Marc Rudow

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Marc Rudow
direct dial: (828) 258-6901
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Marc Rudow practices commercial and residential real estate law, land conservation, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, and estate planning. Marc's clients range from large business enterprises to first time home buyers who need a patient and trusted advisor. Marc's real estate practice includes every detail of a real estate transaction from the initial contract through due diligence to closing. He is responsive to client concerns and questions, working to make transactions run as smoothly as possible. He also currently serves as a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee and is often involved in workouts and loan modifications in connection with his Chapter 7 caseload as well as his creditor representation. Marc's bankruptcy and real estate experience combine to allow him to deal with all aspects of real estate in a troubled but improving economy.

Marc works with the land trust community in many capacities and is very familiar with all of the organizations that are dedicated to protect land in NC. Marc is professional, yet friendly, and has cultivated long term relationships in the Asheville area for over 35 years which help him better serve his clients.

Marc was born in New York City, but has lived in Asheville since 1974 and has been with this firm or its predecessor for over 30 years. He has been an active member of the community, chairing a number of non-profit boards both locally and statewide. Marc also works with many non-profit organizations as a volunteer, board member, and attorney, often providing legal services at a reduced rate. He is an avid conservationist, musician, biker, and hiker. He graduated from UNC Law School in 1979 and is married to Deborah Miles, Director of the Center for Diversity Education at UNC-Asheville, with whom he has three grown sons.


Asset searches

Conservation easements

Contract review and negotiation

Creditors’ rights, liquidation in state and federal courts, bankruptcy planning

Preparation of wills and power of attorney

Representation of borrowers, lenders and sellers in real estate transactions

Residential and commercial real estate closings

Title examinations and opinions


New College of the University of South Florida, BA, 1975

University of North Carolina, JD, 1979


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Bankruptcy Council, 1995-1998, 2001-2004

The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 and 2017 Lawyer of the Year in Asheville for Real Estate Law; Real Estate Law, 2012-2018

Citizen Lawyer Award presented by the North Carolina Bar Association, 2012

Conservation Trust for North Carolina, Board of Directors, 2006-present, Board of Directors Chair, 2009-present

National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, 1989-present

North Carolina Bar Association, Ethics Speaker, ‘Bankruptcy Crimes, Litigation Issues and Trustee Issues,’ 1990

Pisgah Legal Services, Board of Directors 1982-1985, Board of Directors Chair, 1984-1985

South College, Real Estate and Bankruptcy Instructor, 1982-1986

Bar & Court Admissions

American Bar Association

North Carolina Bar Association

North Carolina State Bar

Community Service

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, Board of Directors, 2000-2003

Blue Ridge Society

Jewish Community Center of Asheville, Foundation Board Trustee, 2006-present, President, 1998-2000

Mediation Center, Board of Directors, 1986-1989, Board of Directors Chair, 1988-1989

WCQS Public Radio, Board of Directors, 1991-1997, Board of Directors Chair, 1993-1994

Youth Soccer Coach, 1991-1992