Hugh B. Wellons

Hugh B. Wellons

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

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Executive Compensation – It May be Limiting Your Choices

Many community banks have been under fire recently. Added regulatory burdens, additional disclosure responsibilities, cleaning up bad loans, streamlining the organization, staying ahead of cybersecurity threats, and, perhaps...more

12/29/2014 - Banks Community Banks Deferred Compensation Executive Compensation

Community Banking Excellence - Issue 4, 2014

In This Issue: - Another Perspective - From the Editor - Executive Compensation: It May be Limiting Your Choices - Community Banks Adding Prepaid Products Face New Imperatives - Discharge, Debt Buyers and...more

12/19/2014 - Banks Community Banks Credit Reporting Agencies Debt Buyers Executive Compensation Performance Incentives Prepaid Payment Products

If Community Comes First, Customers Will Follow! An Interview with Lyn Hayth, President and CEO of the Bank of Botetourt

We interviewed Lyn Hayth, President and CEO of the Bank of Botetourt, for Community Banking Excellence this issue. Lyn has been a banker for more than 30 years. His bank, with about $312 million in assets and $248 million in...more

10/15/2014 - Banks Community Banks

Be Careful What You Wish For

Many community bankers have looked surprised at the “internationalization” of our banking rules. Standards coming out of the Basel Committee, particularly the Basel III Capital Rules, do not seem to fit community banks. The...more

6/23/2014 - Banks Basel Committee Basel III Community Banks EU

Community Banking Excellence - Issue 2, 2014

In This Issue: - Another Perspective: Robert T. Braswell, President and Chief Executive Officer Carolina Bank: Mr. Robert T. Braswell is President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Bank. He has served in...more

6/19/2014 - Banks Basel III Consumer Bankruptcy Eminent Domain Mortgages Refinancing Secured Lenders

Is It Going to Be a Bumpy Ride?

Margo Channing (Bette Davis) in “All About Eve” famously said, “Fasten your seatbelts, it’s going to be a bumpy night!” Does that sum up the status of future community bank merger activity? Maybe so. Many financial...more

4/10/2014 - Banks Community Banks Economic Downturn Mergers

Are You Using Your Holding Company?

Many banks formed holding companies in the late 1980s and 1990s. They had various reasons for doing this. Some formed a holding company to hold subsidiaries providing nonbank activities. Some used the holding company to...more

3/12/2013 - Bank Holding Company FDIC Federal Reserve Fees OCC State Taxes

Community Banking Excellence - First Quarter 2013

In This Issue: - Conversation with a Community Banking Professional: Ginger Salt of First Community Bank - Are You Using Your Holding Company? - Shifting Winds? Two N.C. Courts Uphold Fiduciary Duty...more

3/8/2013 - Bank Holding Company CFPB Debt Collection FDCPA Fiduciary Duty Legal Costs

Community Banking Excellence - Fourth Quarter 2012

In This Issue: - Conversation with a Community Banking Professional By Timothy R. Moore - Signs of a Federal Investigation by Sharon L. Potter - Why is Your Bank or Bank Holding Company Still a Public...more


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