Stephen D. Poe - Bell, Davis & Pitt P.A.

Stephen D. Poe

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Steve Poe practices commercial law, with a particular emphasis on banking and financial services. He serves as President of Bell, Davis & Pitt. 

Steve joined the firm in 1988. He began practicing banking law as a member of the General Counsel’s office of NCNB Corporation, which is now known as Bank of America. During his tenure at Bell, Davis & Pitt, he has represented many national and state-chartered banks, finance companies, mortgage companies, credit unions, and other companies providing financial services.

Within the broad field that comprises financial institutions law, Steve handles transactional documentation for secured and unsecured commercial and consumer loans, workout and recovery matters, bankruptcy, litigation, regulatory compliance (state and federal), deposits and collections, electronic banking, and bank operations. Additionally, Steve consults with bank officers on a wide variety of credit-related matters, including the structuring of commercial loans, real estate finance, construction lending, asset-based lending, tax-exempt loans, and letters of credit.

Steve has been active in both professional and community activities through the bar association and many non-profit organizations. Giving back to and trying to improve both the profession and the community has always been a priority in his life.

Steve grew up in Charlotte in a large family with a lawyer father, so his interest in law came very naturally. Both parents also instilled a strong sense of community service in their children. He has been married to his wife, Jane, for nearly 40 years and has two grown daughters, one of whom is a lawyer and the other is married to a lawyer.  His outside interests include golf, travel and reading.

Wake Forest UniversityBA 1973University of North Carolina School of LawJ.D. 1976
Bell, Davis & Pitt, P.A.North Carolina State BarForsyth County Bar AssociationNorth Carolina Bar AssociationUNC School of Law Banking Law InstituteCity/County Utilities CommissionReynolda Rotary ClubWinston-Salem Chamber of CommerceWake Forest University School of Law

Office Location

Century Plaza, Suite 600
100 North Cherry Street
P.O. Box 21029
Winston-Salem, NC 27120-1029
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Financial Services Regulation Law of the Greensboro Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Greensboro Metro Area
Stephen D. Poe has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Stephen D. Poe has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Consumer Finance, Loan Documentation, Mortgage, Regulatory)
Corporate Law
Financial Services Regulation Law
Litigation - Banking and Finance

Other Information

Race: Caucasian
Gender: Male