Don Crawford

Don Crawford

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Don Crawford is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Global Tax Practice Group in the Washington, DC office. Don focuses his practice on tax controversy and litigation, and counsels multinational corporations through all stages of tax disputes including audit, administrative appeal, and litigation before the United States Tax Court and other federal courts.

Practice Focus

Don has advised clients on a variety of controversies including transfer pricing disputes, deficiency litigation, refund litigation, estate litigation, and other domestic and international tax disputes.

He has also advised clients on the energy tax provisions contained in the Internal Revenue Code, such as clean energy tax incentives, credits for carbon capture, use, and storage, and electric vehicle tax credits.

Don maintains an active pro bono practice. He co-authored a U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of a nonprofit advocacy organization, litigated a civil rights dispute on behalf of clients that were deprived of constitutional rights, and advised a local nonprofit organization on maintaining its tax exempt status, among other matters.

Don is a proud alumnus of Howard University School of Law.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Section on Taxation
  • District of Columbia Bar Association


  • U.S. Tax Court~United States (2022)
  • District of Columbia~United States (2021)


  • Howard University School of Law (JD) (2020)
  • Duquesne University (BA) (2017)

Co-author, “Tax Court Delivers Major Victory to Syndicated Conservation Easement Partnerships; Treasury, IRS, and Congress Deliver a Quick Response,” NATPG Tax News and Developments, February 2023

Co-author, “Ninth Circuit Holds Mandatory Repatriation Tax is Constitutional,” NATPG Tax News and Developments, July 2022

Panelist, “Sales, Exchanges & Basis,” American Bar Association, Section on Taxation, May Tax Meeting 2022

Co-author, “Treasury and the IRS Extend Continuity Safe Harbor for Renewable Energy Projects,” NATPG Tax News and Developments, August 2021

Co-author, "First 50 Days: Executive Branch Appointments and Covid Relief in the Spotlight," NATPG Tax News and Developments, March 2021