Christopher N. Moran

Moran Christopher

Chris Moran is an associate in Venable's Tax & Wealth Planning group in Baltimore. His practice focuses primarily on tax planning and nonprofit law. Chris assists clients with planning significant charitable gifts and setting up new charitable entities. He also supports public charities, private foundations, educational institutions, healthcare organizations, and trade and professional associations on a broad array of tax and corporate issues.

In his work with nonprofit organizations, Chris has advised clients on the standards for managing endowments and complying with gift restrictions, the formation of non-profit and for-profit affiliates, and the corporate and tax consequences of consolidations, mergers, and restructurings. Chris also has experience in counseling U.S. charities on tax and financial issues related to their activities in foreign countries.

Chris participates in a variety pro bono matters, particularly with low-income taxpayers, nonprofit organizations, and expungement of criminal records. He was selected as the 2018 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.

Chris earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2015. He received a BA, cum laude, from Wheaton College, where he also played varsity baseball.




  • J.D. cum laude Washington University School of Law 2015
  • B.A. Political Science cum laude Wheaton College 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Selected as the recipient of the 2019 J. Ronald Shiff Memorial Pro Bono Award by the Section of Taxation of the Maryland State Bar Association
  • Selected as the 2018 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service