Charles G. Blaize Jr.

Charles G. Blaize Jr.

Location:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Phone:
225-810-4998
Fax:
225-810-4999
Email:

CHARLES G. BLAIZE, JR. was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana on April 30, 1970. He grew up in Houma, Louisiana and settled in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after becoming an attorney. He was President of the Student Bar Association in 1997-1998 and was inducted into the Louisiana State University Law Center Hall of Fame in 1998.

Mr. Blaize is a founding and the managing partner of the firm of Mayhall Fondren Blaize in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Blaize primarily practices in oil and gas title examination. Mr. Blaize also practices complex property ownership and right-of-way litigation, royalty/leasehold and working interest disputes. Throughout his career, Mr. Blaize has also assisted clients in the negotiation of Oil, Gas and Mineral Leases, Joint Operating Agreements, Seismic Options, as well as other oilfield agreements and negotiations.

Mr. Blaize has argued cases in a multitude of Louisiana District Courts, several of the Louisiana Appellate Courts, the Louisiana Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Blaize received the annual President's Award from the Baton Rouge Bar Association in 2001. Mr. Blaize is also an LSU Law School Adjunct Faculty member, as a part of the Trial Advocacy Program.

Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Transactional
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • Succession and Wills

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctorate - 1998
    • Honors: Louisiana State University Hall of Fame - 1998
  • Texas - 2017
  • Louisiana State University
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1993

Classes/Seminars

  • Primer on Basic Louisiana Mineral Law, Baton Rouge Oil Law Seminar, Spring 2014
  • Once Upon A Time - The Mystery of the Lawyer and Landman Relationship, An Ethical Review, Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen, Fall Seminar 2013
  • An Introduction to Louisiana Property and Mineral Law, Terrebonne Bar Association Annual CLE, August 2013
  • Oil Lawyer's Fracture Porosity: A Level of Professionalism, The 60th Annual Mineral Law Institute, March 2013
  • You Can't Handle the Truth - What is Your Ethical Duty? Legal Issues in Oil and Gas Production., American Association of Professional Landmen, Gulf Coast Land Institute, October 2011
  • Landowner Issues Arising From Oil and Gas Exploration, National Association of Royalty Owners Louisiana Seminar, May 2011
  • Call Security - Louisiana Database Security Breach Notification Law, Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen, Spring 2010
  • Jump Right In - Scared to Swim -- Leasing and Ownership Issues: Severance, Navigability, Accretion and Reliction of Waterbottoms, American Association of Professional Landmen, Gulf Coast Land Institute, April 2009
  • Waging War - The Battle of Record Title Evidence vs. Understanding the Mineral and Civil Code Concepts of Ownership, Houston Oil & Gas Symposium, May 2008
  • Back to the Basics, Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen, Fall Seminar 2007
  • Race to the Courthouse, National Association of Division Order Analysts 2006 Annual Conference
  • Top Ten Mineral Law Questions for Corporate Landmen, Houston Association of Petroleum Landmen, Spring Seminar 2006
  • Lease Maintenance by Continuous Operations and/or Production, National Association of Lease and Title Analysts News, June 2005
  • Top Ten Rules of Prescription Every Lease Analyst Should Know, National Association of Lease and Title Analysts 2005 Annual Conference
  • Legislative and Jurisprudential Update, National Association of Lease and Title Analysts 2004 Conference
  • Professionalism and Your Bar Association, Baton Rouge Bar Expo Seminar, 2003
  • Unveiling the Secret World of Sheriff's Sales, Around the Bar, March 2001
  • Ethics and the Role of Professional Landmen, Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen, Spring Seminar 1999

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Member, 1998 - Present
  • Lawyer Referral and Information Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Member, 1998 - Present
  • Lawyer Referral and Information Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association, Chairman, 2004 - 2013
  • Baton Rouge Association of Professional Landmen, Member, 1998 - Present
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Member, 2006 - Present
  • American Association of Professional Landmen, Member, 2004 - Present
  • LOGA, Member, 2007 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Aloysius Men’s Club
  • LSU Gridiron Club
  • Tiger Athletic Foundation
  • Coastal Conservation Association
  • International Game Fish Association
  • Houston Petro Tigers – LSU Foundation
  • Chancellor’s Counsel, LSU Law Foundation