Becky Rude, Attorney at Law

Becky Rude, Attorney

Becky Rude, Attorney

Practice Areas
Becky is closing her private practice to serve as full time in-house General Counsel for Hurley Development, a commercial real estate development company located in downtown Vancouver.

Becky’s primary areas of practice have been estate planning and probate, business organizations (for-profit and non-profit), and real estate with an emphasis on negotiating, evaluating, and documenting transactions and contracts. She has a heart for understanding her clients’ personal values and creating customized estate plans that convey that personal legacy. She has also worked with small businesses and nonprofit organizations in the formative, transactional, and dissolution phases by determining the appropriate type of entity, negotiating and drafting agreements for entrepreneurial partnerships, business contracts and intellectual property agreements, and handling succession planning and winding down transitions. Becky is a licensed member of the Washington and Oregon State Bar Associations.

Education
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Becky earned her law degree at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC while coordinating Georgetown’s Supreme Court Institute moot court program for attorneys presenting arguments before the United States Supreme Court. 
Becky also holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College in Portland and attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon (with a semester abroad in Paris, France) where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature.

Experience
Previously, Becky practiced business transactions and commercial finance law, along with real property, employment, and general and intellectual property contract law at a large, national law firm, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, in Portland. She also negotiated construction contracts, advised on employment issues, agency compliance, consumer protection issues and corporate record maintenance while serving as in-house counsel for MoldEaters, a licensed general contractor specializing in mold remediation for the Portland/Vancouver metro area. Representative clients include closely held businesses, religious and educational non-profit organizations, and private residential and commercial landlords and tenants. 

Before becoming an attorney, Becky worked in college and university student services administration and, as a result, also became quite familiar with issues relating to accreditation, enrollment services, and policy and procedure implementation and compliance with respect to Federal regulations governing student rights, data privacy, and financial aid.

Personal
Becky enjoys an active life in Battle Ground with her really cool husband, Brant, five delightful stepkids who range from preteen to mid-20s, two adorable granddaughters, a couple of clever cats and a very silly little dog. She appreciates opportunities to engage with her local and global community as a member of the Rotary Club of Greater Clark County, through the Battle Ground public schools, and as a member the Board of Directors for the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation. Becky grew up backpacking in Eastern Oregon and Idaho, and still enjoys getting out in the woods. She runs long distances sporadically, regularly practices hot yoga, recently obtained her motorcycle endorsement, and hiked the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim.