Nelson ropke

Nelson O. Ropke

Senior Counsel


500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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Fax: 313.309.6841
J.D., cum laude, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana
B.A., with High Honors, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Honors College
State Bar Licenses
Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, District of Iowa
U.S. District Ct., E.D. of Michigan
U.S. District Ct., W.D. of Michigan
U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

Nelson O. Ropke

Senior Counsel

Nelson O. Ropke is a Senior Counsel in the Banking and Financial Services Business Unit of Clark Hill's Detroit office. For more than 15 years, Nelson has provided a unique perspective to clients as both a trial and transactional lawyer. Prior to joining Clark Hill, Nelson was a partner in an Am Law 200 international law firm located in Detroit.

 Nelson represents clients in all aspects of state and federal commercial litigation assisting clients with all pre- and post-judgment remedies including receiverships, collateral liquidation, foreclosures, repossessions, evictions, debt sales and debt restructures. His practice has a particular emphasis on commercial litigation and creditors' rights resolution with a concentration on loan enforcements, insolvency, bankruptcy and receiverships.

Nelson also represents public and private lenders in a variety of lending structures, including syndications, financing leases, structured debt and equity financings, multi-jurisdictional and international transactions and has extensive experience in maximizing the liquidation value of different collateral types including operational assets, construction equipment, retail and wholesale inventory, real estate, intellectual property, aircraft and maritime vessels.

Nelson has assisted clients from the U.S., Australia, and the UK in acquiring and liquidating loan portfolios as well as hundreds of commercial properties, including gas stations, convenience stores, hotels, shopping centers, apartment buildings, and low income housing developments located throughout the United States.

University of Notre Dame Law School, cum laude; Symposium Editor, Journal of Legislation; ABA Representative of the Student Bar Association
Michigan State University Honors College, with high honors; Tower Guard Honorary Service Society; Golden Key National Honor Society
Michigan Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rising Star 2008; 2010; 2012-present
American Bar Association
Turnaround Management Association, Michigan Chapter
State Bar of Michigan
Nebraska State Bar Association
Oakland County Bar Foundation, Fellow