Shay Aaron Gilmore – The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore

Principal & Founder

Shay Aaron Gilmore is a leading cannabis business attorney in California and a recognized expert in corporate and commercial transactions throughout the cannabis supply chain. Shay works exclusively with cannabis operators and investors on regulatory, administrative law, real estate, land use, corporate, labor & employment, and intellectual property matters, providing advice and counsel honed to protect and expand access to cannabis.

Shay has been recognized by The Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal as one of the Top 20 Cannabis Lawyers in California, and Super Lawyers Magazine has named Shay a Northern California Super Lawyer in Cannabis Law and in Business & Corporate Law.

Shay serves on the Board of Directors of the International Cannabis Bar Association, and he is the Immediate Past Chair of the Bar Association of San Francisco Cannabis Law Section. A past Chair of the Alameda County Bar Association Cannabis & Hemp Law Section, Shay currently sits on the San Francisco Cannabis Oversight Committee, working with stakeholders throughout the cannabis industry and movement to advise the Mayor and Board of Supervisors on cannabis laws and regulations.


  • M&A matter – Served as lead corporate counsel for buyer in acquisition of cannabis manufacturer in Oakland, California.
  • Real estate matter – Served as seller’s counsel in the sale of cannabis farm land in Humboldt County, California.
  • Intellectual property matter – Negotiated licensing agreement for cannabis manufacturer regarding multiple items of IP in San Francisco, California.



Address & Contacts


190 Douglass Street San Francisco, CA 94114 USA


37.760826166667, -122.43946