Emil Lissauer joins Capalino+Company as a Senior Vice President with an extensive background in city government. As a member of Capalino+Company’s Agency Resolution and Permitting Group, Emil is responsible for helping clients navigate the regulatory environment to secure permits, licenses and approvals from City, State and governmental agencies.
Prior to joining Capalino+Company, Emil spent eight years working for the Mayor’s Office, where he most recently served as interim Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management (CECM).
Over his professional career in the Mayor’s office, Emil has facilitated the permitting of thousands of events. Most notably, he has worked on interagency planning, permitting, and coordination for Super Bowl XLVIII, MLB and NBA All-Star games, Papal visits, Fleet Weeks, DOT’s Summer Streets, Ticker Tape Parades, the NYC Marathon, New Year’s Eve in Times Square, Macy’s July 4th Fireworks and the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Additionally, he has extensive knowledge on the intricacies of Agency permitting codes and requirements for marathons, races, walks, parades, music festivals, street fairs and various other types of special events.
During his time with the Mayor’s office Emil routinely collaborated with various City, State, and Federal Agencies to facilitate events, and navigate permitting processes. Some of those Agencies include; DCA, DEP, DOB, DOHMH, DOT, DSNY, EDC, FDNY, MOME, MTA, NYC&CO., NYPD, OEM, Parks, SBS, SLA, TLC, and Con Ed.
A lifelong New Yorker, Emil received his B.A. from the New School University. He currently resides on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with his wife and son.