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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 25%
    5 years, 4 cases
  2. Contracts & Agreements: 20%
    5 years, 2 cases
  3. Limited Liability Company (LLC): 20%
    5 years, 1 case
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    5 years, 2 cases
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Hourly ($125-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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233 5th Avenue
Suite 4A
New York, NY, 10016


NYCurrently registered 201003/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
ACCESS TO JUSTICE FELLOWCommunity Legal Resource Network2009
Charles H. Revson Public Interest FellowshipCharles H. Revson Foundation2008
Shanara Gilbert FellowshipCUNY School of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special Projects ManagerCUNY School of Law2010 - Present
PrincipalBenjamin P Flavin Attorney At Law2010 - Present
Community Training Center ManagerPeace Corps1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Project Remain Nos Que DamosBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Community Legal Resource NetworkMember2009 - Present
New York County Lawyers' AssociationMember2009 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Professional Association of Diving InstructorsDive Master2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Not-for-profit Dissolution and IncorporationSuccess
Analysis on Rent Stabilization and Housing FinancePresentation to Board of Directors, 2nd Presentation to Building residents and Community members
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ben Flavin Law BlogHybrid Organizations: Not-For-Profit Organizations and Limited Liability Companies2011
Sr Independent Project Series - CUNY Law SchoolHousing Crisis in Mitchell-Lama2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
City University of New York School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
St Lawrence UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Equal Justice ConferenceLegal Services2011