Robert A. Kutcher

Robert A. Kutcher

Partner

Phone: 

504-830-3838 (Main)
Phone: 

504-830-3820 (Direct)
Fax: 

504-836-9573
Email: 

rkutcher@nolacounsel.com

 

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Additional Info

Areas of Practice:

Litigation Percentage:

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions:

  • Louisiana, 1976
  • New York, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Education:

  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1975
    • J.D. Honors: Cum Laude
    • Law Review: Loyola Law Review, Articles Editor, 1974-1975
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1972
    • B.S. 

Published Works:

  • The Brand New Louisiana Business Corporation Law: Adoption of New Model Business Corporations Act – House Bill 319, Louisiana Bar Journal, March 2015
  • Beer v. United States: The Case of Article III Judges and the Compensation Clause , Louisiana Bar Journal, Vol. 61, No. 6, April/May 2014
  • Recent Developments in Business Entities, LSBA - Recent Developments Manual
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duties, Business Torts Litigation
  • Fifth Circuit Symposium, Securities Law, Loyola Law Review
  • State Takeover Statutes, The Louisiana Bar Journal, 1979
  • Freezeouts of Minority Shareholders in Closely-Held Corporations, The Louisiana Bar Journal, 1977
  • Quis Custodiet Custodes? The Case Against Article I Courts, Loyola Law Review, Vol. 22, Number 1 Winter 1975 - 76.
  • The National Court of Appeals: Freund or Foe?, Loyola Law Review, Vol. 21, Number 1, 1975
  • The Extension of Pendent Jurisdiction to Parties Not in the Jurisdiction - Conferring Suit, Loyola Law Review, Vol. 20, Number 1, 1974

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Extraordinary Remedies Under Louisiana Law, Louisiana State Bar Association, June 2016

  • Juridical Entities, Louisiana State Bar Association, June 2016

  • Trial Practice, Chair, Louisiana State Bar Association, December 2015
  • LUTPA – Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act: How to Try Your Case, Summer School Revisited, Louisiana State Bar Association, December 2015
  • Professionalism Made Easy, An Evening With The Pelicans, Louisiana State Bar Association, December 2015
  • Professionalism Made Easy, Recent Developments in Legislation & Jurisprudence, LSU CLE, December 2015
  • Goldman Sachs 10K Small Business Legal Clinic, Delgado Community College, October 2015
  • Ethics and Professionalism, Gilsbar, September 2015
  • LUTPA – Louisiana Unfair Trade Practices Act: How to Try Your Case, Louisiana State Bar Association, June 2015
  • The Federal Practice Blues – The Hot Seat!, Professionalism, Louisiana State Bar Association, June 2015
  • Professionalism CLE, St. Charles Parish Bar Association, November 2014
  • The Brand New Louisiana Business Corporation Law: Adoption of New Model Business Corporations Act – House Bill 319, Louisiana State Bar Association, June 2014
  • Managing the Case at Trial: Preparation, Presentation and Avoiding the Unknowns, Louisiana State Bar Association, December 2013
  • Professionalism Made Easy, Louisiana State Bar Association, December 2013
  • Simple, Easy to Follow Guidelines for Professionalism, New Orleans Bar Association, August 2013
  • Is Law School Worth It or Will I Pay Off My Student Loans Before I Retire?, Louisiana State Bar Association, June 2012
  • Professionalism Program, Tulane Law School, March 2012
  • Get Your Cases in Gear! Motion Practice CLE, Chair, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2011
  • Entity Selection: Beyond the Basics, National Business Institute, 2011
  • Litigation Lessons: Preparing and Defending a Client in Depositions, New Orleans Bar Association, 2011
  • Planning for the Small Business for the Non-Tax Lawyer, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2011
  • To Be or Not to Be A Lawyer, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2011
  • Discovery and the Corporate Defendant, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2011
  • LLCs: From Formation to Special Uses, National Business Institute, 2011
  • Federal Civil Procedure, Navigating the Mine Fields and Avoiding the Pitfalls, Loyola Law School, 2010
  • Social Networking, Inn of Court, 2010
  • Drafting LLC Agreements: Essential Skills and Hands-On Training, National Business Institute, 2010
  • Selecting and Investigating Experts and Daubert Motions, Louisiana State Bar Association, CLE Program, 2009
  • An Ethical Perspective on Metadata and Electronic Discovery, An Evening with the Hornets! Louisiana State Bar Association, 2009
  • Ethics and Electronic Discovery, AIG, In-House Seminar, Continuing Education Program, 2008
  • Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Louisiana, National Business Institute, 2008
  • Advanced LLC Issues, National Business Institute, 2007
  • Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Louisiana, National Business Institute, 2007
  • Throw Me Something Mister!, New Orleans Bar Association, 2007 Bench Bar Conference, 2007
  • Carnival Krewes, Mardi Gras Etiquette and Legal Professionalism, 2007
  • Helping Your Client Select the Best Entity Option, National Business Institute, 2007
  • Rule XIX and How the System Works, Loyola Law School, Back to School, 2005
  • Professionalism in the 21st Century, Loyola Law School, Back to School, 2006
  • Louisiana Wetlands, CLE International, 2005
  • Partnerships, LLCs and LLPs: Organization and Operation in Louisiana, Lorman Education Services, 2005
  • Advanced Real Estate Law in Louisiana, National Business Institute, 2005
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Lorman Education Services, 2005
  • 2004 Solo Practitioners and Small Firms Seminar, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, 2004
  • Limited Liability Company Update in Louisiana, National Business Institute, 2004
  • Choice of Business Entity in Louisiana: How to Do it Right, National Business Institute, 2003
  • Annual Survey of Business Organizations Law, Louisiana State Bar Association, CLE Program, 2003
  • Recent Developments in Louisiana Civil Procedure, Loyola Law School, Back to School, 2002
  • Rule XIX and How the System Works, Tulane Law School, Legal Ethics, 2002
  • Ethics in Litigation, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2002
  • It's All in the Game - Tuning in the Professional Channel, Thomas More Inn of Court, 2001
  • Rule XIX, Loyola Law Review, 2001
  • A Case of Discipline, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2000
  • Professional Responsibility and Ethics, Commercial Law League of America, 1999
  • Environmental Concerns Affecting Commercial Property in Louisiana: What Every Owner Needs to Know, International Council of Shopping Centers, 1998
  • Preventing Lawyer Misconduct, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, 1998
  • Discovery and Evidentiary Presentation of Facts in a State Tax Case, SEATA, 1998
  • Counseling Corporate America, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1998
  • How to Get and Keep Clients Ethically, Tulane Law School, Legal Ethics, 1997
  • The Disciplinary System, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1996
  • ABC's Choice of Business Entities, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1995
  • Legal Ethics, Tulane University, 1995
  • Legal Ethics, Louisiana State Bar Association, Section of Sole Practitioners, 1994 - 1995
  • Legal Ethics, Loyola Law Alumni Association, 1994
  • Arbitration, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1992
  • Civil Rights in the Workplace, Louisiana State Bar Association, 1991
  • Ethics, Federal Jurisdiction, Business Entities, and Commercial Paper, New Orleans Bar Review, 1979 – 1999

Honors and Awards:

  • President’s Award , Louisiana State Bar Association, 2013
  • Best Lawyers' 2013 New Orleans Litigation–Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Best Lawyers in America , Practice Areas: Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Real Estate, 2012 - 2016
  • Selected for inclusion within Louisiana Super Lawyers® 2012-2015
  • Leadership in Law Award , New Orleans CityBusiness, 2007
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Louisiana State Bar Association, Treasurer, 2014 - 2016
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1998-2004; 2006–2013 - Member
  • Liaison to LSBA Board of Governors, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2012-2014
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 2009-Present - Member, Legislation Committee
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 2008 - Present – Summer School Committee, Co-Chair
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 2008-Present - Member, Committee on the Profession
  • Louisiana State Bar Association, 2012-2013 - Board Liaison, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
  • Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, 1993-1999 - Board Member, Chairman
  • Federal Bar Association New Orleans, 1991-1992 - President; 1988-1992 - Board Member
  • Louisiana and New York State Bars - Member
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, American Bar Association, 2011-Present
  • Fellow, Louisiana Bar Foundation, 2011 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Litigation Counsel of America, 2008-Present - Fellow
  • Thomas Moore Inn of Court, 1998-Present - Master
  • National Association of Securities Dealers (FINRA), New York Stock Exchange, 1982-2007 - Regional Arbitrator

Past Employment Positions:

  • Bronfin & Heller, Partner, 1977-1996
  • Judge R. Blake West, U.S. District Court, Law Clerk, 1975-1977

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Board of Directors, Pro Bono Project, 2014 - Present
  • Board Member, Louisiana Civil Justice Center, 2015 - 2016
  • Chairman, Louisiana State Advisory Committee, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, 1990-1992
  • Board Member, Louisiana State Advisory Committee, U. S. Civil Rights Commission, 1986–1992
  • Associate Commissioner, Anti-Defamation League National Commission, 1991-2005
  • President, Shir Chadash Conservative Synagogue, 2005
  • President, Shir Chadash Conservative Synagogue, 2001-2002
  • President, New Orleans Jewish Community Center, 1992-1994
  • Regional Chairman, Anti-Defamation League, 1990 - 1994
  • Regional Board Member, Anti-Defamation League, 1984-1996
  • Board Member, Jewish Community Centers of North America, 1990-1993

Languages:

  • English

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