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NAPEO Announces Nick Kapiotis as New General Counsel

| 10/24/2019

October 24 2019, Alexandria, VA — The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) recently announced that Nick Kapiotis has joined the association as general counsel. NAPEO is a national trade association representing the professional employer organization (PEO) industry, which serves nearly four million employees across all fifty states by providing payroll, benefits, workers’ comp, regulatory-compliance assistance and other HR services.

Mr. Kapiotis brings seven years of PEO-industry experience to the position, including strong working knowledge of PEO operations. Prior to joining NAPEO, he served as a legal advisor to several NAPEO members, including as corporate counsel for Paychex Business Solutions, as general counsel for CoAdvantage and PEMCO, and as assistant general counsel and human-resources manager for Modern Business Advisors.


Mr. Kapiotis is a graduate of Rutgers Law School and has practiced law for over 13 years as a member of the Florida and New York State Bar Associations.  Mr. Kapiotis will be relocating to the D.C. area from Sarasota, Florida, along with his wife, Julie, and their three children: Emma, Myles, and Sadie.

“I am excited for the opportunity to help advance the PEO industry as the premier HR solution for small and medium sized businesses.  The more that our industry can help these businesses cut through the regulatory red tape, the more they can focus on perfecting their products, making us and our economy stronger.  As general counsel of NAPEO, I am very proud to be a part of that process in a way that benefits all of our member PEOs,” Kapiotis said. 

“In an industry experiencing tremendous growth, we’re lucky to have a general counsel with Nick’s hands-on experience ‘under the hood.’ It will be invaluable to us and our members,” said NAPEO President and CEO Pat Cleary.

About NAPEO:

The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) is the Voice of the PEO Industry, with a membership of 300 PEOs of all sizes and 250 industry service partners. PEOs provide payroll, benefits, regulatory compliance assistance, and other HR services to small and mid-sized companies. Through PEOs, the employees of small businesses gain access to employee benefits such as 401(k) plans; health, dental, life, and other insurance; dependent care; and other benefits typically provided by large companies. PEOs provide services to between 156,000 to 180,000 businesses employing between 2.7 and 3.4 million people and generate between $136 and $156 billion in gross revenues annually. For more information about the PEO industry and NAPEO, please visit


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