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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
July 25, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Student Dakota Hawkins

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 24, 2017

Taylor Porter Holds Successful Collection Drive and Volunteer Day for Food Bank

Taylor Porter held its annual food drive collection and volunteer day for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank as food drive collections totaled 460 pounds of donated food, and then on July 21, Taylor Porter had 22 volunteers travel to the Food... Read More
July 21, 2017

Taylor Porter Supports Children’s Advocacy Center at 11th Annual Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser

Pictured from left: Taylor Porter attorneys Kelley Dick, Skip Philips, (Mike The Tiger), Lauren Rivera, Mike Walsh, Juan Miranda, and Scott Mansfield  Taylor Porter was proud to sponsor and support the 11th Annual Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser Event,... Read More
July 19, 2017

Taylor Porter Hosts St. Jude Children’s Walk/Run Kickoff Fundraiser on River Terrace

Taylor Porter was proud to host on its 8th Floor River Terrace the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Louisiana Walk/Run Fundraiser Kickoff Party, held Tuesday, July 18. Taylor Porter would like to thank Heirloom Cuisine LLC for... Read More
July 12, 2017

McDermott Offers Tips for Estate Planning in Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge Article

"Taking Care of Your Own (E)State of Affairs" - Estate Planning Requires Proper Preparation of Documents; Tips for Healthcare Professionals to Plan Ahead  By John McDermott ​Taylor Porter Partner; Tax and Estate Planning Practice Group Leader ​john... Read More
July 07, 2017

Walsh Presents Ethics Update at 26th Annual Southeastern Environmental Law & Regulation Conference

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Walsh, who regularly represents lawyers, law firms, and judges in disciplinary proceedings, malpractice matters, professional liability claims and ethics violations, presented “Ethics Update: Digital is Forever,” at the 26th Annual Southeastern Environmental Law &... Read More
July 06, 2017

Taylor Porter Participates in Annual Boys & Girls Club PB&J Luncheon

Taylor Porter attorneys participated in the annual Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge PB&J Luncheon, held Thursday, June 15, at Park Elementary. The annual event enables the organization's board of trustees and supporting members to spend... Read More
July 03, 2017

Barrye Panepinto Miyagi Joins Taylor Porter

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that Barrye Panepinto Miyagi, who has more than 25 years of experience representing some of the region’s most prominent petrochemical, energy and manufacturing companies, has joined the Firm as Partner. Miyagi practices in... Read More
June 27, 2017

“Reimagining Southern” - Castille Assists in Funding, Master Plan to Give University Makeover

Click here to view story on the Baton Rouge Business Report web site Rendering courtesy Southern University​ - The new Alumni and Economic Development Center, overlooking the Mississippi River on the Southern University campus, is part of the Imagine 20,000... Read More
June 22, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: Southern University Law Center Student Raymond Wilkes

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
June 22, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Students Andree Comeaux and Sara Daniel

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
June 20, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Students Savannah Walker and Colin Peak

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
June 19, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: Southern University Law Center Student Jourdan Williams

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
June 12, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Students Annie Reed and Greg Barro

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
June 12, 2017

TP Insight: La. Supreme Court Ruling May Have Effect on Private Entities, Public Records Requests

Read the Full Louisiana Supreme Court Decision By John Murrill ​Partner, Taylor Porter       Private companies contracting with public agencies may be unaware that their business records are subject to inspection and copying as a... Read More
June 06, 2017

Gone Trespassin’: French Discusses Fine Lines Between Private, Public Fishing Waters

Click here to read the article Taylor Porter attorney Ryan French's article, “Gone Trespassin’: Why Your Next Fishing Trip Might Be Criminal Activity,” was published in the June 2017 "Around The Bar" magazine of the Baton Rouge... Read More
May 31, 2017

Rivera Featured in Baton Rouge Bar Association’s “Member Spotlight”

Click here to read article Taylor Porter attorney Lauren Rivera was featured in the Baton Rouge Bar Association "Member Spotlight" section in the May 29-June 2 BRBA E-Newsletter. Rivera practices in the Employment, Labor and Benefits area, as well as Environmental... Read More
May 26, 2017

Eight TP Attorneys Ranked by Clients in 2017 Chambers USA as “Leaders in Their Field”

Taylor Porter had eight attorneys ranked as “Leaders in Their Field” in the Chambers USA 2017 Directory, which surveys clients and other law firms to rank attorneys globally since 1990. Taylor Porter’s Chambers USA honorees include: Mike Crawford ... Read More
May 25, 2017

Tumminello Joins Board of Directors of LSU Theatre’s Swine Palace

Taylor Porter attorney Trey Tumminello has joined the board of directors of Swine Palace, a non-profit, professional theatre company supporting the educational mission of the LSU School of Theatre by producing professional productions for the Baton Rouge community and serving... Read More
May 24, 2017

Womack Recognized for Outstanding Pro Bono Service by LSBA, Louisiana Supreme Court

Taylor Porter Partner Mac Womack was a recipient of the Louisiana State Bar Association 2017 “Pro Bono Publico” award, presented at the annual Pro Bono Publico and Children’s Law Awards Ceremony, held Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the Louisiana... Read More
May 15, 2017

TP Legal Insight: “Beware How You Share Client Data” - U.S. Court Rules in File-Sharing Website Case

By John Murrill ​Partner, Taylor Porter In the recent case of Harleysville Insurance Co. v. Holding Funeral Home, Inc., 2017 WL 1041600 (W.D. Va. 2/9/2017), a federal district court in Virginia issued a ruling that should make you think twice about how... Read More
May 11, 2017

Peak Discusses Health Care’s Labor and Employment Trends Under Trump Administration

“What’s In The (Trump) Cards?” Health Care Industry Labor and Employment Issues in Limbo Stack the Deck Under New Administration By Thomas R. Peak Taylor Porter Partner; Labor and Employment Attorney tom.peak@taylorporter.com Article... Read More
May 10, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors Volunteers in Public Schools’ Annual Apple Awards

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the 2017 Volunteers in Public Schools' Annual Volunteer Picnic and Apple Awards, held May 9, 2017, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) is an independent non-profit organization that seeks... Read More

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