- Harvard Law School, J.D., 1995, cum laude
- Dartmouth College, B.A., 1992, summa cum laude
Bar & Court Admissions
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
Jon is of counsel in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the probate and tax group. He focuses his practice on helping clients identify and utilize economic development incentives, tax incentives and economic development financing mechanisms to create both jobs and economic growth. Jon also helps developers, operating businesses and political subdivisions form public-private partnerships and special economic development entities to assist in developing and redeveloping property.
Prior to joining Vorys, Jon served as chief legal counsel for the Ohio Development Services Agency. Jon’s experience at the agency included overseeing programs involving tax credits, grants, loans, workforce training, export assistance, small business centers, minority business services, support for technology and innovation companies, support for energy efficiency and need-based energy assistance and Tourism Ohio.
Jon also has experience in class actions and complex commercial litigation.
Jon received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and his B.A. summa cum laude from Dartmouth College.
- 11/16/2021Vorys attorney Jon Stock was recently appointed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine to a three-year term on the Third Frontier Commission.
- 5/23/2017Vorys announced today that Jonathan Stock and Christopher Knezevic, attorneys with more than 30 years of combined experience, have joined the firm’s economic development incentives practice.
- 2/16/2021Vorys’ sixth annual Economic Development Incentives Conference, the largest such annual conference in the nation, went virtual. We hosted multiple one-hour sessions daily with guest speakers from ten different states across the country. Topics covered trends and best practices regarding economic development incentives.
- 2/22/2019Vorys hosted its fourth annual Economic Development Incentives Conference on February 22, 2019.
- 2/23/2018The Vorys Economic Development Incentives Conference was held on February 23, 2018 in Columbus, OH.
- Fall 2021In July of this year, Ohio governor Mike DeWine singed Senate Bill 52 (SB 52) into law, which for the first time gives a local board of county commissioners the authority to block the development of large-scale wind and solar facilities in its jurisdiction.
- Fall 2021Chapter 313 of the Texas Tax Code is a decades-old law designed to lure companies to Texas with the promise of property tax breaks. The law is set to expire at the end of 2022, and the Texas Legislature is faced with a choice: it could either renew the law or allow the law to lapse, permitting any existing Chapter 313 agreements to expire over time.
- 7/28/2021Among the new economic development programs created in Amended Substitute House Bill 110 (H.B. 110 or the Budget Bill) are enhanced potential incentives for megaprojects.
- 7/1/2021On June 30, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed Amended Substitute House Bill 110 (H.B. 110 or the Budget Bill), which creates the biennial budget for State fiscal years (SFY) 2022-2023 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2023).
- Summer 2021When parties enter into an agreement for an economic development incentive, it’s almost always with a sense of optimism.
- 4/7/2021The State of Ohio offers several economic development incentive programs targeted at supporting and increasing diversity and inclusion in the business community.
- 3/11/2021On Wednesday, March 10th, the House passed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the third major federal COVID-19 relief act following the CARES Act and the December 2020 Consolidated Appropriations Act. President Biden is expected to sign it into law Friday.
- Winter 2021On December 29, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed Amended Substitute Senate Bill 39 (S.B. 39), which creates the Transformational Mixed-Use Development (TMUD) Tax Credit.
- Winter 2021We virtually welcomed in February more than 200 guests at Vorys’ sixth annual Economic Development Incentives Conference – the nation’s largest annual conference focused on economic development incentives.
- 12/27/2020Late on December 27, the President signed a $900 billion relief package that will provide aid to individuals and businesses still struggling with the economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Both the House and the Senate passed the proposal last week.
- 12/10/2020On December 9th, the Ohio Senate concurred with the House amendments to Amended Substitute Senate Bill 39 (S.B. 39), which will be sent to Governor DeWine for his consideration.
- 8/19/2020Public record requests commonly target major economic development incentives.
- 6/29/2020On June 24th, the Ohio Senate concurred in the Ohio House amendments and passed Amended Senate Bill 4 (S.B. 4), which will now be sent to Governor DeWine for his signature.
- 4/8/2020The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted both our health and our economy. JobsOhio and ODSA are helping businesses cope.
- 3/30/2020On Friday, March 27th, Governor DeWine signed House Bill 197 (H.B. 197), which enacts several provisions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the provisions, the new law permits the use of electronic communications in lieu of in-person meetings during the emergency declared by the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-01D (but not beyond December 1, 2020).
- Winter 2020We welcomed in February more than 300 guests at Vorys’ fifth annual Economic Development Incentives Conference – again making it the nation’s largest conference focused solely on economic development incentives.
- 7/31/2019In the Summer 2019 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read about the provisions that impact state law governing economic development incentives in Ohio's Budget Bill and the changes coming to Ohio's Job Retention Tax Credit.
- Summer 2019On July 18, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a two-year budget bill (HB 166), his first since taking office.
- Spring 2019Through Vorys’ fourth annual Economic Development Incentives Conference – hosted in February – we welcomed more than 270 guests from three countries and seven states.
- 7/3/2018In the Summer 2018 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read our Top 10 most interesting facts about the Foxconn deal, read a recap of the Ohio Supreme Court decision on what takes priority – a TIF exemption or another exemption, and seven interesting things to know about the City of Columbus' proposed incentives policy.
- Spring 2018Vorys third annual Economic Development Incentives Conference – hosted in February – welcomed more than 160 guests from several states across the country.
- 3/23/2018In the Spring 2018 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read a Q&A with Chris Chung, CEO of North Carolina’s Economic Development Partnership; learn about strategies for successfully obtaining New Market Tax Credit financing; and see a recap of Vorys’ 2018 Economic Development Incentives Conference.
- 11/15/2017In the Fall 2017 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, read a Q&A with Kenny McDonald, president and chief economic officer of Columbus 2020; learn about how the new effective date for the Ohio historic preservation tax credit certificates could cause a delay in claiming credit; and learn more about what it mean now that Illinois was reinstated and revised the EDGE Tax Credit.
- 8/9/2017In the Summer 2017 edition of Development Incentives Quarterly, learn five more common TIF misconceptions, read about the growing pains municipalities are facing with GASB 77 and find out which Ohio county auditors will complete the required six-year tax appraisal of all properties located in their counties this year.
- 6/13/2017State and Local Tax Alert: New Effective Date for the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Certificate Could Cause Delay in Claiming CreditOn July 1, 2017, a new policy change will go into effect that could have a significant impact on recipients of the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit, O.R.C. § 149.311.