Bill Coyne has been in the private practice of law for over 30 years. Since 1999, the focus of Bill’s practice has been estate planning, legacy planning, business transition planning, and asset protection planning, as well as the avoidance and resolution of disputes involving trusts, estates, business owners and fiduciaries. Bill has received a Peer Review rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale Hubbell. He has earned designations as a Certified Business Exit Consultant™ and a Certified Legacy Advisor™. Typical services include preparing estate plans using trusts and wills, planning for creditor protection for family members, planning to avoid Massachusetts and federal estate taxes, assisting clients with probate or trust settlements, and helping families avoid disputes during life or business transitions. Bill developed and uses a proprietary model for business exit planning to help business owners develop, implement and maintain a successful plan for their business. He works with owners to integrate the future value and cash flow of the business into their overall estate plan. Bill regularly teaches on estate planning, business transition planning, and related topics. Earlier in his career Bill engaged in a general law practice with an emphasis on litigation, especially business litigation. In 1997, in an effort to expedite settlement of his cases Bill became a certified mediator, and has published articles in two national law journals on a particular technique for achieving early resolution of disputes. Bill grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the oldest of 10 children. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1970, and from Boston College Law School in 1980. He is married, with two adult children.