Jonathan R. Palmer

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Jonathan R.Palmer
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6920

Jon is an estate planning and business attorney. He helps his clients develop and implement strategies to effectively protect assets, transfer wealth, organize and transition closely held businesses, plan for contingencies and achieve philanthropic goals. Jon has worked with a wide range of clients, from those with simple estates to high-net-worth individuals and families who have complex planning issues. Jon helps clients navigate the probate process, and he advises on trust administration matters. Jon’s practice also includes a variety of business and corporate work. He has broad experience in entity formation, business structuring, complex domestic and international business transactions, contract negotiation, sales and acquisitions and construction projects.

Before joining the firm, Jon was general counsel for a privately held international construction company. In this capacity, Jon managed the global legal function for the company, which included advising senior management on the company’s domestic and international legal affairs, negotiating and structuring complex business transactions and working with outside legal counsel around the world. Prior to that, Jon served as chief legal officer and general counsel for a family of privately owned companies with a diverse business portfolio spanning multiple states, including lines of business in trucking, oil field services, fabrication and real estate investment.



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Georgetown University Law Center

            LL.M. – Taxation (in progress)

Gonzaga University School of Law

            J.D. (2006)
            Associate Editor, Gonzaga Law Review
            Associate Editor, Gonzaga Journal of International Law
            Research assistant
            Academic and merit-based scholarship
            Judicial Intern, Hon. Royal I. Hansen, Utah Third District Court

Utah State University

            B.S. – Business Management and Human Resources (2002)

Brigham Young University-Idaho

            A.S. – Language and Letters (2000)
            Full-ride athletic and academic scholarship



Board Member, Family Owned Business Alliance (present)

Member, Utah Valley Estate Planning Council (present)

Member, MountainWest Capital Network Utah 100 Committee (2018)

Member, Idaho Business Corporation Act Revision Committee (2018)

Member, Board of Trustees, Summerfest Arts Faire (2009)




Georgetown University Law Center