Christopher N. Moran

Moran Christopher

Chris Moran 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 nonprofit 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 earned his J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2015, and 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


  • Listed in Super Lawyers Rising Stars Edition, Maryland, 2021
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021
  • Recipient, J. Ronald Shiff Memorial Pro Bono Award, Section of Taxation of the Maryland State Bar Association, 2019
  • Recipient, Young Lawyer of the Year, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, 2018


Pro Bono

  • Provides a variety of legal services to low-income taxpayers and nonprofit organizations
  • Aids individuals in the process of expunging criminal records