This month we sat down with Mr. Brian Payne of Brian Payne Law & Noteworthy Title & Escrow LLC to learn more about the services he offers as well as his hobbies and interests. From singing in the Chancel Choir at West End United Methodist Church to discovering new artists around Nashville to listen to, Mr. Payne is a life-long student of self-improvement and following his interests.
Mr. Payne is from a small town in northeast Arkansas called Trumann and is the oldest of three children but loves to say he has somewhat of an “only-child” personality. He graduated cum laude from Arkansas State University where he then took two years off before starting law school. During this time, he found his passion for songwriting and helped form a country band which led him to Nashville. Mr. Payne then moved to Memphis where he graduated from Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis. After graduation, he moved back to his hometown where he began practicing Real Estate, Probate, Estate Planning, and Family law.
After moving back home and practicing law for a couple of years, Brian became a trust officer in a small community bank in Arkansas. He then attended the ABA Graduate Trust School at Northwestern for three summers. After graduation, he moved back to Memphis to receive his Series 7 and Insurance licenses and became a financial advisor for Morgan Stanley for several years. During this time, he dreamed of pursuing his songwriting dreams and moved back to Nashville. Once back in the great city of Nashville, he opened a title company/ law office branch for a Little Rock firm. In January 2009, Mr. Payne decided to open a solo law practice that only included the area of laws he loved which are estate planning and real estate closings.
Mr. Brian focuses on Estate Planning, Real Estate Closings, Probate, and Business Formation. He just recently branched off his real estate closing business to a title company called Noteworthy Title & Escrow, LLC. The name is a nod towards his musical interests and to the Nashville music community! He is excited to see where his new company will go! Mr. Payne thrives on building relationships which is what has led him to great success in his companies and in his personal life.
Brian likes to do what he calls “double-task” his hobbies, which means doing something physical while also doing something mental. For instance, working out at the gym while listening to a podcast. He’s stimulating his mind and his body. Currently, he is focusing on the Body for Life program and Habits and Hustle podcasts with Jennifer Cohen. Three or Four times a week you can catch Mr. Payne eating at Subway or drinking his favorite cocktail, gin, and tonic.
Mr. Payne is the founding president and board member of Vocal Arts Nashville, a professional singer non-profit, a chair of the Staff Parish Relations Committee as well as several other teams/committees, and a chair of the Hospitality Ministries team. He will always fins time to talk to someone, he loves meeting new people and learning all about them.
Some advice for those wanting to start their own business is to do what you love. It can be scary to take a leap of faith into the unknown, but regardless of the industry if you don’t love your job, you won’t be happy. He has found that it’s hard for anyone to not return a smile if you smile at them.