Blake E. Rizzo

Blake Rizzo is a partner in the bankruptcy and commercial litigation sections of McCloskey Roberson and has been practicing law since 1996. Mr. Rizzo’s practice is focused on complex commercial litigation issues that arise in business and bankruptcy cases. He uses his bankruptcy litigation experience to assist companies, chapter 7 trustees, individuals, creditors and debtors in complex problems that arise in personal and business bankruptcy cases. In the commercial context, Mr. Rizzo has significant litigation experience in breach of fiduciary duty, trade secret misappropriation and construction defect lawsuits, among others.

Representative Experience:

  • Special Litigation Counsel for Chapter 7 Trustees in various litigation matters throughout the country. In three recent cases, Mr. Rizzo has recovered a total of over $10,000,000 as Trustee’s special litigation counsel.
  • Representation of Chapter 7 trustees and plan agents in Nationwide Steel Fabricators, Inc., Brown Medical Center, Inc., Endeavour Highrise, L.P., Convergence Ethanol, Inc., and Contractor Technology, Inc., among others. Mr. Rizzo has also served as trustee’s general and special litigation counsel in numerous other Chapter 7 cases.
  • Represented an international alumina supplier and negotiated a large supply contract in the Kaiser Aluminum bankruptcy case.
  • Litigated a multi-million dollar claim on behalf of a creditor in the Owens Corning bankruptcy case.
  • Defended a large group of former employees and officers in avoidance actions filed in the Enron Corp. bankruptcy case.
  • Represented real estate ventures and the owner of an apartment complex in reorganization cases.
  • Recovered millions of dollars for his clients in trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract and other commercial cases.

Born Sulphur, Louisiana, March 26, 1971. Admitted Louisiana State Bar, 1996; Texas State Bar 2001; admitted to practice before all Texas and Louisiana trial courts and the United States District Courts for the Middle, Eastern and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas.

Education: Louisiana State University (B.S., cum laude, 1993; J.D., 1996).

Member: Phi Beta Kappa; State Bar of Texas; Louisiana State Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; American Bar Association; and the American Bankruptcy Institute