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Francis C. Bagbey

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Nancy Faircloth
Phone: 919.838.2022


Francis Bagbey joined Smith Anderson in 1983 after practicing for two and a half years with McCarter and English in Newark, New Jersey.

Francis' practice covers all aspects of leasing, financing and buying and selling real property. He has represented landlords and tenants, banks and mortgage companies, and real estate developers. He also represents out-of-state institutional investors as special North Carolina counsel in connection with loans secured by real estate in North Carolina.

  • North Carolina Bar Association
    • Past Chair and Current Member, Development Committee, North Carolina Bar Association Foundation
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • Past President, Wake County Real Property Lawyers Association
  • For many years, led the Firm's workplace campaign in support of the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
  • Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, Real Estate (2006, 2009, 2012-2016)
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Real Estate (2009-2017)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers (2006-2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Real Estate Law (2006-2018)

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  • North Carolina


Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, J.D., 1980

Princeton University, A.B., 1975

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