Aaron Johnson


Aaron Johnson is a partner and member of the Business Department of JRG Attorneys at Law, where he has substantial experience in the fields of cannabis business entity formation and regulation, business transactions (formation, operation, mergers and acquisitions), real estate transactions, and land use (CEQA) law.

Aaron, a Salinas native, remains very active in local policy relating to agriculture. He has served as President of the Hartnell Community College Board of Trustees, President of Monterey County Cattlemen, and President of Ag Land Trust. He has served on the Monterey County Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and was elected to serve as a delegate for the California Farm Bureau Federation at the 2015 American Farm Bureau Federation national meeting. He also serves on the Nutritional High Board of Directors and teaches Agricultural Policy and Regulatory Environment at CSU, Monterey Bay.

Aaron, originally a Plant Science/Viticulture major, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Fresno State University. He worked for his family and for Fresno State in the vineyards, which piqued his interest in agricultural law.

His background, knowledge, and zeal for policy has lead him to excel in agricultural policy, law, and transactions.


  • LLM in Taxation, Golden Gate University, School of Law, 1998
  • JD, San Joaquin College of Law, 1997
  • BA, Fresno State University, 1993

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