Darissa Hernandez, J.D. CPA
Darissa Hernández Egúrbida is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant licensed and practicing in Puerto Rico for the past ten years, initially as a Tax Consultant for an international accounting firmand subsequently as an associate and junior partner of two corporate law firms based in Hato Rey,Puerto Rico.
Her practice is concentrated in corporate law, legal and organizational structures fornew businesses, business reorganizations, mergers & acquisitions, commercial contracts and transactions,economic and tax incentives pursuant to the local economic development laws as well as representing clients on administrative proceedings such as rulings and other tax matters before the Puerto Rico Department of the Treasury and the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Mrs. Hernández obtained a B.A. degree in Business Administration, summa cum laude, and first rank ofher class, with a major in accounting from the University of Puerto Rico in 2007, and a Juris Doctor Degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Law in 2010.
Mrs. Hernández has served on various occasions as a lecturer for the annual “Attorney-CPAs” conferenceorganized by the Association of Certified Public Accountants of Puerto Rico (Colegio de ContadoresPublicos Autorizados), on topics such as: trademarks, trade secrets, contracts law, corporate structures,corporate governance, and other corporate affairs. In addition, she serves as an instructor for theEntrepreneurship Development Programs offered byCentroparaPuertoRico which is part of Fundación SilaM. Calderón, a non-profit organization founded by former governor Hon. Sila M. Calderón. Program topics include organizational structures, entity formation, legal aspects of doing business, tax affairs andincentives, as well as licenses and permits required to do business in Puerto Rico.
At the present, Darissa Hernández is the founding member of Impetus Group, a business and legal servicesfirm based in San Juan looking to change the way legal counseling is provided in Puerto Rico bydelivering cost-effective (lean), proactive and sharp results to all clients.