Carmen Hernandez

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Carmen leads Clayco’s legal team with the simple goal of delivering fair, efficient, collaborative, and streamlined contracts and other legal documents necessary for Clayco to deliver on-time and as-promised to its clients.  Clayco’s legal team touches nearly every aspect of its business and its people, with a continued effort to provide no-nonsense real life solutions for our clients and their communities.  Carmen is deeply committed to exceeding Clayco’s philosophy that its work and role in the community results in powerful structures with impacts that reach ‘far beyond these walls’.

What Inspires You?

“Carmen is a motorcycle enthusiast with more than 25,000 miles on her 2003 Harley (Softail Heritage Classic) in addition to various motorcycle trips in Europe.  She enjoys gardening and skiing whenever possible.”

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Juris Doctor, New York University School of Law – New York, New York
Political Science and Communications Hunter College, City University of New York – New York, New York


After more than 26 years of experience practicing law in large law firms, representing clients in commercial, real estate, corporate, financial and litigation matters in US courts, Ms. Hernandez has a broad area of expertise. She routinely leads representation of Clayco and its affiliates in the preparation of complex design-build and construction management agreements and related agreements, as well as in corporate, employment, and litigation matters.