Van R. Mayhall, III

Van R. Mayhall, III: Attorney with Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. AV stamp icon


Van R. Mayhall, III, is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson and practices in the areas of business and corporate law, including business transactions, corporate compliance and corporate governance. Van also practices in the areas of insurance regulatory law and securities law. Van is the author of the Insurance Regulatory Law blog, which features discussion, news, information and commentary on insurance regulatory law, issues related to insurance regulation and insurance law in general, including state as well as federal insurance regulation. The blog can be found at or follow it on Twitter @insurancereglaw .

Community Involvement

Former Chair, Insurance Division of the Capital Area United Way Campaign

Member, Catholic High School Alumni Association

Member, Past Member of Board of Directors, LSU MBA Alumni Association

Parishioner, Volunteer, St. Aloysius Catholic Church and School

Past President, Dawson Commons Homeowners Association

Board of Directors, American Red Cross - Louisiana Capital Area Chapter, 2014

Honors and Awards

Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018, 2019

Member of Baton Rouge Area Chamber Leadership Class of 2014

Recommended Insurance Attorney by A.M. Best

2012 Top Forty Under Forty, Baton Rouge Business Report

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Named a Rising Star in the area of Business/Corporate by Louisiana Super Lawyers 2012, 2014, 2015


•“Insurance Persons Convicted of a Felony - Treatment In Louisiana ” Federation of Regulatory Counsel Alert, October 2018
•“Enactment Update: 2017 Tax Reform Bill Individual Effects ” December 2017
•“Reconciliation Update: 2017 Tax Reform Bill Business Impacts ” December 2017
•“Reconciliation Update: 2017 Tax Reform Bill Individual Effects ” December 2017
•“2017 Tax Reform Bill's Business Impacts ” December 2017
•“2017 Tax Reform Bill's Individual Effects ” December 2017
•“Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Act ” December 2015
•“Insurance Regulatory Law Blog ” September 2013
•“Crowdfunding Remains on Hold Until SEC Issues Rules ” December 2012
•“Concurrent Causation of Loss and the Named Storm Deductible ” August 2012
•“Crowdfunding: A New Opportunity to Raise Business Capital ” August 2012
•“Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Regulations and Exchanges Could Be Here to Stay ” July 2012
•“Insurance Implications of California Home Builder Air Pollution Mitigation Law ” October 2011
•“NCCI Sees Continued Deterioration In Workers' Compensation Market ” August 2011
•“Grandfathered Health Plans Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Maintaining Grandfathered Status Under the Interim Rules ” July 2010
•“Producer Compensation, Rebates/Inducements and Value-Added Services ” July 2010
•“Fifth Circuit: ERISA Does Not Preempt Louisiana Insurance Directive ” April 2010
•“Louisiana Insurance Regulation 93 Named Storm and Hurricane Deductibles ” May 2009
•“Potential Release Of Confidential Information Pertaining To Insurers Doing Business In Louisiana ” January 2009
•“Concurrent Causation of Loss ” September 2008
•“The Named Storm Deductible ” September 2008
•“Louisiana Department of Insurance Legislative Package ” March 2008
•“Insure Louisiana Incentive Program: Second Public Offering ” January 2008
•Optional Federal Chartering of Insurance Companies
•Louisiana Stop-Loss/Excess Insurance Coverage
•Mold Exclusions in Louisiana Policy Forms
•Louisiana Gives Tax Benefits to Biotech Research and Technology Commercialization
•Louisiana Domestic Insurer Investment Issues
•Reed Case Reconciles Overlapping Insurance Code Penalty Provisions
•Louisiana Enacts Uniform Producers Law
•Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Annual Privacy Notices
•OFAC: How the Office of Foreign Asset Control Can Block and Freeze You and Your Business
•Insurer Catastrophe Response Plans


Louisiana's Corporate Governance Annual Disclosure Act , National Association of Insurance Commissioners Spring 2016 National Meeting Issues Forum, April 2016
In-Depth Legislative Review , Louisiana Insurers Conference Compliance Seminar and Legislative Review, July 2014
Holding Company Act Updates , Louisiana Insurers Conference 69th Annual Convention, November 2012
Family Recipes: Holding Companies , Louisiana Insurers Conference Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 2011

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Corporate
  • Insurance Regulatory
  • International
  • Bankruptcy and Strategic Planning, Restructuring & Collections

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
225.381.3169  Phone
225.387.5397  Fax
Mailing Address:
PO Box 3197, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
University Attended:
Louisiana State University E.J. Ourso College of Business, M.B.A., 2005; Louisiana Tech University, B.A., cum laude, 1995
Law School Attended:
Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., 2001
Year of First Admission:
2001, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; 2001, Louisiana

Professional Associations

Federation of Regulatory Counsel

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Louisiana Bar Association

National Organization of Life and Health Guaranty Associations, 2012 Legal Seminar Planning Committee

Baton Rouge Area Chamber, Small Business Council

Birth Information:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 21, 1974
Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: Represents insurers, reinsurers, service companies, self-insured funds, HMOs, third-party administrators, agents, brokers, producers and employers on a wide variety of insurance, transactional and regulatory issues.; Represents corporate and business clients at the board and senior management level, providing counsel as to enterprise and strategic legal issues, as well as corporate regulatory compliance and business solutions to complex corporate problems.; Represents clients in major transactional work, valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars, including corporate formations, dissolutions, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions.; Represents both private business interests and publicly-held companies. With respect to publicly-held companies, this has required drafting many types of securities documents complying with federal and state securities laws, including registration statements and private offering memoranda.; Represents private clients' business interests before many different administrative bodies, including the Louisiana Department of Insurance, the Louisiana Division of Administrative Law, the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles and the Louisiana Board of Ethics.; Has served as an outside consultant in insurance litigation.

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (27 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 01/04/13 in Insurance Guaranty Association Law

    I have worked with Van in the insurance regulatory/insolvency field. Top notch.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 05/13/17 in Insurance

    My experience working with Van on insurance regulatory matters has been positive. He understands the process, effectively guides clients, and is an outstanding lawyer.

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