Kim G. Mayhall

Kim G. Mayhall

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

KIM G. MAYHALL is a founding partner in the firm of Mayhall Fondren Blaize, in the Baton Rouge office. Mr. Mayhall has practiced exclusively in the field of oil and gas law since 1981 representing primarily operators and producers. Mr. Mayhall has extensive experience in title examination, division order work, acquisitions, litigation, contracts, State Mineral Board matters, and Louisiana Office of Conservation matters. Mr. Mayhall has represented numerous operators in drafting and negotiation of mineral leases, farmout agreements, joint operating agreements, participation agreements, seismic development agreements, road rights-of-way, pipeline rights-of-way, surface use agreements, and all manner of other agreements pertinent to the oil and gas business in the State of Louisiana.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Mayhall served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Fred A. Blanche, Jr. on both the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal and the Louisiana Supreme Court. In 1981, Mr. Mayhall entered the private practice and founded his own firm for the practice of oil and gas law. In 2004, Mr. Mayhall left the firm he had founded and operated for 23 years to become a partner with the large firm of Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson in Baton Rouge. In 2006, Mr. Mayhall left Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson to join with Charles Blaize to start the firm of Mayhall & Blaize, LLC. In 1987, Mr. Mayhall was inducted into the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Hall of Fame.

In 1990, Mr. Mayhall served on the Governor's Oil Prevention and Contingency Task Force which was responsible for drafting the Louisiana Oil Spill Act of 1991.

Areas of Practice

  • Oil and Gas Transactional
  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Succession and Wills

Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Education

  • Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Juris Doctorate - 1978
    • Honors: Order of the Coif, Phi Kappa Phi
    • Law Review: Louisiana Law Review, Associate Editor
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Bachelor of Science - 1975

Classes/Seminars

  • Louisiana Oil and Gas Law and Louisiana Property Law, Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL)
  • Louisiana Oil and Gas Law and Louisiana Property Law, Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen (LAPL)
  • Louisiana Oil and Gas Law and Louisiana Property Law, Baton Rouge Association of Professional Land (BRAPL)
  • Louisiana Oil and Gas Law and Louisiana Property Law, Petroleum Landman’s Association of New Orleans (PLANO)
  • Louisiana Oil and Gas Law and Louisiana Property Law, Gulf Coast Association of Professional Landmen
  • Louisiana Oil and Gas Law and Louisiana Property Law, The American Association of Mineral Owners (AAMO)
  • Louisiana Oil and Gas Law and Louisiana Property Law, National Association of Lease and Title Analysts (NALTA)
  • Louisiana Oil and Gas Law and Louisiana Property Law, National Association of Division Order Analysts (NADOA)

Honors and Awards

  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Hall of Fame, 1987 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mineral Law Section, Louisiana Bar Association, Past Chairman
  • Baton Rouge Association of Professional Landmen, Founding Director
  • Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen
  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association