Tour de Crypto Charity Affairs Advisor, Commercial Litigation Attorney & Associate Director Houston Blockchain Alliance
Blake Rizzo is a partner in the bankruptcy and commercial litigation section 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.
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
BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTOCURRENCY
Blake Rizzo is also the Charity Affairs Advisor for the Tour De Crypto and the Associate Director of the newly-formed Houston Blockchain Alliance.
The Tour De Crypto started their first annual cycling road trip across the U.S. in 2018 to raise cryptocurrency awareness for charity. The mission of the Tour is to connect charities and donors with cryptocurrencies by educating charity organizers and the general population on the benefits of using the blockchain and cryptocurrencies for donations. Mr. Rizzo manages all aspects of the Tour and works directly with charity organizations to educate them on the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. By doing this, Mr. Rizzo teaches charitable organizations how they can use the blockchain to directly receive 100% of the donations from cryptocurrency users.
During their first Tour, Mr. Rizzo was able to obtain significant sponsorships and partners, including, among others, Mr. Ronnie Moas, World Crypto Con and Global Boost. The goal of the inaugural Tour is to raise $1 million in cryptocurrency for the Houston Area Women’s Center.