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Elizabeth C. Crouse

Fax +1.206.370.6140

Ms. Crouse provides business-focused advice and solutions for U.S. federal, state, and international tax considerations pertinent to mergers and acquisitions, corporate divestitures, internal reorganizations, cross-border transactions, private equity and venture capital fund creation and investments, and organization, operation, and sale of start-up companies. She has particular experience in assisting clients in all facets of the energy industry and multinational businesses.

She is also experienced with U.S. federal and state renewable energy tax incentive programs (including the investment tax credit, production tax credit, and 1603 cash grant), post-TEFRA partnership audit rules, federal employment tax controversy and planning, compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), federal tax matters pertinent to the expatriation of U.S. citizens, and foreign income reporting requirements (FBAR and the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs).

Ms. Crouse has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers magazine.

Professional Background

Prior to beginning her legal career, Ms. Crouse served in the United States Navy.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Co-Chair, Washington State Bar Association, International Tax Subcommittee, 2014 - present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Seattle Tax Group
  • Board Member, Seattle Tilth, 2012
  • Lecturer, University of Washington School of Law, 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Inversions, Ireland, and Other International Tax Intrigue, Washington State Bar Association, December 2014
  • Making Sense of the Cost Basis Reporting Rules, Seattle Tax Group, March 2011