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Elizabeth C. Crouse

Partner
+1.206.370.6793
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.

Achievements

  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017-2018

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Strike the UW teaching position, Seattle Tilth activity, and KCBA membership 2. Add: Co-Chair, WRISE Seattle Chapter, 2017-present 3. List the WSBA position as 2014-2018
  • Co-Chair, Seattle Chapter of WRISE (Women in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Industries)
  • 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

  • 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