Ed Winslow has more than 40 years of experience in litigation, tax law, banking and financial services. Since 2000, Ed has focused on law practice management and strategic leadership, and is engaged with law firm networks at the national and international levels.
Ed focuses on law practice management and strategic leadership for the firm. He is particularly interested in the evolution of the legal profession. Also, Ed is engaged with various law firm networks both at the national and international levels. His involvement provides opportunities to share best practices with the world’s top legal professionals.
Ed served as general counsel for the North Carolina Bankers Association and its predecessor organizations for more than 30 years. His practice included providing counsel on banking laws and regulations and representing trade associations — legal, regulatory and legislative.
Ed has extensive experience counseling and representing clients in state and local tax issues, specifically property taxes. Brooks Pierce has built a seasoned tax group that represents and counsels businesses in tax planning, charitable giving, trusts and estates, tax-exempt financing, and IRS investigations.
Ed has a wealth of experience advising and representing businesses and corporate clients on legal issues and business disputes related to banking and financial services.
Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law and Banking & Finance Litigation (2003-2021); Greensboro "Lawyer of the Year" for Banking and Finance Law (2016, 2018 & 2021)
Recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Banking & Finance (2006-2014) and Corporate Law/Mergers & Acquisitions (2004-2008)
Recognized by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina’s "Legal Elite" in Business Law (2003-2008) and Corporate Counsel (2005)
Recognized in North Carolina Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) in Banking Law (2006-2020); Top 100 Lawyers (2012)
Recognized in Super Lawyers Business Edition for Banking (2015)
Member, American Bar Association's Commission on the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts (2017-present)
Chair, Board of Trustees, Guilford College (2014 – present); Member, Board of Trustees (2005-present)
Member, Board of Trustees, Westtown School, Westtown, PA (2005 – present)
Chair, Board of Trustees, North Carolina State Bar Plan for Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (2017 – present); Vice-Chair (2013-2017)
President, Greensboro Bar Association (2010-2011)
Member, Board of Directors, Greensboro Public Library Foundation (1999-2002, 2010 – present)
Member, North Carolina General Statutes Commission (appointed by North Carolina Governors Hunt, Easley and Perdue) (1998 – 2012)
Member, Board of Directors, North Carolina Friends Historical Society (2003 - present)
Presenter, "The Aging of Lawyers and What Can Be Done to Stop It," GGI Best Practices Conference, Quebec City, Canada, October 2018
MidLaw and Divers Items Blog – midlaw.wordpress.com
Speaker, "The Aging of Lawyers and What Can Be Done to Stop It," Geneva Group International World Conference, Vienna, Austria, October 2017
Speaker, "Á la Recherché du Temps Perdu: The Art and Science of Corporate Minutes," NC Bar Association's Business Law and International Law & Practice Sections Joint Annual Meeting, Pinehurst, NC, February 17, 2017
A Distant Mirror: How 19th Century Lawyers from Guilford and Edgecombe Counties Are Models for the Next Generation of Lawyers and Firms Worldwide (manuscript for 23rd Annual UNC School of Law Festival of Legal Learning, 2013)
The Art and Science of Corporate Minutes, 2011 (manuscript for 2012 Paralegal Division Annual Meeting, sponsored by North Carolina Bar Association Foundation)
Electronic Documents and Electronic Signatures in North Carolina (North Carolina Bar Association, 2000), presented at Conference on Law and Leadership, co-sponsored by Elon University School of Law and Center for Creative Leadership, 2012)
North Carolina Bankers Guide to Powers of Attorney, published in 1998 by North Carolina Bankers Association, revised 2008
After a lot of years, a few things have come clear to me. First, law is at the core of our culture’s success – but how we deliver legal services needs a lot of work, and so do law firms. Second, education, particularly liberal arts education, is as important as law – and how we deliver education needs just as much work. Third, North Carolina, and its towns such as Greensboro, Raleigh and Wilmington, are about the finest places in the world, and they need well-educated lawyers to lead and make them best.
You can read more of my thoughts on law, education, making hummus and divers, related topics on my blog, Mid Law and Divers Items – https://midlaw.wordpress.com/