Steven M. Riker, Esq.

Steven M. Riker, Esq.: Attorney with Law Office of Steven Riker

Biography

Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Panel Member, Online Media Legal Network, 2011 - present; Yale Club, Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, Litigation and Real Estate Topics, 2007; Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Mediator for "mediateArt" Program, 2012 - present;

Pace Law Review, Casenote and Comment Editor, 1993-1994; Pace University School of Law, Moot Court Team, Member, 1992-1993; Pace Law School Moot Court Competition, First Place, 1992 - 1993;

Pace Law School Ranking Scholar and Dean's List, 1992-1994..

Areas of Practice (35)

  • Business Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Hospitality Law
  • Hotel and Resort Law
  • Wills and Probate
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Asylum
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Formation
  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Collections
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Law
  • Elder Law
  • Employment Contracts
  • Estate Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • General Practice
  • Labor and Employment
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Mediation
  • Property Law
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Restraining Orders
  • Small Business Law
  • Trusts and Estates
  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Business Transactions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212-661-6410  Phone
(212) 994-2146  Fax
www.stevenrikerlaw.com
University Attended:
State University of New York at Stony Brook, B.A., cum laude, 1991
Law School Attended:
Pace University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1994
Year of First admission:
1994
Admission:
1994, Connecticut; 1995, New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
Bar Association of the City of New York; New York State Bar Association (Member, Committees on: Real Property; Commercial/Federal Litigation); New York County Lawyers' Association..
Special Agencies:
Justice Department, Executive Office for Immigration Review; Board of Immigration Appeals.
Birth Information:
Brooklyn, New York, June 24, 1969
Reported Cases:
Ayala v. S.S. Fortaleza/Bosco; Besignano & Mascolo; Esqs. v. Heller, 40 AD3d 440, 836 NYS2d 584 (1st Dep't 2007); Staples v. W.J.R. Associates, 2005 U.S. Dist. Lexis 7220 (E.D.N.Y. February 28, 2005); E-Lead Elec. Co. v. Tecnozone Enters., LLC, 2004 U.S. Dist. Lexis 15181 (S.D.N.Y., August 4, 2004); Boat Basin Investors, Inc., v. First Am. Stock Transfer, Inc., No. 03 Civ. 493, 2003 U.S. Dist. Lexis 1838, 2003 WL 282144 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 7, 2003); Good Life Productions v. The Down Town Association, 267 AD2d 153, 699 NYS2d 864 (1st Dep't 1999); Estate of Laurie Lee, NYLJ, September 13, 1999, at p. 29, cols. 2 -3 (Surrogate's Court, New York County); Bonsignore v. DeBove Inc., NYLJ, June 24, 1998, at p. 26, col. 5 (Civil Court, New York County); Vogel v. Lyman, 246 AD2d 422, 668 NYS2d 162 (1st Dep't 1998).
ISLN:
910501659

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (27)
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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/17/15 in Civil Litigation on 02/17/15

    I have known Mr. Riker for a number of years. He is an excellent and highly capable attorney, especially in the areas of real estate, general corporate/business law, and...

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    I have known Mr. Riker for a number of years. He is an excellent and highly capable attorney, especially in the areas of real estate, general corporate/business law, and litigation.

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 02/17/15 in Commercial Litigation on 02/17/15

    Outstanding attorney capable in many areas, including business litigation,civil litigation, real estate,appellate writing and argument Kind, patient, courteous, considera...

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    Outstanding attorney capable in many areas, including business litigation,civil litigation, real estate,appellate writing and argument Kind, patient, courteous, considerate,industrious, knowledgeable, extremely intelligent. Goes the extra mile for all his clients.

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/24/15 in Business Law on 03/24/15

    Outstanding attorney. Highly competent in Business Law.

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    Outstanding attorney. Highly competent in Business Law.

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 03/08/15 in Civil Litigation on 03/08/15

    Steven is a hard-working, knowledgeable, well-spoken attorney.

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    Steven is a hard-working, knowledgeable, well-spoken attorney.

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    5.0/5.0 by a Member on 03/05/15 in Civil Litigation on 03/05/15

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/05/15 in Estate Litigation on 03/05/15

    Excellent attorney. Diligent and on top of his cases. A pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend him for a AV rating!!

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    Excellent attorney. Diligent and on top of his cases. A pleasure to deal with. Highly recommend him for a AV rating!!

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/03/15 in Immigration and Naturalization on 03/03/15

    I have know Steve for many years and he has always handled matters in a professional manner. I highly recommenced his services.

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    I have know Steve for many years and he has always handled matters in a professional manner. I highly recommenced his services.

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Member on 02/27/15 in Commercial Litigation on 02/27/15

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 02/24/15 in Trusts and Estates on 02/24/15

    Steven is an outstanding attorney with the highest ethical standards. I've known Steven for over ten years, and he consistently demonstrates his superb legal knowledge a...

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    Steven is an outstanding attorney with the highest ethical standards. I've known Steven for over ten years, and he consistently demonstrates his superb legal knowledge and uncompromising ethics. I strongly recommend Steven.

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/17/15 in Trusts and Estates on 02/17/15

    I have worked for years with Mr. Riker and hold him in very high regard based upon his ethics and work product.

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    I have worked for years with Mr. Riker and hold him in very high regard based upon his ethics and work product.

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 on 10/11/15 on 10/11/15

    Steven recently represented me in a real estate transaction and it was quickly evident through working with him that he is knowledgeable, experienced, and respectful. Dur...

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    Steven recently represented me in a real estate transaction and it was quickly evident through working with him that he is knowledgeable, experienced, and respectful. During the process Steven spent ample time with me to walk me through the process and ensure that I understood what was expected of me. I highly recommend Steven Riker and look forward to potentially working with him again in the future.

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 on 12/13/13 on 12/13/13

    Steven’s ability to quickly learn and understand my situation offered great ease to my family’s stress level. His patience and keen insight, along the journe...

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    Steven’s ability to quickly learn and understand my situation offered great ease to my family’s stress level. His patience and keen insight, along the journey, made the project manageable and the outcome acceptable.

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 on 03/10/13 on 03/10/13

    Steven was very attentive to my needs during a very difficult partnership dispute, and ultimate sale of the business, resulting in the best possible outcome for all parti...

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    Steven was very attentive to my needs during a very difficult partnership dispute, and ultimate sale of the business, resulting in the best possible outcome for all parties, while avoiding litigation. His knowledge of the law is spot on, and his ability to articulate the process reassured me the entire way. I would, without hesitation, recommend Steven to anyone looking for legal guidance related to business law and/or partnership disputes.

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 on 03/30/11 on 03/30/11

    I have to go through 5 law firms and lawyers, large and small, before I decide that I have finally located a great lawyer. Considering I have tried a wide range of servic...

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    I have to go through 5 law firms and lawyers, large and small, before I decide that I have finally located a great lawyer. Considering I have tried a wide range of service providers including Parker Duyree Rosoff & Haft and Baer Marks & Upham, Steve Riker offers something that all these well known companies cannot - attention, care, quality of service, etc. It is great to have an experienced lawyer assisting me with most of my concerns instead of being delegated to some paralegal or associate.

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 on 03/10/11 on 03/10/11

    Excellent lawyer - very personable

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    Excellent lawyer - very personable

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 on 03/10/11 on 03/10/11

    Steve is a top notch lawyer who knows the law well and really cares about getting the very best for his clients. I recommend him highly to everyone.

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    Steve is a top notch lawyer who knows the law well and really cares about getting the very best for his clients. I recommend him highly to everyone.

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 on 03/09/11 on 03/09/11

    I have used Steven Riker as my personal attorney for more than a decade and have found him to be of the highest caliber. A trusted and respected counselor, Mr. Riker is a...

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    I have used Steven Riker as my personal attorney for more than a decade and have found him to be of the highest caliber. A trusted and respected counselor, Mr. Riker is a paragon for what a lawyer should be professional, client-conscious, results-driven and reliable. His expertise is only eclipsed by his attention to detail and client service. I highly recommend his services.

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    5.0/5.0 on 03/07/11 on 03/07/11

    I have known Steve since we were classmates in law school. Back then, his high ethical standards and acute attention to detail distinguished him from many other classmate...

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    I have known Steve since we were classmates in law school. Back then, his high ethical standards and acute attention to detail distinguished him from many other classmates. Even though I am an attorney myself, I have such confidence in Steve's thoroughness, accuracy, high standards and negotiation skills that I find myself relying on him as my go-to-guy when I need an attorney to represent my own interests. I have used him for several real estate matters and would recommend him highly.

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    5.0/5.0 on 02/18/11 on 02/18/11

    Tough negotiator, astute, great instincts. Hard working and diligent, you can always count on him.

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    Tough negotiator, astute, great instincts. Hard working and diligent, you can always count on him.

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  • Steven M. Riker, Esq.

    4.8/5.0 on 02/19/11 on 02/19/11

    Steve was informative, prompt and always prepared. He helped us deal with a very difficult real estate broker.

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    Steve was informative, prompt and always prepared. He helped us deal with a very difficult real estate broker.

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