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 31st Judicial District Bar.  He previously volunteered with the Wills For Heroes program, drafting estate planning documents for civil service members throughout the triad community.

Trip is an appointed Public Administrator and Public Guardian in Forsyth County, North Carolina. In this role, he serves as an independent administrator and guardian in court-ordered estate matters.