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Sherry Mariea

Assistant Teaching Professor
434 Cornell Hall

700 Tiger Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211

Sherry Mariea is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Management Department at the Robert J. Trulaske Sr. College of Business, University of Missouri - Columbia. Sherry was engaged in private law practice from 1992-2018. She began her practice as a sole practitioner, but the firm grew to become Mariea, Sigmund, & Browning, LLC. The firm's practice focused primarily in the areas of real estate law, corporate law, and employment law. Sherry’s principal client base included banks, real estate investors, real estate developers, and various associations. In her practice, Sherry regularly negotiated multi-million dollar projects, communicated with attorneys, judges, and other professionals from all around the country, and frequently gave presentations related to her areas of practice.

During Sherry’s time practicing law, she also started a company called the Doerhoff Network, Inc., which spun off to become 3D Career Development Co., L.L.C. Both companies were dedicated to providing continuing education services for various groups of licensed professionals. Sherry managed each of those entities and taught classes in connection with the course offerings made available through the companies.

After teaching as an adjunct professor for two years, Sherry began her full-time position with the College of Business in 2016.  Since then, she has been teaching courses in business law and ethics and has twice been awarded the Faculty Member of the Year Award by the students in the College of Business. Sherry was awarded the O'Brien Teaching Excellence Award for 2019-2020 AY.


JD, University of Missouri, 1992; BA, Honors in Political Science, University of Missouri, 1989 


Chapter on Real Estate Brokerage Law, Real Estate Fundamentals: Acquisition, Title, Interests, and Conveyancing, Missouri Bar CLE Deskbook Series, MoBar CLE Publications

Transaction Brokerage Enters the Playing Field for Real Estate Brokers and Licensees, Journal of the Missouri Bar, July/August 1999

Real Estate Agents Bid Farewell to Common Law, by Sherry A. Mariea and Timothy T. Sigmund, Journal of the Missouri Bar, March/April 1998