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Bruce  C. Dopke


Bankruptcy and Restructuring


John Marshall Law School, Chicago - JD, with distinction, 1980

Bradley University, Peoria, IL - BS, 1977

DePaul University - Certificate Holder, 2000
Bankruptcy Mediation


  • State of Illinois (1980)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (1987)
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1980)
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (1996)
Bruce C. Dopke
Tel: (312) 377-7870
Fax: (312) 423-8188
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  • Bruce Dopke Representative Matters

    • Represented a construction industry debtor in a liquidating chapter 11 case which successfully confirmed, due to a series of novel settlements made by and between the debtor, general contractors and a group of labor pension funds.
    • In the same matter referred to immediately above, prevailed in a contested matter between our client (the debtor) and a group of labor pension funds and construction industry unions which concerned the standards under which a collective bargaining agreement between the debtor, the unions and the pension funds may be rejected in a liquidating chapter 11 case – a matter of first impression in this district.
    • Represented the largest unsecured creditor in a chapter 12 (farm) bankruptcy case, and then, following the conversion of that case to chapter 7, represented the chapter 7 trustee.  As trustee’s counsel, Bruce obtained significant recoveries for the estate on preference claims which centered on the valuation of growing crops.
    • Represented the chair of the creditors’ committee in a retail case pending in Wilmington, DE which involved 60 retail locations as well as warehousing operations, which successfully reorganized.
    • Throughout his career, represented financial institutions in chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases and workouts.