City & State Recognizes Greenberg Traurig’s Ed Wallace as One of the 100 Most Powerful New York City Leaders

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Edward C. Wallace, co-chairman of the New York City office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, has been listed on City & State’s 2016 NYC POWER 100 List, for the third consecutive year.

Edward C. Wallace, co-chairman of the New York City office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, has been listed on City & State’s 2016 NYC POWER 100 List, for the third consecutive year.

The NYC POWER 100 List is City & State’s determination of the most powerful people in New York City politics and includes many notable New Yorkers including leading elected officials, business leaders, civic leaders, lawyers, and consultants.

Wallace has represented Columbia University, New York University, and Fordham University for government approvals of their campus expansions, as well as Extell/Carlyle at Riverside Center, Hornblower Cruises, and Greenpoint at Waterview. Recently, on behalf of client JCDecaux, Wallace successfully negotiated with the New York City Franchise and Concession Review Committee to change control of an existing agreement with CEMUSA for the One Billion Dollar New York City Street Furniture contract. He also advised JP Morgan Chase in considering relocation to Hudson Yards.

Wallace is a former New York City Council Member-at-Large (Manhattan) and Chief of Staff to Council President and Board of Estimate member, Carol Bellamy. From 1986 to 1992, he served as Vice President for finance at Mort Zuckerman’s Boston Properties. He began his career in the Chelsea neighborhood office of the Legal Aid Society. Wallace was chair of New Yorkers for Parks from 2012-2014, which The New York Times called, “the city’s leading parks advocacy group.” He now sits on the board of the organization. He serves as counsel to the Citizens Budget Commission, is on the board of directors of the French American Foundation, and has been listed in multiple editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell.

About Greenberg Traurig’s New York Government Law & Policy Practice

Greenberg Traurig has one of New York City’s leading real estate, land use, and government relations offices in the City. The Government Law & Policy group, which has been consistently ranked among the Top 5 lobbying practices in New York City by the City Clerk’s Office, represents major U.S. companies, leading not-for-profit institutions, and major real estate companies in major transactions involving New York City. The group's attorneys are part of a national practice named “Law Firm of the Year” in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2014 edition of Best Law Firms for Government Relations.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1900 attorneys serving clients from 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is No 1. on the 2015 Law360 Most Charitable Firms list, third largest in the U.S. on the 2015 Law360 400, Top 20 on the 2015 Am Law Global 100, and among the 2015 BTI Brand Elite. More information at: http://www.gtlaw.com/.

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