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Senior Advisor


Michael McFadden is a Senior Advisor at Lazard. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, having initiated and completed a wide range of transactions over the last 25 years.

In 2014, Mr. McFadden was the endorsed Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota. He is a past President of the Minnesota Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth and a Co-Founder of Pathfinder Companies. Mr. McFadden is a current or former board member of Allen Edmonds, The Schwan Food Company, Carlson Private Capital Partners, Warner Tech-Care, In Control, Winsted Corporation, Premier Restaurant Company, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, and Our Children. Prior to joining Lazard Middle Market, he was an Associate with the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Before graduating from law school, he was a Marketing Representative for IBM.

Mr. McFadden received a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University, where he was a John M. Olin Fellow. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.  He also attended the London School of Economics.

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