Edward C. Wallace: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Edward C. Wallace

Shareholder; New York Co-Chairman
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

•Board Member, New Yorkers for Parks
•Chair, 2012-2014
•General Counsel, Citizens Budget Committee
•Board Member, Riverside Park Fund
•Board Member, Grand Central Partnership
•Board Member, French American Foundation

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 was Chair of New Yorkers for Parks from 2012-2014, which The New York Times recently 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 and has been listed in multiple additions of The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Awards & Recognition

•Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law; Corporate Law, 2005-2016
•Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2006-2015
•Listed, City & State, NYC POWER 100, 2014-2015
•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, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2011 and 2012
•Listed, AVENUE magazine Legal Elite, Real Estate Law, April 2011
•Member, Winning Team, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2010
•Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5

AV, 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

Associated News & Events

Press Releases

12.04.15 Premier Government Law Attorney Sam NeJame Joins Greenberg Traurig in Albany
10.21.15 74 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Recognized in 2015 Edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers
08.19.15 30 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Included in the 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
06.10.15 Greenberg Traurig's Ed Wallace Chairs 2015 Annual French American Gala Dinner
02.25.15 City & State Recognizes Greenberg Traurig's Ed Wallace as One of the 'Power 100'
10.28.14 Greenberg Traurig's James W. Perkins Receives Cornerstone Award for Pro Bono Excellence
09.24.14 65 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Recognized in 2014 Edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers
08.21.14 29 Greenberg Traurig New York Attorneys Included in 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
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

Published Articles

04.09.12 Be Our Guest: City's parks face cash crisis
04.16.10 Put Vendors in Their Place

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's State 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

Reported CasesSignificant Representations; 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

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Office Information

Edward C. Wallace

200 Park Avenue
New YorkNY 10166


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