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Blackman & Sloop was established in 1973 by William C. Blackman and James H. Sloop. Since its formation, the firm has strategically grown to a staff of approximately 40 individuals. Our team consists of professional, technology, and administrative staff.

The firm’s principals include Joan C. Pharr, M. Neely McLaughlin, Robin H. McDuffie, Andrea W. Eason, Carla G. Daniel, and Deetra B. Watson. Although the firm has grown since its first location in downtown Chapel Hill, we continue to operate under the principle of working closely with our clients to provide the best individualized service to meet their goals today and exceed them tomorrow.

Blackman & Sloop is the brand name under which Blackman & Sloop Advisors, Inc. provides professional services. Blackman & Sloop Advisors, Inc. and Balance & Strategy Advisors, CPA’s LLP practice as an alternative practice structure in accordance with the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and applicable law, regulations and professional standards. Balance & Strategy Advisors, CPA’s LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that provides attest services to its clients. Blackman & Sloop Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities, which are not licensed CPA firms, provide tax, advisory, and other non-attest services to its clients. The entities are independently owned and are not liable for the services provided by any other entity providing the services under the Blackman & Sloop brand. Our use of the terms "our firm" and "we" and "us" and terms of similar import, denote the alternative practice structure conducted by Balance & Strategy Advisors, CPA’s LLP and Blackman & Sloop Advisors, Inc.