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Spencer Fane Brings In Moorefield to Bolster Tax, Trusts, & Estates Practice in Houston

March 31, 2020

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Crawford Moorefield has joined the firm as of counsel in the firm’s Houston Office. He will be a part of the Tax, Trusts, & Estates practice group.

Moorefield provides legal counsel in how to structure complex business transactions for corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and other business entities. His work also involves advising clients on federal income taxation considerations related to the transactions.

“Spencer Fane remains committed to serving our clients at a high level, and that requires us to place resources in the markets where they do business,” said Pat Whalen, managing partner for Spencer Fane. “We have continued to grow our presence in Houston in a manner that aligns with our clients’ needs. Crawford’s combination of distinguished experience and his strong reputation in the Houston business community will be a great addition to our firm.”

Moorefield has extensive experience in complex business restructurings, including those involving distressed corporations and partnerships, as well as matters related to complex debt and equity instruments. He also structures tax-advantaged asset monetizations, including publicly traded partnerships, royalty trusts, real estate investment trusts and other tax-deferred asset disposition strategies, and assists with restructurings in acquisition, divestiture, monetization and restructuring of regulated power generation assets.

Other significant portions of Moorefield’s practice involve taxation of oil and gas, foreign and international tax, timber and real estate investments, and financial derivatives. He has written and lectured on partnerships, bankruptcy and real estate taxation.

Moorefield completed his undergraduate studies at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and later earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.