NEW YORK – April 5, 2019 – Ed Wallace, co-chair of the New York City office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, was named to City & State’s 2019 “Real Estate Power 50” list. This past year, the publication also ranked Wallace number 12 on its Manhattan Power 50 list and on its New York City Power 100 list. Wallace is the highest-ranked practicing attorney on the Power 50 list.
According to City & State, “The Real Estate Power 50 list honors the 50 most influential people in real estate development, infrastructure and construction statewide, including government relations, labor, academia and advocacy.” Wallace was recognized at an event on April 3 at The Mezzanine in New York City and delivered the keynote remarks.
In 1981, Wallace became the then youngest City Council member in New York City history representing the Borough of Manhattan. Wallace began his career in the Chelsea neighborhood office of the Legal Aid Society. He also served as chief of staff to City Council President Carol Bellamy and later as vice president for finance at Mort Zuckerman’s Boston Properties.
From 2012-2014, Wallace was chair of New Yorkers for Parks and now sits on the NY4P Board. Wallace serves as vice chair and counsel to the Citizens Budget Commission and is the vice chair of the French American Foundation Board. He has been listed in multiple editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell.
Wallace serves as a trusted advisor to his clients. He has represented Columbia University, NYU, and Fordham University in their Manhattan expansions. He has advised Extell, Silverstein, Fetner Properties, and other leading developers and financial and media companies in obtaining government approvals.
Wallace also advises Hornblower, the City’s ferry provider, and serves as outside national counsel to JCDecaux, the world’s largest street furniture company.
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