chase Manhattan Bank, Franklin National Bank, Penn Mutual Life Insurance, Triple A Federal Credit Union.


Best Buy, W.W. Granger Company, Brooks Brothers, Rainbow Shops, Alexander’s Department Store, Avis Rent-a-Car, Federal Express, Edison Parking, Cineplex Odeon Theatre, Florsheim Shoe Company, Ohrbach’s, Waldbaum’s, A & P, John Mullins Furniture, Sid’s Hardware, Paris Carwash, Strober Corp., Great Eastern Mills.

Outdoor Signs

Allied Signs, Van Wagner Communications, Villepigue Outdoor Advertising, Inc.


Archdiocese of New York, The Salvation Army, New York County Lawyers’ Association, Hebrew Home for the Aged, German Evangelical Home for the Aged, Taylor Business Institute.


Great Adventure Amusement Park, South Shore Golf Course, Steeplechase Amusement Park, Chateau Martin Winery, Queens Transit Corp., Jewish Press, Long Island Daily Press, CSX Railroad, Jimmy Glenn Boxing Club, Franklin Record Storage Center, Shurguard Storage, Tennisport, Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York Daily News, Bowling Green Storage and Van Corp., Joe Franklin Memory Lane, Amtrack, U.S. Trucking Corp., Pittson, Fugazy, Inc., Troiano Waste, American Sirloin, The Sculptor-Minoru Niizuma, Chelsea Storage Corp., SAE Institute of Technology, The Vault, The Nugget.

Hotels and Motels

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Peekskill Inn, Millenium Hilton Hotel

Firm Practice Areas

  • Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law

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