Michelle E. Hernandez Associate 510-451-3300 mhernandez@donahue.com Download vCard LinkedIn

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Michelle Hernandez is a member of the firm’s Business and Corporate, Nonprofit, and Real Estate practice groups.  She advises clients on various aspects of each, including:

  • Corporate formation, governance, and compliance for small businesses and start-up companies
  • Private securities offerings
  • Incentive compensation plans
  • Commercial contracts
  • Corporate conversions and restructurings
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policies
  • Nonprofit operational matters
  • Commercial Real Estate

While attending law school, Michelle was a student honors intern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, a legal intern with the Energy and Telecommunications Team of the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, and a legal intern with the Clorox Company’s international in-house legal team located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Further, she was a student associate with the U.C. Hastings Startup Legal Garage, a program which assists local entrepreneurs with the formation and operation of start-up companies.

She also served as a submissions editor for the Hastings International and Comparative Law Review and a research assistant for Professor Joel Paul, contributing to the research for his most recent book, “Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times.”  As a member of moot court, Michelle received an honorable mention award for best brief.

Michelle is fluent in English and Spanish.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, Alameda County Bar Association, 2018-Present
  • Member, Association of Latino Professionals for America, 2017-Present
  • Volunteer, Community Legal Assistance Saturday Program, 2017-Present

Recognition

  • Recipient, CALI Excellence for the Future Award – International Trade Law and Policy
  • Recipient, Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono