Stacey A. Shadden, McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC, LLO
Stacey A. Shadden
Member and Chair, Business and Corporate Group
McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC, LLO
What led you to a career in the deal making industry?
I was always a creative person who liked the challenge of coming up with solutions to problems. So, when I realized that I could take this skill to the business world, I was eager to give it a try. I've worked with people from all different backgrounds which has allowed me to create an incredible network and to expand my knowledge of the industry. As a deal-maker, I’m constantly challenged to think outside the box, be creative and come up with unique solutions.
Diversity adds value in the deal-making...
Diversity brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the deal-making process. Having different perspectives encourages deeper dialogue and an exploration of potential risks and opportunities from all angles. Teams can identify and uncover better solutions for a more successful deal-making outcome.
Most memorable deal...
Family-owned exit to a new family operator. Seeing goals on both sides satisfied, a successful exit for one, and start of a new enterprise for the other, was a win for all.
Advice for achieving success...
Learn your clients’ goals for a transaction day 1 and make those goals yours during the deal process. There is no winning or losing, there is only succeeding for your client and your clients’ goals.


Stacey focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, data privacy and cybersecurity matters and complex commercial business transactions. Stacey’s goal is to establish a partnership with each client to create a practical working plan that allows her clients to reach their goals without creating barriers to their success. She has experience assisting a wide-variety of clients through every stage of a M&A transaction – from helping start-ups take-off to working through a buy/sell transaction with individual entrepreneurs, mid-sized midwestern companies and Fortune 500 businesses.

Education: J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from Creighton University School of Law, and B.S.B.A, from Creighton University.

Location: McGrath North Mullin & Kratz, PC LLO, Omaha, Nebraska.


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