Bill'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, Bill served as vice president and general counsel/corporate secretary for one of North Carolina's multi-bank holding companies.
Much that I learned in Boy Scouts has served me well as an attorney, particularly the motto…"Be Prepared." The best thing about Ward and Smith is the team approach to client services, and the emphasis on teamwork rather than individual accomplishments.
One surprising thing people don't know about me is that I play keyboards in a classic rock band.
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