Political-Real Estate Complex
When former councilwoman and one-time chair of the land-use committee Melinda Katz ran for comptroller, she got a lot of flack for being too close to the real estate industry.
Now she’s working as an adviser to the real estate industry, as an attorney at real estate law firm Greenberg Traurig.
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Lost in the hum of daily routine deep in the Eighth Avenue beehive of white-shoe law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore Feb. 13 was the insertion of pale-blue interoffice envelopes into the mailboxes of the firm’s 350-odd associates.
The spare memorandum inside contained news that might have set your average drone abuzz: They were getting Read More
“Anything that preserves the integrity of the government is good for honest lobbyists…. There is a heightened concern because of abuses in Washington, but there’s a clean system here.”
-Edward Wallace, a former City Council member and current lobbyist at Greenberg Traurig, speaking to the AP in support of Mike and Chris’s lobbying reform Read More