Graf Stiebel & Coyne - Attorneys at Law

We limit our practice...
but never our commitment.

Kenneth P. Coyne
Kenneth Coyne

Graf Stiebel & Coyne

425 Walnut Street

Suite 2400

Cincinnati, OH 45202

Telephone: 513.618.7817

Fax: 513.618.7818

kcoyne@gscfirm.com


Ken has represented clients in estate planning, trust and estate administration, elder law, estate and gift tax controversies, and contested trusts and estate matters since 1998. He combines in depth knowledge of the law and a common sense approach to achieve practical results. He believes excellent counsel requires a commitment to building a long-term client relationship.

Education
  • Miami University, B.A., 1995
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1998
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio 1998
Professional Affiliations
  • Cincinnati Estate Planning Council, President
  • Ronald McDonald House, Member of Planned Giving Council
  • Cincinnati and Ohio Bar Associations
Recognitions
  • Designated an Ohio Super Lawyer, Rising Star by Thomson Reuters
Recent Professional Contributions
  • Presentation “Best Ideas to Protect an Estate Plan from Mischief and Malice,” Annual Best Ideas Program, sponsored by the Cincinnati Estate Planning Council, April 30, 2015
  • Presentation “Trust Modifications Based on the Ohio Trust Code: The Grantor & Trustee Perspectives,“ 32nd Annual Advanced Estate Planning Institute, sponsored by the Cincinnati Bar Association, February 27, 2015
  • Article “Drafting To Guide Trustees:  Is It Time To Loosen The HEMS Handcuffs?”  Probate Law Journal of Ohio, September/October 2014, Volume 25, Issue 1 
  • Presentation “Case Studies in the Exercise of Trustee Discretion:  How Trustees Do What We Ask Them to Do, and How We Can Help Trustees Do What Grantors Want Them to Do.”  The Marvin R. Pliskin Advanced Probate and Estate Planning Seminar, sponsored by the Ohio State Bar Association, September 19, 2014
  • Presentation “I Want My Money, What is Taking So Long?” 31st Annual Advanced Estate Planning Institute, sponsored by the Cincinnati Bar Association, May 16, 2014
  • Instructor with William Graf and Mark Stiebel of an 18-week course on Estate Planning and Drafting, sponsored by the Cincinnati Bar Association, presented January through May, 2014
  • Presentation “Estate Planning, Not Estate Tax Planning:  General Planning Considerations that Existed, Exist, and Will Continue to Exist,” 23rd Annual Basic Estate Planning & Probate Institute, sponsored by the Cincinnati Bar Association, November 1, 2013, and Butler County Bar Association, February 17, 2014
  • Article “Diversification (From a Trustee’s Perspective) – A Fundamental Duty to be Ignored Only with Caution and After Deliberation,” Probate Law Journal of Ohio, September/October 2013, Volume 24, Issue 1  
  • Presentation “Estate Plan Update – A Survey,” CBA Brown Bag Seminar Series, sponsored by the Cincinnati Bar Association, July 10, 2013
  • Presentation “Planning for the ‘Mere’ Wealthy After Permanent Estate Tax Change,” 30th Annual Advanced Estate Planning Institute, sponsored by the Cincinnati Bar Association, May 10, 2013
  • Presentation “Trust Law – Modifying Trusts and New Changes to Help Meet Your Client’s Needs,” 14th Annual Estate and Tax Planning Professional Seminar – Atrium Medical Center Foundation, November 9, 2012
  • Presentation “The Ohio Trust Code:  An Overview Five Years after Enactment,” 22nd Annual Basic Estate Planning & Probate Institute, sponsored by the Cincinnati Bar Association, November 2, 2012
  • Presentation “Staying Current with the Ohio Trust Code – Useful New Tools and Practical Application” sponsored by the Cincinnati Bar Association, July 31, 2012