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Ignacio Celis-Aguirre

Associate - new york


Legal Expertise

Ignacio Celis-Aguirre is an Associate in MSK’s Corporate and Business Transactions Department and is based in the New York office. His practice focuses on corporate and transactional law specializing in emerging companies and investment funds. Ignacio provides legal counsel to early and mid-stage companies. His experience includes:

  • Drafting initial and ongoing corporate governance documents, contracts (including consulting agreements, marketing agreements, stock purchase agreements, and employment contracts.)
  • Arranging legal and regulatory disclosures and filings.
  • Researching and writing memoranda on U.S. securities laws.
  • Preparing and revising stock investments agreements and ancillary funding agreements, including investor rights agreements, certificates of incorporation and other materials such as disclosure schedules, and cap tables.
  • Assisting in multiple FinTech initial coin offerings by researching regulatory compliance, drafting terms of sale, and preparing securities disclosures and offering materials.

Ignacio also acted as lead counsel in a Series Seed round involving a U.S. parent company and Indian subsidiary and as co-counsel on a $15 million Series B round.

Prior to to joining MSK, Ignacio began his career as an Associate at Ross & Shulga PLLC.

Other Career Experience

  • Corporate Associate, Ross & Shulga PLLC
  • Penn Law Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic



Client Alerts



  • New York


University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., Wharton Certificate in Management, 2017

Arizona State University, B.A., 2014; Phi Beta Kappa; Moeur Award


Spanish (fluent)

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