Justin T. Stolte is Global Chair of the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure Industry Group. His practice focuses on strategic transactions involving energy and infrastructure businesses.

Mr. Stolte is recognized by Best Lawyers in America (2021-2023), Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2014, 2019-2022), and The Legal 500 US (2018-2022), where clients praise his ability “to bring a practical business perspective” and “understand what’s important in a transaction.” In addition, he was named an Energy MVP by Law360 in 2022, an Influencer: Law by American City Business Journal in 2018 and has been recognized as a Rising Star in Energy by Law360 (2014, 2018); a 40 under 40 honoree by Houston Business Journal (2018); a Top 30 under 40 honoree by Hart Energy (2015); and a Rising Star by Texas Monthly (2012-2015).

Under Mr. Stolte’s leadership as chair of the energy groups at both Latham and his prior firm, the practices have been awarded Law360 Energy Practice Group of the Year in four consecutive years (2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021).

Mr. Stolte previously worked in business development, commercial, and engineering roles at Chevron Corporation and Apache Corporation; and, before joining Latham, served as Co-Chair of the energy practice group at another leading global law firm.

Mr. Stolte’s experience includes:*

  • CPP Investments and OMERS Infrastructure in the pending US$2.0 billion sale of their stakes in Skyway Concession, a company that manages, operates, and maintains the Chicago Skyway toll road
  • Several companies in carbon capture and storage projects, including:
    • Talos Energy
    • ExxonMobil Corporation
    • NEXT Carbon Solutions
    • Cox Oil – Carbon Zero
    • Chevron Corporation
  • Several companies in low-carbon fuel transactions, including:
    • Bakken Energy in the development of a US$2.0 billion hydrogen hub located in North Dakota
    • Chevron Corporation in its (1) US$1.2 billion renewable fuels joint venture with Bunge Limited and (2) investment into low-carbon oilseed producer CoverCress, Inc. 
    • Alder Fuels in several transactions, including its (1) joint venture with United Airlines and Honeywell Corp. to create one of the largest sustainable biofuel ventures in aviation history and (2) subsequent equity investments from Avfuel Corporation and Directional Aviation
    • Inspiration Mobility in several transactions, including its (1) US$200 million capital commitment from ArcLight Capital Partners and (2) subsequent US$215 million capital commitment from Macquarie Asset Management and Ferrovial 
  • Several LNG projects, including:
    • Port Arthur LNG (US Gulf Coast)
    • Driftwood LNG (US Gulf Coast)
    • Peru LNG
    • EGLNG (Equatorial Guinea)
    • Wheatstone LNG (Australia)
    • Kitimat LNG (Canada)
    • Mozambique LNG
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in numerous transactions, including relating to:
    • Gulf Oil
    • Midcoast Energy
    • Gulf Coast Express
    • NGPL
    • Camelback Midstream
    • AMID
    • Southcross Energy
  • Ara Partners in numerous decarbonization transactions, including relating to:
    • Divert, Inc.
    • Gidara Energy
    • Frio Valley Instructure
    • Repeats Group
    • px Group 
  • Quanta Services in its US$2.7 billion acquisition of Blattner Energy, a renewable energy infrastructure solutions company
  • Several upstream transactions, including:
    • BHP Petroleum in several deep-water Gulf of Mexico transactions involving multi-billion development projects
    • Nine Point Energy in several transactions, including its US$250 million sale of Williston Basin assets to Bowline Energy pursuant to Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code
    • SK Innovation in its US$1.1 billion divestiture of Blocks 56 and 88 located in Peru
    • Encino Acquisition Partners, LLC in its US$2 billion acquisition of Utica Shale business
    • EnerVest, Ltd. in its US$2.7 billion business combination with TPG Pace Energy Holdings to form Magnolia Oil and Gas Corporation
    • Enduring Resources in several transactions for an aggregate transaction value in excess of US$4 billion
  • Several midstream joint ventures, including:
    • Pikka Unit Development (Alaska)
    • TOPS Pipeline (Haynesville)
    • Beta Crude Connector (Permian)
    • “Double E” Pipeline (Permian)
    • “Wink to Webster” Pipeline (Permian)
    • P2K Pipeline (Permian)
  • Several restructuring matters, including relating to:
    • Nine Point Energy
    • Pacific Drilling
    • BJ Services
    • Bruin E&P
    • Vista Proppants

*Includes matters handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • Texas

Education

  • MBA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management
  • JD, University of Notre Dame Law School
    cum laude
  • BS, Colorado School of Mines
    With High Honors
Stolte, Justin
September 14, 2022Recognition

MVP: Latham's Justin T. Stolte

Justin T. Stolte of Latham & Watkins LLP and Global Chair of the energy and infrastructure practice guided Quanta Services through its US$2.7 billion purchase of renewable energy infrastructure provider Blattner Energy and led Chevron in its US$1.2 billion joint venture with agribusiness company Bunge.