Business Formation & Governance

The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore regularly counsels start-up cannabis operators regarding entity type in their formation, and Shay also proudly offers a range of corporate governance services. Shay routinely advises operator owners, members of the board of the directors, and senior executives on corporate formalities and the governance matters that can critically impact a company’s valuation, including board structure and composition, succession planning, currency of bylaws and operating agreements, conducting annual meetings, and implementing board policies and procedures.

Corporate Transactions

The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore represents our clients in all their corporate transactions, including debt and/or equity financing, joint ventures, licensing transactions, and investing in cannabis projects in California. Shay regularly negotiates and drafts cannabis partnership agreements, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and virtually every other type of agreement for every corporate transaction between a company’s formation and its exit. Shay also designs equity incentive plans for clients that include stock options, restricted stock and profits interests.

Commercial Transactions

Cannabis companies are faced with many agreements – from commercial leases to consulting agreements to distribution contracts. Shay will review and negotiate contracts handed to you for execution or prepare contracts to match your business needs. The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore is focused on anticipating and overcoming potential pitfalls, and Shay can help your cannabis business proactively identify and mitigate legal and commercial risks to both protect your business and cultivate successful relationships with your partners and customers.