Jon J. Napier

Jon J. Napier


Jon J. Napier


Jon J. Napier

Jon joined Karnopp Petersen in 2002 and is a partner and chair of the Business Law Department.

Practice Areas

  • (541) 382-3011


Jon has broad experience in a variety of business transactions. He regularly works with clients in areas such as corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, startups, commercial leasing and other real estate transactions, employment law, and general business transactions. Among other areas of practice, Jon has significant experience helping clients buy and sell businesses, raise early stage capital through private placements, form business entities, negotiate and structure business contracts and commercial leases, and otherwise resolving legal issues and problems.

In his employment law practice, Jon counsels employers on a wide variety of employment law matters and assists clients in negotiating and drafting various employment related agreements and preparing employee handbooks.

Jon serves in a variety of management positions with the firm, including the business department, employment department chair, and as co-chair and co-founder of the firm’s emerging business, technology and intellectual property practice group.

A native Oregonian, Jon was born in Ashland. After law school, Jon practiced for four years with Miller Nash LLP in Portland, Oregon.

Professional & Community Activities

Jon donates legal services to a number of nonprofits, has presented on a variety of legal topics, and has served on the City of Bend’s CDBG and Housing Advisory Committee and the Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Business Success Council. Jon is a graduate of the Bend Chamber of Commerce Leadership Bend Program, and a member of the Oregon State Bar and Deschutes County Bar Association.

Education & Awards

Willamette University College of Law, J.D., cum laude (1998)

Atkinson Graduate School of Management, M.B.A. (1998)

Linfield College, B.S., cum laude, finance (1994)

Jon was a 2007 Cascade Business News “Accomplished Under 40” award recipient.


Admitted to Practice

  • State of Oregon

Personal Interests

Outside of the office, Jon enjoys spending time with his wife, Shelley, and their two children, traveling, hiking, and fly fishing, and is an avid lacrosse fan.

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