Regardless of the setting, he is meticulous in his research, preparation, and execution, delivering results and helping clients to achieve their goals. While earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy and General Management at Michigan State University, Nick supplemented his classroom education with internships at Burns & Wilcox, Quicken Loans, and the MSU Department of Human Resources.
These experiences provided real-world insights into litigation, real property, and employment matters, which continue to inform his perspective today. He continued his experiential learning at Wayne State University Law School, where, in addition to his academic prowess and participation on law review and moot court, he clerked for a full-service law firm and interned with the Michigan Court of Appeals and Quicken Loans’ Legal Team.
Nick also served as a research assistant to Professor John Mogk, who was then examining how state revenues were distributed to local governments in Michigan. Nick not only analyzed comprehensive schedules of funds paid to municipalities across the state, but also examined government compliance with constitutional requirements. His work made a tremendous impact, and Nick continued his collaboration with the professor after he earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, and began his legal career.
Before joining Zausmer, Nick practiced in the commercial transactions and municipal litigation groups of a respected Detroit-area firm, where he gained a reputation for diving deep into the law and facts in difficult cases. Nick is a devoted MSU Spartan, and outside the office he stays active with golf, softball, and flag football.