Teresa Leger has served as General Counsel to several Native American Tribes and their business enterprises. Her work ranges from financing to protecting sacred sites to negotiating multi-million dollar leases; it includes the strategic development of the legal, legislative, business, economic and physical infrastructure for tribal sovereigns. After President Clinton appointed her as a White House Fellow, she worked on public/private financing of affordable housing and other community development initiatives as a White House liaison at HUD.
She’s served as both issuers and borrowers counsel for tax-exempt and taxable bonds, New Markets Tax Credits, commercial and government loans for projects ranging from resorts to schools to basic infrastructure. President Obama also appointed her to the President’s Advisory Council for Historic Preservation. She started her academic career in the first Headstart class in New Mexico, went on to graduate from Yale and received her J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School. Ms. Leger was admitted to the New Mexico Bar in 1987.