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Cherie Stephens Bock


St. Louis
314 552 6455 314 552 6455 direct

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

Thompson Coburn Publications

Strategies for documenting vessel acquisition and financing transactions


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