Stacey A. Shadden


“No client wants to receive cookie-cutter legal services. I partner with my clients to provide practical and tailored guidance to help them navigate through the legal mind fields standing in their way to success.”

As a member of McGrath North’s business corporate practice group, 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.

Practical and Tailored Guidance Through Every Stage of a Transaction

Stacey has experience assisting a wide-variety of clients through every stage of a M&A transaction. Her experience ranges from helping start-ups take-off to working through a buy/sell transaction with individual entrepreneurs, mid-sized midwestern companies and Fortune 500 businesses. Stacey is skilled at maximizing efficiencies with her modern and practical legal guidance always ensuring her clients are prepared and informed through every step of the process. Stacey takes time upfront to help her clients evaluate their goals in order to best navigate through each stage of the transaction process. Stacey assists clients with performing due diligence and evaluating the clients’ needs at the early transaction stage to negotiating and drafting transaction documents to preparing each client for a smooth post-close transition. The clients’ ultimate goal is Stacey’s priority and she structures her guidance to accomplish these goals.

Seamless Legal Counsel

Stacey regularly helps clients address current and emerging data privacy and cybersecurity matters, including preparing, advising and implementing privacy programs to maximize compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the Federal Trade Commission Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM), among others. Stacey has a unique ability to work with clients to balance the importance of regulatory compliance with the practicalities of operationalizing a privacy program. Stacey regularly assists clients with review and negotiation of complex information technology agreements. Whether a client requires assistance evaluating a new technology service provider or assessing long-standing technology relationships, Stacey understands what’s market in today’s technology world and is prepared to provide value-added guidance as her clients negotiate with providers to achieve their objectives. Stacey partners with her clients to evaluate the application of the ever-changing data privacy and cybersecurity world to provide seamless legal counsel and to proactively create an efficient plan to navigate and comply with legal and regulatory obligations.

Realistic Advice Creating Operational Efficiencies

Stacey has extensive experience assisting clients with all aspects of commercial business transactions for companies of all sizes in a full spectrum of industries. Implementing sound contracts and administrative procedures to minimize legal risk is a key component for any business. Stacey provides sensible and realistic advice to ensure her clients are building operational efficiencies while protecting her clients’ best interests when negotiating, drafting and managing contract matters. Being proactive prevents costly liability down the road.

“Helping clients be proactive minimizes risks, creates efficiencies and saves dollars in today’s digital business world.”

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Professional Background
Admitted

Iowa, 2013

Nebraska, 2014

Education

Creighton University School of Law J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2013

Creighton University B.S.B.A, Magna Cum Laude, 2009

Accomplishments

Author: “How to Sandbag Your Opponent in the   Unsuspecting World of High Stakes   Acquisitions,” 47, No. 3, Creighton Law   Review 459 (2014)

Executive Editor, Creighton International & Comparative Law Journal

Vice President of Logistics, Moot Court Board

National Moot Court Regional Semi-finalist

Business Law Concentration

Listed: Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Star (Mergers and Acquisitions) 2020

Listed: “Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch”, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021

Professional Organizations

Iowa State Bar Association

Omaha Bar Association (LRS Committee)

Nebraska State Bar Association

American Bar Association

IAPP (Member)