Michael J. Payne
Phoenix (May 22, 2013) – Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, a leading Phoenix-based law firm, is pleased to announce that Michael J. Payne has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as a tax, estate planning and corporate associate.
“We are very pleased to have Michael join our firm,” stated Richard C. Smith, Co-Chair of the firm’s Tax, Estate Planning and Probate Department. “His background as a CPA combined with a law degree will be a tremendous addition to our tax and corporate practices.”
Payne will focus his practice in the areas of tax, estate planning and probate, corporate and business law, mergers and acquisitions, nonprofit corporations and tax-exempt organizations. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and previously worked as a tax practitioner in the Exempt Organizations Tax Services group at Ernst & Young, one of the “big four” accounting firms.
“I am thrilled to join the seasoned team of attorneys and professional staff at Jennings, Strouss & Salmon,” stated Payne. “I am especially excited to build my transactional law practice among some of the most experienced and distinguished tax, estate planning, and business attorneys in the region. I look forward to continue serving the Arizona business community as Jennings Strouss has done for over 70 years."
Prior to joining the firm, Payne served as an extern with the Arizona Supreme Court Staff Attorneys Office and a law clerk for a small Phoenix firm. He earned a J.D. from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and a B.S. in Accountancy from Northern Arizona University.
About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon
Jennings Strouss & Salmon is one of the Southwest's leading law firms, providing legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, and Yuma, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. The firm's primary areas of practice include bankruptcy, reorganization and creditors’ rights; construction; corporate and securities; employee benefits and pensions; energy; family law and domestic relations; health care; intellectual property; labor and employment; litigation; real estate, land use and zoning; surety and fidelity; tax; and trust and estates. For additional information please visit www.jsslaw.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.