Biography

Javier Hernandez is a partner in the ERISA, Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits practice at Curtis. His practice includes both executive compensation and employee benefits matters, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans and welfare benefit plans, executive employment agreements, stock options and other stock compensation, deferred compensation arrangements, change of control agreements and severance arrangements. He counsels clients with respect to plan design and implementation, funding, and operation and compliance, including reporting and disclosure, as well as plan investment and fiduciary issues, plan terminations, and matters involving the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Labor and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Mr. Hernandez also advises clients on the executive compensation and employee benefits aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, as well bankruptcies and reorganizations.

Mr. Hernandez also advises pension funds and investment funds as to issues under Title I of ERISA, including plan asset, fiduciary and prohibited transaction issues.

MEMBERSHIPS
American Bar Association
Section of Taxation, Employee Benefits Committee

EDUCATION
New York University School of Law, LL.M in Taxation
Harvard Law School, J.D.
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
New York

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