Edward C. Winslow  III - Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard LLP

Edward C. Winslow III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Ed Winslow represents business and corporate clients with an emphasis in the fields of banking and financial services. Principal clients include bankers associations, banks, savings banks, insurers, and other financial services firms within and outside North Carolina. He is a frequent speaker and writer on topics involving financial services law and authors a blog on law practice management.

Speaking Engagements

  • Programs of North Carolina Bankers Association
  • America's Community Bankers
  • Conference of State Bank Supervisors
  • North Carolina Commissioner of Banks
  • Mortgage Insurance Companies of America
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • American International Group
  • North Carolina Consumer Lending Society
  • American Council of State Savings Supervisors
  • Tennessee League of Savings Institutions
  • South Carolina League of Savings Institutions
  • Colorado Savings and Loan League
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants
  • Dan K. Moore Seminar in Ethics
  • UNC Law School
  • Wake Forest University Law School
  • North Carolina School of Banking

Honors & Awards

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White) in Banking and Finance Law, Financial Services Regulation Law and Banking & Finance Litigation; Greensboro "Lawyer of the Year" for Banking and Finance Law (2016)
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Corporate Law/Mergers & Acquisitions (2004-2008) and Banking & Finance (2006-2014)
  • Recognized as a member of North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in Business Law (2003-2008) and Corporate Counsel (2005), Business North Carolina magazine
  • Named by his peers as a North Carolina "Super Lawyer" in Banking Law, Top 100 Lawyers (2012), Law & Politics magazine

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Board of Trustees, North Carolina State Bar Plan for Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts 
  • General Counsel, North Carolina Bankers Association
  • Member, North Carolina General Statutes Commission (appointed by North Carolina Governors Hunt, Easley and Perdue), 1998--2012
  • President, Greensboro Bar Association, 2010-2011 
  • North Carolina College of Advocacy, North Carolina Bar Foundation
  • Faculty, North Carolina Bank Directors College
  • Faculty, North Carolina School of Banking
  • Fellow, American College of Mortgage Attorneys
  • Board of Advisors, University of North Carolina Banking Institute
  • Member, Board of Directors, Greensboro Library Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, North Carolina Friends Historical Society
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Guilford College
  • President, Board of Trustees, Canterbury School, 2006--
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Westtown School, Westtown, PA
  • Member, Operating Board of Directors, Greensboro Economic Development Partnership
  • Member, 1992-2000, and Chairman, 1988-1990, Carolina Theatre Commission
  • Chairman, Director and Legal Counsel, United Arts Council, 1988-90
  • Director, 1982-90, and President, 1986-88, Hospice at Greensboro
  • Member, Board of Governors, North Carolina Bar Association, 2006--
  • Member, Board of Trustees, North Carolina Bar Association Foundation
  • Member, Strategic Planning & Emerging Trends Committee, North Carolina Bar Association, 2003-06
  • Chairman, Large Firms Committee, North Carolina Bar Association, 1998-2000
  • Chairman, 1987-89, and Council, 1984-91, North Carolina Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Chairman, Financial Institutions Committee, North Carolina Bar Association, 1984-87
  • Council, North Carolina Bar Association, Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section, 1996-98
  • Member, Multi-Disciplinary Practice Task Force, North Carolina Bar Association, 1999-2000

Articles & Publications

  • MidLaw and Divers Items Blog
  • 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)
  • North Carolina Secured Transactions Under Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code (co-author, treatise published by Data Trace Publishing Company, 2001)
  • The Nature of the Article 2 Contract Under the Uniform Commercial Code, (published by NC Bar Foundation, 1990)
  • The Usury Laws (published by the NC Bar Foundation, 1986; by NC Bar Association, 1987)
  • Electronic Documents and Electronic Signatures in North Carolina (North Carolina Bar Association, 2000)
  • North Carolina Bankers Guide to Powers of Attorney, published in 1998 by North Carolina Bankers Association
  • Monograph, Cyclical and Continuous Reassessment of Real Property for Ad Valorem Taxation, published by Institute of Government; and various student articles published in North Carolina Law Review
  • The Art and Science of Corporate Minutes


Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Davidson CollegeBA 1968University of North Carolina School of LawJ.D. 1974
Guilford CollegeWesttown School (Westtown, PA)NC State Bar Plan for IOLTAGreensboro Public Library FoundationNorth Carolina Friends Historical Society

Office Location

Renaissance Plaza, Suite 2000
230 North Elm Street
P.O. Box 26000
Greensboro, NC 27420
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Greensboro Metro Area2014 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Banking and Finance of the Greensboro Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Banking and Finance Law of the Greensboro Metro Area
Edward C. Winslow III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!Edward C. Winslow III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Edward C. Winslow III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law (Consumer Finance, Derivatives, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mortgage, Transactions)
Financial Services Regulation Law
Litigation - Banking and Finance