Cherie S. Raidy is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She works with major corporations and financial institution clients on a variety of representations, including consumer financial litigation and class actions, and mortgage lending litigation cases. Ms. Raidy is a member of the Finance & Financial Institutions, Real Estate, Transactional & Securities, Public Finance, and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices and the Hospitality & Leisure Industry Team.
Specifically, Ms. Raidy focuses her practice on commercial lending, finance, real estate and business transactions, including commercial loan documentation, synthetic leases, corporate trust, project finance and energy, communications and media-related companies, the acquisition and disposition of hotels, office buildings, leases, and other real property projects, real estate finance, foreclosure, workouts and the representation of financial institutions and multinational corporations. She also has experience in corporate negotiations and drafting of management buyout agreements, asset and stock purchase agreements, and represents private equity funds engaged in the acquisition of distressed companies.
Ms. Raidy represents large corporations and financial institutional clients in a variety of matters.
Ms. Raidy has been Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system and was awarded the distinction of being recognized as a "Woman of Influence" by Real Estate Southern California magazine (2007 and 2008). In 2010, The Legal 500 recognized Ms. Raidy as one of the leading lawyers in the U.S. for real estate.
Ms. Raidy has lectured on various finance topics, including "New and Improved Commercial Mortgage Lending - or is it?" at the Benjamin Crocker Symposium in October 2011; "Financing Trends of 2007" for the Los Angeles County Bar Finance Section; "Building Green: New Opportunities and Emerging Legal Issues in Commercial and Residential Construction" in 2008 for Stafford Publications; "The Quest for Work-Life Balance in Legal Practice: The Essential Challenge and the Path to Integration" for the Inter-Pacific Bar Association Annual Conference 2008; "Commercial Lending in California," for the National Business Institute; "Case Studies in Project Finance," Commercial Securitized Loans," and Loan Documentation Strategies in the ‘90s – Lessons from the Battle Lines and Judicial Foreclosures – Ask the Experts," for the Los Angeles County Bar Association; "Resolving Troubled Real Estate Loans – Foreclosures and other Terminations of the Mortgage," for the Infocast Banking Seminar; "Successes and Challenges in Mortgage Loan Workouts," for the LACBA; and "Contracts: Best Practices and Negotiation," for the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Ms. Raidy was appointed to the UCLA Ziman Center of Real Estate - LACBA Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business for 2011, which organizes the symposium. She also served on the University of Southern California (USC) Law School Institute - LACBA Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business 2004 committee.
Ms. Raidy graduated magna cum laude from USC and received her J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law.
Ms. Raidy was recently appointed to the State Bar of California Business Law Section Opinions Committee, and was formerly vice chair of the California State Bar Real Property Section. She is a member of the California Minority Council Association, the California Mortgage Bankers Association, and the British American Business Association. She is also involved with the USC Law Institute's Benjamin S. Cocker Symposium on Real Estate.
Ms. Raidy is a member of the board of directors of the Pasadena YMCA and also serves on the advisory committee to the board of directors of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art ("LACMA").