Professional Biography
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Elizabeth Crouse Partner

  • Portland

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    1120 NW Couch Street, 10th Floor

    Portland, OR 97209-4128




For more than a decade, Elizabeth Crouse has provided business-focused solutions for U.S. federal, state, and international tax problems in a variety of transactions and investment structures. Her clients include top-tier strategic and corporate investors, developers, and operators in the renewable energy and fuels, hydrogen, and carbon capture industries.

Elizabeth advises clients on a range of U.S. federal income tax matters, including Investment Tax Credits (ITC) for renewable electricity and renewable natural gas (RNG), Production Tax Credits (PTC) for renewable electricity, hydrogen, sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), and clean fuels, and the Section 45Q tax credit for carbon capture and sequestration. She is also working with clients to obtain federal government funding for manufacturing facilities in the renewable and carbon capture industries.

Elizabeth leads and provides tax counseling for tax equity investments and acquisitions and dispositions of projects and platforms, as well as structuring and coordination of project finance transactions. In addition, she has negotiated more than 3 gigawatts of safe harbor procurement contracts for renewable electricity projects and many more for renewable fuels projects. Elizabeth also works collaboratively with clients and colleagues on venture investments in climate tech companies, corporate sustainability programs, and private and public finance.   

Nationally recognized in the industry, Elizabeth is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences and webinars on topics including tax credits for renewable electricity, renewable hydrogen, renewable natural gas, energy storage, and carbon capture, as well as environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and corporate sustainability topics. Elizabeth is the co-director of the Seattle chapter of Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy. She also chairs the Renewable Hydrogen Alliance’s Oregon Policy Subcommittee and is a member of the Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association (PNWH2) Board Advisory Committee.

Elizabeth has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Energy and Tax law and the Washington Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.

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Professional Recognition

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America: Energy Law and Tax Law, 2022 – 2024
  • Recognized Rising Star in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017 – 2018

Professional Leadership

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





Bar and Court Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2010
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2009
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, M.A., Sociology, 2006
  • Hawaii Pacific University, B.A., Applied Sociology, 2003