Edward James Coyne  III - Ward and Smith, P.A.

Edward James Coyne III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

Mr. Coyne maintains a diverse litigation and general business practice. He has significant experience in corporate, construction, commercial, class action, maritime, and real property litigation, and regularly appears as lead or local counsel throughout the state and federal courts of North and South Carolina, as well as in other jurisdictions. Mr. Coyne also provides general business counsel to domestic and international clients. Prior to joining the Firm, he practiced in the Wilmington office of a large, regional law firm and served two terms as law clerk to the Honorable John R. Jolly, Jr., of the North Carolina Business Court. Mr. Coyne has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law.

Appalachian State UniversityBS 2002Wake Forest UniversityJ.D. 2005
Cameron Art MuseumCity of Wilmington Municipal Services District Task Force GLOW Leadership Academy FoundationGreater Wilmington Chamber of CommerceNorth Carolina Bar AssociationNorth Carolina Business Court Rules Advisory CommitteeSoutheastern Admiralty Law InstituteWake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law Wilmington Downtown, Inc* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions:

Office Location

University Corporate Center
127 Racine Drive
P.O. Box 7068
Wilmington, NC 28406-7068
United States

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)