Our client never wanted to leave his home and does not believe it was right for him to be forced out, but we're gratified that we were able to achieve a reasonable resolution for him.
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2010
Attorneys from the New York law firm of Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon, the only law firm in New York practicing exclusively in the area of eminent domain and condemnation law, successfully negotiated a settlement on behalf of the last homeowner to agree to vacate his condominium on the property that is to be used for Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards development, which will include the New Jersey Nets' new arena.
Daniel Goldstein, an outspoken opponent of the Atlantic Yards project and the only remaining resident of a 31-unit condominium building at 636 Pacific Street in Brooklyn, agreed to a $3 million settlement with the New York State Urban Development Corporation, which had taken title to his property by eminent domain on March 1, 2010. Goldstein was represented in the negotiations by Michael Rikon, an experienced eminent domain attorney and partner at Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon. The settlement was reached in court before the Hon. Abraham Gerges, Justice of the Supreme Court for Kings County, N.Y.
"We're delighted to achieve this outcome for our client so that he can get this entire matter behind him and use the compensation he will receive from the settlement to relocate his family to a new home in New York," said Rikon. "Our client never wanted to leave his home and does not believe it was right for him to be forced out, but we're gratified that we were able to achieve a reasonable resolution for him."
Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon limits its practice to eminent domain and condemnation law. Eminent domain refers to the sovereign's power to take private property for a public use, provided that "just compensation" is paid. The firm offers its clients the opportunity to retain counsel highly experienced in obtaining just compensation.
Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon, P.C. was founded in 1923, when Samuel Goldstein and Nathan L. Goldstein created 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. In 1994, Michael Rikon, who had been practicing condemnation and eminent domain law since 1969, merged his firm, Michael Rikon, P.C., with the Goldsteins to form Goldstein, Goldstein & Rikon, P.C. Earlier this year, Joshua H. Rikon, Jonathan M. Houghton and Philip A. Sanchez became partners in the law firm currently known as Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon, P.C.
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