Barbara A. Sloan graduated from the George Washington University in 1972 and received a Masters degree in psychology from the University of Maryland in 1974. After pursuing a career in psychology, she graduated with honors from the Washington College of Law of American University in 1988, where she was elected to the Washington College of Law Honor Society. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. Ms. Sloan practiced law in Washington, DC before moving her practice to New York in 1998 and joining McLaughlin & Stern in 2000. Her practice relates principally to estate planning, the administration of estates and trusts, trustee and beneficiary litigation, business succession planning, and tax-exempt organization work, focusing particularly on private foundations and public charities.
Ms. Sloan is a member of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association, where she is immediate past Chair of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee and a past Chair of the Tax Practice Management Committee, and a member of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the ABA, where she sits on the Section Council. She is a past Chair of the Estate and Gift Taxation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, where she is the immediate past Chair of the Fiduciary Income Tax Committee and serves on the Estate & Gift, Transfer Tax Study and Program Committees. Ms. Sloan was a member, representing the ABA Taxation Section, of the recent Task Force on Federal Wealth Transfer Taxes.
She is a member of the American Law Institute, a member of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law in the Graduate Tax Law Program, where she teaches Estate Planning. Ms. Sloan lectures and publishes nationally on a variety of estate planning topics, and presented "Funding Formulas Fail On Flexibility: Variations On Traditional Marital/Credit Shelter Funding Techniques" at the 2004 Heckerling Estate Planning Institute. She is a member of the Professional Advisory Council of the Central Park Conservancy, the Museum of Art and Design Professional Advisory Committee and the Professional Advisory Board of the Simon Wiesenthal - New York Tolerance Center. She has also served as an officer and director of numerous civic and charitable organizations, having been Director and the Secretary of the Eye-Bank for Sight Restoration and a Director of the Kaufman Center, and currently serves on the Board of the New Group. She 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.