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Sloane J. Hankins

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Sloane Hankins represents clients in a broad range of tax matters, including trust and estate planning, income tax planning, and estate administration.

Professional Biography

Sloane Hankins advises individuals, professionals, business owners and businesses in tax planning, estate planning and structuring business acquisitions. She assists clients on entity formation and organization, business transactions, agreements and contracts, and business succession.

Sloane's practice also focuses on tax exempt issues. She works with non-profits and closely held businesses on legal issues including formation, restructuring, board governance, acquisition of property, revisions of gift restriction, and other matters. Her tax controversy work includes matters involving income taxes, employment taxes, sales and use taxes, and excise taxes.

Prior to her work in private practice, Sloane clerked at the United States Tax Court for the Honorable Judge Robert Wherry from 2010 – 2012.

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates (2023, 2024) and Tax Law (2024)
  • Listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Estate & Probate Law (2018 – 2021)
  • Finalist – Best of the Bar Awards, Memphis Business Journal
  • Member – Tennessee Bar Association
    • Taxation Section
    • Estate Planning and Probate Section
  • Member – American Bar Association
    • Taxation Section
    • Young Lawyers Sections
  • Member – Memphis Bar Association
    • Probate and Estate Planning Section
  • Fellow – Memphis Bar Foundation
  • Member – Mississippi Bar Association
    • Estates and Trusts Section
    • Taxation Section
  • Author – "Independent Contractor Versus Employee," Memphis Medical News (April 2017)
  • Co-author – "Planning for the $5-$10 Million Couple: Portability or Credit Shelter?," Mississippi Business Journal (May 2016)
  • Co-presenter – "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," Association of Woman Attorneys, Memphis, Tennessee (June 2018)
  • Presenter – "Charitable Giving Overview," Mid-South Conference on Estate Planning, Memphis, Tennessee (November 2017)
  • Co-presenter – "International Estate and Income Tax Planning," Mid-South Conference on Estate Planning, Memphis, Tennessee (November 2015)
  • Co-presenter – "Estate Planning for the Terminally Ill," Mid-South Conference on Estate Planning, Memphis, Tennessee (November 2014)


  • New York University, LL.M. in Taxation, 2010
  • Southern Methodist University, J.D., 2009, summa cum laude
    • Law Review Association
  • Mississippi State University, B.Accy., 2006, summa cum laude


  • Mississippi, 2011
  • Tennessee, 2012
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2012

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