The seeds of Cedar Tree Law Firm were modest. With only subtle prompts and motivation, an idea was planted: that the most effective form of advocacy was one that concentrated on community development and serving the entities that make up the local economy. This seed began to take root only by persistent relationship building with investors, businesses, startups, and professional agents.

The Firm’s practice prioritizes combining technical industry experience with legal skills for effective service. In the process of acquiring industry knowledge, the Firm’s roots stretched across the southeast region and beyond. Now, as the Firm sprouts upward, it can serve clients in legal transactions while also presenting relational opportunities that promote success amidst an innovative and volatile market environment.

With origins in Columbia, SC, the Firm stayed true to the obligation to serve South Carolina businesses and the Southeast region of the U.S., despite the stigma the region has for its lag in innovation and lack of resources. The Cedar tree grows in mountainous regions without the benefit of bountiful resources. Still, it grows into an organism that sustains life and strengthens its ecosystem. Similarly, Cedar Tree Law Firm seeks to grow in this region to sustain the life of businesses and strengthen the business ecosystem. The Firm acknowledges that our clients are also like Cedars, because they have accepted the challenge to build, innovate, and grow here. For that, we appreciate you.

Entrepreneurs and Investors in South Carolina and in the southeast region.

Cedar Tree Law is not only well-versed in the legal aspects of running a business, but also has a deep understanding of the local community, its customs, and its values. This can be particularly valuable for businesses that operate in a specific geographic area or that serve a particular community. We can help businesses navigate local regulations, negotiate with local authorities and stakeholders, and build relationships with other businesses and community organizations. Additionally, we’ll provide guidance on how to balance the needs of the business with the needs of the community, helping to build a stronger and more sustainable business that is well-positioned for long-term success.


Cedar Tree Law Firm fervently serves to help clients and partners build, expand, and thrive for a more cohesive and vibrant southeast economic ecosystem. We make sure that your company starts on the right foundation and that you feel your venture is part of a community and on its way to success.


Cedar Tree Law provides legal guidance and advice on the various legal and regulatory requirements involved in starting your business in the community. Ensure your business is set up correctly from the outset and avoid potential problems down the road. We provide ongoing legal support and advice as the business grows and evolves. You deserve the peace of mind and confidence that the business is operating legally and ethically, and in the communities best interest. Cedar tree Law helps ensure the success and sustainability of your business.


Aaron has a passion for the economic development of the city of Columbia, State of SC, and the southeast region.

Aaron Taylor sitting in a chair

He has focused his legal education and professional experiences on navigating governance matters and brokering the transactions essential to building and maintaining startup companies from early-stage to late-stage. His mission is to help businesses, companies, and organizations across the southeast adapt to this new generation of innovation primarily through strategic partnerships, prudent capital allocation, and wholistic community-building. He is committed to the vision of SC becoming a leader in the Southeast as the region grows to become a thriving bedrock of innovation and opportunity for entrepreneurs. Currently, he serves as the Director of the B.E.S.T. Innovation Lab at Benedict College and as a Director on the board of GrowCo Columbia, a leading entrepreneurial non-profit organization in Columbia. He also works his own solo practice, Cedar Tree Law Firm, where he provides assistance in contractual and governance matters to entrepreneurs taking a chance to live out the life, mission, and purpose that rings most true for them.



In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell.