Anthony J. Coyne

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Anthony Coyne is President of Mansour Gavin, and his practice is focused on business law, municipal law, zoning and planning, eminent domain, real property, and litigation.

An expert on urban affairs, he has authored several papers, served as Executive Assistant to the Director of Transition for Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White and was Judicial Extern for Judge Alice M. Batchelder, who currently serves on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

He is licensed to practice in the State of Ohio and has been admitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. His notable cases include:

Board of Trustees v. City of Painesville (6th Cir. 1999), 200 F.3d 396

Court St. Dev. v. Stow City Council (9th Dist. 1998), 129 Ohio App. 3d.359

Danis Clarkco Landfill Co. v. Trustees of German Twp., No. C-3-96-481, 1997 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21037

Kishmarton v. William Bailey Constr., Inc. (2001), 93 Ohio St. 3d 226

Loreto Dev. Co. v. Village of Chardon (1998), 81 Ohio St. 3d. 1239

City of Mentor v. Osborne, Nos. 98-L-226, 98-L-228, 98-L-229, 98-L-230, 201 Ohio App. LEXIS 2355

Murray Energy Corp. v. City of Pepper Pike (8th Dist.), 2008-Ohio-2818

City of North Olmsted v. North Olmsted Land Holdings (8th Dist. 2000), 137 Ohio App.3d 1

State ex rel. Michael Shemo v. City of Mayfield Heights (2002), 96 Ohio St.3d 379

Visconsi-Royalton, Ltd. v. City of Strongsville (8th Dist.), 2004-Ohio-4908

He is a frequent guest lecturer and has spoken before organizations such as the National Business Institute, Lorman Educations Series, Cleveland and Ohio State Bar Associations, Ohio Planning Conference, CLE International Seminar on Eminent Domain, Urban Land Institute and International Council on Shopping Centers on such topics as eminent domain, zoning and land use and municipal law.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Canal Corridor, and a member of the Board of Directors of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center.

Active in the community, Mr. Coyne served on the Planning Commission for the City of Cleveland from 1990-2015, and was its Chairman for 15 years. In addition, he was appointed by Mayor Frank Jackson to serve as Chairman of the Group Plan Commission of the City of Cleveland.

Tony likes to spend his time with his wife Rachelle and family. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys golf, bicycling and jogging, as well as all the cultural and artistic opportunities Cleveland has to offer. The family lives in Ohio City.


  • B.A. from John Carroll University
  • M.S. from Cleveland State University, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
  • J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University


  • Named a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers
  • President’s Council Award, John Carroll University
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Cleveland State University
  • Dean’s Distinguished Alumni Award, Cleveland State University, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs
  • Member, Urban Land Institute
  • Member, City Club of Cleveland
  • Member, Blue Coats
  • American, Ohio State, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations