Prince Lobel Partner Lesley Delaney Hawkins Named to the CommonWealth Kitchen Board of Directors

March 6, 2023

Prince Lobel Partner Lesley Delaney Hawkins has been named to the Board of Directors of CommonWealth Kitchen.  Her term began in January 2023.  

Lesley is a Prince Lobel partner, chair of the firm’s Restaurant and Hospitality industry group, and a member of the Real Estate practice group.  She brings ten years of experience in licensing, permitting, and zoning law with a concentration on alcoholic beverage licensing, cannabis, and commercial and residential development. Her commitment to understanding the nuances of both the private and public sectors has helped her develop a unique perspective to address the challenges and needs of business and government stakeholders.

In private practice she has enjoyed representing and guiding clients throughout the regulatory process.  For the public sector, she served the City of Boston as the Executive Secretary and General Counsel to the Boston Cannabis Board and the Licensing Board for the City of Boston. Lesley brings significant experience in successfully advising clients and regulatory authorities, and she has a demonstrated ability to identify and apply creative solutions to existing and perceived roadblocks to businesses throughout Boston and the Commonwealth.

She holds a J.D. from American University Washington College of Law and a B.A. in political science from the UMass Boston.  She is admitted to the bar in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

About CommonWealth Kitchen:

CommonWealth Kitchen, an entrepreneurial non-profit, has a mission transform the local food economy by strengthening capacity, creating connections, and unleashing the collective power of diverse entrepreneurs to start and grow successful food businesses.  It aims to create an equitable food system built on a new way of working that values connection, community, and relationships, that unleashes the individual power and agency of diverse food entrepreneurs, and that sustains individuals, families, communities, and our planet.

About Prince Lobel:

Prince Lobel Tye LLP, one of Boston’s leading law firms, has a demonstrated record of delivering successful outcomes for our clients and helping them to achieve their business goals. Prince Lobel attorneys handle matters of local, regional, national, and international reach, pairing the highest level of legal experience and skill with superior client responsiveness.  Our bold thinking extends to the many commitments we make to our communities and to our firm’s founding principles of diversity and inclusion, by creating a diverse, dynamic, supportive, and collaborative place to work for all of our team members.


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