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Cherie S. Raidy represents large corporations, financial institutions, and real estate companies and focuses her traditional practice on finance, commercial lending, and real estate and business transactions. She regularly advises on the acquisition and disposition of hotels, office buildings, tenant headquarter leases, and other real property projects, in addition to commercial loan documentation, multifamily lending, synthetic leases, corporate trust, project finance , real estate finance, foreclosure, and workouts and lender side consumer finance litigation.

Cherie’s experience includes corporate negotiations and drafting of management buyout agreements, as well as asset and stock purchase agreements. She also represents private equity funds engaged in the acquisition of distressed companies.


  • Finance
  • Commercial lending
  • Real estate property projects
  • Consumer financial litigation
  • Hospitality
  • ESG
  • Corporate



  • Represented JP Morgan Chase in finance transactions, loan transactions, and work-outs.°
  • Representation of a top 5 institutional and large national commercial bank in real estate, business lending and multifamily lending matters in the Western states.°
  • Represented Citigroup in commercial real estate lending and commercial lending transactions throughout the United States.°
  • Represented an operator of health care facilities as California supervising counsel in the $3.2 billion financing transaction with a national lender.°
  • Represented the Transportation Corridor System as special acquisition counsel for the $4.2 billion asset purchase transaction for the Foothill Eastern and San Joaquin toll road extensions in Southern California.°
  • Representing GE Capital in the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Tribe dba Phoenix Cement Company $80,000,000 loan syndication in Phoenix, Arizona for the construction of cement production facilities.°
  • Representing Bank of America on the Sherman Oaks Galleria syndication and the Arena adjacent buildings and parking lots construction loans.°
  • Currently handling syndications representing Chase Manhattan Bank and another large bank, as agent, on a $500,000,000 transaction.°
  • Representing Union Bank, as agent, on a syndication with a well-known borrower in the clothing industry on a $100,000,000 transaction.°
  • Representing Comerica as agent on a real estate syndication and building loans in four states.°
  • Representing State Street National Bank and Trust Company in California, on various syndication leases, off-balance sheet financings, and sale-leaseback financings, for multiple energy and other infrastructure projects in amounts exceeding $100,000,000.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Raidy prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, Real Estate, 2010-2011
  • Recognized, Real Estate Southern California magazine, “Woman of Influence,” 2007-2008
  • Member, State Bar of California
    • Member, Business Law Section Opinions Committee, 2010-Present
    • Former Vice Chair, Real Property Section
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • Steering Committee Member. Real Estate Finance Subsection
    • Former Chair, Real Estate Finance Subsection
  • Board Member, Southwestern University School of Law, 2020-Present
  • Member, California Minority Council Association, 2009-2021
  • Member, California Mortgage Bankers Association, 2010-2018
  • Member, Board of Directors, Pasadena YMCA, 2010-2017 and Committee, 2018-2020
  • Member, Advisory Committee to the Board of Directors, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 2009-Present
  • Committee Member, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, 2020-2022
  • Appointed, UCLA Ziman Center of Real Estate – Board Member, 2020-2022
  • Member, University of Southern California (USC) Law School Institute – LACBA Benjamin S. Crocker Symposium on Real Estate Law and Business Committee, 2004-2011


  • J.D., Southwestern University School of Law
  • B.S., magna cum laude, University of Southern California
  • California