Tag: news releases
Owners’ Counsel of America Files Brief in Inverse Condemnation Case before U.S. Supreme Court
Posted on Nov 23, 2016 in Articles
The Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA) has joined together with other property rights advocates to file an amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in an inverse condemnation case concerning the rails-to-trails conversion of an elevated rail line in New York to a public parkway.
OCA Members Anthony DellaPelle & Edward McKirdy Honored Among Top 100 New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2016
Posted on Apr 29, 2016 in News & Events
Owners’ Counsel of America wishes to congratulate OCA Members Anthony F. DellaPelle and Edward D. McKirdy, partners with McKirdy & Riskin, PA, on the honor of being included in the Top 100 2016 New Jersey Super Lawyers, a distinction both have earned annually since 2009. Anthony DellaPelle is the New Jersey member of Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA) and serves on OCA’s Board of Directors. Edward McKirdy is an Emeritus Member of OCA, having represented the State of New Jersey for over a decade in OCA’s nationwide eminent domain lawyer network.
OCA Condemnation Lawyer Michael Rikon Earns Prestigious CRE® Designation
Posted on Mar 22, 2016 in News & Events
The Owners’ Counsel of America is pleased to announce that Manhattan eminent domain lawyer Michael Rikon, the New York representative to OCA, recently received a CRE® designation from the Counselors of Real Estate®. Mr. Rikon, a partner at Manhattan-based Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C, has practiced law in New York since his admission to the Bar in 1969. Of the more than 1,100 CREs worldwide, Mike is one of the approximately 50 who are practicing attorneys. Mike Rikon entered private practice in 1980 and has since focused his practice on representing private property owners in eminent domain and real estate matters across New York state. Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C limits its practice to eminent domain and condemnation law assisting landowners throughout the state of New York. Mike frequently lectures on topics related to eminent domain, just compensation and property rights. His articles on condemnation and real property law are published in the New York Law Journal, Practical Real Estate Lawyer and other legal and scholarly journals. He also regularly contributes to his firm’s blog “Bulldozers at Your Doorstep.” More about Mike’s professional experience is available on his OCA profile page and at www.grrhpc.com. Founded in 1953, the Counselors of Real Estate® is the membership organization established exclusively for real estate advisors who provide intelligent, unbiased, and trusted advice for a client or employer. Membership in The Counselors of Real Estate is on an invitation-only basis after a thorough review process. CREs come from a wide array of professional backgrounds-from valuation, consulting, law, brokerage and asset management to development, investment, lending […]
OCA & NFIB Amici Brief: Cities Can’t Force Homebuilders To Provide More Than Fair Share Of Affordable Housing
Posted on Oct 22, 2015 in News & Events
Last week, OCA and the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center filed an amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court urging the protection of private property rights from overreaching government regulation. The brief requests the Court agree to review the California Supreme Court’s decision in California Building Industry Association v. San Jose, No. 15-330 (September 16, 2015).
OCA and The Counselors of Real Estate Announce a Webinar Today Focused on the Impact of the Controversial Kelo Decision
Posted on Jul 23, 2015 in News & Events
Today, Owners’ Counsel of America and The Counselors of Real Estate® (CRE) will present our first cooperative webinar: Kelo v. New London: The Grasping Hand and Its Legacy at 12:30 PM (Eastern) / 11:30 AM (Central) / 10:30 AM (Mountain) / 9:30 AM (Pacific) / 6:30 AM (Hawaiian). Participants can register here.
OCA’s Supreme Court Amicus Brief Seeks to Block the Government’s Efforts to Derail Rails-to-Trails Takings Cases
Posted on Nov 21, 2013 in News & Events
The Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA) and National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center* filed an amici curiae brief in support of the landowner in Brandt v. United States, No. 12-1173 (cert. granted October 1, 2013) urging the United States Supreme Court to reverse a Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decision which held that the United States retained an implied reversionary interest in railroad rights of way.
Florida Owners’ Counsel representative, Andrew Brigham, to Participate in the 10th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference
Posted on Oct 1, 2013 in News & Events
Jacksonville-based eminent domain and property rights attorney, Andrew Prince Brigham, has been invited to speak at the 10th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, October 17-18, 2013. Mr. Brigham, principal attorney at Brigham Property Rights Law Firm, PLLC and the Florida member of Owners’ Counsel of America, will take part in a roundtable discussion regarding the extent to which government should restrain from interfering with private property rights.
Mark Savin, Owners’ Counsel of America Minnesota Attorney, Invited to Speak at 10th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference October 17-18, 2013
Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in News & Events
The William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project has invited Minneapolis-based condemnation lawyer, Mark D. Savin, to speak at the 10th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference October 17-18, 2013 in Williamsburg, Virginia.
New York Eminent Domain Attorney and Owners’ Counsel Representative, Michael Rikon, to Participate at Annual Property Rights Conference
Posted on Aug 20, 2013 in News & Events
The Owners’ Counsel of America is pleased to announce that Manhattan-based condemnation lawyer, Michael Rikon, has been invited to speak at the 10th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, October 17-18, 2013. Mr. Rikon, a partner at Goldstein, Rikon, Rikon & Houghton, P.C. and the New York member of Owners’ Counsel of America, will take part in a round-table discussion regarding the impact of recent U.S. Supreme Court property rights decisions.
OCA Files Amicus Brief in Support of Wyoming Landowner in “Rails-to-Trails” Takings Case Seeking SCOTUS Review
Posted on Apr 25, 2013 in News & Events
Today, the Owners’ Counsel of America (OCA) filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the landowner in Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States (12-1173) urging the United States Supreme Court to review a Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in United States v. Brandt, 2012 WL 3935613 (C.A.10 (Wyo.)) which erroneously found that the federal government retained an “implied reversionary interest” in railroad rights of way granted under an 1875 Congressional Act.