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Jackson M. Payne


Jack Payne

Office Address:
420 20th Street North
Suite 2000
Birmingham, AL 35203
Direct Dial: (205) 986-5037
Cell: (205) 215-8150
Fax: (205) 986-5077

Legal Assistant:
Beverly Colvard
(205) 986-5015

Mr. Payne is a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC). ACTEC is a professional association consisting of approximately 2,600 lawyers from throughout the United States, Canada and other American jurisdictions. Fellows of the College are selected on the basis of professional reputation and ability in the fields of trusts and estates and on the basis of having made substantial contributions to these fields through lecturing, writing, teaching and bar activities.

As an Adjunct Professor of Law at Cumberland School of Law Mr. Payne has taught Decedents' Trusts and Estates, Business Planning, Commercial Real Estate Transactions, and Contemporary Estate Planning.


Estate and business planning, including state and federal income taxes, as well as corporate transactions, including venture capital/private equity financings, acquisitions, sales and restructurings.


"Survivor Benefit Requirements Under the Retirement Equity Act of 1984"
"Developing a Lifetime Gift Program to Minimize Income and Estate Taxes"
"Should You Incorporate Your Professional Practice? (Professional Corporations


"Developing a Lifetime Non-Charitable Gift Program"
"An Inflation-Proof Rent Adjustment Clause for Commercial Leases"
"Major Changes in 1981 Economic Recovery Tax Act Require Revision of Nearly All

Estate Plans"

"Planning for the Spouse and Family"
"Ten Good Ways to Reduce Your Client's Estate Taxes"
"Transfer Tax Planning for Noncitizen Spouses"
"Gathering and Analyzing Information for Estate Planning and Administration"
"Common Mistakes In Will Drafting"
"Considerations of Retirement Benefits in Divorce Settlements (a Tax Perspective)"
"Using Buy-Sell Agreements to Freeze Estate Tax Values"
"Picking the Right Asset for Gifts"
"The Value of Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans"
"Three 'Hot' Estate Planning Techniques"
"Preliminary, Corporate Law, and Contractual Considerations in the Purchase and Sale

of a Business"

"Tax Aspects of Gifts to Qualified Charitable Organizations"
"Planning for the Purchase and Sale of a Business Operated as a C Corporation"


The Best Lawyers in America©: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Trusts and Estates
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Alabama Super Lawyers: Estate Litigation
Martindale-Hubbell; A.V. Peer Review Rated



  Practice Areas:
Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation
Estates and Trusts
General Corporate
Mergers and Acquisitions
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University (J.D., 1971), Member, Cumberland-Samford Law Review; Member, Advisory Board; Former President, National Alumni Association; Adjunct Professor of Law
Auburn University (B.S., 1967), Member, Advisory Board of School of Accountancy
Alabama Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association, former Secretary/Treasurer; Member of Executive Committee; Chair of Continuing Legal Education Committee; Chair of Long Range Planning Committee
American Bar Association
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Birmingham Estate Planning Council
Leitman, Siegal, Payne & Campbell, P.C.
420 20th Street North, Suite 2000, Birmingham, AL 35203