Edward C. Wallace: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Edward C. Wallace

Co-Chairman, New York Office
New York,  NY  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Government Affairs
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • General Corporate
  • Gaming
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.801.9299
Fax: 212.805.9299
University Columbia College, Columbia University in the City of New York, A.B., 1971
Law SchoolFordham University School of Law, J.D., 1976
Admitted1977, New York

Professional & Community Involvement

•Chair, New Yorkers for Parks

•General Counsel, Citizens Budget Committee

•Board Member, Riverside Park Fund

•Board Member, Grand Central Partnership

BornStamford, Connecticut, November 7, 1949

Edward C. Wallace serves as Co-Chairman of the firm's New York office. Ed has wide-ranging experience in business and government. Prior to entering the private sector as a Vice President at Boston Properties, he served as City Council Member-at-Large (Manhattan) and then Chief of Staff to the New York City Council President. Ed began his career in the Chelsea neighborhood office of the Legal Aid Society. He has served on the Board of NYC 2012. Ed chairs New Yorkers for Parks, whichThe New York Timesrecently called the city's leading parks advocacy group. He serves as counsel to the Citizens Budget Commission and has been listed in multiple additions ofThe Best Lawyers in AmericaandSuper Lawyersand is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Awards & Recognition

•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

•Listed,The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law; Corporate Law, 2005-2014

•Listed,City & State'sNYC POWER 100, 2014

•Listed,Super Lawyersmagazine,New York Super Lawyers, 2006-2013

•Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010

•Listed,AVENUEmagazine Legal Elite, Real Estate Law, April 2011

•Team Member, a U.S. News - Best Lawyers Government Relations Law Firm of the Year, 2014

•Team Member,The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013

•Team Member, aLaw360Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011 and 2012AV , BV , AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Representative Matters

•Extell/Carlyle - Riverside Center

•Columbia University - Manhattanville Campus

•Fordham University - Lincoln Center Campus

•Jewish Home Life - New facility

•JCDecaux - NA, Outside Counsel

•Chetrit Group - Civic Center, 77 Commercial Street

•Young Woo Associates - Pier 57

Previous Employment

•Vice President, Boston Properties, 1986-1992

•Chief of Staff, Office of the New York City Council President, 1983-1985

•New York City Council Member-at-Large, representing Manhattan, 1981-1983

•Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society, 1976-1981

Articles Publications, Lectures and Interviews

•Quoted, City speeding up building-approval process,Crain's New York Business, June 11, 2014

•Interviewed, Wallace: Development Is About Trust ,City & State'sState of Our City forum, March 6, 2014

•Mentioned, Advocates Argue Care of City's Parks a Key Quality of Life Issue as Budget Cuts Loom ,New York Daily News, April 9, 2012

•Mentioned, NYU Brings Out the Big Guns: University Hires Ex-Council Members Ed Wallace and Melinda Katz to Lobby on Village Expansion ,The New York Observer, April 10, 2012

•Quoted, Green Book, the City's Long-Out-of-Date Directory, Is to Get a New, Online Edition ,New York Times, February 26, 2012

•Quoted, City Scales Back Plan to Thin Out Art Vendors in Parks ,New York Times, June 18, 2010

•Author, Put Vendors in Their Place ,New York Times,Op-Ed Page, April 17, 2010

•Author, Fair Share for Whom?New York Times, Op-Ed Page, March 21, 1992

•Author, St. Bart's and the Law,New York Times, Op-Ed Page, August 28, 1982

•Author, Forfeiture Proceedings: In Need of Due Process,Fordham Urban Law Journal

Associated News & Events


03.13.14 City & State Recognizes Greenberg Traurig's Ed Wallace as One of the 100 Most Powerful People in New York City Politics

12.16.13 Greenberg Traurig Supports Queens Economic Development Groups in Pro Bono Case

08.21.13 29 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Included in 2014 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

01.03.13 Greenberg Traurig Real Estate Practice Selected as a Practice Group of the Year by Law360

01.02.13 Greenberg Traurig Bolsters its IP Litigation Practice with the Addition of Joshua Raskin

10.12.12 Greenberg Traurig's New York Attorneys Recognized in 2012 Edition of Super Lawyers

06.12.12 Greenberg Traurig Launches Community Service Week to Assist Organizations Throughout New York City

05.02.12 Greenberg Traurig Expands Green Initiatives in NY to Celebrate Earth Day

03.21.12 Greenberg Traurig's New York Office Elevates Five Attorneys

06.23.11 Greenberg Traurig Corporate & Securities Shareholder Zarifa Brown Reynolds Moves Practice to New York Office

Published Articles

04.09.12 Be Our Guest: City's parks face cash crisis

04.16.10 Put Vendors in Their Place


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Office Information

Edward C. Wallace

200 Park Avenue
New YorkNY 10166


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