Aaron D. Werner

Aaron D. Werner

Aaron is the Chair of HMB's Technology Group and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. Aaron provides strategic, business-oriented advice to high-growth software and technology companies as they navigate legal and business challenges. 

Aaron often serves as outside general counsel to emerging companies in the healthcare, media/entertainment, retail and consumer product sectors. Clients look to Aaron for help with structuring and negotiating complex arrangements designed to maximize the value of the company's products and technology assets, including multi-year SaaS agreements, life science technology licenses and revenue-sharing agreements.

Aaron's clients range from a founder with an idea to late-stage companies contemplating their options for a successful exit. Aaron also regularly advises venture capital firms, private equity firms and individual investors in the structuring and completion of investments into similar companies. 

Outside of the office, Aaron is active in the Chicago non-profit community and spent a year volunteering at Rush Hospital as a bedside magician for Open Heart Magic before serving as chairman of the organization's board of directors. Aaron has presented multiple times at the Mindbody, Inc. (NASDAQ: MB) Annual BOLD conference, presenting to business owners concerning the advanced structuring and sale of their businesses.  


  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars List (2015-2018)
  • Open Heart Magic, Founder's Award (2012)


  • Social Venture Partners - Chicago, Partner (2018)
  • Chicago Bar Association, M&A Subcommittee, Co-Chair (2013-2014)
  • Open Heart Magic, Chief Legal Officer and Former Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • University of Chicago Polsky Accelerator - Core Mentor (2016)
  • Eric Victor Streich Memorial Fund Golf Outing, Co-Chair









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        • Bar Admissions
          • Illinois
          • California
        • Education
          • University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., cum laude
          • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A.

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