James M. Coyle

Specializing in estate planning and business representation, Jim Coyle joined the firm in 2001 and has been a partner since 2004.
In his practice, he focuses on wills, trusts, and estate planning as well as federal tax controversies. He also assists clients with general business issues, including entity formation, corporate and partnership tax planning, sales and acquisitions.
A native of Gainesville, Mr. Coyle is involved in many civic activities, including serving on the board of directors for the Gateway Domestic Violence Center, the North Georgia Community Foundation, and Lakeview Academy. He also has been involved in the annual Northeast Georgia Campaign for Brenau University, served as Chairman of the Planned Giving Committee for the Boys and Girls Club of Hall County, and has been on the advisory boards for Elachee Nature Science Center and Northeast Georgia Medical Center. For his work in the community, he was named the Gainesville Jaycees Young Man of the Year in 2013.
Mr. Coyle earned his undergraduate degree in European History from Washington and Lee University in 1995, his law degree from Mercer University in 2000 and a master's degree in taxation from Boston University in 2001.