William R. Lathan , Jr. - Ward and Smith, P.A.

William R. Lathan , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2005

Mr. Lathan's practice experience encompasses the formation, regulation, and operation of banks and bank holding companies; securities offerings and reporting; mergers and acquisitions; and corporate governance matters pertaining to publicly-held companies.  He has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Lathan served as vice president and general counsel/corporate secretary for one of North Carolina's multi-bank holding companies.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAB 1972The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillJ.D. 1975
•American Bar Association•North Carolina Bankers Association•North Carolina Bar Association* 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

Practice Areas

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