Stephen J. LaTorre, General Counsel (President & CEO of Texakoma Resources, LLC). Mr. LaTorre became employed by the Texakoma Group in February 2010 as its General Counsel and continues to serve in that capacity for the Texakoma Group.  He now leads Texakoma Resources’ company-wide initiative to acquire, develop and capitalize domestic energy related assets utilizing its 40+ years of geological and engineering expertise related to oil and natural gas properties including producing properties, operated and non-operated assets.  In addition to his oil and gas experience, Mr. LaTorre has over 20 years of securities regulatory experience in the broker-dealer and investment advisory business and oversees preparation, execution and implementation of Regulation D, Rule 506 confidential private placement capital raises of $5MM-$75MM.

Prior to joining the Texakoma, from January 2008 to February 2010, Mr. LaTorre was Senior Counsel in the law department of Wells Fargo and Company in Irving, Texas responsible for legal support of its retail broker-dealers and investment advisory business lines.  From December 2004 to December 2007, he was an Associate at the law firm of Secore & Waller, LLP in Dallas, Texas representing numerous independent oil and gas companies in various corporate and securities transactions and federal and state securities regulatory matters. Before joining Secore & Waller, LLP, Mr. LaTorre spent several years with the asset management firm of AllianceBernstein, L.P. in New York, New York serving in various legal and compliance capacities including Assistant Vice President & Counsel.

Mr. LaTorre is licensed to practice law in Texas and New York and received his Juris Doctorate degree from New York Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Penn State University. Mr. LaTorre is also a Registered Securities Principal and holds FINRA Series 22, 39, 63 and SIE securities registrations.