Nelson ropke

Nelson O. Ropke

Senior Counsel


500 Woodward Ave
Suite 3500
Detroit, MI 48226
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Fax: +13133096841
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 assists clients in all aspects of state and federal commercial litigation, workout, and insolvency. He also represents public and private lenders documenting, negotiating, and closing commercial loan transactions nationwide. Creditors, lenders, and property owners benefit from Nelson’s combined experience as both a litigator and transactional attorney.

As a trial lawyer, Nelson represents clients in pre-and-post-judgment remedies. He is experienced with creditor’s rights enforcement including receiverships, collateral liquidation, foreclosures, repossessions, evictions, debt sales, and debt restructures.

On a transactional basis, lenders seek Nelson’s advice on a variety of lending structures, including syndications, financing leases, structured debt and equity financings, multi-jurisdictional and international transactions secured by collateral including operational assets, construction equipment, retail and wholesale inventory, real estate, intellectual property, aircraft, and maritime vessels.

U.S., Australian, and UK clients work with him to acquire and liquidate loan portfolios and commercial properties, including mobile home communities, gas stations, convenience stores, hotels, shopping centers, apartment buildings, and low-income housing developments.

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