Marc Rudow

Of Counsel

Marc Rudow practices commercial and residential real estate law and land conservation.  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.

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 45 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 40 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, martial artist, 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.


  • 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



  • 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



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


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

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