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Brendettae Payne
Instructor, Arts Leadership Program

Brendettae Payne focuses her law practice on entertainment (both transactions and litigation), business and real estate. She represents major and independent artists, songwriters, producers, managers, directors, playwrights, models and a host of other professionals in the entertainment industry. She is also a talent manager and has managed reality TV celebrities, adult and teen music artists, a comedian and radio personality. Payne was the vice chair of the State Bar of Texas-Law Office Management Committee, is a member of State Bar of Texas-Entertainment and Sports Law Section, on the Council of Houston Bar Association-Entertainment and Sports Law Section, a member of American Bar Association-Entertainment and Sports Law Section, and an advisor to several non-profit organizations. Payne is regularly invited to speak on panels concerning matters affecting the entertainment industry and law practice management. Payne received her B.B.A. from Baylor University in 1999 and J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 2003. She is admitted to practice in the State of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.