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New York Business Litigation, Real Estate, and Corporate Law Firm

The Law Office of Steven Riker is a New York-based law firm which provides high-quality legal services at cost-effective rates to a diversified clientele in the New York metropolitan area. The firm maintains a general commercial practice, with an emphasis on commercial and business litigation, real estate transactions, contract negotiation, corporate formation, and hotel/hospitality law. The firm represents individuals and entities in actions involving breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes, specific enforcement of real estate contracts, landlord-tenant disputes, mechanic’s liens, brokerage disputes, employment disputes, and Surrogate’s Court and estate matters. The firm also represents owners, developers, landlords, and tenants in commercial and residential real estate acquisitions, lease transactions, and related financing transactions. The firm counsels businesses in a broad range of matters, including the formation of limited liability companies, corporations, and partnerships, the preparation and negotiation of operating agreements, shareholders’ agreements, and corporate governance documents, and obtains employment-based visas for their workers. The firm also represents individuals and fiduciaries in various Surrogate Court’s proceedings involving wills, trusts, and estates.


Specific areas of practice include:

Dedication, Practicality, and Integrity

Steven Riker, Esq., the principal of the firm, is well-known as a tireless, dedicated, and highly effective advocate for his clients. He devotes great time and effort to both educate his clients, and advocate on behalf of their interests, and takes a practical, common-sense approach to each representation. At each initial client meeting, Mr. Riker will review the new matter analytically, and in significant detail. At such time, he will give an honest and straightforward assessment of the case or transaction, develop a strategy, and gauge the probability of success, forever mindful of the costs involved. While legal fees cannot always be predicted with certainty, Mr. Riker believes that a discussion of the likely effort needed to achieve his client’s goals should be had at the inception of the representation, to ensure that the client is well-informed, and further, to ensure that the client’s goals can realistically be met in a cost-effective and minimally disruptive manner, whether to his/her business or personal life. All options are explored when addressing business disputes, including litigation, settlement, and mediation, and all decisions are made in full consultation with the client. Thus, at the heart of each and every representation, is a principled belief that open and honest communications are necessary for a successful outcome, and Mr. Riker encourages and fosters such an environment with all of his clients.

Since being admitted to practice law in 1994, Mr. Riker’s reputation for integrity and vigorous representation of his clients has steadily grown throughout the New York metropolitan area. For this reason, he frequently receives referrals from other attorneys, court personnel, and even judges. Mr. Riker also receives court appointments from Supreme Court and Surrogate’s Court justices to represent minors and incapacitated individuals in litigation matters. Due to his zealous advocacy and scrupulous decorum, Mr. Riker has even been called upon to represent former justices, prominent attorneys, and their families in their own legal disputes. As a consequence of his recognized knowledge and expertise, Mr Riker has also been requested to lecture at Continuing Legal Education seminars on litigation and real estate topics to other lawyers.


Quality Legal Representation, from the Small Business Owner to Fortune 500 Companies

From the small business owner to Fortune 500 companies and well-known public figures, the Law Office of Steven Riker provides all of its clients with the same level of dedication and diligence. While Mr. Riker has been involved in publicized cases with well-known individuals, he handles all cases with integrity and discipline, and never seeks a headline at the expense of a client. Mr. Riker always seeks a resolution that is in his client’s best interest. That is his promise. And should you become his client, he will stand behind you as passionately as he stands behind his own reputation.​​

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

The Law Offices of Steven Riker​

One Grand Central Place, 46th Floor

New York, New York 10165

t 212.661.6410 | f 212.994.2146 ​

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445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 1102

White Plains, New York 10601

t 212.661.6410 | f 212.994.2146 ​

The Law Office of Steven Riker represents clients throughout the New York metropolitan area, including the counties of New York (Manhattan), Kings (Brooklyn), Queens, Bronx, Westchester, Nassau, and Suffolk, from offices conveniently located in midtown Manhattan and White Plains, New York.


Steven M. Riker, Esq. 

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • New York

  • Connecticut

  • United States Supreme Court

  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

Professional Honors 

  • Martindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent" Peer Rated 

  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion, Platinum Award 

  • New York Magazine, New York Area's Top Rated Lawyers

  • Corporate LiveWire, Best Real Estate Law Services, New York 

  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law

  • Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Panel Member

  • Yale Club, Lecturer, CLE Seminar, Litigation and Real Estate Topics

Reported Decisions

  • 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.
    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
    N.Y.L.J., September 13, 1999, at p. 29, cols. 2 -3 (Surr., Ct, NY Cty.) 

  • Bonsignore v. DeBove Inc.
    N.Y.L.J., June 24, 1998, at p. 26, col. 5 (Civ. Ct., NY Cty.) 

  • Vogel v. Lyman
    246 AD2d 422, 668 NYS2d 162 (1st Dep't 1998)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Bar Association of the City of New York

  • New York County Lawyers' Association


  • New York University, Post-Graduate Professional Legal Education and Training,
    Conflict and Dispute Resolution

  • Pace University School of Law, White Plains, New York, 1994
    Doctor of Jurisprudence with honors

    Honors: Ranking Scholar and Dean's List
    Pace Law Review, Casenote and Comment Editor
    National Moot Court Team, Member

  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, 1991
    B.A., Political Science, cum laude

    Honors: Dean's List (every semester)
    Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society

Birth Information

  • 1969, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

Attorney Steven M. Riker, Esq.
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