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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 (2003-2018); Greensboro "Lawyer of the Year" for Banking and Finance Law (2016 & 2018)

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 (2006-2017); 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 since 2005

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

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/

Ed personifies the most complimentary definition of class. I’ve worked with him since 1978, and it has been more than an honor. In my opinion, he’s the finest person in the practice of law I have ever known, and I would recommend him unequivocally. - Thad Woodard, President, NC Bankers Association

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Speaking Engagements

February 24, 2017

Winslow Addresses Attorneys About Corporate Minutes

Ed Winslow, former managing partner for Brooks Pierce, was a featured speaker recently at the 2017 joint annual meeting of the Business Law and International Law & Practice Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association held in Pinehurst. His presentation was titled: “ À la Recherché du Temps...Read more
October 17, 2016

Ed Winslow to Speak on State of Legal Profession

Ed Winslow, former managing partner for Brooks Pierce, will speak at a program of the North Carolina Bar Association titled "The State of Our Profession and Professional Responsibilities." The panel is being held at the North Carolina Bar Center in Cary on Friday, October 21. Among the topics...Read more

Recognitions

The 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © recognized 54 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
Thirty-nine Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 edition of North Carolina...(read more)
The 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © recognized 50 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
Thirty-seven Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2016 edition of North Carolina...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 26 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2015...(read more)
The 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America © recognized 48 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
Thirty-six Brooks Pierce attorneys have been recognized in the 2015 edition of North Carolina Super...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 27 of the firm’s attorneys have been named to the 2014...(read more)
The 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© recognized 46 Brooks Pierce attorneys as industry...(read more)
Seven Brooks Pierce practice areas and 15 of the firm’s attorneys are ranked among the best in...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 39 lawyers, representing 46% of the firm’s attorneys,...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 46 lawyers were...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2013 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 45 lawyers,...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2012 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that 38 lawyers, representing 43% of the firm’s attorneys,...(read more)
Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to announce that 34 lawyers,...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2011 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Best Lawyers , a respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named George W...(read more)
The Best Lawyers in America Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased to...(read more)
Brooks Pierce is ranked among the best law firms in North Carolina in the 2009 edition of Chambers...(read more)
Eighteen Brooks Pierce Attorneys Named as North Carolina Super Lawyers Brooks, Pierce, McLendon,...(read more)
Three attorneys recognized in "Top 100" North Carolina Super Lawyers Brooks Pierce is pleased to...(read more)
Business North Carolina magazine Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard, LLP is pleased...(read more)

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