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Nelson O. Ropke





University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D. 2003

Michigan State University Honors College, B.A. 2000

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Western District of Michigan

Nelson Ropke has expertise in all aspects of state and federal commercial litigation.

He assists clients with all pre- and post-judgment remedies including receiverships, sale of collateral, 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 has assisted clients from the U.S., Australia, and the UK in acquiring and liquidating hundreds of commercial properties including gas stations, convenience stores, hotels, shopping centers, apartment buildings, and low income housing developments located in multiple 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-present

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Turnaround Management Association, Michigan Chapter

State Bar of Michigan

Nebraska State Bar Association

Iowa State Bar Association

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Oakland County Bar Foundation, Fellow


"Building an Effective Workout Strategy for Contractor Clients" (Co-author), Journal of Corporate Renewal, March 2015