Aaron Johnson

Practice Areas

  • General and Agricultural Business Matters
  • Cannabis Law
  • Land Use Permitting
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Transactions
  • Williamson Act Contracts
  • Wine Law


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


Aaron Johnson is a partner and member of the Business Department of L+G, 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 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 leads him to lead and excel in agricultural policy, law and transactions.