Paul Coyle


  • Paul Coyle
  • Phone: +1 312 499 0109
    Fax: +1 312 277 7590

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    190 South LaSalle Street, Suite 3700
    Chicago, IL 60603-3433

Paul Coyle practices in the area of corporate law with a focus on banking and finance issues, concentrating on commercial finance, banks and work for other institutional lenders, primarily in the healthcare industry. He negotiates and documents asset-based, cash-flow, unitranche and real estate financing transactions, including healthcare receivable financings. Mr. Coyle advises clients in relation to workouts, debt restructurings, agreements among lenders and intercreditor relationships. He also represents borrowers in all kinds of financings. Mr. Coyle was selected in 2016 and 2017 as a Leading Lawyer in the State of Illinois in both Banking & Financial Institutions Law and Secured Transactions Law. Mr. Coyle is a certified public accountant.

Mr. Coyle is a 1994 graduate of The John Marshall Law School and a graduate of DePaul University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois. Coyle is an adjunct professor of law at The John Marshall Law School, where he has taught a course on agency and unincorporated business entities. 

Areas of Practice

  • Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Commercial Finance
  • Healthcare Finance


  • Illinois


  • John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1994
  • DePaul University, B.S., 1991


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2015-present
  • Vedder Price P.C.
    - Shareholder, 2006-2015
  • Gardner, Carton & Douglas
    - Partner, 2000-2006
  • Holleb & Coff
    - Associate, 1998-2000
  • Ernst & Young LLP/Arthur Andersen LLP
    - Tax Consultant, 1994-1998

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Leading Lawyers, 2017

Board Memberships

  • Immigration Equality
    - Board Member, Audit and Finance Committee, 2012-present

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, "Documenting Health Care Finance Transactions and Perfecting Security Interests in Commercial and Governmental Receivables," The Journal, ACG Chicago, December 20, 2016
  • Co-editor, "Imperfect Perfection: The Art of Perfecting Security Interests in Health Care Accounts Receivable," The Association for Corporate Growth's The Journal, Issue 8, May 29, 2015
  • Co-editor, "Healthcare Receivables Financing," Chapter 12 of The American Bankruptcy Institute's Healthcare Bankruptcy Manual, March 2012
  • Co-author, "The State of Play: Intercreditor Terms for Second Lien Loans," Special Report of The Practical Lender, Spring/Summer 2011
  • Author, 2001 Edition of Partnership Practice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Author, 1997 Edition of Partnership Practice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Author, 1994 Edition of Partnership Practice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, "Unitranche Facilities/Agreements Among Lenders," ACG Chicago, April 6, 2017
  • "Real Estate and Other Issues for Health Care Loans," RMA Health Care Lending Forum, Chicago, June 26, 2014