Frank Bell

100 N Cherry St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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Frank Bell

Frank Bell co-founded Bell, Davis & Pitt in 1980, along with Bill Davis and Wrennie Pitt.  He focuses his practice on Business and Corporate law and Real Estate law.

Frank specializes in business and corporate law, business formation and compliance, commercial leasing, commercial real estate acquisitions and sales and residential real estate development. He has practiced law since 1965. 

Frank represents landlords and tenants in commercial leasing. He assists his clients with all types of commercial and residential real estate development. He also counsels clients with the development and maintenance of business entities, including assistance with selection of entities and disputes arising from ownership interest.

Prior to moving to Florida, where he is now a resident, Frank was an active member of the Piedmont Triad community. In Florida, he serves on the board of directors of the Hobe Sound Community Chest. He works remotely from Florida as Of Counsel to the firm.

In his spare time, he enjoys fly fishing, golf and hiking. He has four children and 10 grandchildren.


Duke University (A.B., 1959)

University of North Carolina (L.L.B., 1963);  Phi Delta Phi

Bar & Court Admittance

1963, North Carolina

United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina

United States Court of Claims

Professional & Community Activities


Forsyth County Bar Association

North Carolina Bar Association

American Bar Association

Board of Directors, Hobe Sound Community Chest


Board of directors, Senior Services Foundations, Inc. 

Board of directors, Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce

Board of directors, Winston-Salem Downtown Development Corporation 

President and member, board of directors, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (“SECCA”) 


The Best Lawyers In America ® Real Estate Law (2023)

Business North Carolina magazine Legal Elite in Business and Real Estate (2002- ), including Best in Real Estate (2011), and Hall of Fame since 2011.

The Best Lawyers In America ® in Real Estate Law (1990-2020); 25th anniversary plaque (2017)

The Best Lawyers in America ® - Lawyer of the Year (2013) in Greensboro/Triad Area in Real Estate Law

North Carolina Super Lawyer’s Top 100 (2006-2013) AV® Preeminent ™ Rating, Martindale- Hubbell

Representative Experience

Represented a client in the development of approximately two miles of ocean front property with multiple uses, both hotel and residential over a period of 20 years.