Michael K. Molitor
B.A., with honors, University of Michigan 1991
J.D., cum laude, Wayne State University Law School 1994
Professor Molitor was an attorney with the Grand Rapids, Mich., law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd L.L.P. from 1994 to 2004. While in private practice, he focused on business and securities law, counseling a variety of clients including publicly traded corporations, closely held corporations, and controlling shareholders.
He has also served as a legal intern in the Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office and as a student attorney in The Free Legal Aid Clinic., Inc., of Detroit.
In law school, he was a member of the Order of the Coif; served as Assistant Editor, then Editor-in-Chief, of The Wayne Law Review ; won American Jurisprudence Awards in Constitutional Law II, Conflicts of Law, and Civil Procedure; and was the recipient of the Bronze Key Award.
He has been published in The Wayne Law Review, Michigan Contract Law, and The Michigan Business Law Journal.
At Cooley, he teaches Securities Regulation, Business Organizations and Wills, Estates and Trusts.
Michael K. Molitor, Business Associations, 56 Wayne L. Rev. 933 (2010).
Michael K. Molitor, The Crucial Role of the Nominating Committee: Re-Inventing Nominating Committees in the Aftermath of Shareholder Access to the Proxy, 11 U.C. Davis Bus. L.J. 97 (2010).
Michael K. Molitor, Business Associations, 56 Wayne L. Rev. 131 (2010).
Michael K. Molitor, Business Associations, 55 Wayne L. Rev. 81 (2009).
Michael K. Molitor, Eat Your Vegetables (Or At Least Understand Why You Should): Can Better Warning and Education of Prospective Minority Owners Reduce Oppression in Closely Held Businesses?, 15 Fordham J. Corp. & Fin. Law 491 (2009).
Michael K. Molitor, Business Associations, 54 Wayne L. Rev. 27 (2008).
Michael K. Molitor, Business Associations, 53 Wayne L. Rev. 113 (2007).
Michael K. Molitor, Will More Sunlight Fade the Pink Sheets? Increasing Public Information About Non-Reporting Issuers with Quoted Securities, 39 Ind. L. Rev. 309 (2006).
Michael K. Molitor, Mending SOX: Is Some Relief from the Sarbanes-Oxley Act Coming for Smaller Public Companies?, 26 Mich. Bus. L. J. 42 (2006).
Michael K. Molitor, Some Planning Ideas to Resolve Deadlocks in Closely Held Corporations, 22 Mich. Bus. L. J. 14 (2002).
Michael K. Molitor et al., Criminal Procedure: Annual Survey of Michigan Law, 42 Wayne L. Rev. 627 (1996).
Michael K. Molitor et al., Employment and Labor Law: Annual Survey of Michigan Law, 41 Wayne L. Rev. 763 (1995).
Michael K. Molitor note, The Battered Child Syndrome as Self-Defense Evidence in Parricide Cases, 40 Wayne L. Rev. 237 (1993).
Books and Chapters in Books
Molitor, Michael K. Business Organizations: Statutes, Problems and Cases. Lake Mary, FL: Vandeplas Publishing Co., 2011.
Molitor, Michael K. "Performance, Breach and Excused Nonperformance." In Michigan Contract Law, ed. John R. Trentacosta. Ann Arbor: Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1998 (and 2005 supplement).
Hugh H. Makens & Michael Molitor, Due Diligence In Private Placements – Checklists, Regulation D Offerings and Private Placements, ALI-ABA Course of Study/CLE (2008).
Hugh H. Makens & Michael Molitor, Due Diligence In Private Placements – Checklists, Regulation D Offerings and Private Placements, ALI-ABA Course of Study/CLE (2006).