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Aaron B. Johnson has a broad-based transactional practice, focusing on commercial lending, real estate, corporate finance and general business matters. Aaron regularly represents lenders and borrowers in various types of financing transactions, including acquisition and construction financing, asset-based lending, syndicated credit facilities, tax credits, and working capital lines of credit. He has experience in all aspects of commercial real estate development, including land acquisition and disposition, negotiation of design and construction documents, tax increment financing, and leasing and related matters. Aaron also routinely advises clients in a variety of industries on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, debt and equity financing, and general commercial matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Aaron was General Counsel for a full-service real estate development company operating throughout the Midwest.


  • University of Nebraska School of Law, J.D., with high distinction, 2002
  • William Jewell College, B.S., Business Administration, magna cum laude, 1999

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association
  • Leadership Omaha, Class 36 (Omaha Chamber of Commerce)
  • Board of Advisors, DIBS (Developing Infinite Bookshelves) for Kids (2015-2019)
  • Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary, Police Athletics for Community Engagement (2015-2021)
  • Board of Directors, Risk Management Association of the Midlands (2018-2021)
  • Board of Trustees, Goodwill Industries of Omaha (2021-Present)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Nebraska, 2002

Selected Practice Highlights

  • Representing lenders and borrowers in secured loans totaling over $1 billion in the aggregate, including club and syndicated credit facilities
  • Representing developer in public-private partnerships with state university systems for long-term campus development, including negotiation of construction management, design-build, leaseback, property management and operations and maintenance agreements
  • Representing operating companies in implementing new markets tax credit transactions to provide financing for start-up of operations, facility expansions and property acquisitions
  • Representing clients in a variety of industries in merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions 
  • Acting as outside general counsel to start-up and operating companies, advising with respect to governance, financing, commercial contracting and related matters

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