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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Criminal Law and White Collar Crime in North Carolina since 2022

Stephen Bell

+ 1 (910) 777-6056


Stephen’s practice is focused on representing high-profile individuals and companies in complex white collar criminal and commercial litigation matters in state and federal courts and before administrative bodies. His work includes defense of white collar offenses and government investigations, government whistleblower actions and representation of qui tam relators, commercial litigation, class actions and multi-district litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, subrogation litigation, real property disputes, high-net-worth estate litigation, premises and product liability litigation, and professional liability litigation. His investigative and litigation matters routinely involve both criminal and civil aspects, whether that means simultaneously defending related civil and criminal matters or guiding clients through regulatory issues to prevent or mitigate criminal prosecution. Additionally, Stephen represents and advises litigants, stakeholders, and whistleblowers in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industries. Stephen also acts as outside counsel to a number of businesses, guiding his clients through regulatory issues, risk-mitigation endeavors, and transactional matters. Stephen has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating and has regularly been named a Super Lawyers’ Rising Star, a distinction reserved for 2.5% of practicing attorneys.

Stephen’s cases span the United States and often involve cross-border work, and he is admitted to the state and federal bars of North Carolina and South Carolina as well as the U.S. District Court and Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

Stephen received his law degree from the Wake Forest University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Clemson University.

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About Mincey Bell Milnor

Mincey Bell Milnor

Mincey Bell Milnor is a boutique group that confidently advises corporate and individual clients as to their most important and complex legal, public relations, and government relations challenges.

Mincey Bell Milnor represents clients globally, from strategizing the best public approach in high-profile crises to discreetly advising on smaller, less exposed matters.


  • White collar defense.
  • Government and regulatory enforcement.
  • Corporate investigations.
  • Compliance counseling, including for securities and fintech industry participants and financial institutions.
  • Whistleblowing before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Department of Justice, and FinCEN, among other U.S. and foreign whistleblower programs.
  • Congressional hearings and testimony.
  • Public, media, and government relations.
  • Federal and state lobbying.
  • Online reputational management and influence.
  • Crisis management.

We are leaders in strategizing and managing risk where a client finds itself facing— often abruptly and simultaneously— civil, regulatory, and even criminal exposure as well as reputational crisis.

Whether the stakes concern bet-the-company litigation, the prospect of imprisonment, or acute threats to national security, we offer confident counsel and relentless commitment to our clients.

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Exclusive IR Global advisor for Criminal Law and White Collar Crime in North Carolina

5535 Currituck Drive Suite 210 Wilmington, NC 28403


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