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Van R. Mayhall, III
Danielle L. Borel

Van R. Mayhall, III

Of Counsel, - Baton Rouge
Van R. Mayhall, III, is of counsel 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.


Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University, J.D., 2001

Louisiana State University E.J. Ourso College of Business, MBA, 2005

Louisiana Tech University, B.A., cum laude, 1995


Louisiana State Courts, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2001

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

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® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated

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


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  • "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
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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.


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