Cronan Law LLC

Cronan Law LLC

Giving practical legal solutions to Portland businesses, entrepreneurs, musicians and artists for over 18 years.

Firm Overview

Aaron Cronan is a Portland attorney with a focus on business formation (Startups, LLC, S-Corps, and Corporations), contracts and trademarks.

I help small to medium businesses jump legal hurdles so they can focus on the business of business. I deliver straight forward answers, realistic advice and actionable steps.

Aaron develops close relationships with clients built on trust and a deep understanding of his clients' needs.

Main Office

Cronan Law LLC
1219 SE Lafayette St. #104
Portland OR 97202


(503) 334-1499


Cronan Law LLC


Office Information


Cronan Law focuses on helping business owners, startups and entrepreneurs achieve their goals.

Startup & Business Law
I work closely with Portland startups and businesses. It is important that your business attorney has a deep understanding of your business and its needs. I believe it is my duty as an attorney to develop a relationship with my clients that allows me to truly understand my client's needs and how to best serve them. From business formation to daily operations, contract drafting, negotiations and dispute resolution, I help small to medium businesses jump legal hurdles so they can focus on the business of business. I deliver straight forward answers, realistic advice and actionable steps.

Business services include:
Business Formation
LLC / Limited Liability Company
S-Corp Election
Corporation Formation
Startup Creation
Operating, Shareholder Agreements
Corporate Formalities
Contract Drafting, Review, Negotiation
Dispute Resolution
Copyright, Trademark Licensing
Trademark Applications

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Aaron Cronan's experience as an entrepreneur and business owner gives me insight into what it takes to run a business. There are plenty of attorneys that know the letter of the law. However, there are very few who truly understand how to apply that law in the real-world to manage risk and meet business needs. It is that real-world, practical advice - where the rubber meets the road - that Cronan Law can provide the benefit of experience to clients.

Aaron Cronan

Cronan Law LLC

What I Do
I provide creative and entrepreneurial clients with practical legal advice.
I focus on helping clients start businesses, file trademarks and negotiate contracts and licensing.
I also specialize in helping firm and companies handle complex e-discovery issues.

I have focused my legal expertise into these main areas:

Trademarks have been a main focus of my law practice for years. I enjoy helping clients protect their business name or brand through trademark registration and protection.

I understand that businesses must weigh legal risks against business realities. To be effective as legal counsel, I make it my job to know the realities of your business. I have helped clients sell and buy businesses, draft contracts and master service agreements, settle vendor disputes with out resorting to litigation, work with investors, register trademarks, and handle HR and employment issues.

Entertainment and Copyright
As a composer and writer, I have 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 arena.

Electronic Discovery
I have gained a unique mix of litigation, information security and electronic discovery experience over the last 15 years. I spent six years in intellectual property and business litigation for fortune 1000 clients. My interest in technology, compliance and governance lead me to become the Director of Content Development for a national conference where I worked closely with information security thought leaders and executives from top companies.
More recently, I honed my information governance and e-discovery expertise at a top tier e-discovery provider, working with NLJ 250 law firms and Fortune 500 companies. Now, I manage an e-discovery consultancy, assisting firms and companies as they wrestle with the evolving e-discovery landscape.


Bar Number: California Law Licen
California, 2000

Bar Number: Oregon Law License
Oregon, 2008


UC Hastings College of the Law
Juris Doctorate, 2000