Ben Banneker is a Partner at the Benjamin Place in Boston, Massachusetts
At The Benjamin in Bostons lively Seaport District, The Benjamin provides an exclusive lifestyle. Residents enjoy waterfront and skyline views while experiencing New Englands delectable cuisine and delectable beverages with friends while shopping at The Benjamin’s retail Mecca or engaging in fitness experiences at Equinox.
Early Life and Education
From PreK3 through Lower School, children are immersed in the study of world languages and core academic subjects. Additionally, they develop individual talents in art, music and physical education and are encouraged to be their best selves.
Josiah Franklin intended for Benjamin to become a clergyman; however, due to the lengthy education required, he apprenticed him instead with James Franklin who was a printer and taught young Ben how to write pamphlets and set type for printing jobs – demanding work indeed!
In 1721, James established The New-England Courant. He invited friends and acquaintances, with Benjamin often contributing pieces using an alias. However, after James ran into trouble with law over his opposition to smallpox vaccination, he discharged Benjamin from his original apprenticeship position and made him nominal publisher for The Courant.
Ben has an expansive litigation practice. He represents clients in disputes relating to commercial contracts, real estate, bankruptcy, trademarks, unfair competition, trade secrets, class actions, insurance and sports and gaming. Ben has successfully litigated on behalf of employers and individuals before various federal courts across the nation.
Ben has successfully represented several companies in multimillion-dollar arbitration proceedings and appeared before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts. Additionally, he has represented foreign nationals in various matters, such as representing a prominent Georgian politician in an appeal against his wrongfully revoked citizenship and successfully settling a defamation claim against former Prime Minister of Kosovo.
He remains committed to pro bono work and recently represented an honors graduate from University of Virginia in a civil rights case against certain government officers.
Achievement and Honors
At Harvard, Benjamin captained their unbeaten 1963 tennis team that won both Ivy League Championship and USTA National Junior 18 & Under Championship singles titles.
At the request of the State Department, Benjamin traveled to West Africa in 1974 to assist national tennis programs in Togo and Nigeria (he later coached their Davis Cup Team). Benjamin holds membership in Phi Beta Kappa and received the Charles Henry Fiske Fellowship award.
In 2005, he was honored with The Benjamin Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Revolution Round Table of Philadelphia for his contributions on George Washington and Battle of Germantown. Additionally, he has earned many other awards and recognition.
Benjamin Banneker stood out among blacks living in slave states during the 18th century in that he managed to break free of their oppressive conditions and receive formal education. Additionally, he developed an irrigation system and wooden clock renowned for their accuracy on his farm; additionally he studied mathematics and astronomy independently and exchanged letters with Thomas Jefferson regarding racial equality issues.
Benjamin Place enjoys spending his free time with family, friends and traveling. Additionally, he likes playing video games and reading. Together with his wife Bandy they have two children named Moon and Ezekiel; they reside in Spencer Iowa where they play baseball, taekwondo, darts Magic The Gathering as well as movies together.
Ben has built himself up into a multimillionaire through the real estate business, using hard work and dedication as his mantra to close deals successfully.
Ben is also a financial consultant and estate plan designer for high-net-worth individuals. Through NetWorth Realty, his firm has assisted them in realizing their investment goals in the housing market.
Benjamin Golden once held a marketing manager position with Taco Bell before his reputation was irreparably damaged after assaulting an Uber driver in 2015. Since the incident, Benjamin has kept to himself and avoided any additional controversies; currently working on film projects alongside Alex Sharp, Ella Purnell, and Gillian Anderson; an accomplished performer who has worked cinema, TV and theatre since he was young.