All of us at Gordon Arata are saddened by the passing of Blake Arata. Blake dedicated his life to practicing law in the firm he co-founded in 1970 and loved. For over half a century, Blake was renowned as one of the premier oil and gas attorneys in the State of Louisiana. He handled complex oil and gas matters of all kinds, and he was admired equally as a skilled negotiator in the boardroom and as a staunch advocate in the courtroom. Blake also proudly served New Orleans as its City Attorney from 1970-1975 and admirably served his country on active duty in the United States Navy and as lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserve.
Our Firm loved him dearly – we will miss him.