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Elizabeth C. Crouse

Fax +1.206.370.6140
Ms. Crouse provides business-focused solutions for U.S. federal, state, and international tax problems in a variety of transactions and investment structures. She has particular experience assisting multinational businesses and investor, developer, and operator clients in the renewable energy industry, including storage and secondary market acquisitions of renewables facilities by taxable and tax-exempt organizations. Blockchain and cryptocurrency industry clients are an ever-growing part of her practice as well.

In addition, Ms. Crouse is familiar with navigating the challenges and opportunities of the U.S. federal and state renewable energy tax incentive programs (including the investment tax credit, production tax credit, and 1603 cash grant), the federal Opportunity Zones incentive, post-TEFRA partnership audit rules, and compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).

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.


  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017-2018

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Co-Chair, Seattle Chapter of WRISE (Women in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Industries), 2017 - present
  • Co-Chair, Washington State Bar Association, International Tax Subcommittee, 2014 - 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Welcome to OZ: Leveraging the Opportunity Zones Incentive for Renewables and Storage, AWEA Windpower Conference, May 20-23, 2019
  • Let’s Make a Deal: Wind + Storage, AWEA Windpower Conference, May 20-23, 2019
  • Blockchain Seattle, September 2018
  • Clean Energy Solutions for All, GoGreen Seattle, April 2018
  • Post-2017 Partnership Audit Regime--Focus on Investors, The Regulatory Fundamentals Group, August 2017
  • 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