Personnel File

Marc Lasry

Marc Lasry is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and a Co-Founder of Avenue Capital Group. Founded in 1995, Avenue is a global investment firm with over $13 billion of assets under management. Avenue maintains its headquarters in New York with offices in London, Luxembourg, Munich and throughout Asia.

Prior to founding Avenue, Mr. Lasry co-founded Amroc Investments, LLC and managed capital for Amroc Investments, L.P., the predecessor firm associated with Robert M. Bass Group, Inc. In addition, Mr. Lasry was Co-Director of the Bankruptcy and Corporate Reorganization Department at Cowen & Company, and previously served as Director of the Private Debt Department at Smith Vasiliou Management Company. Mr. Lasry also held a clerkship for the Honorable Edward Ryan, former Chief Bankruptcy Judge of the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Lasry received a B.A. in History from Clark University (1981) and a J.D. from New York Law School (1984).

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Yesterday’s Milwaukee: Sherman Park Has Been a Melting Pot
Yesterday’s Milwaukee

Sherman Park Has Been a Melting Pot

Tracing the neighborhood’s German, Jewish and African American heritage.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Arena Apartments Receive Design Approval
Eyes on Milwaukee

Arena Apartments Receive Design Approval

Building with green bays gets approval to be built near Milwaukee Bucks arena.

Friday Photos: The Deer District Rises
Friday Photos

The Deer District Rises

New arena, parking garage and training facility reshape Park East.

Friday Photos: Bucks Arena Taking Shape
Friday Photos

Bucks Arena Taking Shape

Distinctive design of arena's facade now clearly visible

Milwaukee Bucks Purchase NBA D-League Team to Begin Play in Oshkosh for the 2017-18 Season
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Milwaukee Bucks Purchase NBA D-League Team to Begin Play in Oshkosh for the 2017-18 Season

Team will play at new 3,500-seat arena to be developed in downtown Oshkosh

Friday Photos: Arena Rises from Frozen Tundra
Friday Photos

Arena Rises from Frozen Tundra

Snow and freezing weather didn't delay construction of the new Milwaukee Bucks arena.

House Confidential: John Hammond’s Hum-Drum Colonial
House Confidential

John Hammond’s Hum-Drum Colonial

Bucks general manager has $850,000 Whitefish Bay home. And he doesn't vote much.

House Confidential: Alex Lasry’s $1 Million Waterfront Condo
House Confidential

Alex Lasry’s $1 Million Waterfront Condo

And why not? The son of Bucks owner Marc Lasry has become a MAJOR player in town.

The Power of Common Ground

The Power of Common Ground

Nonprofit advocacy group has had huge impact on city, though some grumble about their tactics.

Bucks Groundbreaking and Second Annual Block Party Set for June 18
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Bucks Groundbreaking and Second Annual Block Party Set for June 18

Oscar Robertson, Jabari Parker, Bucks owners and elected officials all scheduled to attend

In Public: Bucks Arena Design Is Anti-Urban
In Public

Bucks Arena Design Is Anti-Urban

Its generic, well-mannered and probably won’t improve with “tweaks.”

Milwaukee Film Festival: 26 Films From Best to Worst
Milwaukee Film Festival

26 Films From Best to Worst

Update of my ranking of all films seen. Audiences, I confess, didn't necessarily agree.

Milwaukee Film Festival: Power Rankings
Milwaukee Film Festival

Power Rankings

My favorite -- and un-favorite -- films so far.

Wisconsinites make Forbes’ richest list
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Wisconsinites make Forbes’ richest list

Edens: Bucks will develop master plan for arena development
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Edens: Bucks will develop master plan for arena development

Bucks will break ground on arena in November, owners say, but when will real work begin?
Ald. Murphy seeks stronger non-relocation clause in Bucks arena lease
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Ald. Murphy seeks stronger non-relocation clause in Bucks arena lease

Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Over 100 Expected Guests
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Milwaukee Film Festival Announces Over 100 Expected Guests

Headliners include actors Raven-Symoné and John Ashton; documentary subjects April Carrión and Moziah Bridges; award-winning directors Chad Gracia and Stanley Nelson

Marc Lasry, Jason Kidd confirmed as guests at Hillary Clinton fundraiser; event was at U Club
Is an Obama Donor Tying the President’s Hands on Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis?
Will Bucks Break Their Lease?

Will Bucks Break Their Lease?

Why the new arena deal will not lock down the franchise in Milwaukee

Murphy’s Law: Did Bucks Investors Pay Off Walker?
Murphy’s Law

Did Bucks Investors Pay Off Walker?

One publication says yes. But most donors to his presidential campaign are secret.

Admirals left out in the cold on arena plans
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Admirals left out in the cold on arena plans

Murphy’s Law: The Secret Tax Subsidy Society
Murphy’s Law

The Secret Tax Subsidy Society

Republicans and Democrats conspire to create stealth taxes to fund the NBA arena. Will they succeed?

Plats and Parcels: More Delays in Lakefront Development
Plats and Parcels

More Delays in Lakefront Development

County board's contradictory proposals on O'Donnell Park and court case affecting The Couture continue to stall potential development.

Murphy’s Law: Should City/County Donate More to NBA Arena?
Murphy’s Law

Should City/County Donate More to NBA Arena?

Actually, local taxpayers will be donating $450 million. But the press won’t report the details.

Plats and Parcels: 229 New Apartments in Brewers’ Hill
Plats and Parcels

229 New Apartments in Brewers’ Hill

But one of the two new buildings being developed generated grr-ipes from Matt Wild and Mary Louise Schumacher. Dare we disagree?

Murphy’s Law: Bucks Owners Must Build Without Subsidy
Murphy’s Law

Bucks Owners Must Build Without Subsidy

Unique financial situation of Bucks owners suggests they may have to build a new arena, even with no taxpayer support.

Bucks Reward Milwaukee Public High School Scholar Athletes with Courtside Seats
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Bucks Reward Milwaukee Public High School Scholar Athletes with Courtside Seats

Courtside Active Scholars Program recognizes MPS Students who excel in school and sports

Murphy’s Law: Foundation Helps Herb Kohl Get $20 Million Windfall
Murphy’s Law

Foundation Helps Herb Kohl Get $20 Million Windfall

His “$100 million gift” to Greater Milwaukee Foundation will gain him huge tax break for supporting new NBA arena.

NEWaukeean of the Week: Alex Lasry
NEWaukeean of the Week

Alex Lasry

"Marc, Wes, Jamie and the Bucks are determined to help rejuvenate the city."

Murphy’s Law: How Will NBA Arena Benefit the City?
Murphy’s Law

How Will NBA Arena Benefit the City?

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver promises a new arena will launch a Downtown renewal. Is he right?

Murphy’s Law: The Economic Madness of Robin Vos
Murphy’s Law

The Economic Madness of Robin Vos

His stance on “prioritizing” research could hurt our universities and the state economy.

Murphy’s Law: Dispute Over Bucks Arena Goes National
Murphy’s Law

Dispute Over Bucks Arena Goes National

New York Times dumps on Milwaukee business leaders, and city becoming divided on issue.

Build Bucks Arena in Inner City?

Build Bucks Arena in Inner City?

Community leader calls on new owners to consider North Side location.

Murphy’s Law: Will Republicans Support a Bucks Bailout?
Murphy’s Law

Will Republicans Support a Bucks Bailout?

It can’t get done without GOP legislators, but they have deeply felt reasons for opposing any deal.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Visiting Leaders Pitch Pro Stadiums — And Transit!
Eyes on Milwaukee

Visiting Leaders Pitch Pro Stadiums — And Transit!

MMAC organized event to sell NBA arena, but speakers from Cleveland, Denver and OKC said Millenials want transit, too.

Murphy’s Law: Four Plans to Save the Bucks
Murphy’s Law

Four Plans to Save the Bucks

But can any of the plans create the new NBA arena they need?

Plenty of Horne: Downtown Power Brokers Mull Expanded Convention Center
Plenty of Horne

Downtown Power Brokers Mull Expanded Convention Center

Leaders of Wisconsin Center and the Bradley Center consider key changes for downtown facilities.

Statement from Prospective Milwaukee Bucks Owners Wesley Edens & Marc Lasry
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Statement from Prospective Milwaukee Bucks Owners Wesley Edens & Marc Lasry

“Commissioner Silver has taken strong and swift action to address Mr. Sterling’s offensive comments, which run counter to the principles of equality and diversity that define the NBA today. There is no place for racism and hatred in sports – or in our society.”

Common Ground Will Fight New Bucks Owners If No “Fair Play”

Common Ground Will Fight New Bucks Owners If No “Fair Play”

Group serves notice: any plan for new arena must include $200 million for children's playgrounds and athletic fields.

Common Ground Focused on Public Funding
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Common Ground Focused on Public Funding

Offer Congratulations to New Bucks Owners and Thanks for Interest in Milwaukee

Bucks buyers like big-time investing, poker, mountain climbing
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Bucks buyers like big-time investing, poker, mountain climbing

Supervisor Bown Issues Statement on Sen. Kohl’s Generosity to the Community
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Supervisor Bown Issues Statement on Sen. Kohl’s Generosity to the Community

Supervisor David Bowen released the following statement regarding Herb Kohl's generosity to the community

Milwaukee Bucks President and Owner Herb Kohl Introduces New Team Ownership and Announces $100 Million Gift for Arena
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Milwaukee Bucks President and Owner Herb Kohl Introduces New Team Ownership and Announces $100 Million Gift for Arena

Herb Kohl, Milwaukee Bucks President and Owner, today announced that he has entered into a signed purchase agreement to transfer ownership of the Bucks to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry.