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C. Elaine Hernandez

Senior Attorney

Elaine Hernandez focuses her practice on a variety of private securities offerings for institutional funds, retail funds, Delaware statutory trusts (DST) and real estate investment trusts. Her experience also includes SEC reporting and compliance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Prior to DLA, Elaine was a senior attorney with a real estate investment company in Dallas, Texas, where she assisted in developing the company's DST program and was responsible for coordinating the DST offerings, entity formation and management, real estate acquisitions, lender financings, subscription administration and investor relations. As Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of the largest arts and craft retailer, Elaine advised senior management on the US$6 billion sale of the company to private equity funds. She was also responsible for SEC reporting and compliance, corporate governance and employee compensation matters.

Bar admissionsCaliforniaTexas
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University 1995
    Associate Comments Editor, The International Lawyer Law Review
  • M.B.A., Saint Edward's University 1990
  • B.B.A., University of Texas-Pan American 1986