Edward C. Wallace serves as Co-Chairman of the firm's New York office. Ed has deep experience in law, business, and government. He serves as a trusted advisor to companies doing business with government. He serves as outside counsel to JCDecaux North America. He has advised Extell/Carlyle, Silverstein/El Ad, Columbia University, NYU and Fordham on major real estate development projects and major government service providers including JCDecaux and Hornblower.
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. Ed serves on the executive committee of the French American Foundation and New Yorkers for Parks where he was chair. He serves as vice president and outside general counsel to the Citizens Budget Commission and served as counsel to NYC 2012, the City’s Olympic bid. Ed has been listed in multiple editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell. He is consistently included on City and State’s "New York City Power 100" list and was named a 2020 Lifetime Achievement honoree.
- General corporate adviser to international companies
- Counseling and lobbying on behalf of many of New York City’s leading developers, corporations and non-profit organizations
- Negotiating and structuring economic incentive packages for corporations