Pamela M. Sloan
Pamela M. Sloan
Founding Partner
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Although Pam has practiced family law in Manhattan for more than four decades, she eschews the notion that she “has seen it all,” and she is committed to treating every client, every family and every matter as unique.

Pam is widely recognized as being both a straight-talking, formidable negotiator and a skilled, tenacious litigator.  She is known by her clients and her peers as being a careful thinker, a clever strategist and a creative problem solver who brings not only her intellect and skill, but also her empathy and humanity, to both the negotiating table and the courtroom, whether the matter is a highly charged custody matter or a fiercely contested complex financial matter.  Pam believes bombastic and ill-mannered lawyering does not equate to tough lawyering; rather, those behaviors most often result in unnecessary emotional and financial costs to the client.  Pam believes the best results for her client come from knowing the facts and the law, listening to and understanding the opposing side’s position, looking for reasonable compromises and, when necessary, standing her and her client’s ground, in both negotiation and litigation. 

Pam is an active member of several prominent bar associations, in which she has held various leadership roles.  She is a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a former Chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.  She is a fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (having served on that organization’s Board of Managers for the New York Chapter), and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (currently serving on its LGBTQ Committee).  She is a member of the American Bar Association’s International Law Section and currently serves as a Co-Chair of that section’s Private Client Committee.  Pam served three terms on the Judiciary Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York, which screens judicial candidates for Federal and State courts.  Pam has also served the legal community for many years by frequently lecturing to the bench and bar on family law issues.

Pam is rated “AV” (the highest rating for both competence and ethics) by Martindale-Hubbell.  Since 2003 she has been listed in the “Best Lawyers in America” (Woodward/White).  In every year since 2006, Pam has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers (Law & Politics) as one of NYC’s top 100 lawyers in all categories and as one of the City’s top 50 female lawyers.

Chambers and Partners, the respected British legal ratings publication, has ranked Pam, along with her partner, David Aronson, in “Band 1” of individual New York family lawyers; AM&S as a firm is one of only two New York family law firms to be ranked in Band 1.  Chambers describes Pam as “excellent” and a “wonderful woman whose interpersonal skills are great.” Chambers sources say “she is smart and knows all the rules, but it’s those client skills that are so important in big divorce cases, and she is great at advising clients when in the tough situation of divorce” and “she will have the biggest clients and often acts in the biggest cases.”

Unrelated to her professional practice, Pam is a committed volunteer who, over the course of many decades, has served on the boards of several local and city-wide community service organizations and schools.  At present, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp. (“WHEDCo”) in the Bronx and on the Board of The Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School Foundation (BLMHS is an inner-city Roman Catholic located in Clinton Hill; its students are the bright, able and ambitious children of working class parents who struggle to give their children a Loughlin education).  

Pam is a life-long New Yorker.  She was born and raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, from where she commuted first to the Bishop McDonnell Memorial High School in Prospect Heights, then to New York University Washington Square College of Arts and Science (from which she was graduated summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa) and, finally, to New York University School of Law.  

Pam and her husband live with the youngest of their four children in Pelham, New York.

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Education

1980  New York University, School of Law, J.D.

1977  New York University, Washington College of Arts and Sciences, B.A., summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Awards

  • Pamela M. Sloan

    Pamela M. Sloan has been named Lawyer of the Year 2020

    Pamela M. Sloan, Partner at Aronson, Mayefsky & Sloan LLP, has been named Lawyer of the Year in Family Law for New York City by: U.S. News – “Best Lawyers in America”© for 2020.

    This is the second time Sloan has been awarded this distinction, also having been named in 2017.

  • Pamela M. Sloan

    Pamela M. Sloan has been named Lawyer of the Year 2017

    Pamela M. Sloan, Partner at Aronson, Mayefsky & Sloan LLP,  has been named Lawyer of the Year in Family Law for New York City by: U.S. News – “Best Lawyers in America” © 2017

  • Pamela M. Sloan

    Pamela M. Sloan has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America

    Pamela M. Sloan, Partner at Aronson, Mayefsky and Sloan LLP, has been recognized in Family Law for New York City for 2003 by U.S. News – “Best Lawyers in America”©.  Best Lawyers in America magazine is a U.S. News publication.

    Date:  2003

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Pam is widely recognized as being both a straight-talking, formidable negotiator and a skilled, tenacious litigator.  She is known by her clients and her peers as being a careful thinker, a clever strategist and a creative problem solver who brings not only her intellect and skill, but also her empathy and humanity, to both the negotiating table and the courtroom, whether the matter is a highly charged custody matter or a fiercely contested complex financial matter.  Pam believes bombastic and ill-mannered lawyering does not equate to tough lawyering; rather, those behaviors most often result in unnecessary emotional and financial costs to the client.  Pam believes the best results for her client come from knowing the facts and the law, listening to and understanding the opposing side’s position, looking for reasonable compromises and, when necessary, standing her and her client’s ground, in both negotiation and litigation. 

Pam is an active member of several prominent bar associations, in which she has held various leadership roles.  She is a former Chair of the Family Law Section of the New York State Bar Association and a former Chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association.  She is a fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (having served on that organization’s Board of Managers for the New York Chapter), and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (currently serving on its LGBTQ Committee).  She is a member of the American Bar Association’s International Law Section and currently serves as a Co-Chair of that section’s Private Client Committee.  Pam served three terms on the Judiciary Committee of the Bar Association of the City of New York, which screens judicial candidates for Federal and State courts.  Pam has also served the legal community for many years by frequently lecturing to the bench and bar on family law issues.

Pam is rated “AV” (the highest rating for both competence and ethics) by Martindale-Hubbell.  Since 2003 she has been listed in the “Best Lawyers in America” (Woodward/White).  In every year since 2006, Pam has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers (Law & Politics) as one of NYC’s top 100 lawyers in all categories and as one of the City’s top 50 female lawyers.

Chambers and Partners, the respected British legal ratings publication, has ranked Pam, along with her partner, David Aronson, in “Band 1” of individual New York family lawyers; AM&S as a firm is one of only two New York family law firms to be ranked in Band 1.  Chambers describes Pam as “excellent” and a “wonderful woman whose interpersonal skills are great.” Chambers sources say “she is smart and knows all the rules, but it’s those client skills that are so important in big divorce cases, and she is great at advising clients when in the tough situation of divorce” and “she will have the biggest clients and often acts in the biggest cases.”

Unrelated to her professional practice, Pam is a committed volunteer who, over the course of many decades, has served on the boards of several local and city-wide community service organizations and schools.  At present, she sits on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corp. (“WHEDCo”) in the Bronx and on the Board of The Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School Foundation (BLMHS is an inner-city Roman Catholic located in Clinton Hill; its students are the bright, able and ambitious children of working class parents who struggle to give their children a Loughlin education).  

Pam is a life-long New Yorker.  She was born and raised in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, from where she commuted first to the Bishop McDonnell Memorial High School in Prospect Heights, then to New York University Washington Square College of Arts and Science (from which she was graduated summa cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa) and, finally, to New York University School of Law.  

Pam and her husband live with the youngest of their four children in Pelham, New York.

  • Settlement and Putting the Stip on the Record

    “Settlement and Putting the Stip on the Record”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 2005

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Enhanced Earnings and the “Hougie Issue” – Continued Debate & Uneven Application

    “Enhanced Earnings and the “Hougie Issue” – Continued Debate & Uneven Application”

    Location: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York Citibar, Center for Continuing Legal Education

    Date: 2004

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial Update: A Discussion of Recent Cases and Current Issues

    “Matrimonial Update: A Discussion of Recent Cases and Current Issues”

    Location: Supreme Court Appellate Division First Department

    Date: 2004

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Cross-Examination: Selected Problems – Some Easy Rules That Are Not So Easy to Apply

    ”Cross-Examination: Selected Problems – Some Easy Rules That Are Not So Easy to Apply”

    Location: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

    Date:  2003

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial Law: A Case Law Update

    “Matrimonial Law: A Case Law Update”

    Location: Supreme Court Appellate Division First Department

    Date: 2003

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial and Family Law 2003: The Changing Economy and Critical Issues – What You Need to Know: Drafting for Bankruptcy Considerations

    “Matrimonial and Family Law 2003: The Changing Economy and Critical Issues – What You Need to Know: Drafting for Bankruptcy Considerations”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 2003

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • How to Litigate a Child Custody Case

    “How to Litigate a Child Custody Case”

    Location: New York County Lawyers

    Date: 2002

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • How to Try a Matrimonial Case to a Jury

    “How to Try a Matrimonial Case to a Jury”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 2001

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Drafting Custody and Visitation Provisions

    “Drafting Custody and Visitation Provisions”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Time and Date: [date]

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial Case Law Update: A Review of Developing Issues in Matrimonial Law

    “Matrimonial Case Law Update: A Review of Developing Issues in Matrimonial Law”

    Location: Supreme Court Appellate Division First Department

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Practical Skills 2000 – “Basic Matrimonial Practice”

    “Practical Skills 2000: “Basic Matrimonial Practice”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date:  2000

    Co-Chair: David Aronson

  • The United States Supreme Court’s Troxel Decision and its Impact on Non-Parental Visitation

    “The United States Supreme Court’s Troxel Decision and its Impact on Non-Parental Visitation”

    Location: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

    Date: 2000

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Handling Your First Contested Divorce Case

    “Handling Your First Contested Divorce Case”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1999

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Recognizing Estate Planning and Real Estate Issues in Matrimonial Matters

    “Recognizing Estate Planning and Real Estate Issues in Matrimonial Matters”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1999

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Selected Recurring Issues in Matrimonial Practice: Successfully Handling the Challenges

    “Selected Recurring Issues in Matrimonial Practice: Successfully Handling the Challenges”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1999

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • The Expanding World of the Matrimonial Lawyer: New Cases, New Procedures and New Areas of Law: Discovery

    “The Expanding World of the Matrimonial Lawyer: New Cases, New Procedures and New Areas of Law: Discovery”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1999

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Handling A Child Custody Case: Intake to Trial

    “Handling A Child Custody Case: Intake to Trial”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Matrimonial and Family Law Update: “Double Dipping” When a Professional License/Practice is in the Case

    “Matrimonial and Family Law Update: “Double Dipping” and its Interplay With Valuation, Distribution, Maintenance, and Child Support When a Professional License/Practice is in the Case”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Practical Skills Seminar: Basic Matrimonial Practice

    “Practical Skills Seminar: Basic Matrimonial Practice”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Presenting Valuation Evidence At Trial and For Appeal

    “Presenting Valuation Evidence At Trial and For Appeal”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Show Me the Money: Discovery and Treatment of Hidden Assets

    “Show Me the Money: Discovery and Treatment of Hidden Assets”

    Location:  American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • The ABCs of Drafting Prenuptial Agreements and Other Matrimonial Agreements

    “The ABCs of Drafting Prenuptial Agreements and Other Matrimonial Agreements”

    Location: New York State Bar Association

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • Understanding Child Support and Custody: Significant Decisions Under the CSSA

    “Understanding Child Support and Custody: Significant Decisions Under the CSSA”

    Location: Practicing Law Institute

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

  • The Construction of a Prenuptial Agreement

    “The Construction of a Prenuptial Agreement”

    Location: Association of the Bar of the City of New York

    Date: 1998

    Guest Lecturer: David Aronson

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