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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 Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, where she is currently serving as a former Regent and on the Membership Selection Committee and served as State Chair for Downstate New York, Chair of the Fiduciary Income Tax Committee and Chair of the Transfer Tax Study Committee. She is a founding Chancellor of the Mid-Atlantic Fellows Institute of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Ms. Sloan is also a member of the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association, where she chaired the Estate and Gift Tax Committee and Tax Practice Management Committee, and a member of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the ABA, where she was a member of the Section Council and currently serves on the Section Planning Committee. She is also a past chair of the Estate and Gift Taxation Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. 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 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. She is a member of the Museum of Art and Design Professional Advisory Committee and the Professional Advisory Board of the New-York Historical Society. 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.


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  • American University Washington College of Law (J.D.,cum laude, 1988, Washington College of Law Honor Society, Member, Law Review)
  • University of Maryland (M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1976)
  • George Washington University (B.A., 1972)


  • Fort Riley, KS

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1999
  • Maryland, 1997
  • Pennsylvania, 1988
  • District of Columbia, 1989


  • American Bar Association (Taxation Section, Former Chair, Estate & Gift Tax Committee, Former Chair, Tax Practice Management Committee; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Member, Section Planning Committee)
  • American College of Trust & Estate Counsel (Former Regent; Member, Membership Selection Committee, Fiduciary Income Tax, Estate & Gift Tax and Transfer Tax Study Committees)
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Former Chair, Committee on Estate and Gift Taxation)
  • New York State Bar Association Trust & Estate Law Section
  • District of Columbia Bar (Former Member, Estates, Trusts & Probate Law Section Steering Committee)