Campbell Law School

Michael Kadens

Professor Kadens was on the faculty of the University of Toledo College of Law from 1976 until 2000. He retired as Professor of Law Emeritus in January 2000. He also served as Associate Dean for Financial Affairs from 1992 – 1996; Director, Legal Institute of the Great Lakes from 1992 – 1996; and Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs and Development from 1985 – 1992. He taught Business Planning, Accounting for Lawyers, Insurance Law, Law and the Great Lakes, Trusts and Estates, Corporate Finance, Business Associations and Basic Income Tax. Prior to 1976, Professor Kadens served as Executive Vice President and Director of the CleveTrust Realty Advisors, an advisory company to publicly-owned real estate investment trusts; and was a partner in Prescott, Merrill, Turben & Co, a Cleveland, Ohio investment banking firm.

Professor Kadens moved to North Carolina in 2004, and has continued to teach “short courses” at the University of Toledo College of Law, as well as full semester courses as a visiting professor or adjunct at Campbell University School of Law, University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill, and the University of Texas School of Law. 

For many years, he chaired and/or lectured at continuing legal education programs throughout the country. Speech subjects have included business recapitalizations, legal malpractice insurance, life insurance in the divorce context, sustainable development, Law of the Great Lakes, environmental issues in insurance and business acquisitions, lawyers’ role in assisting small business clients in obtaining bank loans, legal and business aspects of preparing to sell a business. Professional associations include the American Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and State Bar of California.


B.A., University of Michigan
J.D., Stanford University
        Associate Comments Editor, Stanford Law Review
        Order of the Coif