Maxine Aaronson earned her Juris Doctor degree in 1980 from Southern Methodist University School of Law where she was an editor of the Southwestern Law Journal and the Order of the Coif. Ms. Aaronson was one of a select group of J.D. students who took advantage of the opportunity to enroll in classes in the school’s nationally recognized Master of Laws (L.L.M) in Taxation program. Ms. Aaronson’s law school electives were primarily taken in the graduate tax program. In addition to her SMU education, Ms. Aaronson also attended the Program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School, where she received additional training in negotiation, mediation and in dispute resolution systems design.
Ms. Aaronson also holds a B.F.A in Theatre Education from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, where she participated in the Three Year Degree program and the University Honors program. Ms. Aaronson credits her seven years of working in professional theatre with teaching her how to bring together diverse personalities in a team effort and with giving her the discipline to meet deadlines with regularity.
Maxine Aaronson learned about closely held family businesses at an early age. Her father inherited a small retail business in the Boston area and her mother started a second successful business while Ms. Aaronson was still in grammar school. As the eldest child, Ms. Aaronson learned all aspects of the business operations. She understands the unique needs of closely held businesses and their owners.