Bevin Branlandingham is known around town for her body positive performances and for her curated performance parties Rebel Cupcake and Yes Ma'am, but what may be over looked in all her rad artsy night-lifestyling is that Bevin is an accomplished lawyer by day.
(pictured Nicky, Bevin and DJ Average Jo of Yes Ma'am)
Bevin Branlandingham graduated from Rutgers School of Law in 2003, where she was a founder and managing editor of the Rutgers Journal of Law and Urban Policy. In 2008, Bevin received a commendation from the mayor of Jersey City for her service to the LGBT community.
Now I knew Bevin as a performer and night life maven but had no idea she ran her own Little Law Firm in Brooklyn. As it so happened I had been needing to attend to a legal matter for which I did not know where to turn. Queer community to the rescue! I had been going to the weekly Lunchbox queer networking brunch—organized by Liz Gold at lesbian owned Beast Restaurant—and Lo! I found brunching right next to me, someone who I had known all along turned out to be the exact the legal council I needed.
This Friday at Lunchbox: Weekly Queer Co-working, from noon until 2 p.m. Bevin will be on hand to answer any legal questions you may have, from estate planning, to marriage and pre-nups, to adoptions and donor agreements, to contracts for artists, and intellectual property rights.
You may think, well my life isn't that complicated and I'm not in any conflict with anyone so why do I need to seek any legal advice? The trick is preparing for life's twists and turns and ultimate eventualities. So if you are an independent contractor, an artist, writer, or even if you are gainfully employed and married, understanding the legal ways to protect your self and your partner—in health and wealth—is an essential life skill. These are the practicals very few of us are taught at home or in school, in fact we usually don't understand how to protect ourselves from life's complications until its too late.
And it is for this reason that Bevin is making herself available to any and all legal questions under the sun. So don't miss this Queer Lunchbox gathering, good food, good company, and good advice for your future prosperity and happiness.
The Lunchbox: Weekly Queer Co-working
Hosted by Beast Restaurant and Rhino Girl Media
11-4PM at Beast, 638 Bergen Street at the corner of Vanderbilt Av in Brooklyn.
For more information contact Liz Gold at rhinogirlmedia[at]gmail.com