Christopher N. Moran

Christopher Moran

Chris Moran is a tax and nonprofit attorney who focuses primarily on nonprofit law, tax planning, and tax controversy. Chris assists clients with planning significant charitable gifts and setting up new charitable entities. He also has extensive experience with state and local tax compliance, federal and state income tax planning, and tax controversies.

In his work with nonprofit organizations, Chris has advised clients on the standards for managing endowments and complying with gift restrictions, and the corporate and tax consequences of joint ventures, 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 and incarcerated persons. 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. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Maryland, 2021 – 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021 – 2024
  • Section of Taxation of the Maryland State Bar Association, J. Ronald Shiff Memorial Pro Bono Award, 2019
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Young Lawyer of the Year, 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