Barbara A. Sloan is a partner in the New York City law firm of McLaughlin & Stern, LLP. She began her estate and trust practice in Washington, D.C. before moving her practice to New York in 1998. Her practice involves estate planning, the administration of estates and trusts, trustee and beneficiary litigation, business succession planning and tax-exempt organization work.
Ms. Sloan is a graduate of the Washington College of Law, American University, where she received her J.D., cum laude, and is a member of the Washington College of Law Honor Society. She also holds a B.A. in philosophy from George Washington University and an M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland. She is admitted to practice law in New York, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Ms. Sloan is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, where she is State Chair for Downstate New York and the immediate past Chair of the Fiduciary Income Tax Committee. She is active in local and national bar associations, having served as Chair of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee and the Tax Practice Management Committee of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and Chair of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is a current Council Member of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the ABA and a member of the Trusts, Estates and Surrogates Court Committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is a member of the professional advisory councils of the Central Park Conservancy, the Museum of Art and Design, the New York Philharmonic, the New York Public Library and the Simon Wiesenthal - New York Tolerance Center, and the Editorial Board of the Practical Tax Lawyer.
Ms. Sloan is an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Tax Law program at New York University Law School, where she teaches Estate Planning. She has served on the boards of directors of a number of charitable organizations including the Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration, Inc., the Elaine Kaufman Center and the New Group. She lectures and publishes nationally on a variety of estate planning topics and delivered the American Trollope Society 2001 Annual Lecture on Selected Problems in the Victorian Law of Inheritance and their Effect on the Lives of Women.