About Cronan Law LLC
Cronan Law is a Portland-based firm that focuses on business formation (Startups, LLC, S-Corps, and Corporations), contract review, and trademark registration. With nearly two decades of hands-on business and legal experience, Cronan Law balances deep legal knowledge with the realities of running a business. Close relationships with clients that are built on trust and a deep understanding of clients' needs are a top priority.
Aaron Cronan provides creative and entrepreneurial clients with practical legal advice. He focuses on helping clients start businesses, file trademarks, and negotiate contracts and licensing. In addition, he specializes in helping firms and companies handle complex e-discovery issues.
Aaron is licensed to practice law in Oregon and California.
He has focused his legal expertise into four main areas:
Trademarks have been a main focus on his law practice for many years. He enjoys helping clients protect their business name or brand through trademark registration and protection.
Aaron understands that businesses must weigh legal risks against business realities. To be effective as legal counsel, he makes it his job to know the realities of your business. He has helped clients sell and buy businesses, draft contracts and master service agreements, settle vendor disputes without resorting to litigation, work with investors, register trademarks, and handle HR and employment issues.
Copyright & Entertainment
As a composer and writer, Aaron has always been drawn to helping creative clients make a living from their passions and talent. The entertainment industry can be rough and discouraging. Musicians, writers, filmmakers, and artists need a lawyer who understands not only the law taught in the books, but the reality of marketing and selling intellectual property in the digital area.
Aaron has gained a unique mix of litigation, information security and electronic discovery experience since entering the legal field in 2000. He spent six years in intellectual property and business litigation for Fortune 1000 clients. Aaron's interest in technology, compliance, and governance led him to become the Directory of Content Development for a national conference, where he worked closely with information security thought leaders and executives from top companies. More recently, Aaron honed his information governance and e-discovery expertise at a top-tier e-discovery provider, working with NLJ 250 law firms and Fortune 500 companies. Now, he manages an e-discovery consultancy, assisting firms and companies as they wrestle with the evolving e-discovery landscape.
Court Certified Law Clerk
Ryan is a court certified law clerk and recently graduated from Willamette University College of Law. He is on track to be admitted to the Oregon Bar in the fall of 2020.
Ryan focused his law school studies on his passion for startups and small to midsize companies that are expanding quickly. Ryan is so interested in startups that he wrote his thesis on the creation and implementation of employee stock option plans.
Although Ryan assists in all types of matters that the firm handles, his primary role as an Associate will be to expand the firm’s practice areas to include employment law and to further develop the startup business offerings. He is passionate about the integration of employment and corporate law. Ryan already shows exceptional legal analytical skills and is a valuable asset to Cronan Law and our clients.