Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon Attorney Presents Case Study at ICVPME Conference in China This Fall

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New York eminent domain attorney Michael Rikon to speak at Beijing conference in September 2011

Michael Rikon, NY Eminent Domain Attorney, Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon

Michael Rikon, NY Eminent Domain Law Attorney

Case Study of Condemnation on Machinery and Equipment explains how American courts treat compensation for plant machinery and equipment—or trade fixtures—that have been condemned.

Michael Rikon, a partner at Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon, P.C., has been invited to speak at the 7th International Conference on the Valuation of Plant Machinery and Equipment (ICVPME) in Beijing, China on September 19-21, 2011.

A New York eminent domain lawyer, Michael Rikon is presenting the paper, “Case Study of Condemnation on Machinery and Equipment.” The paper explains how American courts treat compensation for plant machinery and equipment—or trade fixtures—that have been condemned.

The term trade fixtures in the law of eminent domain includes machinery, fixtures, equipment, and improvements made to a property for business purposes. Michael Rikon’s paper also addresses the judicial treatment that countries outside the United States apply to similar activities.

The 7th ICVPME Conference is sponsored mainly by the China Appraisal Society. Other sponsors include the American Society of Appraisers, Australian Property Institute, and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

The conference includes experts on valuation from all over the world. Michael Rikon has practiced eminent domain law for 42 years and has tried several hundred trade fixture claims to judgment in the courts. For further information on the conference, visit the official website at

About Michael Rikon

Michael Rikon is the New York representative of Owners’ Counsel of America. The organization selects one claimant’s condemnation attorney from each state. Michael Rikon is rated as Best Lawyer for eminent domain and condemnation cases. He is also AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

About Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon, P.C.

Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon, P.C. 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.

Samuel Goldstein and Nathan L. Goldstein created a law firm in 1923 that established a strong tradition of aggressively protecting the constitutional rights of people whose property was forcibly acquired by condemnation or eminent domain. The firm evolved into Samuel Goldstein & Sons after three Goldstein sons joined the firm.

Practicing condemnation and eminent domain law since 1969, Michael Rikon merged his firm in 1994 with the Goldstein firm to form Goldstein, Goldstein & Rikon, P.C. Earlier this year, Joshua H. Rikon, Jonathan M. Houghton, and Philip A. Sanchez became partners in the newly named firm of Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon, P.C.
Contact Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon, P.C. at 212.422.4000 extension 23 or visit the firm’s website at


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