Michelle Rudd

Michelle Rudd

Michelle Rudd is a partner whose practice focuses on helping clients get their projects off the drawing board and on the ground. Her work focuses on community development issues related to condemnation and eminent domain and land use permitting. Michelle is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Condemnation and Eminent Domain and Land Use & Zoning Law and works with municipal agencies, private utilities and property owners in achieving resolution in a variety of condemnation actions. She is also experienced in land use law including permitting, responses to notices of land use violations and zone and comprehensive plan changes as well as property tax issues.

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