George A. “Trip” Payne

George A. “Trip” PaynePartner

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning: Wills, Trusts, & Administration
  • Elder Law
  • Elder Guardianship
  • Business Formation (LLCs, S-Corps, Partnerships)
  • Corporate Law
  • Civil Litigation


  • Appalachian School of Law, Juris Doctorate
  • Appalachian State University, Bachelor of Science

Bar Admission

  • North Carolina

Trip’s practice is focused primarily on estate planning and administration. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and the 21st Judicial District Bar. Trip is an accredited attorney with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He has previously volunteered with the Wills For Heroes program, drafting estate planning documents for civil service members throughout the triad community.

A cum laude graduate of Appalachian State University, Trip went on to serve as senior editor of Appalachian Law School’s law review journal, and chaired the school’s Law Career Services Committee. Prior to joining the Kasper Law Firm, Trip worked as an intern for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation’s law department and the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office.