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Edward C. Winslow III



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.

My Practices

  • 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 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
  • 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.


Honors & Recognitions

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 (2003-2024); Greensboro "Lawyer of the Year" for Banking and Finance Law (2016, 2018, 2021 & 2023) and Financial Services Regulation Law (2022) 

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)

Bronze Star Medal

Army Commendation Medal

Special Award of Vietnamese Army


University of North Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1974, with high honors; Order of the Coif

Davidson College, B.A., 1968

University of Montpellier, France


North Carolina

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit

U.S. District Court - North Carolina



Professional & Civic

Professional & Civic Activities

Member, American Bar Association's Commission on the Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts 

Chair, Board of Trustees, Guilford College; Member, Board of Trustees 

Member, Board of Trustees, Westtown School, Westtown, PA 

Former Chair and Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees, North Carolina State Bar Plan for Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts 

Former President, Greensboro Bar Association 

Former Member, Board of Directors, Greensboro Public Library Foundation

Former Member, North Carolina General Statutes Commission (appointed by North Carolina Governors Hunt, Easley and Perdue) 

Member, Board of Directors, North Carolina Friends Historical Society

Former Member, Board of Governors, North Carolina Bar Association

Former Board Member and President, Canterbury School

Former Board Member and Chair, Hospice of Greensboro 

Former Board Member and Chair, United Arts Council

Former Member and Chair, Carolina Theatre Commission

Former Board Member, Greensboro Economic Development Partnership

Former Board Member, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

About Me

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/

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    2 hometowns I claim: Tarboro and Greensboro
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    3 schools I claim: Westtown, Davidson, and UNC Law
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    4 countries I claim: USA, France, Vietnam, and Spain
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