Saint Louis University School of Law,
J.D., summa cum laude, 1999
Lead Notes and Comments Editor, St. Louis University Law Journal
Order of the Woolsack
University of Missouri-Columbia,
B.S., Business Administration, 1992
American Bar Association
The Missouri Bar
Illinois State Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Maritime Law Association of the United States
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (by BL Rankings), 2021-2024
Listed in Missouri & Kansas "Super Lawyers", 2008-2010
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 1998
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Senior Statistical Analyst, 1994-1997
Senior Assistant Safety and Soundness Examiner, 1992-1994
The Adoption Exchange
Advisory Board, 2008-2015
Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
Board Member, 2010-2014
FOCUS St. Louis
2014-2015 Class of Leadership St. Louis
Cherie represents financial institutions and borrowers in various secured and unsecured lending transactions.
Cherie has been involved in various types of commercial finance transactions, including agribusiness, maritime, acquisition, asset-based, and syndicated lending facilities. She also routinely represents financial institutions with respect to automotive, recreational vehicle, and marine dealer floorplan financing transactions.
As a former bank examiner, Cherie also advises financial institutions with respect to regulatory matters. She has specifically represented firm clients in bank mergers and acquisitions, branch purchase and assumptions, bank holding company formations, initial stock offerings and bank failures and dissolutions. Cherie also routinely counsels clients regarding various safety and soundness concerns, including representation of bank clients with respect to formal and informal enforcement actions by state and federal bank regulators.
Represented public company and its subsidiaries in $1,000,000,000 senior secured syndicated credit facility
Represented sports franchise in connection with credit facility and new stadium construction financing
Represented agribusiness client in connection with purchase of production facility
Represented manufacturing client in connection with senior secured syndicated revolving credit facility and second lien subordinated lender transaction
Served on-site as in-house counsel for firm client for eight months
Represented investors in bank holding company formation, initial stock offering and subsequent purchase of existing financial institution
Co-Author, "Strategies for Documenting Vessel Acquisition and Financing Transactions,"
The St. Louis Bar Journal, Vol. 63, No. 4; Winter 2016
Author, “Alive, But Not Quite Kicking: Circuit Split Illustrates the Progressive Deterioration of the D’Oench, Duhme Doctrine,” Vol. 42, No. 3;
Saint Louis University Law Journal, 1998
Speaker, "Regulation O: Loans to Insiders";
Lorman Education Services, Essentials of Banking Law: An Overview of the Legal Issues in the Banking Industry in Missouri
Speaker, "Dodd-Frank Act-- Transactions with Affiliates and Insiders";
Dodd-Frank Act-- A Practical Overview for Bankers/ Thompson Coburn LLP, September 30, 2010
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