Shay Aaron Gilmore

Shay Aaron Gilmore

I am an INCBA lifetime member asking for your vote for re-election to the INCBA Board of Directors for the 2021-2023 term. A California lawyer for 20 years, both at major law firms and financial institutions, I now serve, as the principal in my own firm, exclusively cannabis operators throughout the California cannabis supply chain on transactional and regulatory matters. After two years of service to the INCBA membership, I am asking for your vote for re-election based on my track record and on my vision for the future. 

As a member of the INCBA Board, I have worked to raise the level of legal service available to the cannabis industry and movement and to make the practice of law for the attorneys in this space more efficient and more accessible. In 2019, as Chair of the INCBA Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee, I helped organize the Cannabis Law Institute held at New York Law School in Manhattan, NYC. That same year, I founded INCBA’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, which has brought INCBA members together to discuss issues of cannabis equity and inclusion as we shape the commercial cannabis industry transition to legalization. From July 2020 and throughout this year, I have worked alongside the INCBA President, Secretary, and Treasurer on the Executive Committee as the Board’s Vice President for Operations, guiding INCBA’s processes and flowthroughs as the organization has navigated a pandemic and a recession, from which I see INCBA emerging strongly and more focused than ever on creating value for attorneys serving the cannabis industry and movement. 

With two years of Board experience, and with a renewed sense of purpose, I am honored to ask for your vote to be re-elected to serve the INCBA membership as member of the Board of Directors.

Thank you,

Shay Aaron Gilmore
INCBA Executive Committee