Priscilya M. Hawkes is the Founder and Managing Partner of Hawkes Law Group P.C, a creative law firm headquartered in New York City serving business owners and entrepreneurial types in the entertainment industry. She has worked in the entertainment industry in some capacity since she was a young girl. She started as a member of a gospel group signed to Dark Child Production Company (one of the top production companies in the music industry having produced and written for Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, Britney Spears, and many others). She later attended University of Maryland at College Park. It was there that she became interested in the business aspect of the music industry after having spent years on the creative side. She attended University of Baltimore School of Law, and moved to New York shortly after graduating to study for the New York Bar.
Ms. Hawkes became barred in New York State in July of 2007. In January of 2008, Ms. Hawkes birthed Hawkes Law Group P.C. Her firm has represented recording artists, producers, songwriters, screenwriters, filmmakers, radio personalities, radio stations, promoters, and businesses across multiple industries. In 2012, Ms. Hawkes completely revamped her firm’s business model, and has since then focused on serving creative professionals, entertainers, and athletes who are business minded, desire multiple revenue streams, are intentionally on a path to create wealth for themselves and their families, are mentally committed to succeeding, and are self-proclaimed “students for life” because they believe that if you’re not learning and growing- you’re dying.
Ms. Hawkes has designed her whole law firm experience around individuals with dreams that are “larger than life”. She helps clients who are already experiencing commercial success as a creative professional, but who would also like to step into more of an entrepreneurial role to pursue other business interests. By working with her, one can expect 2 things to happen: (1) gain a clear vision of the specific steps you will need to take over a 12-18 month period to achieve a specific goal or set of goals and (2) become connected with resources on a regular basis to grow your company. In addition to legal advice, conversations about business development, marketing, and branding are the norm. She does not proclaim to be a “one stop shop”, but is committed to strategizing with her clients from Day 1, and then pointing them to the appropriate resource based on their business’ needs. For this reason, one can also expect to establish a personal relationship with her as her mission is to be a “Trusted Advisor” to her clients, and not merely a “Document Drafter”. Finally, when you work with Ms. Hawkes, you become a member of a community of like-minded individuals who are all living and pursuing their dreams in the biggest way possible.
In sum, the motto Ms. Hawkes lives by can be summed up with the following statement: “Never tell me the sky is the limit, when there are footprints on the moon”- Unknown.
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