Cherish A. Thompson


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Ms. Thompson is a commercial and international law litigator with substantive experience in creditors’ remedies foreclosure and professional responsibility. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, bankruptcy, and banking operational matters for international and domestic corporate disputes.

Ms. Thompson has represented clients in state and federal courts, as well as before arbitration panels, at both the trial and appellate court levels.

Ms. Thompson has represented international and U.S. corporations and individual clients on a wide variety of issues, ADA issues, trademarks disputes, domestication of foreign judgments, executions, replevin, garnishment, fraudulent transfers, constructive trust, stay relief, conversion civil theft and abatement. Ms. Thompson has also represented financial institutions with issues relevant to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), non-dischargeability.

Ms. Thompson is an accredited Mediator in the United Kingdom, and consults with clients throughout the UK, Monaco and South America.

Prior to joining Tenzer PLLC, Ms. Thompson was an attorney at Astigarraga, Davis, Mullins, & Grossman, P.A., (now formally known as Sequor Law), where she worked in the Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration Section. From 2009-2017 Ms. Thompson has been recognized among her peers by Super Lawyers Magazine as a “Rising Star.”

Notable Experience

  • Successfully handled the largest foreclosure case in Florida to date; handled a case of first impression on clogging the equitable right of redemption
  • Successfully handled a broad range of litigation matters on both plaintiff and defense sides
  • Represented restaurants in the defense of ADA issues and Trademark disputes

Admitted to Practice


District of Columbia

New York

US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

US District Court for the Southern District of Florida

US District Court for the Middle District of Florida

US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida

US District Court of the Southern District of New York and Eastern District of New York

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. Tax Court


BA of Arts in English and Art History, Johns Hopkins University, Cum Laude, 1999

  • Minor in Voice at Peabody Conservatory
  • Honors included Dean’s List

JD, University of Miami School of Law, Cum Laude, 2004

  • Honors and Activities included: Dean’s List 2002-2003, Book Award in Business Associations, Helping Others through Pro Bono Efforts (H.O.P.E.), and Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A.).

Accredited Mediator, Regent’s University London, 2015

Professional Associations and Community Involvement

NYSBA Entertainment Law Section

Junior League of New York, Member

The Harvard Club of New York, Member

Soldiers and Sailors of America, Member

Ambassador for H.R.H the Prince Edward and the Duke of Edinburgh Charities and Awards


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