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


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Eleanor Moran McWaters


Eleanor Moran McWaters advises clients on a variety of tax matters. She practices in the areas of tax controversy, litigation, and planning, with a specific focus on tax-exempt organizations.

Eleanor counsels a variety of tax-exempt organizations, including private foundations; supporting educational and religious organizations; and trade associations. She provides 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 also 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 courts.

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January 9, 2023 Crowell & Moring Elects 16 New Partners, Promotes Five to Senior Counsel, and 25 to Counsel
August 18, 2022 The Best Lawyers in America 2023 Recognizes 54 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Three Selected as Lawyer of the Year