Jeffrey A. Batts - Batts, Batts & Bell, LLP

Jeffrey A. Batts

Jeffrey A. Batts is a partner in the firm and handles a wide range of business, corporate, and civil litigation matters. Jeffrey's recent cases include: defense of claims arising from a catastrophic explosion resulting in several deaths and injuries; a number of disputes among principals and owners in closely held companies; caveat proceedings and other estate and probate disputes; defense of condemnation proceedings; business disputes involving employment, non-competition, unfair and deceptive business practices claims, and trade secrets claims; sexual harassment; real property disputes; and appeals arising from these.

In addition to matters in litigation, Jeffrey's practice involves a substantial amount of advice to businesses and the principals and owners of those businesses. Jeffrey has organized a large number of businesses, with emphasis on the form of business, ownership structure, and forward-looking planning for relationships among principals and owners. A number of Jeffrey's matters involve representation of business owners in entities that are facing disputes among owners or other internal challenges.

Jeffrey became a Certified Public Accountant in 1983, and kept his license active until 2006. His experience in the financial aspects of a wide range of businesses provides him with a valuable background in understanding the challenges faced by businesses today.

Jeffrey has been active in the Rocky Mount community for the last twenty years, most recently serving as 2011 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce. Jeffrey was elected to a three-year term on the North Carolina Business Law Council of the North Carolina Bar Association in 2009. Jeffrey is actively involved in NCLEAP, a project of the North Carolina Bar Association's Business Law Section offering pro bono legal advice to low wealth entrepreneurs, and serves as a Trustee for the Turner W. Battle Scholarship Fund at his high school alma mater, Rocky Mount Academy.

Jeffrey is a native of North Carolina, born and raised in Rocky Mount. He graduated from Wake Forest University in 1981 with a B.S. in Accounting, and graduated cum laude from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1986, where he served as Managing Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. Jeffrey practiced law in Greensboro from 1986 to 1990 before returning home to join in practice with his father and brother. He is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in North Carolina as well as the United States Tax Court, and was admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar in 2001. Jeffrey is also a member of state and local professional associations, and the Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court.

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Practice Areas:
Business and Corporate Law
General Civil Litigation
Bar Admissions:
All State and Federal Courts in North Carolina
United States Tax Court
United States Supreme Court

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