Van R. Mayhall, Jr.

Van R. Mayhall, Jr.


Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P.

Recognized since 2014

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Practice Areas

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law

Corporate Compliance Law

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Government Relations Practice

Insurance Law

Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Litigation - Securities

Litigation and Controversy - Tax

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Reinsurance Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Corporate Law
Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation and Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Government Relations Practice
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Van R. Mayhall, Jr., is the senior partner in the Baton Rouge office and is a former Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee having served six years as such. He has extensive legal experience with strategic and enterprise legal issues affecting ongoing businesses. Mr. Mayhall advises boards of directors and senior management on such issues and for over 40 years has practiced in the areas of corporate and business law; business transactions, tax and securities; insurance regulatory; selected litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Mayhall is recognized in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Louisiana in the area of Corporate/M&A for 2017 and 2018.

Contact & Links
Location
  • One American Place, Suite 2300
    301 Main Street
    P.O. Box 3197
    Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Languages
  • English
Education
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., graduated 1971
  • Georgetown University, Master Law Taxation, graduated 1979
Bar Admissions
  • United States, U.S. Tax Court, 1979
  • United States, Supreme Court of the United States, 1979
  • Louisiana, Louisiana, 1971
Affiliations
  • 2007 Brotherhood/Sisterhood Awards Gala - Chair of Dinner Committee
  • 2016 Future Pac - Chair
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association - Member
  • Federation of Regulatory Counsel “FORC.” - Member
  • Downtown Development District - 2009-2010 Chair; past Vice Chair and Secretary
  • Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and Lake Regional Medical Center - Past Chair of the Audit Committee of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System and Member of the Board of Directors of Our Lady of the
  • Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross - Founding Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Clara Barton Society
  • Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross - Past Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Louisiana Tax Institute - Past Co-Chairman
  • Past President, Member of the Board of Governors - City Club of Baton Rouge
  • Louisiana State Bar Association - Board Certified Tax Attorney and a former Director of the Louisiana State Bar Association Specialization Board; Chairman of the Section on Taxation from 1990-1991
  • East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority - Vice Chair and Member of the Board of Directors
  • Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce - Chair of the Board and Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors 2015

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Corporate Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Litigation and Controversy - Tax Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Government Relations Practice
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
  • Corporate Law, Baton Rouge (2023)
  • Corporate Law, Baton Rouge (2021)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Baton Rouge (2020)
  • Corporate Law, Baton Rouge (2019)
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax, Baton Rouge (2018)
  • Government Relations Practice, Baton Rouge (2017)
Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Securities
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Reinsurance Law
Special Focus:
  • Closely-Held Businesses
  • Family Businesses
Awards:
  • Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Louisiana - Corporate/M&A, 2017, 2018
  • Selected Lawyer of the Year, in Litigation and Controversy Practice in Baton Rouge by The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
  • Selected Lawyer of the Year, in Government Relations Practice in Baton Rouge by The Best Lawyers in America® 2017
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Listed in Louisiana Super Lawyers in the area of Business/Corporate since 2007
  • Recommended Insurance Attorney by A.M. Best
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Outstanding service award, Crime Council Chair, 2012, Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Awarded the “Volunteer of the Year” Award by the Capital Area United Way, 2010
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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