Known for his extensive work in corporate and business law, Michael Aguirre excels at helping organizations of all sizes and maturities in a wide range of industries overcome complex legal and business challenges.
Michael has wide-ranging experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general business transactions, as well as counseling executive teams and boards on corporate governance and various commercial matters. He has also advised clients in complex state, federal, and local regulatory environments, including cannabis companies and financial institutions. Michael’s work in traditional and non-traditional legal and business settings has made him a trusted advisor for his clients.
As a third-generation Arizonan, Michael cares deeply about his native state. His experience in handling critical civic issues affecting Arizonans, including working in the cannabis industry and being heavily involved in community organizations, makes him an asset in matters of public policy. As a longstanding member of Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association and a former board member of the National Hispanic Cannabis Council, Michael is committed to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion in the law. He was drawn to Coppersmith Brockelman not only for its top-ranked lawyers, but because it is a leader among Arizona’s premier law firms for hiring and promoting women, people of color, and LGBTQ lawyers.
Before joining Coppersmith Brockelman, Michael worked as Assistant General Counsel for two established publicly traded multi-state cannabis companies and was a shareholder in the Phoenix office of a prominent international law firm.