Adam T. Duke

100 N Cherry St, Suite 600
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Adam T. Duke

Adam Duke focuses his practice on banking and financial services, creditors’ rights, real estate and construction law.

Adam has practiced law at Bell, Davis & Pitt since graduating from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2009.  His principal areas of practice are: 

  • Representation of financial institutions in the negotiation, documentation and closing of commercial loan transactions, including asset-based lending and commercial real estate finance, as well as distressed assets and loan workouts
  • Creditor and debtor representation with regard to enforcement of security interests, collection actions and enforcement of judgments, receivership proceedings and asset protection
  • Real estate matters, including the negotiation and documentation, due diligence review and closing of real property transactions, negotiation and documentation of commercial leases for landlords and tenants,  representation of parties to title curative actions and representation of homeowners' associations
  • Construction law matters, including contract drafting and negotiation, lien and bond claims, and construction and design defect claims and defense

Adam is active in the Winston-Salem community. He is a volunteer for the Disaster Legal Services and 4ALL programs of the North Carolina Bar Association, and is a past board member of the Forsyth County Humane Society and Winston-Salem Community Leadership Council of the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina.  He is a co-author, along with Andy Carmen, of the Construction and Design Law blog.

Adam was born and raised in Kinston, North Carolina. He received a bachelor’s degree in history and economics, with honors and distinction, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree from Duke University prior to law school. Outside the office, Adam enjoys all sports, particularly golf and college football, and spending time with his wife, Kate, and son, Wells, at Smith Mountain Lake.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A. with honors and distinction, 2003)

Duke University (M.P.P., 2009)

University of North Carolina School of Law (J.D., 2009)

Bar & Court Admittance

2009, North Carolina

United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional & Community Activities


Disaster Legal Services, North Carolina Bar Association

4ALL, North Carolina Bar Association

Forsyth County Bar Association

Stratford Rotary Club


Board member and secretary of the executive committee, Forsyth Humane Society  

Winston-Salem Community Leadership Council of the Children’s Home Society of North Carolina

Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court


North Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2014 - )