Eric Sloan is a partner in the New York and Washington D.C. offices of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and a member of the Firm’s Tax Practice Group. With nearly 30 years of broad transactional and structuring experience, Mr. Sloan focuses his tax practice on the use of partnerships and limited liability companies in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, and restructurings. He also has developed substantial experience in initial public offerings, including advising on many “UP-C” IPOs in a range of industries.
Mr. Sloan has represented four of the largest private equity firms and the two largest privately held companies in the United States, as well as many publicly traded companies. He advised on the first publicly traded “permanent capital fund” launched by a major U.S.-based private equity firm and the first pass-through portfolio company investments made by four of the largest U.S.-based private equity firms.
He has substantial experience in the formation of domestic and cross-border joint ventures and acquisitions and dispositions of businesses and interests in joint ventures, including the largest joint venture in the United States and a complex multi-billion dollar cross-border commodities joint venture. He has also handled restructurings of partnerships, as well as private equity fund structuring and leveraged recapitalizations of private equity portfolio companies.
Mr. Sloan is ranked as a leading tax lawyer by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Chambers notes him as an “excellent technician” and “articulate and extremely fast.” In addition, Who’s Who Legal recognizes Mr. Sloan as an “Expert” in the area of Corporate Tax.
Mr. Sloan started his legal career as an associate with Irell & Manella in Los Angeles and practiced law in Washington, D.C. before joining Deloitte as a principal, where he was asked to establish and lead Deloitte’s National Office Partnership Taxation group in 1997.
Mr. Sloan is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel. He currently serves as Co-Chair of the Committee on Partnerships and as an Executive Committee Member of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section. He is Conference Co-Chair of Practising Law Institute’s Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances conference, and serves on Bloomberg BNA’s Pass-Through Entities Advisory Board. He has also been active with the Section of Taxation of the American Bar Association, currently serving as Vice Chair, Government Relations, in addition to having served as a Chair of its Committee on Partnerships and as a Council Director. In addition, for more than a decade he was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, and he has been a guest lecturer at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Sloan received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago in 1990. He also earned an LL.M. with distinction in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994.
Mr. Sloan is a member of the District of Columbia bar and the New York bar.
Georgetown University - 1994 Master of Laws (LL.M.)
University of Chicago - 1990 Juris Doctor
Northwestern University - 1987 Bachelor of Arts
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar