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Marc Rudow

Partner

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, former Director of the Center for Diversity Education at UNC-Asheville, with whom he has three grown sons.

Experience

  • 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

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Professional

  • Bankruptcy Council, 1995-1998, 2001-2004
  • 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
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association

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AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 and 2017 Lawyer of the Year in Asheville for Real Estate Law; Real Estate Law, 2012-2020
  • Business North Carolina magazine’s Legal Elite: Real Estate, 2019
  • Citizen Lawyer Award presented by the North Carolina Bar Association, 2012

PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Ethics Speaker, “Bankruptcy Crimes, Litigation Issues and Trustee Issues,” 1990
08-28-12

The 2013 Roberts & Stevens Law Firm – Best Lawyers

Seventeen attorneys at the Roberts & Stevens law firm have been honored by their peers in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013: Sarah Patterson “Patsy” Brison in Administrative/Regulatory Law and Land Use & Zoning Law and Litigation Vincent D. Chi … Read More >
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Update Regarding COVID-19

To our clients, colleagues, and friends: The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Like many of you, we are closely monitoring the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact it is having on everyone in our community and around the world. As the level of concern surrounding the virus heightens, we feel a strong responsibility to minimize any potential risk within the community. To that end, we are following guidelines recommended by the CDC – from implementing and maintaining diligent sanitation and custodial practices to minimizing person-to-person contact – while ensuring that all of your legal needs continue to be met with the same client service you are accustomed to receiving from Roberts & Stevens. At this time, our offices remain open, with many of us connected remotely. However, in support of social distancing, we are asking clients, if at all possible, to schedule phone conferences instead of coming to the office. Thank you for your support and cooperation. Let us know if you need us. We are here.