E. Knox Proctor  V - Ward and Smith, P.A.

E. Knox Proctor V

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Mr. Proctor's practice experience includes mergers, acquisitions, and securities work for banks and thrift institutions and their holding companies, as well as corporate and regulatory matters pertaining to financial institutions. His experience also includes specialized financial institution services, such as securities brokerage, investment advisory, and asset management services, trust departments, and insurance products and services. Mr. Proctor serves on the Legal Issues and Workplace Policies Committee of the North Carolina Chamber and on North Carolina Bar Association committees that deal with legislative issues affecting financial institutions and trust administration. He is a recipient of the John Huske Anderson Award and has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law. Mr. Proctor also serves as president of the New Bern Civic Theatre. Prior to joining the Firm, he served as related financial services counsel for one of North Carolina's major multi-bank holding companies. Previously, Mr. Proctor practiced law with a large firm in Raleigh. Practice Groups
Financial Institutions

Practice Concentration

Broker-Dealer and Investment Advisor Law and Regulation

Financial Institutions Law and Regulation

Financial Institutions Securities, Mergers, and Acquisitions

Insurance Law and Regulation
Trust and Fiduciary Law and Regulation

The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAB 1984The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillJ.D. 1987
American Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationNew Bern Area Chamber of Commerce North Carolina Bar AssociationNorth Carolina Chamber* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions:

Office Location

1001 College Court
P.O. Box 867
New Bern, NC 28563-0867
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law of the Wilmington-NC Metro Area
E. Knox Proctor V has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law (Regulatory)
Banking and Finance Law (Mergers & Acquisitions, Regulatory, Securities)
Corporate Law (Banking)
Financial Services Regulation Law

Other Information

Gender: Male