Sherry Dreisewerd

Banking and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
P 314.333.3934 | F 314.862.4656


Sherry Dreisewerd helps lenders close complex financial transactions. Sherry works with national, regional, and community banks to originate real estate, commercial, industrial, and asset-based loans.

She also helps lenders maximize loan recoveries through restructurings and workouts, and has assisted numerous secured creditors, creditors’ committees, and business acquirers in bankruptcy proceedings.



  • Washington University School of Law, 1998 (J.D.)
  • Washington University, 1994 (B.A.), Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri, 1998
  • Illinois, 2000

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, 1998
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2000

  • Represented a key lender in connection with the complex construction financing for the renovation of the Peabody Opera House.
  • Represented numerous regional and national lenders in connection with financing the construction and rehabilitation of assisted and skilled nursing facilities, hotels, shopping centers, and multi-family properties.
  • Represented numerous banks in connection with the issuance of letters of credit to provide credit support for municipal bond transactions.

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2024
  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Missouri Bankers’ Association Bank Counsel Section
  • MS Center of Saint Louis, Board Member
  • Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of St. Louis, Advisory Board Member