Aaron D. Werner Of Counsel
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Aaron D. Werner

Aaron is a partner in HMB’s Technology Group. He splits his time between technology general counsel and transactions, and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Aaron regularly serves as outside general counsel to high-growth, emerging technology companies, including those processing big data, creating artificial intelligence, developing cloud computing offerings and inventing new IoT products. Representative companies include hardware developers, SaaS businesses and e-commerce operators.

Aaron provides in-depth experience advising on complex joint ventures, data security and use restrictions, IP licensing arrangements and related tech transfer, and other day-to-day issues that inevitably arise in a rapidly-expanding business.

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Aaron has substantial experience leading both buy-side and sell-side acquisition transactions.

He regularly advises private equity firms, venture capitalists, family offices and individual investors at all stages of their most important deals and investments.

Clients rely on Aaron’s world-class technical acumen and creative application of solutions to maximize the value of their transactions. Whether working with a first-time search-funder looking to complete her first acquisition or a Board of Directors evaluating strategic exit options, Aaron’s practical approach helps get deals across the finish line quickly, without surprises.


University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., cum laude

University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A.





Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars List (2015-2018)

Open Heart Magic, Founder’s Award (2012)

Professional Memberships

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



  • Aaron Werner admitted as Partner in Social Venture Partners - ChicagoJune 12, 2018

    Aaron Werner was admitted as a Partner in Social Venture Partners Chicago. SVP Chicago invests time, expertise and money in innovative nonprofits that have the potential to make meaningful and sustainable improvements within the Chicagoland community. SVP Chicago brings together a community of engaged philanthropists who want to do more than provide financial support to charitable causes. It is a vehicle…

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A.
  • Illinois
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