Michael P. Coyne

Cleveland, Ohio



(440) 835-0600


(440) 835-1511


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Mike Coyne is a founding member of the firm. His practice focuses on business and tax planning for closely-held businesses and professional practices, and estate planning for their owners. He also spends a significant amount of time assisting businesses and practices in mergers and restructuring. In addition to business and tax planning, Mike advises clients on qualified retirement plan and other employee benefit matters.

A fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, Mike recently completed a three-year term as a member of the Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (the “ACT”), where he chaired its project on Section 403(b) Arrangements. He also served as an adjunct professor in the Case Western Reserve University College of Law Graduate Tax Program. Mike presently serves as a director of the Small Business Council of America (SBCA), a tax lobbying organization representing the interests of closely held businesses.

Mike was cofounder of the Cleveland Rovers Rugby Football Club. His playing days now over, Mike is active in youth sports, assisting in running several youth wrestling tournaments in Ohio and serving as legal counsel to USA Wrestling Ohio.

Mike and his wife, Jacque, have a daughter and three sons.


Areas of Practice:

Tax Planning
Closely-Held Businesses
Professional Practices
Estate Planning

Bar Admissions:

Ohio, 1979


Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio, 1979
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, 1974
B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Published Works:

Contributing Editor, Section 401(k) Advisor
Columnist, HVACR Business

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Adjunct Professor, Case Western Reserve University College of Law

Honors and Awards:

Fellow, American College of Employee Benefit Counsel
Comissioner's Award, Internal Revenue Service, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division

Professional Associations and Memberships:

Case Western Reserve Law Review, 1978 - 1979
Cleveland Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Small Business Council of America (SBCA)
Cleveland Rovers Rugby Football Club
Tax Exempt and Government Entities
Member, Internal Revenue Service's Advisory Committee

Pro Bono Activities:

Director, West Side Ecumenical Ministry
Legal Counsel, USA Wrestling Ohio