Teresa Casillas specializes in domestic and international corporate, natural resources and immigration law. She has represented clients in connection with the acquisition, maintenance, development and disposition of mineral properties in both domestic and foreign jurisdictions. Teresa has counseled companies at every level from start-up through successful sales.
Teresa practiced at the international law firm, Dorsey & Whitney, and national law firm, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll before moving to an in-house position with RE/MAX LLC. In 2011 she began her solo practice as an international corporate attorney and business advisor and has successfully served as virtual general counsel for domestic and foreign clients with business operations in Colorado.
Corporate governance and compliance matters
Domestic private mergers and acquisitions
Mining joint ventures
Juris Doctor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law – 1996
Bachelor of Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder – 1987
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
Denver Bar Association
Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
Honors & Awards
Nominee, American Marshall Memorial Fellowship – 2005
Fellowship, Colorado Lawyers Committee, Taylor Ranch Litigation – 1996
Class Speaker, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Graduation Ceremony – 1996
Community Activities & Personal Interests
Teresa has volunteered with Project Homeless Connect since 2000 and currently serves on the Board of the Wheat Ridge Business Association. She previously served as a Board member for the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, the Association of Corporate Counsel of Colorado and Academia Ana Marie Sandoval Elementary School. She has been involved in organizations such as the International Mining Professionals Society, Denver Gold Group, and Our Courts, Colorado.
Consulting & Professional Services Franchising
Recent Representative Transactions
Serve as virtual GC to US based subsidiaries of foreign companies and small local start-ups
Establish various business entities in Mexico and other foreign jurisdictions
Conduct mineral due diligence, prepare mineral title opinions and mining claim conveyance documents, handle county and federal filings of mineral rights
Represent executive company transfers and their families on the Immigration application of L1 and L2
Negotiate and structure regional and unit franchise agreements for US real estate franchisor in foreign jurisdictions