Aaron Gard

Regional Development Officer

Aaron began his legal career as an attorney 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 the Forrest Firm, Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP and Life Sciences Law, PLLC. Aaron's areas of practice have included corporate formation and governance, commercial contracts and strategic transactions. 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, Aaron is an entrepreneur and founder of the Durham-based multimedia company GreatestFan.  Among other things, GreatestFan is the creator of the Blue Blood Rivalry brand and www.bluebloodrivalryrun.com.

Aaron received his law degree from the Washington College of Law at American University in 2002. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1997 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a four year letterman on the varsity soccer team.  He is a member of the North Carolina and Texas Bars.

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