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Richard Aaron

Richard M. Aaron

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Mr. Aaron has devoted his entire legal career to the firm, serving clients and providing firm leadership since 1979. He currently serves as the firm’s Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Aaron engages in a broad based business transactions and estate planning practice. He acts as general counsel to many companies involved in a wide variety of industries and service groups, including automobile dealerships, farming entities, food processors, packing houses and marketing companies, manufacturing companies, commercial and residential real estate developers, healthcare providers and professional practices. In addition to counseling mature businesses, Mr. Aaron has guided a number of start-up companies through formation, fund-raising, development into operating companies, and execution of exit strategies.

As a part of the firm’s healthcare practice, Mr. Aaron has formed and represented numerous medical groups throughout the state. Similarly, he practices extensively in the areas of mergers, sales and acquisitions, real estate and corporate law. He is heavily involved in representing automobile dealerships, including ongoing representation of dealers in sales and acquisitions, manufacturer relationships, succession planning and dealership operations.

Mr. Aaron has been certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law since 1991. His unique breadth of experience allows him to counsel business, corporate, professional and estate planning clients with a perspective that cohesively integrates a number of specialties in a way that offers clients cost-effective, practical solutions to their problems.

In addition to managing a very busy practice, Mr. Aaron serves on the boards of a number of for-profit and non-profit entities, and has been a frequent speaker and lecturer to professional, civic and trade associations (Including California Continuing Education of the Bar, California CPA Society Education Foundation, California State University Fresno, etc.).

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Fresno Estate Planning Council
  • Fresno County Bar Association (Estate Planning, Income Tax and Probate Sections)
  • State Bar of California (Business Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Business and Health Care Law Sections)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma