Norman Leonard

Norman Leonard

Ward and Smith, P.A.

Recognized since 2022

Asheville, North Carolina

Practice Areas

Litigation - Banking and Finance

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Norman's practice encompasses a broad range of creditors' rights and intellectual property matters. His creditors' rights practice includes the representation of lenders, trade creditors, community associations, and other creditors in collections, foreclosures, bankruptcies, and other proceedings. His work also involves drafting a wide variety of contract, loan, and workout documents.

In his intellectual property practice, Norman assists businesses and individuals with identifying, protecting, enforcing, and managing their U.S. and international IP rights; with trademark and service mark selection, clearance, and registration; in trademark proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and in negotiating the acquisition and transfer of intellectual property rights.

Prior to attending law school and joining the Firm, Norman worked in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries for six years.

Contact & Links
  • 82 Patton Avenue, Suite 300
    P.O. Box 2020
    Asheville, NC 28802-2020
  • Saint Mary's College of California, B.S., graduated 1998
  • University of London, L.L.M., graduated 2010
  • Elon University School of Law, J.D., graduated 2009
  • Trademark Registrability and Infringement Opinions - Member
  • Trademark Preparation and Prosecution - Member
  • North Carolina Creditors Bar Association - Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association — Sections: Bankruptcy; Intellectual Property Law - Member
  • Harry C. Martin American Inn of Court - Member
  • Community Associations Institute - Member
  • Brewers Association Associate - Member
  • Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Asheville Alumnus, Class XXX
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Georgia, 2016
  • North Carolina, 2009

Ward and Smith, P.A.
Headquarters: New Bern, North Carolina

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers®, 2022-2024
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Trademark Law

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