• Washington College of Law at American University – J.D.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – B.A.
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Durham County Bar Association
  • University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill, Regional Development Officer
  • North Carolina State Bar

Aaron Gard, in his role as of counsel, advises clients on corporate formation and governance, commercial contracts, and strategic transactions.

Aaron began his legal career in Jones Day’s Houston, TX office, serving the firm’s corporate clients in multiple industry sectors, including the oil and gas industry. Since returning to the Triangle in 2007, Aaron has served a diverse array of corporate clients at every stage of the business life cycle for area firms Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP of Raleigh and Life Sciences Law, PLLC of Chapel Hill.

His transactional background includes deep experience in mergers and acquisitions and leading complex contractual matters in healthcare and life sciences. During Aaron’s nearly 15 years of legal experience, he also served as in-house counsel for the global investment bank Credit Suisse in their Center of Excellence in Raleigh, NC.

In addition to his role at the Forrest Firm, Aaron serves as a founder and general counsel for Durham-based multimedia company GreatestFan and also works in fundraising as a regional development officer for the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill.