Patricia M. Hernandez, Partner
Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP
A founding partner of Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP, Patricia M. Hernandez focuses on corporate and financial services, particularly in counseling businesses, including banks and financial services companies, in varied legal issues. Ms. Hernandez has extensive experience in representing domestic and international financial institutions and other financial businesses in all aspects of regulatory, compliance, lending, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactional matters. Ms. Hernandez has particular knowledge in the areas of AML-BSA and OFAC Compliance. She has successfully represented numerous banks and other financial institutions in enforcement matters with Federal and state regulators, as well as in remediation efforts to comply with enforcement actions.
For three years, Ms. Hernandez served as General Counsel to the Florida International Bankers Association, as well as on FIBA’s Board of Directors. She has also served on the Banking Law Advisory Panel for the ALI-CLE of the American Law Institute and is a Board Member of the South Florida Banking Institute. From 2018 through 2020, Ms. Hernandez served on the Board of Directors of a local community bank.
Ms. Hernandez has exceptional experience in other general corporate matters, including acquisitions, formation of entities and review and preparation of contracts for all types of transactions. She regularly counsels foreign businesses who wish to launch their products and services in the U.S. She has also been recognized by Best Lawyers Business Edition Women in Law for Banking & Finance Law and was a Finalist for Regulatory Lawyer of the Year by the Women in Law publication of Chambers USA.