Michael Slates J.D.

Mike Slates

Michael Slates

Position: Associate Teaching Professor
Email: mslates@bgsu.edu
Address: 321 Maurer Center

Mr. Michael D. Slates earned his J.D. and MBA from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Slates is also a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) charter holder. Prior to joining the University in 2002, Mr. Slates served as an associate attorney in Northwest Illinois. In private practice, Mr. Slates specialized in corporate law and transactions, estate planning and health care law. After leaving private practice, Mr. Slates joined a large regional bank as a Vice President in the Office of the General Counsel. Mr. Slates spent several years in the General Counsel’s office before becoming a commercial banker in the same institution. Mr. Slates left the bank to become the Chief Financial Officer for a small public manufacturing firm in Northwest Ohio.

Mr. Slates has taught a number of different courses in the Schmidthorst College of Business, both in the Department of Finance and in the Department of Legal Studies. In the Department of Finance, Mr. Slates has taught courses in Business Finance, Corporate Finance, Personal Finance, Pension and Retirement and Employee Benefits and Risk Management and Insurance. In the Department of Legal Studies, Mr. Slates has taught courses in the Legal Environment of Business, Health Care Law and International Business Transactions.

Mr. Slates has published in the Real Estate Law Journal and has research interests in Financial Markets and Real Estate Law.