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December 12, 2017

Hester Selected “Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year in Baton Rouge” for Third Time

Taylor Porter Partner Mary Hester has been selected for the third time as "Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year in Baton Rouge" by Best Lawyers in America® in its 2018 rankings. The distinction is awarded to individual attorneys with... Read More
December 06, 2017

Ellis Serves as BRAC’s Building Committee Chair During $3.5-Million Expansion Plan

Click here to read the news story featured in The Advocate Taylor Porter Partner Jim Ellis, who serves as the Baton Rouge Area Chamber Building Committee Chair, helped develop the plans for the new BRAC Headquarters, which recently broke ground... Read More
December 05, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors YMCA’s Annual “Gingerbread Jog” to Support Kids’ Programs

Taylor Porter is a sponsor of the 2017 YMCA Gingerbread Jog that takes place on Saturday, Dec. 16, at City-Brooks Park (LSU Lakes), and will include a 5k run and a one-mile family run/dog walk. The walk will begin... Read More
December 04, 2017

Halphen, Millender Author Article in Louisiana Hospital Association Impact Lawbrief Newsletter

Click here to read article in LHA Impact Lawbrief Taylor Porter attorneys Ann Halphen and Ne'Shira Millender co-authored, "Recent Walker Decision Casts Doubt Regarding the Reporting Requirements for Proctoring to the National Practitioner Data Bank," published in the Louisiana... Read More
December 01, 2017

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly Selected Among “40 Under 40” by Baton Rouge Business Report

Click here to read article in BR Biz Report Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly has been selected among the 2017 Class of the "Forty Under 40" by the Baton Rouge Business Report, recognizing those who have made significant contributions to their business... Read More
November 27, 2017

Lambert to Serve as BRBA President-Elect; Kenny Elected Secretary of Young Lawyers’ Council

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Lambert will serve as the President-Elect of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, while Partner Erin Sayes Kenny will be installed as the Secretary/Treasurer of the BRBA's Young Lawyer Section Council, as the local... Read More
November 21, 2017

McDermott Completes Three-Year Term with IRS Advisory Council; Group Issues Annual Report to IRS

Click here for the 2017 Annual Report by the IRS Advisory Council Taylor Porter Partner John McDermott has completed his three-year term of service on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). The federal advisory committee reports to the IRS Commissioner,... Read More
November 20, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors LABI’s “Beyond The Bar”: Breaking Down the Capital’s Impact on Business

Click here for more event information Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry's "Beyond the BAR" seminar focused on breaking down the Capitol's impact on businesses across Louisiana. The... Read More
November 17, 2017

New, Unique Medicare Numbers to Replace Social Security Numbers on Cards by End of 2019

Is Your Billing Department Ready for MBI’s? By Barrye Panepinto Miyagi Partner, Taylor Porter Medicare Compliance Practice barrye.miyagi@taylorporter.com 225.381.0207 Click here for CMS press release The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will remove social... Read More
November 16, 2017

Amedee Named to Louisiana Supreme Court’s Health Law Specialty Advisory Commission

Taylor Porter Partner Cindy Amedee has been named to the Advisory Commission for the Health Law Specialty, the newest legal specialty approved by the Louisiana Supreme Court and Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. On Sept. 28, 2017, the Louisiana State Bar Association... Read More
November 14, 2017

Holy “Cap!” Health Care Providers Now Face Uncapped Exposure for Negligent Credentialing

Published in the November/December 2017 Issue of the Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge ​By Adam Thames adam.thames@taylorporter.com Partner, Taylor Porter LOUISIANA LAW IMPOSES on health care providers a duty to investigate, select, and retain only qualified and... Read More
November 08, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors 12th Annual Louisiana Smart Growth Summit at Baton Rouge’s Shaw Center

Click here for more information ​Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the Center for Planning Excellence's 12th Annual Louisiana Smart Growth Summit, which is taking place at the Shaw Center on Nov. 7-8. Approximately 800 people attend... Read More
November 07, 2017

“Construction Spending, Jobs On The Rise” - Keynote Speaker at Third Annual La. Construction Forum

Construction spending is on the rise, mostly in hotel and office-related projects, and construction jobs are being added into the market, both locally and nationally, said Dr. Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO of economic firm Sage Policy Group, Inc., and... Read More
November 03, 2017

Twenty-Four of Taylor Porter’s Practice Areas Ranked on 2018 “Best Law Firms” List

Taylor Porter had 24 practice areas ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America® on the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list. Law Firms included in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" rankings are recognized by clients... Read More
November 01, 2017

TP “Belly Up With The Bar” Team Takes First Place “Best Elixir” in 2017 BRBA Fundraiser

The Taylor Porter “Belly Up with the Bar” team, "Fiesta with the Best’a," won the People’s Choice “Best Elixir” first place award for the “Pinarita” (frozen margarita and pina... Read More
October 31, 2017

Lowe Presents “Anatomy of a Jury Trial” at 2017 LSBA VooDoo CLE Seminar in New Orleans

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe teamed up with attorney Dean Sutherland, of Jeansonne & Remondet, to present "Anatomy of a Jury Trial” at the Louisiana State Bar Association's 2017 VooDoo CLE Seminar, held Oct. 27... Read More
October 30, 2017

Taylor Porter Recognized as Impact Sponsor at 2017 Boys & Girls Club Steak & Stake Fundraiser

Taylor Porter was a recipient of an "Impact Sponsor" award for its support of the 2017 Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge's annual signature event, "Steak & Stake," held Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Raising Cane's River Center. ​... Read More
October 27, 2017

Barton Participates in 2017 Sports Law Panel Presented by LSU Law Center

Photo Courtesy of LSU Law Center “Sports Law Panel” at LSU Law Center – sponsored by LSU Law School Sports, Entertainment, Media Law Society: pictured from left: panelists Justin Vincent (TAF Development Officer, former LSU... Read More
October 27, 2017

Taylor Porter Hosts “Talk on the Terrace” to Celebrate Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program

Pictured from left: Taylor Porter Managing Partner and Cristo Rey Board Member Skip Philips; Cristo Rey Sophomore Ja’Darion Davis; Cristo Rey Sophomore Erion Davison; Board Member Stephen Waguespack of LABI; Cristo Rey Sophomore Jamone Williams; Board Member Sr.... Read More
October 27, 2017

Taylor Porter to Sponsor Third Annual South Louisiana Construction Economic Forum on Nov. 2

Click here to register for the event Taylor Porter is a presenting sponsor for the Third Annual South Louisiana Construction Economic Forum, "Presenting: The Future of Construction in Louisiana," to be held Thursday, Nov. 2, at L... Read More
October 23, 2017

Taylor Porter Participates in BRBA’s Halloween “Trunk or Treat” Charity Event

Taylor Porter participated in the First Halloween "Trunk or Treat" charity event, presented by the Baton Rouge Bar Association Volunteer Committee with all proceeds benefitting the Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Baton Rouge. The event was held Saturday, Oct. 21,... Read More
October 20, 2017

Taylor Porter Welcomes New Associates, LSU Law Graduates Leah Canaday Cook and Caroline Darwin

LSU Law Center graduates Caroline Darwin (left) and Leah Canaday Cook (right) have joined Taylor Porter as Associates. Taylor Porter is pleased to welcome its newest Associates Leah Canaday Cook and Caroline Darwin, both graduates of Louisiana State University... Read More
October 20, 2017

Taylor Porter “Returns to the Roaring Twenties” at the 2017 NALCP Conference

Taylor Porter was a participant of and booth sponsor in the 2017 National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP) Conference, held in San Diego. The theme of the conference was the "Return to the Roaring Twenties," so Taylor Porter dressed... Read More
October 19, 2017

Taylor Porter Attorneys, Staff “Geaux Casual for Pro Bono 2017”

Taylor Porter participated in the 2017 and Sixth Annual "Geaux Casual for Pro Bono" fundraiser day, held across Baton Rouge for the Baton Rouge Bar Association. All proceeds benefit the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project. ​Attorneys and staff... Read More
October 18, 2017

Taylor Porter Launches Practice Area Legal Blog: “The Taylor RePorter”

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce the launch of its legal blog, "The Taylor RePorter," a blog of articles written by Taylor Porter attorneys covering news, developments, trends and legal issues in the various practice areas affecting our... Read More
October 12, 2017

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 2017 Emerge Center Volunteer Activists’ Awards

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 46th Annual and 2017 Emerge Center Volunteer Activists' Awards, to be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10 at the Renaissance Hotel. The event honors community volunteers who go above and beyond typical volunteer... Read More
October 11, 2017

Four Score! - Taylor Porter Honored Among “Best Places to Work” for Fourth Consecutive Year

Pictured above: Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Bob Barton receives the company's "Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge" award from the Business Report's Executive Editor J.R. Ball, at an awards breakfast held Oct. 11 at... Read More
October 05, 2017

Taylor Porter’s Member Firm Group MSI Global Alliance Wins Prestigious International Service Awards

MSI Global Alliance (MSI), an international associations of independent legal and accounting firms of which Taylor Porter is the exclusive Louisiana law firm member, won two awards in the prestigious International Accounting Bulletin Forum & Awards: ‘Rising Star Association... Read More
October 04, 2017

Taylor Porter L&E Team Leader Speaks at Annual Baton Rouge SHRM Fall Conference

Taylor Porter Partner and Employment and Labor Law Practice Team Leader Vicki Crochet presented, "Trump Card: How The New Administration Will Impact Human Resources," at the 2017 Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management Annual Fall Conference, held Wednesday, Oct. 4,... Read More
September 26, 2017

Taylor Porter Donates $2,270 to Mary Bird Perkins in Annual Geaux Pink Fundraising Drive

Taylor Porter held its annual Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Raffle and Geaux Pink Luncheon. Pictured from left: Taylor Porter employee Wendy Ross (raffle winner of jewelry graciously donated by Kendra Scott); Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips; Mary Bird... Read More
September 18, 2017

“BUILDing Together” – Habitat Day Launches Diversity Committee’s Community Outreach Program

Taylor Porter’s volunteer day this past Saturday for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge kicked off our Firm’s newly-launched BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) Community Outreach Program. The program was implemented by... Read More
September 14, 2017

Whitfield’s Cyber Attack, Ransomware Article Published by BR Healthcare Journal

“Healthcare Providers Held Ransom by Alarming Surge of Cyber Attacks; What You Can Do to Protect Your Critical Data” By Marc Whitfield marc.whitfield@taylorporter.com Partner, Taylor Porter; Privacy and Health Information Technology Attorney It is virtually... Read More
September 01, 2017

Disaster Recovery Links for Hurricane Harvey Victims

The thoughts and prayers of the Taylor Porter family are with the victims of Hurricane Harvey and all those affected by the widespread flooding and storm damage in Texas. As your recovery begins, we want to share important... Read More
August 25, 2017

LSU Law Unveils Commemorative Plaque in Honor of Former TP Managing Partner Tom Phillips

At today's Les Avocats luncheon, which celebrates graduates of the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center who graduated 50 or more years ago, the LSU Law Center unveiled a plaque commemorating the creation of the Tom Fore Phillips National Moot... Read More
August 25, 2017

Seiter Featured in Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge for Top Ranking by Best Lawyers

Click here to read article ​Taylor Porter Partner and Healthcare Practice Team Leader Pat Seiter was featured in the Friday edition of the Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge News Update, for being ranked, by his peers, “Lawyer of the... Read More
August 15, 2017

Thirty Taylor Porter Attorneys Named 2018 “Best Lawyers”; Five Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year”

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that 30 of the firm's attorneys are included in the Best Lawyers in America® 2018 – an annual list compiled since 1983 and universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence... Read More
August 14, 2017

Taylor Porter Publishes Fall Firm Newsletter of “The Centurion”

Click here to read our newsletter Taylor Porter is proud to publish its 2017 Fall newsletter edition of "The Centurion": Serving Baton Rouge For More Than 100 Years." Our firm's newsletter highlights the achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional/community involvement... Read More
August 08, 2017

TP Attorney Profile: Q&A with Associate Ne’Shira Millender

Taylor Porter Associate Ne’Shira Millender has been practicing with our firm since 2014, when she graduated magna cum laude from Southern University Law Center. Ne’Shira practices in the area of commercial litigation. In addition to her legal... Read More
August 04, 2017

Taylor Porter Concludes Annual Summer Associate Program for Area Law Students

Taylor Porter was proud to host 16 Baton Rouge area law students from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and Southern University Law Center to participate in the Firm’s annual Summer Associate Program, two rounds of six weeks each. ... Read More
August 04, 2017

Taylor Porter Diversity Committee Launches “BUILD” Community Outreach Program

Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee, is pleased to launch the BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) Community Outreach Program, designed to further bridge the Firm’s diversity efforts with its traditional community outreach and volunteer... Read More
August 03, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: SULC Law Student Claire Caillier

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
August 03, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Student Hayden Bigby

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
August 02, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: SULC Law Student Scott Courrege

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
August 01, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: SULC Law Student Joseph Odom

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
August 01, 2017

Taylor Porter Continues Scholarship Commitment to LSU Law Center

Taylor Porter was proud to present its annual donation to the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center as part of the firm's financial commitment to the law school. Pictured from left: Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee... Read More
July 31, 2017

TP Attorneys Serve as Presenters, Speakers at Baton Rouge Bar’s Annual Conference

The annual "Bench Bar Conference," put on by the Baton Rouge Bar Association where attorneys and judges network, and attend CLE seminars on the latest trends and topics on professionalism and ethics, was held July 26-29, 2017,... Read More
July 27, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Student Markeya Scott

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
July 26, 2017

Lambert Featured in “The Rising Ranks of Female Attorneys in Baton Rouge”

Click here to read the article in the Baton Rouge Business Report ​Taylor Porter Partner Amy Lambert was featured in a Baton Rouge Business Report article on "The Rising Ranks of Female Attorneys in Baton Rouge," discussing the trend of... Read More
July 26, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Student Sarah Nickel

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
July 26, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Student Christine Colwell

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More

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