Anthony J. Coyne

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

Well-versed in urban affairs, he has authored several papers, served as Executive Assistant to the Director of Transition for Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White and was a 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

Mr. Coyne is a member of the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy in Cambridge, Massachusetts as well as St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Canal Corridor.

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

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, where he currently serves as a board member. During his tenure as chairman, the Group Plan Commission developed a several million dollar public spaces improvement and usage plan for downtown Cleveland that led to a $50 million renovation of Public Square, enhancement to the downtown MALL as well as the fundraising and the initial design for a pedestrian bridge that will connect the MALL to the lakefront. Public Square re-opened to the community on June 30, 2016, receiving national acclaim for design, use, and programming. 

Tony enjoys spending 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.

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


  • St. Vincent Charity Community Health Center, Board Chairman
  • Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Former Board Member
  • Group Plan Commission of the City of Cleveland, Board Member and Former Chairman
  • Bluecoats, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Ohio Canal Corridor, Former Board Member
  • Urban Land Institute, Member
  • St. Ignatius Bellarmine Award Recipient (2023)
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Hall of Fame (2022)
  • John Carroll University, President’s Council Award (2013; 2016)
  • Cleveland State University, Distinguished Alumni Award (2007)
  • Cleveland State University, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Dean’s Distinguished Alumni Award (1994)
  • Martindale-Hubbell: AV Preeminent rated
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America
  • American, Ohio State, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations, Member
  • City Club of Cleveland, 40-year Member