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April 28, 2020

E-Signature, Electronic Endorsement of Notary Temporarily Acceptable in COVID-19

By Savannah Walker Smith, Associate and Ryan French, Partner Louisiana law ordinarily requires that notarial acts be signed in the physical presence of the relevant notary. Pursuant to the Uniform Electronic... Read More
April 28, 2020

Five Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked by Clients, Peers in 2020 Chambers USA Guide

Taylor Porter had five attorneys ranked as “Leaders in Their Field” in the Chambers USA 2020 Directory, which has surveyed clients and other law firms to rank attorneys globally since 1990. The annual guide of the best law firms... Read More
April 27, 2020

EEOC Issues Updated Guidance: COVID-19 Technical Assistance Publication

On April 17 and 23, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued additional guidance related to the impact of COVID-19 on the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act and other Equal Employment Opportunity laws. The following is meant to serve as a summary of the... Read More
April 23, 2020

President Trump Signs Into Law $484 Billion COVID-19 Relief Bill; Adding More Than $300B to PPP

By Bob Barton – Managing Partner, Business and Commercial Litigation and Ryan Gonzales – Associate, Tax Attorney Click here to view the Bill President Trump signed into law today the “Paycheck... Read More
April 20, 2020

Newly-Elected LBF President Skip Philips Featured in Louisiana Bar Journal

Click here to read the article Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips, the newly elected 2020-2021 President of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, is featured in a Q&A interview in the April/May edition of the Louisiana Bar Journal,... Read More
April 16, 2020

SBA Reaches $349 Billion PPP Loan Limit; Businesses Should Plan for Loan Forgiveness Rules

By Bob Barton and Ryan Gonzales On Thursday, the SBA reached its $349 billion limit in loans under the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. On... Read More
April 15, 2020

Where’s My Stimulus Check? - “Get My Payment” Web App Launched on Tax Day

On Tax Day, April 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and IRS launched the “Get My Payment” web application. The free app allows taxpayers who filed their tax return in 2018 or 2019 but did not provide their banking... Read More
April 13, 2020

COVID-19: Which Tax Return Filings Are Extended; What Are The Requirements?

Click here for the COVID19 Tax Filings and Payments Extension Schedule Following the President’s emergency declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act, and the Governor’s declaration of a Public Health Emergency in Proclamation Number 25 JBE 2020, the... Read More
April 07, 2020

SBA Issues Additional Guidance, Answers Questions on Paycheck Protection Program

Click here to read the additional guidance As of April 6, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, provided additional guidance to address borrower and lender questions concerning the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program ... Read More
April 03, 2020

Louisiana Proposed Legislation to Ensure Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Business Interruption

Louisiana is considering legislation that would require insurance companies to cover business interruption losses caused by COVID-19 despite policy language that an insurance company might try to rely on to argue COVID-19 losses are not covered. The Louisiana House and... Read More
April 01, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): DOL Update - March 30, 2020

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) issued additional guidance in the form of questions and answers (Q&A). On March 28th, DOL revised and supplemented this guidance.  ( Read More
March 31, 2020

Guidance Issued on Small Business Paycheck Protection Program

Borrower Paycheck Protection Program Application Borrower Information Fact Sheet Lender Information Fact Sheet List of SBA Lenders in Louisiana As a result of the $2 trillion stimulus package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (or the ‘... Read More
March 27, 2020

BREAKING COVID-19 NEWS: President Trump Signs into Law $2 Trillion Stimulus Package

United States President Donald Trump has signed into law the $2 trillion stimulus package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (or the ‘‘CARES Act”), H.R. 748. The Bill was approved early Friday by... Read More
March 26, 2020

DOL Issues Updated Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 26th, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued additional guidance regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. In its new FAQs published to its website, the DOL establishes that the notice posting requirement can be met... Read More
March 26, 2020

“Health Care Provider Liability During a Pandemic” - Published by LAMMICO

Click here to read article Taylor Porter Partner and Health Care Attorney Adam Thames' article, "Health Care Provider Liability During a Pandemic," was published on the LAMMICO "Resources on COVID-19" website that contains federal and state resources and information that... Read More
March 25, 2020

Federal Government’s Historic $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Nears Finish Line

Here’s What We Know Taylor Porter is closely monitoring the $2 trillion stimulus package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (or the ‘‘CARES Act”), which the Senate is expected to approve later... Read More
March 23, 2020

Message from Taylor Porter Managing Partner

Clients and Friends, Under the direction of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards’ “Statewide Shelter-In-Place Order” beginning today at 5 p.m., Taylor Porter will initiate a Work-From-Home policy for our Firm’s attorneys and staff. Only essential... Read More
March 23, 2020

Frey Interviewed in Business Report on Force Majeure, Business Interruption Insurance

Click here to read article Taylor Porter attorney Jess Frey was interviewed in a Baton Rouge Business Report article, "Attorneys Face Onslaught of Questions Regarding Force Majeure, Business Interruption Insurance." Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, attorneys are getting bombarded with... Read More
March 22, 2020

Small Business News - SBA Loan Applications Open in Louisiana

Click here to apply for loan through SBA website Louisiana small businesses gain access to SBA disaster loans in wake of coronavirus​ The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved all affected small businesses in Louisiana suffering substantial economic... Read More
March 20, 2020

U.S. Tax Filing Deadline Moved to July 15, 2020

By Rebecca Hinton Taylor Porter Tax Law Attorney The U.S. tax filing deadline has been moved to July 15, 2020, according to a tweet today by United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The extension means Americans will have an additional three... Read More
March 20, 2020

Insurance Industry: Coronavirus News

Emergency Rule Issued by Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Read Full Text of Emergency Rule Jim Donelon, the Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance, has issued an emergency rule that aims to streamline COVID-19 testing and prescription procedures. The rule places the... Read More
March 20, 2020

Oil and Gas Industry: Coronavirus News

U.S. Department of Energy Purchases Crude Oil Read DOE Press Release At the direction of United States President Donald J. Trump, the Department of Energy (DOE) will fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to its maximum capacity by purchasing 77... Read More
March 20, 2020

United Way Establishes Captial Area COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

Click here to donate Capital Area United Way has established the Capital Area COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to aid the residents and organizations of its 10-parish region. The fund will be used to assist in the recovery from the pandemic'... Read More
March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Relief Bill: What Employers Need to Know

By Taylor Porter Employment, Labor and Benefits Practice Group H.R.6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, or H.R. 6201. What does the bill cover? ... Read More
March 18, 2020

Real Estate Industry: Coronavirus News and Resources

FHFA Suspends Foreclosures and Evictions for Enterprise-Backed Mortgages The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been directed to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days. The foreclosure and eviction suspension... Read More
March 18, 2020

Banking Industry: Coronavirus News and Resources

American Bankers Association  ​ Pandemic Response and Business Continuity Resources for Banks America’s Banks Are Here to Help: The Industry Responds to the Coronavirus SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted... Read More
March 18, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor News - Coronavirus Resources

The United States Department of Labor continues to update its website and provide resources to help business respond to the Coronavirus pandemic impact. Updates can be viewed at: Workplace Safety OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces... Read More
March 18, 2020

Copyright Law News - Operations Updates for U.S. Copyright Office Amidst Physical Shutdown

As reported on the website, "Operations Updates During the COVID-19 Pandemic,"  all Library of Congress buildings, which includes the U.S. Copyright Office, will be closed to the public until Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. to reduce... Read More
March 17, 2020

IRS Defers Tax Payments by 90 Days Past April 15 Deadline Due to Coronavirus

By Rebecca Hinton Taylor Porter Tax Attorney As federal agencies scramble to adjust to the ever-changing economic landscape brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic, United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced today that the federal government is deferring the April 1... Read More
March 17, 2020

Louisiana Office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control to Expedite Issuance of Delivery Permits

By Taylor Porter Alcoholic Beverage Licensing and Related Enforcement Issues Practice Team Read the official press release from the ATC Commissioner Juana Lombard In response to COVID-19, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a temporary shutdown of bars, casinos, and... Read More
March 13, 2020

Legal FAQs for Employers Concerning Coronavirus

By Taylor Porter Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice As the nation continues to grapple with the growing concern and impact of the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – amidst a national emergency, the unprecedented cancellation of major sporting events... Read More
March 12, 2020

Local, State, Federal Resources, and Updated News Concerning Coronavirus

Below are several resources at the local and federal levels surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic concerns: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS Baton Roge Area Chamber (BRAC) Disaster Preparedness and Response Efforts Louisiana Associaion of Business and Industry (LABI) - Coronavirus Resources for Business ... Read More
March 11, 2020

Tax, Estate Planning Attorney Hinton Featured in Minors as Beneficiaries Podcast

Click here to listen to podcast Taylor Porter tax and estate planning attorney Rebecca Hinton was featured in a podcast by Simplifynance – “Minors as Beneficiaries”. During this podcast by the Baton Rouge-based advisory services and financial planning... Read More
March 10, 2020

Easterly Co-Chairs “Love The Boot” Steering Committee for Keep Louisiana Beautiful

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly is serving as a Co-Chairman of the 2020 Baton Rouge Steering Committee for Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s “Love The Boot” campaign, which is the first statewide fundraiser and civic pride campaign for Keep... Read More
March 05, 2020

Taylor Porter Among Corporate Work Study Partners Recognized by Cristo Rey

At a Corporate Work Study Program executive reception event held at The Grove, Taylor Porter was recognized by Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School for being among the 50 partners and sponsors that provide meaningful work experiences to the school'... Read More
March 03, 2020

Skip Philips Featured in “What I’ve Learned” in The Baton Rouge Lawyer

Click here to read feature Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips is featured in this month's The Baton Rouge Lawyer in “What I’ve Learned.” Philips discusses his illustrious 37-year legal career – how he became a... Read More
February 28, 2020

Taylor Porter Publishes February 2020 Newsletter - “The Centurion”

Click here to read newsletter Taylor Porter is proud to publish its February 2020 edition of "The Centurion" newsletter, highlighting the achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional/community involvement of Taylor Porter attorneys and staff as they work to make a difference... Read More
February 26, 2020

Taylor Porter Hosts “Dialogue on Race” Series for Fifth Consecutive Year

Click here to register ​Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee, has agreed to host a fifth annual "Dialogue on Race" six-session program, beginning Tuesday, March 10, 2020, and taking place every Tuesday thereafter at the Taylor Porter 8th Floor Phillips Conference... Read More
February 25, 2020

Taylor Porter Hosts U.S. Army War College Speakers in Baton Rouge

Taylor Porter was proud to host officers from the U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Lecture Series to attend a series of meet-and-greet and lecture events in the Baton Rouge community as part of an academic outreach program. The program... Read More
February 21, 2020

Groves Lowe, Parker Successfully Represent State in Motor-Vehicle Collision Case

Representing the State of Louisiana as a defendant in a motor-vehicle collision case, Taylor Porter partners Amy Groves Lowe and John Parker obtained an outstanding verdict for their client. The five-day jury trial in the 19th JDC ended with the... Read More
February 19, 2020

Taylor Porter Attorneys Host SJA High School Juniors for Job Shadow Day

Taylor Porter hosted high school juniors from St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge for a Job Shadow Day in the legal career field. SJA junior Lauren Harmon witnessed an argument at the Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit,... Read More
February 14, 2020

CMS Revises NGHP User Guide on Monetary Thresholds

By Barrye Miyagi Partner, Taylor Porter Practice Group Leader, Medicare Secondary Payer and MMSEA (Section 111) Compliance On January 31, 2020, CMS updated the NGHP User Guide for Section 111 reporting. Defendants and Responsible Reporting Entities (“RREs”) refer... Read More
February 13, 2020

Construction, Employment Attorney John Andrishok Joins Taylor Porter

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that John T. Andrishok, representing clients since 1997 in construction litigation and labor and employment law, has joined the Firm as Special Counsel. Andrishok is an active member of Associated Builders and Contractors and Louisiana... Read More
February 11, 2020

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton Elected to LABI Board

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton has been elected to the board of directors of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). LABI is the state’s largest business organization, and a voice for the principles of free... Read More
February 07, 2020

Mannino Participates in Catholic High Career Day

Taylor Porter attorney Justin Mannino participated in his alma mater Catholic High School Career Day as alumni returned to campus to talk to seniors about different professions. Pictured from left to right is Justin Mannino, Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeios,... Read More
January 31, 2020

Forty-Three Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Forty-three Taylor Porter attorneys have achieved the prestigious honor of the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, peer rated for highest level of professional excellence with only 10 percent of attorneys receiving this honor. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold... Read More
January 29, 2020

Taylor Porter Featured in LSU Law Dean Council’s Spotlight

Click here to read the Dean's Council Membership Report Taylor Porter is featured in the January 2020 LSU Law Center's publication of the "Dean's Council Membership Report." Taylor Porter has the largest number of LSU Law Dean's... Read More
January 24, 2020

Hughes Elected to Taylor Porter Executive Committee

Taylor Porter Partner Eddie Hughes has been elected to the Firm's Executive Committee, which oversees the management and operations of Taylor Porter. Practicing law since 2004, Hughes serves as the practice group leader of Taylor Porter's Oil/Gas/Regulated... Read More
January 22, 2020

“Court’s In Session” - Taylor Porter Assists in Mock Trial for University Lab School

Taylor Porter attorneys Katie Goodson and Robin Toups volunteered at the annual University Lab School mock trial as part of the fourth grade class field trip through the various branches of government across Baton Rouge, including the State Capitol ... Read More
January 16, 2020

Miyagi Presents on Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Act at 2020 LSBA Midyear Meeting

Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Miyagi served as a guest presenter at the Louisiana State Bar Association Midyear Meeting, speaking for a CLE on "Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Tools, Tips and Trends." The CLE was held Thursday, Jan. 16, at... Read More

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