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December 27, 2016

Fourteen Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked Among 2017 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Taylor Porter had 14 attorneys named to the 2017 lists of Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, which will be will be printed in the March/April 2017 issue of Louisiana Life and the February 2017 issue of St. Charles Avenue.   ​The... Read More
December 26, 2016

Baton Rouge Flood Recovery Update on End-of-the-Year Property Taxes

Click here Below is an end-of-the-year property tax update in Baton Rouge given the aftermath of the 2016 August floods, courtesy of Hannis T. Bourgeois CPAs + Business Advisors: Tax Update December 2016 Property Taxes As a result of the August floods, many... Read More
December 22, 2016

Taylor Porter’s 33-Year Christmas Cookbook Tradition Featured in The Advocate

Click here The Taylor Porter 33-year tradition of the firm's women employees working up a "Christmas Cookbook" was featured in The Advocate, also highlighting a special inclusion this year of a chapter, “Flood Relief Cooking... Read More
December 19, 2016

Kenny Helps Organize 25th Annual Baton Rouge Bar Holiday Gift Drive for 900 Children

Taylor Porter attorney Erin Sayes Kenny served on the 2016 Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Holiday Star Committee, which celebrated 25 years this year, and delivered presents to almost 900 underprivileged children for the holiday season. Taylor Porter attorney John Parker ... Read More
December 15, 2016

Taylor Porter Participates in 25th Annual Baton Rouge Bar Holiday Star Project

Taylor Porter delivered holiday gifts to 70 children and 31 families today to St. Anthony Catholic Church, one of the agencies served through the 25th annual Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Section Holiday Star Project. The annual project... Read More
December 14, 2016

Taylor Porter Proud to Feature Results of 17th Annual Holiday Card Contest for Children

Click here to view Taylor Porter's 17th Annual Holiday Card For the last 17 years, Taylor Porter has offered the families of our firm's attorneys and staff to have their children, nephews, nieces, godchildren and grandchildren, submit their... Read More
December 13, 2016

Bowman Becomes First Haitian Creole Language Court Interpreter for Louisiana Supreme Court

Click here ​Taylor Porter Partner and Diversity Committee Chair Katia Bowman has become the first registered Haitian Creole Language court interpreter for the Louisiana Supreme Court. In Louisiana, a court interpreter is listed as “registered” in the language... Read More
December 12, 2016

TAX NEWS - IRS Issues Alert of Nationwide Scams As Tax Season Approaches

As tax season approaches, the Internal Revenue Service, the states and the tax industry remind taxpayers to be on the lookout for an array of evolving tax scams related to identity theft and refund fraud. Every tax season, there is... Read More
December 12, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSU Museum of Art’s Daingerfield Exhibit

Click here for more information Taylor Porter is among the sponsors of LSU Museum of Art's Elliott Daingerfield "Everlasting Calm" exhibit, on display at the Shaw Center through March 19, 2017. ​Influenced by the French Barbizon School, Tonalists,... Read More
December 07, 2016

Lambert Elected 2017 Baton Rouge Bar Treasurer; Kenny Elected Young Lawyers Council Member

Click here to read the official BRBA press release Taylor Porter attorneys Amy Lambert and Erin Sayes Kenny will be installed as 2017 Baton Rouge Bar Association officers in a ceremony and reception, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, beginning at 3 p.m. at... Read More
December 05, 2016

Taylor Porter Attorneys Receive Several Mentions in BRBA December 2016 Magazine

Click here to read Around The Bar December 2016 Issue Taylor Porter had several attorneys mentioned in the December 2016 issue of “Around The Bar” – the Baton Rouge Bar Association monthly magazine. Taylor Porter's mentions included: Page 7 –... Read More
December 02, 2016

Partner, Diversity Committee Chair Katia Bowman Named Among “Top Forty Under 40”

Click here to read article Taylor Porter Partner and Diversity Committee Chair Katia Bowman was named among Baton Rouge Business Report’s “Top Forty Under 40.” The list was published on the BR Biz Report web site, and... Read More
November 30, 2016

Taylor Porter Continues Mentorship STEAM Academy Seminar Series with “How to Become an Attorney”

Taylor Porter continued its professionalism seminar series today with students at downtown Baton Rouge’s Mentorship STEAM Academy as attorney Ryan French presented, "How to Become an Attorney.” French discussed the road to becoming a lawyer, including earning... Read More
November 23, 2016

LABI Issues Statement of Support for Tuesday’s Federal Overtime Rule Injunction

Today, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) issued the following statement in support of the recently issued injunction by U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III, ruling that the Obama administration has exceeded its authority by attempting to... Read More
November 21, 2016

Lowe Featured in Our Lady of the Lake’s “Let’s Build Amazing” Ad Campaign

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe is featured in Our Lady of the Lake's “Let’s Build Amazing” advertising campaign that has run in The Advocate, Baton Rouge Business Report, Country Roads and 225 Magazine over... Read More
November 21, 2016

Taylor Porter Holds Welcome Reception for Southern, LSU Law Center Leaders

Photos courtesy Pamela Labbe/Baton Rouge Bar Association Taylor Porter was proud to host a welcome reception for both Southern Law Center Chancellor John Pierre and LSU Law Center Dean Tom Galligan, held Nov. 17 on the law firm'... Read More
November 18, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors Successful 2nd Annual South Louisiana Construction Economic Forum

Click here to read the story in The Advocate ​Click here to read the story in the Baton Rouge Business Report Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor for the 2nd Annual South Louisiana Construction Economic Forum on Thursday,... Read More
November 16, 2016

Lowe to Present Jury Selection Seminars for National Business Institute

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Lowe will lead two jury selection sessions at a National Business Institute Seminar on "Voir Dire and Jury Selection," to be held at Hyatt Place on Friday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ​Lowe... Read More
November 15, 2016

Kenny Chairs Successful Boys & Girls Club of Baton Rouge Steak & Stake Fundraiser

Taylor Porter attorney Erin Sayes Kenny served as the committee chair of the annual Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge Steak & Stake fundraiser, held Nov. 3 at the Baton Rouge River Center. Taylor Porter also sponsored the... Read More
November 14, 2016

McKenzie Featured in Louisiana Bar Foundation’s “Oral History” Profiles

Click here to watch the profile on Shelby McKenzie Former Taylor Porter Co-Managing Partner and Of Counsel Shelby McKenzie is one of the newly-featured attorneys in the Louisiana Bar Foundation's "Oral History" profile series, produced by the LBF'... Read More
November 11, 2016

TP Managing Partner Skip Philips Discusses History of Veterans Day in Talk 107.3 FM Interview

Click here to listen to interview Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips was a special guest this morning on the A.M. Baton Rouge radio show on Talk 107.3FM as he discussed the history of Veterans Day - Originally Armistice... Read More
November 10, 2016

Taylor Porter Begins Professionalism Seminar Series with Students from Mentorship STEAM Academy

Taylor Porter began a professionalism seminar series today with senior students at downtown Baton Rouge's Mentorship STEAM Academy as attorneys Leslie Daniel and Scott Mansfield presented, "Professional Attire: Dress for Success,” discussing various do's and don'... Read More
November 09, 2016

LSU Law Class of 2016 Graduates Sanchez, Anzelmo Join Taylor Porter

Taylor Porter is proud to announce the hiring of LSU Law Class of 2016 graduates Clare E. Sanchez and Charles A. Anzelmo as new Associates to the firm. Sanchez practices in various areas of litigation, including commercial, general, investigations and... Read More
November 08, 2016

Twenty-Five Taylor Porter Practice Areas Ranked Among Top Tiers in U.S. News & World Report

Taylor Porter had 25 practice areas ranked by Best Lawyers in America® on its 2017 Best Law Firms list. These rankings provide a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented... Read More
November 07, 2016

TP Employee to Serve as an Ascension Parish Election Commissioner For Tuesday’s Election

Taylor Porter employee and legal assistant Connie Norton has been calling herself “The Commish” around her house the last couple of weeks, and on Tuesday, for the much anticipated election of the 45th United States President, Norton will... Read More
November 04, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors CPEX’s Annual Smart Growth Summit

Click here to watch Gov. Edwards' speech to the Summit Growth crowd Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the Center for Planning Excellence's 11th Annual Louisiana Smart Growth Summit, which took place at the Shaw Center on Nov. ... Read More
November 04, 2016

Taylor Porter Congratulates The Emerge Center’s 2016 Baton Rouge Volunteer Activists

Taylor Porter was honored to be a part of today's luncheon celebrating The Emerge Center's 2016 Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists, honored at The Renaissance Hotel in the 44th annual special awards ceremony. The Emerge Center is... Read More
November 03, 2016

Taylor Porter Remembers Former Managing Partner Phillips in LSU Fund Endowment Dedication Ceremony

Taylor Porter hosted a special ceremony at its Chase North Tower office on Oct. 21 to celebrate and memorialize the LSU Law Center’s Tom Fore Phillips National Moot Court Team Endowment Fund as Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips... Read More
October 31, 2016

Taylor Porter Swings and Scores Two Belly Up with the Bar Awards for Good Cause

The Taylor Porter “Belly Up with the Bar” team, "A League of Their Own," tallied two first place awards, "Most Original" and "People's Choice," at the Belly Up with the Bar fundraiser, Baton Rouge Bar Association'... Read More
October 28, 2016

Tumminello Featured in Baton Rouge Bar Member Spotlight; Pictured on Magazine Cover

Click here to access the Member Spotlight Feature Click here to view the October 2016 BRBA Magazine Cover Taylor Porter attorney Trey Tumminello was featured in the Baton Rouge Bar Association's "Member Spotlight" section, and also shown on... Read More
October 27, 2016

TP Fall Law Clerk Associate Profile: Katie Hazlip, LSU Law Class of 2018

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual law clerk associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our law clerk associates gain hands-on experience and interaction... Read More
October 24, 2016

TP Fall Law Clerk Associate Profiles: SULC Students Samantha Kincaid and Rachel Young

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual law clerk associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our law clerk associates gain hands-on experience and interaction... Read More
October 21, 2016

FLOOD NEWS - Gov. Edwards Increases Federal Disaster Assistance Asking Price to Over $4 Billion

Click here to read Gov. Edwards letter to President Obama In a letter addressed on Oct. 20 to President Barack Obama, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards asked for an increase in federal disaster assistance to now more than $4 billion... Read More
October 20, 2016

Taylor Porter Participates in BRBA “Geaux Casual for Pro Bono” Fundraiser

Taylor Porter participated in the 2016 "Geaux Casual for Pro Bono" fundraiser day, held across Baton Rouge for the Baton Rouge Bar Association. This was the fifth annual fundraiser day held by the BRBA as all proceeds benefitted the Baton Rouge... Read More
October 19, 2016

Barton Participates on Sports Law Panel at LSU Law Center

Photos by Courtnie Pollard, Public Relations Chair, LSU Law Entertainment and Media Law Society Pictured from left: Wes Theriot, Business Manager at RemQuest/ Products Division of TEA, Inc.; Chris Matulis, former LSU baseball player and current law student at LSU,... Read More
October 17, 2016

Taylor Porter 8th Floor River Terrace Renovation Receives Baton Rouge Good Growth Award

Click here to read Baton Rouge Business Report feature The "Taylor Porter Rooftop Garden," the law firm's renovations on the Chase North Tower 8th Floor River Terrace and designed by Joseph Furr Design Studio Landscape Architecture, received a 2016 ... Read More
October 17, 2016

TP Health Care Attorney Cindy Amedee Interviewed on Physician Owner Start-Up Businesses

Click here to read article Taylor Porter Partner and health care attorney Cindy Amedee was interviewed in The Ambulatory M&A Advisor's article, "A Physician Owner's First Steps to a Start-Up HCB (Health Care Business)." The... Read More
October 14, 2016

Flood Recovery News - Louisiana Disaster Assistance Deadline Extended to Nov. 14

Louisianans in parishes affected by August flooding now have until Monday, Nov.14, 2016, to register for federal disaster assistance. The State of Louisiana and FEMA advise that the deadline to apply for disaster assistance has been extended, so that all eligible... Read More
October 11, 2016

FLOOD RECOVERY ALERT: SBA Physical Disaster Loan Applications Due Oct. 13

Click here to apply Thursday, October 13, is the deadline to submit applications for low-interest physical disaster loans from the Small Business Administration. Business physical disaster loans of up to $2 million may be used for all physical losses including real estate,... Read More
October 10, 2016

Greco, Rotary Club of Baton Rouge Deliver Truck Loads of Donations to Flood Victims

Pictured left to right:  Patrick McDaniel, Charlene Montelaro, Scott Daugherty, Cyrus Greco, Robert Levy, John Pugh, Ryan Gerrald, Chad Bingham, John Melancon, Blair Marshall, Tom Randolph, Ronnie Jones, Haggai Davis Taylor Porter Of Counsel Cyrus Greco joined his fellow... Read More
October 05, 2016

Taylor Porter Donates $2,200 to Mary Bird Perkins For Cancer Center’s Geaux Pink Drive

Taylor Porter held its annual Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Raffle in which the firm raised $2,200 from attorney and staff donations and a firm match, to donate to the Cancer Center for its month-long Geaux Pink drive in... Read More
October 05, 2016

Taylor Porter to Support Boy Scouts Business & Industry Leaders Luncheon Featuring Gov. Edwards

Click here to purchase tickets/table for the event The local Boy Scout organization, the Istrouma Area Council, is having its annual Business & Industry Leaders Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza,... Read More
October 04, 2016

Small Business Rebirth Fund Awards Second Round of Grants to Flood-Impacted Companies

The Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund announced nearly $200,000 in grants to 50 small businesses impacted by the August flooding across South Louisiana. This is the second distribution from the Fund, bringing the total grant recipients to 107 and the total funds disbursed... Read More
October 03, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors Successful Baton Rouge Blues Foundation Gala

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the 2016 Blues Gala, presented by the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, and held Sunday Oct. 2, at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library. The evening included performances from Henry... Read More
September 28, 2016

Taylor Porter Ranked Among “Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge” for Third Consecutive Year

Taylor Porter was ranked for the third consecutive year among the "Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge" by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report in the publication's 2016 rankings of companies, announced today at an awards breakfast ceremony held... Read More
September 27, 2016

More Than 5,000 in EBR, Livingston Have Applied for Disaster Unemployment; Deadline Oct. 14

The deadline to apply for disaster unemployment assistance (DUA) for individuals impacted by severe storms and flooding is Friday, October 14, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. According to the Louisiana Workforce Commission and an article by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report,... Read More
September 26, 2016

Castille Helps Welcome Avery Johnson to Huntsville for Scholarship Event, Flood Fundraiser

Taylor Porter Partner Preston Castille, who serves as the National President of the Southern University Alumni Federation, helped welcome Alabama men's basketball head coach and Southern University alumnus Avery Johnson to Huntsville, Alabama, this past Friday for ... Read More
September 22, 2016

Vitter Announces Federal Disaster Assistance for Louisiana Flood Recovery

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) today announced that the short-term continuing resolution will include federal disaster assistance for Louisiana flood recovery, following the deadly, historic flooding disaster in South Louisiana last month. The Senate is expected to consider this... Read More
September 22, 2016

Groves to Present CLE Seminar During LSU Law Center Reunion Weekend

Click here to register Taylor Porter Partner Gene Groves will team up with attorney Cyd Sheree Page, of Voorhies & Labbe, to present the LSU Law Center Reunion Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar, as part of LSU Law Alumni Reunion... Read More
September 19, 2016

New Resources Available for Farmers Impacted by Historic Floods

Click here for more information This week, Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack made a disaster designation giving farmers in certain parishes the option to get Farm Service Agency (FSA) assistance, including emergency loans, according to United States Senator David Vitter's... Read More

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