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

NEW YORK – March 8, 2016 – 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.