Chris Wolfe


Education and Clerkships

J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law, 1984, with honors

M.B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1984

B.A., University of Texas at Austin, 1975, with honors




Chris Wolfe leads the Oilfield Services Practice Group and has more than 30 years of experience in representing energy-related businesses. His major areas of experience include mergers and acquisitions, tax and business planning. He served on the U.S. Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance Industries for two terms between 2006-2014.

Prior to law school, Chris served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy for five years.

Chris is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., for Tax Law, 2013-2018 and is AV Peer Review Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory.


Best Lawyers

Haynes and Boone Featured in Best Lawyers in America 2018

Best Lawyers in America, an annual referral guide listing outstanding lawyers throughout the U.S., has recognized 107 Haynes and Boone lawyers across 56 practice areas in its 2018 edition.

Published by Woodward/White, Inc. in August 2017

Selected Client Representations

  • Oilfield Service Company Joint Venture Technology Company Capitalization.
  • Private equity funding of an oil and gas company.
  • Sale of an oilfield component manufacturer.
  • Structuring equity raise for exploration and production company (lower 48).
  • Structuring enhanced oil recovery company (lower 48).
  • Representing technology company entering Canadian heavy oil market.
  • Sale of a specialty oilfield bearing manufacturer.

Professional and Community Activities

  • 31st Annual Energy Law Institute Planning Committee
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • International Association of Drilling Contractors
  • Department of Energy - National Energy Laboratories EIR Merit Review Committee
  • Department of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative - Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance Industries
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Board of Directors, Girl Scouts - San Jacinto Council

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Overview of Midstream," LSU Journal of Energy Law and Resources’ Disruptive Technologies Conference, Louisiana State University, February 23, 2018.
  • “Oil and Gas Federal Income Tax,” speaker, Annual Energy Law Institute, South Texas College of Law, 2010.
  • “Changes to the Taxation of Oil and Gas,” author, Houston Bar Journal, 2010.
  • Oil and Gas Taxation,” speaker, Advanced Oil and Gas Short Course, University of Houston, 1999-2009.
  • “Oil, Gas and Energy Law Taxation of Energy Projects,” speaker, University of Houston, 2007.

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