Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, October 16, 2002


Page 4


Cherie Raidy Joins Lord Bissell as Partner in Real Estate, Banking


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Business lawyer Cherie Raidy has joined the Los Angeles office of Chicago-based Lord, Bissell and Brook as a partner.

Raidy started work at Lord Bissell last Tuesday. She comes from “a large international law firm in Los Angeles,” she said, where she was also a partner.

At Lord Bissell, she will work in banking and real estate, as well as continue with her practice of construction lending, commercial lending, finance, real estate and business transactions. She said her hire—the firm’s third hire of a new partner this year—was part of Lord Bissell’s plan to expand its transaction practice and its office generally in the West.

Raidy said she decided to join Lord Bissell because of the opportunity to be its partner in banking and real estate.

“It’s a great firm,” Raidy said. “They have some good banking clients in Chicago, and they would like to follow their clients out here and expand their business.”

Managing partner David Hauge of Lord Bissell’s Los Angeles office said his firm is planning to expand the office and its entertainment corporate finance and banking functions. To that end, he said, they hope to hire more lawyers in those fields, although he can’t predict how many – it depends on the quality of lawyers they find.

Hauge said Raidy was hired because Lord Bissell was impressed by her experience.

“We’ve been talking to her for a while,” he said. “Her practice, the quality of her practice, the breadth of her practice was very enticing to us.”

Raidy holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law. She chairs the real estate finance section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and is a member of the Boards of Directors of LACBA’s Real Estate Executive Committee, the state bar association’s Real Property Section Executive Committee and the Pasadena YMCA.

Lord Bissell has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and London. It specializes in complex monetary transactions, including mergers and acquisition, litigation, securities, regulatory law and tax law.


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