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Samantha Skabelund


Samantha Skabelund is an associate in the Tax Group and resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Samantha practices in the areas of tax controversy and litigation. She represents clients involved in controversy with the IRS at all levels, including during examination, appeals, and litigation before the U.S. Tax Court, Court of Federal Claims, and U.S. District Court. Prior to joining Crowell, Samantha clerked at the U.S. Tax Court for Judge John Colvin.


  • Brigham Young University, B.A. (2012)
  • Penn State Law, J.D. (2018)
  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. taxation (2019)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia

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Tax Audits, Appeals and Litigation

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"Recent Tax Accounting Cases Answer Important Questions," Managing Tax Audits and Appeals Seminar 2022, Washington, D.C. (October 6, 2022). Speakers: Dwight N. Mersereau and Samantha Skabelund.
"Avoiding and Abating: A Discussion of Penalties and Defenses," Managing Tax Audits and Appeals Seminar 2022, Washington, D.C. (October 6, 2022). Speakers: Carina C. Federico and Samantha Skabelund.
"How to Prepare for Partnership Audits Under the BBA," Tax Alert (March 30, 2022). Contacts: Charles C. Hwang, Samantha Skabelund
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