Cannabis General Counsel Services
Cannabis Business Law
The Law Office of Shay Aaron Gilmore works with cannabis investors and operators across the cannabis supply chain, including cannabis cultivators, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and ancillary businesses, on corporate transactions, corporate governance, commercial contracts, intellectual property, employment, labor, and regulatory compliance matters intersecting with the legalization of commercial cannabis in California. Some of these legal services include contract negotiations, contract preparation, contract review, entity compliance, labor and employment counsel and intellectual property law.
Cannabis Product Counsel
Shay has years of experience providing advice and counsel to companies and their product developers at every point from initial conception to market launch. Shay helps cannabis operators identify valuable intellectual property, strategically plan how best to protect it, and regularly prepares licensing agreements, involving complex royalty structures, for know-how, trademarks, copyrights, and rights of publicity. Shay also assists cannabis clients with avoiding infringement of others’ intellectual property, and routinely drafts nondisclosure agreements to protect trade secrets and other confidential information.
Cannabis Employment & Labor Law
California’s employment laws are complex, and whether you are hiring a first employee, creating an equity incentive plan for current employees, or developing human resources policies and procedures for a cannabis business, Shay can counsel you on how to operate as an employer consistent with not just the letter but also the spirit of the employment laws. On the labor side, Shay can advise you regarding the many intricate protections for workers that may expose employers to serious liability, and Shay can create guidelines and audit your practices to confirm compliance with the rules and regulations for California’s cannabis operator workforce.