Stephen C. Rhudy

Member - Estate Planning


After over 35 years in private practice, most being at Walker Lambe, Steve Rhudy’s principal practice endeavors are in estate planning, estate, gift and income tax planning, charitable gift planning, and estate and trust administration. He also assists clients with business and intellectual property transactions, and provides legal counsel to not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Walker Lambe, Steve practiced in Raleigh and in Research Triangle Park. Steve had also served for several years as a lecturer at North Carolina State University, teaching classes in Business, Agricultural and Environmental Law.

Steve’s background, as a university math student and “son-of-an-engineer”, as well as his years of experience in legal practice, inform his approach to his work. Steve believes that a key part of his role as legal advisor is not only to understand where his clients have come from, and where they might seem to be going, but also to provide them with enough legal and practical education to allow them to define their goals, identify particular challenges, and make thoughtful and well-informed decisions. He believes that the best solutions are crafted with conscientious attention to detail.

When time permits, Steve and his wife, Jane, enjoy retreat to the family cabin at Rhudy Hill, built on a piece of his great grandfather’s farm in the Highlands of Southwest Virginia, and they will venture down the Crooked Road to hear some traditional music.

Although he was raised and educated in upstate New York, Steve has lived in the Triangle most of his life; his wife and two twenty-something daughters are all North Carolina natives.