Kathie Coyle has practiced in the areas of estate planning and tax-exempt organizations for more than three decades.  She does complex estate planning for individuals, many of whom are charitably inclined.  Ms. Coyle has a particular interest in inter-generational issues that arise in the realm of charitable giving and wealth transfer.   She assists clients in effective philanthropic strategies, particularly in the area of private foundations and charitable trusts.

Ms. Coyle’s clients also include educational institutions, hospitals, civic groups, professional societies, religious organizations and social welfare organizations. She advises not-for-profit entities on their formation, tax exempt qualification and maintenance.  Directors and trustees of exempt organizations often pose questions connected with governance, indemnification and insurance issues and Ms. Coyle is well qualified to assist them.  One of the organizations that she established for a client received the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Honors & Leadership

Honors & Recognitions

Cum Laude Society, University of Tulsa College of Law

Order of the Curule Chair

Member of the University of Tulsa Board of Trustees

Trustee of the Tulsa Library Trust

Co-Trustee of the Judith and Jean Pape Adams Charitable Foundation

Trustee of the Women's Foundation, The Communities Foundation of Oklahoma

Past President, Holland Hall Board of Trustees

Past President, Green Country Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Listed in Best Lawyers in America© (2012-2020)

Community & Professional

Tulsa County Bar Association

Oklahoma County Bar Association

Oklahoma Bar Association


Alerts & Publications


  • Law Clerk to Judge William J. Holloway, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


New York University, LL.M, 1975

University of Tulsa, J.D., 1972

Hollins College, B.A., cum laude, 1969


  • Oklahoma - 1972
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