Shay Aaron Gilmore

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Business Counsel for the Cannabis Community
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Business Law, Employment Law
  • California
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Shay Aaron Gilmore provides exceptional corporate, commercial, and outside general counsel services to cannabis operators and investors throughout the legal California cannabis supply chain. Focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, financing, and regulatory transactional matters, Shay has advised, counseled and guided some of the most successful operators and investors in the cannabis industry. Shay serves on the Board of Directors of the International Cannabis Bar Association, and Shay is a Co-Founder of the California Lawyers Association Cannabis Practitioners Group. Shay has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Northern California Super Lawyer in Business & Corporate Law and in Cannabis Law. The Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco has appointed Shay to a seat on the San Francisco Cannabis Oversight Committee through 2024 to advise the Mayor and Board on cannabis laws and regulations.

Practice Areas
Cannabis & Marijuana Law
Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Google Meet
  • Zoom
  • GoToMeeting
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WebEx
  • WhatsApp
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 217196
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore
- Current
Senior Counsel
NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company
Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani LLP
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
Carroll Burdick & McDonough (n/k/a Squire Patton Boggs) LLP
Hancock Rothert & Bunshoft (n/k/a Duane Morris) LLP
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The University of Texas School of Law
J.D. (2001)
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Rice University
B.A. (1998) | Economics
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Northern California Super Lawyer in Cannabis Law
Super Lawyers Magazine
For the third year in a row, Super Lawyers Magazine has named Shay a Northern California Super Lawyer in Cannabis Law. The magazine has previously recognized Shay as a Northern California Super Lawyer in Business and Corporate Law. The award recognizes the top 5% of legal practitioners based on a patented selection process.
Top 20 California Cannabis Lawyers
The Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal
The Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal named Shay Aaron Gilmore to its list of the Top 20 Cannabis Lawyers in California for 2022. The annual series recognizes elite lawyers in the state who have achieved significant victories for clients, given back to their communities and are considered leaders in the practice of cannabis law.
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 217196
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Governors signs 3 cannabis bills to disrupt illicit market and address worker exploitation
The Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal
California Cannabis Social Equity Provisions and the Dormant Commerce Clause
The Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal
Speaking Engagements
California Cannabis Corporate Law, Continuing Legal Education, Online
California Lawyers Association
Cannabis Social Equity in Northern California, San Francisco, California
Bar Association of San Francisco
Navigating Cannabis: Lessons from Experienced Practitioners, Virtual Spring Meeting, Online
American Bar Association Business Law Section
Websites & Blogs
The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore
Contact & Map
The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore
190 Douglass St
San Francisco, CA 94114
Telephone: (415) 846-6397
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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