Michelle Rudd

Michelle Rudd

Michelle Rudd is a partner whose practice focuses on property development resulting in place making and increasing urban resiliency. Her work includes property acquisition through and in lieu of eminent domain, due diligence prior to purchase and property development through land use permitting. Michelle works with municipal agencies, private utilities, property owners and the community and on projects requiring their partnerships. She achieves client goal-oriented resolutions in condemnation actions and in land use permitting, including zone and comprehensive plan changes, use permits and variances, development of conditions of approval, and responses to notices of violation.

Michelle is licensed In Oregon, Washington and California. Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked as a civil engineer and obtained a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning.

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Doing It Differently: Portland’s Plan to Redevelop the U.S. Post Office Site and Broadway Corridor

Portland real estate is booming and Portland is now on the map for many national and international developers for the first time. This success, while enviable, is not without some negative consequences, as evidenced by increasing housing costs and congestion. As Portland anticipates the arrival of even more people, it is trying to figure out … Continue Reading

Considerations Before and After the Government Comes Knocking (or Preparing for Condemnation)

The status of infrastructure throughout the United States, and the need to expand and rebuild facilities, is often in the news. Funding these improvements remains a challenge, but when funding is identified, the government often has to acquire private property. If the government and the property owner are unable to reach agreement, the acquisition may … Continue Reading
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