I’m Nakia Gray and as an Intellectual Property Lawyer who has turned a traditional brick and mortar business into a digital law practice, helping you build your brand and protect your legacy is a subject really close to my heart.  

I specialize in giving online entrepreneurs the tools they need to experience profit, protection, and peace of mind while they build the brand of their dreams. 

If you’re in business, you’ve got legal issues–maybe even some that you aren’t aware of. Whether you’re just getting your business off the ground, or you’ve already been killing it for a while, you can find the legal support you need here.

“If what you want doesn’t exist, create it.”

I don’t know who said this but it’s become one of my life principles.

In 2013, after 7 years of stressful litigation and forcing myself to “think like a lawyer” I took a step back and did some serious self-evaluating. I finally admitted (out loud) that I hated billable hours, blue suits, litigating, and going in to a traditional law office every day.

I was sick and tired of rush hour traffic, paying late fees at aftercare, fussing over homework while trying to cook dinner, and resenting my husband because he could go to the awards program at school during the day but I had to go to court. I was completely drained.

And the worst part was that I was working on cases that were no longer fulfilling.

I knew that there had to be another way.

Burned out attorney meet the world-wide-web {also known as the Internet}.

Then I got introduced to the world of online business. I stumbled upon a free video series promoting Marie Forleo’s B-School.

Marie talked about being location independent and how she used the internet and modern technology to help people all over the world create a business and life they love. I loved the idea of running an online business so I immediately signed up.

There was just one thing – I didn’t actually have an online business…YET.

I loved everything about B-School – an inspiring international community of women entrepreneurs creating heart-centered businesses, top-notch teaching from Marie on everything from website and graphic design, to marketing, to blogging and creating digital products.

About four weeks into this 8-week program, I still didn’t know what my online business was going to be. I had been answering all of these legal questions in our Facebook group:

How do I protect my online content?
Which contracts do I need for my coaching business?
How can I trademark my sweet new online course?
What’s the difference between copyright and copywrite?
Should I form an LLC or an S-Corp?

Wait…these creative entrepreneurs need a lawyer. AHA! I can practice law as my online business!

And the rest is history.

I love that I am able to work with clients all over the world through my virtual law firm and help them protect their creative work.

I’ve created many digital products that can be purchased online to assist those who don’t necessarily need to hire a lawyer to work for them one-on-one.

I was able to homeschool my daughter for her last 3 years of high school, we cancelled aftercare for my son because I can pick him up at 3, and I don’t have to miss the Black History Program or Honor Roll Assembly at his school.

And on top of all of that, I am serving clients that I actually love to work with…all from the comfort of my home.

I’ve traded in my blue suits for comfy pjs and fuzzy socks.

Life is pretty sweet.

Fun Facts

In case you want to learn about me in my non-professional capacity, here are some fun facts about me:

I’m a middle child (a blessing and a curse)

I was born and raised in Washington, D.C.

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I tried to drop out of law school after my 1L year but God wouldn’t let me (long story for another day)

My birthday is November 29 (Sags Rock!)

Beyonce is my BFF (no really…she is, but she just doesn’t know it)

My ultimate job is being a loving Wife and Mother to my two beautiful children.

If you would like to read my official bio (complete with all of my education, professional accomplishments, and all that jazz), click here.

Results that speak for themselves…

Nakia really is the best at what she does and has the experience and know-how to get it all done! I especially liked how thorough, to the point, and direct she was. I would absolutely recommend her because her expertise, customer services, and personality make her a pleasure to work with!

Dashirl D.

I sought Nakia’s services to better understand how the copyright process works. She taught me the importance of protecting myself. If you are looking for an attorney who will explain things in a way that you can understand, Nakia Gray is the person to talk to!

Janell J.

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More Client Love…

Nakia eased my anxiety by clearly communicating and being willing to not only provide legal services but to educate me on the law and my rights. She is very professional and truly cares about her clients. She exceeded my expectations! Nakia is the best choice to get your business matters in order. If you want the job done right hire Nakia!

Monica P.

Before I started working with Nakia I used to think, “Oh I can wait to get my legal stuff set up. Nothing bad will happen to me.” She showed me how important it is to situate your business, helped me set up the terms of my website, and made the whole process really easy, and headache-free. She’s so easy to talk to, AND she doesn’t speak to you in “legalese.” I highly recommend her!

Megan S.