Emil Lissauer

Emil Lissauer

Managing Director

Emil Lissauer is responsible for assisting clients with securing permits and engaging with various City and State Agencies to facilitate events and projects.


Emil Lissauer is Managing Director at Capalino with an extensive background in city government. He is responsible for helping clients navigate the regulatory environment to secure permits, licenses and approvals from City and State governmental agencies.

Emil previously served as interim Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Citywide Event Coordination and Management (CECM) where he oversaw the permitting of all events that took place on City property within the five boroughs.

Over his eight year 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. He currently resides on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with his wife and two sons.

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