"John Payne is extremely thorough, professional and a pleasure to work with. I especially appreciate the personal attention and genuine care that he gives his clients. His clients can feel secure that he always has their best interests at heart."
Kathy Hayden, Executive Vice President & Trust Officer, Southside Bank
"John Payne has been my estate planning attorney for many years. I trust him implicitly and believe he is the best at what he does."
Pierre de Wet, Founder of Kiepersol Estates and CEO of Agtoprof, Inc.
"Working with John Payne is one of the best investments that our family has made in our future. He has given us sound advice that will protect our assets and sustain our holdings."
Steve Grant, Real Estate, Athens
"John Payne is an outstanding estate planning lawyer who always puts his clients' interests first."
John Minton, Attorney, Potter Minton, PC
"John Payne is our trusted advisor on non-profit tax law. When we ask for his opinion on a legal question, we know we are getting the best advice available."
Tom Mullins, President/CEO, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and Tyler Economic Development Council
"It has been my pleasure to work with John Payne and our mutual clients for more than 35 years. His thorough knowledge of estate planning laws along with his expeditious drafting of these important legal documents leads me to enthusiastically recommend John as an estate planning attorney."
Mike Breedlove, CLU, ChFC
"We have planned our estate with John Payne for over 15 years, and his productivity is professional, well thought out, refreshingly fast and economical."
W.H. Crouse, Jr., Businessman and Philanthropist, Nacogdoches
"When working with mutual clients, John Payne is always thorough and prepared, and his advice is always well thought out."
Tony Morgan, CPA, ABV, CFF, Managing Partner of Gollob Morgan Peddy & Co., P.C.
"I have been blessed to be in business in Tyler for 55 years. It finally occurred to me that I needed someone to help me with my estate planning. In 2009, my wife and I met with John Payne, and we soon had our estate in excellent shape. I highly recommend John."
Herbert C. Buie, President of Tyler Packing Company
"John Payne’s ideas are so powerful and innovative that we asked other estate lawyers for their opinion of his work. They came back equally impressed."
Billy Hibbs, Jr., Chairman & CEO of Heartland Security Insurance Group
"John Payne is one of our trusted advisors when providing planning to our estate and probate clients."
Amy Proctor, Vice President and Trust Officer, Texas Bank and Trust
For over 30 years, John Payne has served as a trusted advisor to individuals in the areas of tax, estate and charitable planning. John has an established reputation in East Texas for his expertise and dedication to his clients.
Estate planning is a unique area of law involving a client's family, goals and wealth. John understands the confidential and trusted nature of this relationship, and he is devoted to building lasting relationships with his clients.
John places a special emphasis on what has been most important in his clients' lives. In addition to family and friends, this often involves closely held businesses and charitable organizations.
Estate planning is essential to your family, no matter what size your estate. To schedule an appointment to discuss your estate planning, you may contact John by calling 903-561-2500.