Benjamin Flavin began his community and economic development career at early age when he joined a Northern Maine 4-H Chapter where he learned the fundamentals of project management, project accounting and community outreach. Benjamin translated this experience several years later as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Senegal West Africa, where he was introduced to community development as an exchange of ideas and values across cultural lines. Communication over these cultural lines was not always easy and required sensitivity to the needs of the community, adaptability to cultural differences and extreme patience while laying a foundation of trust and respect. A major project he worked on while in Senegal was managing a community training center that provided income generation opportunities to local women’s groups, farmers and business people.
After leaving Senegal , Ben began working as AmeriCorps VISTA Tenant Organizer with the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board, where he remained for 5 years, working as an organizer, trainer, and project director. As a project director with UHAB he was called upon for his stewardship skills with the many stakeholders involved in cooperative housing development.
In his private law practice Ben primarily supports non-profit and small business clients in the many issues that arise in their daily operations. A few of the tasks clients have hired him to perform are: leading an organization as an interim executive director; writing grant proposals; promotion and awareness campaigns; incorporations and tax exemption applications; and performing capacity building and organizational development exercises with both new and established organizations.
Hourly ($125-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|ACCESS TO JUSTICE FELLOW||Community Legal Resource Network||2009|
|Charles H. Revson Public Interest Fellowship||Charles H. Revson Foundation||2008|
|Shanara Gilbert Fellowship||CUNY School of Law||2007|
|Special Projects Manager||CUNY School of Law||2010 - Present|
|Principal||Benjamin P Flavin Attorney At Law||2010 - Present|
|Community Training Center Manager||Peace Corps||1999 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Project Remain Nos Que Damos||Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|Community Legal Resource Network||Member||2009 - Present|
|New York County Lawyers' Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Professional Association of Diving Instructors||Dive Master||2004 - Present|
|Not-for-profit Dissolution and Incorporation||Success|
|Analysis on Rent Stabilization and Housing Finance||Presentation to Board of Directors, 2nd Presentation to Building residents and Community members|
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|Ben Flavin Law Blog||Hybrid Organizations: Not-For-Profit Organizations and Limited Liability Companies||2011|
|Sr Independent Project Series - CUNY Law School||Housing Crisis in Mitchell-Lama||2009|
|City University of New York School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|St Lawrence University||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|