Art DeBaugh Joins Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A.

Winston-Salem/Charlotte, NC (June 26, 2013) – Arthur J. DeBaugh, most recently an attorney with the Charlotte-based firm of Parker Poe, Adams & Bernstein, LLP has joined Bell, Davis & Pitt, PA. His practice, which concentrates in the areas of Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Licensing, and intellectual property litigation, will be based in the Bell, Davis & Pitt Winston-Salem office.

Prior to joining Parker Poe, DeBaugh served as Chief Counsel – Intellectual Property for Sara Lee Corporation in Winston-Salem. While at Sara Lee, he managed a trademark portfolio of more than 20,000 marks in the apparel/textile, food and beverage, and household consumer goods industries. DeBaugh is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law in 1988.

DeBaugh joins 21 other Bell, Davis & Pitt attorneys who have earned the prestigious AV Preeminent Peer Review Ratings™ from the distinguished Martindale-Hubbell® Rating Agency, the highest achievement level awarded by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ provide an objective indicator of a lawyer's high ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys receive Peer Review Ratings™ based on evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. For more information about Martindale-Hubbell and its Peer Review Ratings™, visit www.martindale.com.

In addition, DeBaugh has been ranked by Chambers USA as one of North Carolina’s leading lawyers in intellectual property and by Business North Carolina among the “Legal Elite” in intellectual property law.

Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A. was formed in 1980. Its more than 30 attorneys practice throughout North Carolina in corporate law, litigation, antitrust law, governmental investigations, banking law, commercial real estate, construction law, environmental law, bankruptcy, taxation, employment law, education law, copyrights and trademarks, estate planning and administration, and family law. Several of the firm's attorneys are also licensed to practice in other states throughout the Southeast. The Firm is a member of Lawyers Associated Worldwide, a global association of independent firms that provides legal services to members' clients in over 180 major commercial centers around the world.

Bell, Davis & Pitt's offices are located at Century Plaza, 100 North Cherry Street, Winston-Salem and in the Carillon Building at 227 West Trade Street, Charlotte.

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