L. Howard Payne


Phone: 941.487.2800
Email: info@lawnav.com

Born in New York City, New York, admitted to the New York Bar, 1959; admitted to the Florida Bar 1961. Howard lives in Anna Maria with his wife, Bendy.​

He was selected for the 2006 & 2007 publications of Best Lawyers in America. He was designated a “super lawyer” in the Tampa Bay area and part of the Legal Elite by Florida Trend.

Practice Areas:

  • Corporate Partnership
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Tax
  • Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, Class of 1952
  • Yale University, B.A. 1956
  • Cornell University Law School, LL.B. 1959
  • Chartered Life Underwriter
  • Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • State of New York Bar
  • State of Florida Bar
  • Manatee & Sarasota County Bar Associations
  • Southwest Florida and Manatee Estate Planning Council
  • Chair-Insurance Committee of the Real Property, Probate and
  • Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Chair-Wills, Trusts and Estates Certification Committee of the Florida Bar (1997-1998)
  • Member Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education (2000-2007)
  • Florida Bar Certified in both Tax Law and Wills, Trusts and Estates
  • AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers/Super Lawyers
  • Anna Maria Charter Review Committee
  • Volunteer for Manasota Legal Aid
  • Seminars on wealth & estate planning for local organizations