Edward C. Wallace

Edward C. Wallace

Shareholder

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.

Capabilities

Experience

  • 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
  • Chief of Staff, Office of the New York City Council President, 1983-1985
  • New York City Council Member-at-Large, representing Manhattan, 1981-1983
  • Vice President, Boston Properties, 1986-1992
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society, 1976-1981

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law; Corporate Law, 2005-2017
  • Listed, City & State, "NYC POWER 100," 2014-2016
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2006-2016
  • Recipient, Sir Michael Smurfit Business Achievement Award, 28th Annual American Celtic Ball, 2016
  • 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®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license 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
  • 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

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1976
  • A.B., Columbia College, Columbia University in the City of New York, 1971
Admissions
  • New York