Placed Leaders

Shervon M. Small, Esq.

Executive Director

Legal Services NYC

Koya Partners, a Diversified Search Group company, partnered with Legal Services NYC on the search for its Executive Director.

Legal Services NYC fights poverty and seeks racial, social, and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers. For over 50 years, LSNYC has challenged systemic injustices that trap people in poverty and helped clients meet basic needs for housing, income and economic security, family and immigration stability, education, and health care. LSNYC fights every day to ensure New Yorkers and their families have access to the services, resources, and protections they need to survive.

Our work resulted in the recruitment of Shervon M. Small, Esq. to the role.

A life-long advocate and mission-driven leader, Small’s new role as Executive Director represents a return to LSNYC as he began his career as a Staff Attorney in LSNYC’s Bronx office representing taxpayers before the Federal and New York tax authorities and litigating residential real estate foreclosure actions, predatory lending, and deed theft.

Small has dedicated his career to serving low-income New Yorkers. Prior to joining LSNYC, Small served as Attorney-in-Charge of the Bronx Neighborhood Office for The Legal Aid Society. He previously built and led the Economic Equities Practice there.

In addition, Small is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, where he co-instructs the Economic Justice and Empowerment externship.

Small earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Albany Law School and is a proud resident of the Bronx. He succeeds Raun J. Rasmussen, Esq., who has served as Legal Services NYC’s Executive Director since 2011.