Phone: (504) 526-2921
Fax: (504) 587-1577
400 Poydras St #1980
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Kirk Reasonover is the founder and managing member of Reasonover & Berg, LLC. He handles a wide variety of commercial litigation and arbitration, including investment disputes, adversary proceedings in bankruptcy, corporate disputes, shareholder derivative litigation, and class actions. He has handled numerous claims involving securities fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, mismanagement and racketeering. He has successfully resolved significant insurance claims for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations.
Mr. Reasonover has represented many clients in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA" the successor to the "NASD" and "NYSE"). He has served as one of the members of FINRA’s National Arbitration and Mediation Committee (the "NAMC"). The NAMC advises the Board of Directors of the FINRA on rules governing FINRA’s arbitration and mediation forums, which are the most frequently used forums for arbitration and mediation of disputes between clients and brokerage firms. The NAMC also advised FINRA on the recruitment, training and evaluation of arbitrators.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Reasonover has worked with a variety of financial institutions. He served as a director and member of the audit committee of Citizens National Bank of Meridian, a federally chartered bank. He is the former Chair of the Business Torts Section of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) and was Chair of ATLA’s Securities Subcommittee. He was a member of the Board of Directors and has served as Chair of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, an organization comprised of several hundred attorneys practicing in the area of securities arbitration. He frequently lectures on topics relating to commercial litigation, investment disputes and securities arbitration.
He has co-authored a treatise Litigating Business and Commercial Tort Cases, which is published by Thomson Reuters. At Loyola Law School, he has taught a course entitled "The Basics of Arbitration." He has served as a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Louisiana Law Institute.
He has been selected for listing in Louisiana Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Commercial Litigation and Litigation – Securities, and he has received an AV peer review rating by Martindale Hubbell, which reflects the highest ratings for adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. The rating also reflects expertise and other professional qualifications that are very high to preeminent.
Mr. Reasonover’s education includes a law degree from Tulane University Law School and Master of Business Administration from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University. He was a member of the Tulane Law Review and won the Tulane Junior Appellate Moot Court Competition. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.
He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, is married and has one daughter.