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“THERE ARE LAWYERS WHO TRY AND LAWYERS WHO DO.”

Bob is active in both the legal community and community-at-large, having served as Chairman of the Louisiana State Advisory Committee to the U. S. Civil Rights Commission, Chairman of the South Central Region of the Anti-Defamation League and President of both his local synagogue and Jewish Community Center.

In the legal community, he has served as President of the New Orleans Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Chair of the Louisiana Disciplinary Board and is currently President-Elect of the Louisiana State Bar Association.

Bob is also a frequent speaker and author of litigation, real estate and ethical topics.

Bob’s curriculum vitae is below.

EDUCATION

Cornell University, Bachelor of Science, 1972.

Loyola University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, (cum laude, 1975).

Article Editor of the Loyola Law Review, (1974 – 1975).

BAR ADMISSIONS

Louisiana, 1976.

New York, 1976.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

1996 – Present    Kutcher Tygier & Luminais, LLP

Two Lakeway Center, Suite 900

3850 North Causeway Blvd.

Metairie, Louisiana 70002

Telephone: (504) 830-3838

19771996                   Bronfin & Heller

650 Poydras, Suite 2500

New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

1975 1977                   Law Clerk to Judge R. Blake West

United States District Court for the

Eastern District of Louisiana

 

LOUISIANA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION ACTIVITIES

President, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2019-2020

Nominating Committee, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2015, 2016.

Treasurer, Louisiana State Bar Association, 2014 – 2016.

Recipient, Louisiana State Bar Association, President’s Award, 2013.

Chair, Louisiana State Bar Association, Audit Committee, 2013.

Member, Louisiana State Bar Association, Legislation Committee (current).

Member, Louisiana State Bar Association, Co-Chair, Summer School Committee (current).

Member, Louisiana State Bar Association, Committee on the Profession (current).

Board Liaison, Louisiana State Bar Association, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, 2012 – 2013.

Member, Louisiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates, Liaison to Board of Governors, 2007 – 2008; 2009 – 2010; 2012 – 2014.

Member, Louisiana State Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1998 – 2004; 2006 – 2013.

OTHER BAR-RELATED ACTIVITIES

Board Member, Louisiana Civil Justice Center, 2015 – 2018.

Board Member, Pro Bono Project, 2014 – 2017.

Board Member, Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, 1993 – 1999; Chairman, 1999.

Board Member, Federal Bar Association, New Orleans, 1984 – 1992; President, 1991 – 1992.

Fellow, The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, American Bar Association.

Fellow, Louisiana Bar Foundation.

Master, Thomas Moore Inn of Court.

Adjunct Instruction, Business Entities, Commercial Paper, Agency, Professional

Responsibility and Federal Jurisdiction, New Orleans Bar Review, 1979 – 1999.

Regional Arbitrator, National Association of Securities Dealers (FINRA), New York Stock Exchange, 1982 – 2007.

Louisiana Super Lawyer in Business Litigation, 2008 – 2019.

Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year, Litigation – Real Estate, 2013; Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Real Estate, 2014; Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Commercial Litigation, Litigation-Real Estate, 2016, 2018; Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, 2019.

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

President, Shir Chadash Conservative Synagogue, 2001 – 2002, 2005.

Regional Chairman, Anti-Defamation League, 1992 – 1996;

Regional Board Member, Anti-Defamation League, 1984 – present.

Associate Commissioner, Anti-Defamation League National Commission, 1991 – 2002.

Board Member, Jewish Community Centers of North America, 1992 – 1998.

President, Jewish Community Center of New Orleans, 1991 – 1993.

Board Member, Jewish Community Center of New Orleans, 1980-1993.

Chairman, Louisiana State Advisory Committee, U. S. Civil Rights Commission, 1990 – 1994.

Board Member, Louisiana State Advisory Committee, U. S. Civil Rights Commission, 1984 – 1994;   

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author:The Brand New Louisiana Business Corporation Law”: Adoption of New Model Business Corporations Act – House Bill 319, Louisiana Bar Journal, March 2015.

Author: “Beer v. United States:  The Case of Article III Judges and the           Compensation Clause”, Louisiana Bar Journal, Vol. 61, No. 6, April/May 2014.

Author: “Top 11 Do’s and Don’ts” [of Professionalism], Louisiana Bar Journal, June/July 2013.

Co-Author: “Breach of Fiduciary Duties”, Business Torts Litigation, ABA Section of Litigation, 1992; Update, 1998, 2005.

Author: “Recent Developments in Partnership Law”,

Louisiana State Bar Association – Recent Developments Manual, 1985 – 2000.

Author: “Fifth Circuit Symposium, Securities Law”, Loyola Law Review, 1980, 1981, 1983, and 1984.

Co-Author: “State Takeover Statutes”, A Constitutional Confrontation, Louisiana Bar Journal, March, 1979.

Author: “Freezeouts of Minority Shareholders in Closely-Held Corporations”, Louisiana Bar Journal, September, 1977.

Co-Author: “Quis Custodiet Custodes?  The Case Against Article I Courts”, Loyola Law Review, Vol. 22, No. 1, Winter, 1975 – 76.

Author: “The National Court of Appeals: Freund or Foe?”, Loyola Law Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, 1975.

Author: “The Extension of Pendent Jurisdiction to Parties Not in the Jurisdiction – Conferring Suit”, Loyola Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, 1974.

SEMINAR SPEAKER – Last 10 Years

Louisiana State Bar Association, Trial Practice CLE, Expert Witnesses – Do’s & Don’ts, December 2018.

Louisiana State Bar Association, Ethics and Professionalism: Watch Your P’s & Q’s, Ethics: The Opioid Epidemic – Ethical, Legal, Medical Implications, December 2018.

Louisiana State Bar Association, CLE During Voodoo Fest, A Jury Trial Haunting, What Makes An Effective Closing Argument?, October 2018.

Louisiana State Bar Association, Historic Charleston, Get the Most Out of Your Opening and Closing, February 2018.

LSU Law Center, Trial Advocacy Program, August 2017.

Louisiana State Bar Association, An Evening with the New Orleans Pelicans, December 2016, 2017, 2018.

Louisiana State Bar Association, New York, New York: Changing Faces of the Law: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Professionalism), November 2016.

Louisiana State Bar Association, New York, New York: Effective Use of An Expert From Engagement Thru Trial, November 2018.

Louisiana State Bar Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, Professionalism in a Social World, September 2016.

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

Louisiana State Bar Association, Juridical Entities, June 2016.

Louisiana State Bar Association, Summer School Revisited, December 2015 – 2016.

LSU Law Center, Recent Developments Seminar, December 2015.

Louisiana State Bar Association/Gilsbar, Ethics & Professionalism, September 2015.

Louisiana State Bar Association, 29th Judicial District Court CLE: Professionalism Made Easy, November 2014.

Louisiana State Bar Association, Managing the Case at Trial:  Preparation, Presentation and Avoiding the Unknowns, June 2013; December 2013.

Louisiana State Bar Association, Trial Practice CLE, December 2012 – 2018.

Louisiana State Bar Association, Professionalism Made Easy, December 2013.

New Orleans Bar Association, Simple, Easy to Follow Guidelines for Professionalism, August 2013.

Louisiana State Bar Association, Is Law School Worth It or Will I Pay Off My Student Loans Before I Retire?, June 2012

Tulane Law School, Professionalism Program, March 2012.

Louisiana State Bar Association, Get Your Cases in Gear! Motion Practice CLE, December 2011.

National Business Institute, Entity Selection: Beyond the Basics, December 2011.

New Orleans Bar Association, Litigation Lessons: Preparing and Defending a Client in Depositions, November 2011.

Louisiana State Bar Association, Planning for the Small Business for the Non-Tax Lawyer, August 2011.

Louisiana State Bar Association, To Be or Not to Be A Lawyer, Panel, June 2011.

Louisiana State Bar Association, Discovery and the Corporate Defendant, Panel, June 2011.

National Business Institute, LLCs: From Formation to Special Uses, May 2011.

Louisiana State Bar Association, Get Your Cases in Gear: Motion Practice CLE, Panel, March 2011.

Loyola Law School, Federal Civil Procedure, Navigating the Mine Fields and Avoiding the Pitfalls, Panel, November 2010.

Inn of Court, Social Networking, Panel, October 2010.

National Business Institute, Drafting LLC Agreements: Essential Skills and Hands-On Training, May 2010.

Louisiana State Bar Association, CLE Program, Selecting and Investigating Experts and Daubert Motions, December 2009.

Louisiana State Bar Association, CLE Program, An Evening with the Hornets!, April 2009.

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Best Lawyers 2012-2019:
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation Real Estate
Admissions
  • Louisiana 1976
  • New York 1976
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5thCircuit, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987