M. Neely McLaughlin, CPA, CGMA, MBA
M. Neely McLaughlin, CPA, CGMA, MBA
Ext. 3569
I am committed to providing proactive solutions to business and individual client needs.

Neely joined the Blackman & Sloop team in 1983. As a principal in the firm, he is responsible for the income tax planning, compliance and advisory services. Neely has 32 years of experience working with clients in a variety of industries, including construction/real estate development, professional services, and development state companies.

With over three decades of experience, Neely is equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the individual needs of his clients. In particular, he has assisted closely held and family owned businesses with advisory services, including start-up activities and exit strategies (merger/acquisitions and family ownership transitions).

Neely describes himself as a trusted, financial partner and advisor. His colleagues agree that he is committed to finding proactive solutions for his clients. Neely attributes much of his successful career to the drive to find the best solutions possible for his clients and his strong desire to help people meet their financial goals. He also credits Stephen Covey’s book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, for providing him with the tools to grow his success.

Neely grew up in Cleveland, NC. He currently resides in Chapel Hill, NC. He enjoys spending time with his family, including his four grown children. He is an avid golfer and boasts three hole-in-ones in the forty-eight years he has been playing golf. When Neely is not going for the fourth hole-in-one, he enjoys spending time outdoors, either boating or participating in other sports-related activities.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – North Carolina #14591
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)


  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (NCACPA)
  • Chapel Hill Country Club
    • Board of Directors


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Masters of Business Administration – 1989
    • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – 1981