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Eleanor Moran McWaters

Associate

emcwaters@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2702
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Eleanor Moran McWaters is an associate in the Tax Group and resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

She practices in the areas of tax controversy, litigation, and planning. Eleanor represents clients involved in controversy with the IRS at all levels of the proceedings, including during examination, at appeals, and in litigation before the U.S. Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. District Court.

Eleanor also counsels a variety of tax-exempt organizations, including private foundations, supporting organizations, educational institutions, religious organizations, museums, and trade associations. Her practice includes advice on compliance with the private foundation rules, including self-dealing and excess business holdings. Eleanor routinely advises tax-exempt organizations regarding exemption issues, joint ventures, public charity status, and the consequences of unrelated trade or business activities.

Eleanor received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, an executive editor of the Virginia Tax Review, and a member of the UVA Law tax competition team in the 2017 KU Leuven International and European Tax Moot Court.

Education

  • University of Virginia, B.A. (2013)
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2017)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Virginia

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"Supreme Court Declines Certiorari in Altera, Stock-Based Compensation Cost Sharing Regulations Stand," Tax Alert (June 26, 2020). Contacts: David J. Fischer, Eleanor Moran McWaters
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Deductions for Charitable Contributions during the Pandemic: Five Things to Know," Tax Alert (May 7, 2020). Contacts: Dwight N. Mersereau, Eleanor Moran McWaters
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Proposed Regulations Change Calculation of Unrelated Business Taxable Income, Reducing Administrative Burden and Taxes Paid by Some Exempt Organizations," Tax Alert (May 1, 2020). Contacts: Charles C. Hwang, Eleanor Moran McWaters
Client Alert / Newsletter
"IRS Issues Welcomed Guidance on Carbon Capture Tax Credit," Tax Alert (March 2, 2020). Contacts: David B. Blair, David J. Fischer, Teresa Abney, Eleanor Moran McWaters
Client Alert / Newsletter
"District Court Invalidates the "Primary Purpose" and "Merely Incidental" Requirements of Treasury Regulation Defining "Educational Organization"," Tax Alert (October 7, 2019). Contacts: Charles C. Hwang, Eleanor Moran McWaters
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Director of APMA Hughes Discusses APAs and MAP at Crowell & Moring Tax Seminar," Tax Alert (September 27, 2019). Contacts: David J. Fischer, Eleanor Moran McWaters
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Deputy Chief of Appeals Keyso Discusses Conferencing Initiative at Crowell & Moring Tax Seminar," Tax Alert (September 25, 2019). Contacts: David J. Fischer, Eleanor Moran McWaters
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Appeals Part One: Overview of the Appeals Process," Crowell & Moring's Managing Tax Audits and Appeals Seminar 2019, Washington, D.C. (September 13, 2019). Presenters: David J. Fischer and Eleanor Moran.
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"IRS Issues Guidance on Taxation of Cloud Transactions," Tax Alert (August 15, 2019). Contacts: Teresa Abney, Eleanor Moran McWaters
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Ninth Circuit Revisits Altera and Again Reverses Tax Court," Tax Alert (June 20, 2019). Contacts: David J. Fischer, Eleanor Moran McWaters
Client Alert / Newsletter

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