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.

Van R. Mayhall, III

Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP
One American Place, Suite 2300
301 Main Street
P.O. Box 3197
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3197

Tel: 225.381.3169
Toll Free: 1.866.832.4000
Fax: 225.387.5487
E-mail: van.mayhall.iii@bswllp.com
Background and Experience
Van R. Mayhall, III, J.D., M.B.A., is a partner in the Baton Rouge office of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson and practices in the areas of Business & Corporate Law and Insurance Regulatory Law.
Louisiana State University E.J. Ourso College of Business, MBA, 2005
Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., 2001
Louisiana Tech University, B.A., 1995 (cum laude)
Professional Associations
Federation of Regulatory Counsel
Baton Rouge Bar Association
Louisiana Bar Association
American Bar Association
Insurance Regulation Committee, TTIPS, ABA (Past Vice Chair)
Insurance Industry Underwriting, Regulatory and Executive Professionals (President)
Community Involvement
Chair, Insurance Division of the Capital Area United Way 2008, 2007 and 2006 Campaigns
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
Representative Matters
  • Represents insurers, service companies, self-insured funds, third-party administrators and employers on a wide variety of insurance, transactional and regulatory issues.
  • Represents clients in major transactional work, including corporate formation, dissolutions, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions.
  • Represents both private business interests and publicly-held companies. With respect to publicly-held companies, this has required the construction and drafting of securities documents complying with federal and state securities laws.
  • Represents private clients’ business interests before many different administrative bodies, including the Louisiana Department of Insurance and the Louisiana Division of Administrative Law.

Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP

One American Place, Suite 2300
301 Main Street
P.O. Box 3197
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3197

Tel: 225.387.4000
Toll Free: 1.866.832.4000
Fax: 225.387.5397
E-mail: info@bswllp.com
About the Firm
Established in 1928 in Baton Rouge, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, L.L.P. (“BSW”) is one of the oldest law firms in the state of Louisiana. The firm takes great pride in its long history of client service. With more than 60 attorneys, the firm is among the largest firms in the state and one of the larger law firms in the South. BSW’s clients range from individuals and start-up companies, to Fortune 500 corporations, governmental entities and not-for-profit institutions.
Business and Corporate Practice Area
For decades, BSW has been home to one of the largest mergers, acquisitions and transactional groups in Louisiana. Today, our corporate group has more than 200 years of combined practice experience, and handles acquisitions, sales, mergers, separations, equity placements and other transactions for a wide variety of private and public clients. As the structure of most transactions is heavily tax law dependent, the majority of our transactional attorneys have a masters of law in taxation and/or are board certified tax specialists. Complex transactions typically require experience across a number of different legal areas, and our corporate group is supported by our large labor group, governmental relations group, commercial litigation group, insurance regulatory group, and banking and finance group. In addition to the basics of corporate practice such as devising marketing and negotiation strategies, designing deal structure, and drafting transitional document packages, our attorneys offer many years of experience with helping our clients: identify potential buyers or targets, identify sources of venture capital and other equity to fund transactions, identify lending resources for leveraged transactions, and value and price businesses for transactional purposes across most industries, including insurance, health care, retail, manufacturing, construction, software, oil and gas, petrochemical, environmental, maritime, and service industries, to name a few.
Background and Experience
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Contracts
  • Liquidations and Dispositions
  • Business Reorganization
  • Corporate Governance
  • Stock Option Plans
  • Partnerships
  • Securities
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Taxation
  • Formation of Entities
Insurance Regulatory practice Area
Formation, acquisition, sale, compliance, advocacy, dissolution - our attorneys have been through it all with insurance companies, their affiliates and insurance regulators at every level. Our knowledge and experience in this area are among the most impressive you'll find in Louisiana. We advise insurers, reinsurers, agents, HMO's, service companies, self-insured funds, third-party administrators, employers, and state regulators on a wide variety of insurance, transactional and regulatory issues.
Background and Experience
  • Administrative processes, complaint resolution and hearing representation before state insurance regulatory bodies
  • Administrative supervision, conservation, rehabilitation and liquidation matters
    Adjudication of admissible asset issues and debt treatment
  • Buying/selling of companies and blocks of business
    Form A application/documentation, hearing representation and holding company forms and transactions
  • Statutory examination representation and NAIC issues
  • Guaranty fund issues and representation
  • Insurance and holding company securities matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public and private financing, restructuring and reorganizations
  • Insurance contract and business litigation
  • Product development and approvals
  • Governmental affairs and legislative issues
  • State admission and licensing issues
  • Expert witness reports and testimony