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July 23, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 12th Annual Children’s Advocacy Center Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser

Click here to watch interview on event ​ Taylor Porter was a proud Gold Sponsor of the 12th annual Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser, held July 18, at L'Auberge Casino and Hotel, as LSU coaches, former... Read More
July 20, 2018

Medicare Compliance Practice Leader Barrye Miyagi Presents CLE for Federal Bar Baton Rouge Chapter

Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Miyagi, who serves as the Firm's Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance Practice Group Leader, presented a CLE, "Medicare Compliance: What You Don't Know May Hurt You," for the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Federal Bar... Read More
July 17, 2018

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips Elected Secretary of Louisiana Bar Foundation

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips has been elected secretary of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, the largest state funder of civil legal aid supporting non-profits throughout Louisiana that provide free, civil legal representation to the indigent, law-related education to the... Read More
July 16, 2018

Castille Interviewed on NBC Channel 33 for Thursday’s SU Alumni Federation Conference

Click here to watch interview Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Preston Castille, who serves as President of the Southern University Alumni Federation, was interviewed this morning on NBC's local affiliate, WVLA Channel 33, to discuss the 2018 SU Alumni... Read More
July 11, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Five Law Students for Second Round of 2018 Summer Law Clerk Program

Taylor Porter is proud to host five students from Southern University Law Center and LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center for the second round of our Firm's 2018 Summer Law Clerk Program. Under the guidance of practicing Taylor Porter... Read More
July 09, 2018

Taylor Porter’s 2018 Summer Food Drive Nets 375 Pounds for Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Taylor Porter was proud to make a donation this morning of 375 pounds of food, and a cash donation to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank as a result of the Firm's 2018 Summer Food Drive. Taylor Porter has been a... Read More
July 02, 2018

Cullens Speaks on Data Security, E-Discovery at Louisiana Association for Justice Conference

Taylor Porter Partner Andrée Cullens presented, "Electronic Data Security and Electronic Discovery," at the 2018 Louisiana Association for Justice Post-Legislative Conference, held June 25-27, in Carmel, California. The LAJ advances the mission of trial lawyers to promote justice... Read More
June 29, 2018

Amedee’s Article on HIPAA Privacy, Data Breaches Published in LHA Newsletter

Click here to read newsletter Taylor Porter Partner and health information technology attorney Cindy Amedee had her article, "HIPAA Privacy, Security Rules Front and Center Following M.D. Anderson Breach Ruling," published in the June 2018 issue of the Louisiana Hospital... Read More
June 26, 2018

PAID Act Would Provide Clarity on Medicare Secondary Payer and Medicaid Reimbursement Obligations

By Barrye Miyagi Partner, Taylor Porter Practice Group Leader, Medicare Secondary Payer and MMSEA (Section 111) Compliance The Provide Accurate Information Directly Act (H.R. 5881), the PAID Act, was recently introduced into Congress. If passed, certain parties will have the ability... Read More
June 21, 2018

TP Labor and Employment Leader Presents “Managing Managers” at GBR SHRM Summer School Event

Taylor Porter Employment, Labor and Benefits Practice Team Leader Vicki Crochet served as a guest speaker at the Greater Baton Rouge SHRM Event, "Summer School," held Thursday, June 21, at the LSU Olinde Career Center. Crochet presented on, "Managing Managers: Or... Read More
June 15, 2018

Taylor Porter’s Cristo Rey Student Workers Present Year-End Skills Learned from Corporate Program

Taylor Porter is a proud corporate partner of the Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School work study program. In conjunction with the school year's end to the program, our law firm hosted our four Taylor Porter Cristo Rey... Read More
June 15, 2018

Taylor Porter Helps 21st Annual Swollfest Rodeo Raise Close to $100,000 for Area Charities

​Taylor Porter was proud to sponsor and participate in the 21st Annual Swollfest Fishing Rodeo, held in Grand Isle. The event raised $95,000 for area charities, and had a record-breaking 851 registered anglers for the weekend. Receiving donations included Our Lady of... Read More
June 12, 2018

Employment Partner Tom Peak Interviewed on Supreme Court’s Ruling on Collective-Action Waivers

Click here to read article in Baton Rouge Business Report Taylor Porter Labor and Employment Practice Partner Tom Peak was interviewed by the Baton Rouge Business Report in the article, "Does Your Business Need a Collective-Action Waiver?" The article discusses... Read More
June 07, 2018

Taylor Porter Employee, Professional Dancer Joanna Chustz Performs at Big Buddy Fundraiser

Taylor Porter employee and professional dancer Joanna Chustz, a software support specialist in the Firm’s IT department, performed at the 12th Annual “Dancing for Big Buddy” fundraiser, held April 28, 2018, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on... Read More
June 05, 2018

Tax, Estate Planning Attorney Rebecca Hinton Joins Taylor Porter

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that tax attorney Rebecca M. Hinton has joined the Firm as Special Counsel. Practicing law since 2006, Rebecca represents individuals and businesses in federal, state and local taxation; tax controversies; estate planning; numerous business matters;... Read More
June 03, 2018

Walsh Speaks on Antitrust, Public Records Law at Louisiana Asphalt Annual Conference

Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Mike Walsh served as a guest speaker on Antitrust Law and Public Records Requests at the 59th Annual Louisiana Asphalt Pavement Association (LAPA) Meeting and Convention, held May 30-June 1, at the Grand Hotel... Read More
June 01, 2018

L&E Leader Vicki Crochet Serves as Guest Speaker at Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Convention

Taylor Porter Employment, Labor and Benefits Practice Team Leader Vicki Crochet served as a guest speaker at the 2018 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters & Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention, held May 31, at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. Presenting ... Read More
May 23, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Seven Law Students for First Round of 2018 Summer Law Clerk Program

Taylor Porter is proud to host seven students from across various Louisiana law schools for the first round of our Firm's 2018 Summer Law Clerk Program. Under the guidance of practicing Taylor Porter attorneys and mentors, our summer law... Read More
May 21, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Hart Completes Utah Ogden Marathon

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Hart completed the Zions Bank Ogden Marathon, held May 19 in Utah and rated by Runner's World as one of the Top Ten Marathons in the world. The Ogden Marathon is USA Track & Field... Read More
May 17, 2018

Walsh Presents ODC Complaints Ethics Talk at BRBA Family Law Section Meeting and Seminar

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Walsh presented, "Responding to an ODC Complaint in a Family Court Matter," at the Baton Rouge Bar Association Family Law Section Meeting and CLE, held May 17 at Juban's Restaurant. The seminar topic was, "Social Security,... Read More
May 11, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors Fourth Annual Crime Stoppers Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards

Click here for more information on Crime Stoppers of Greater Baton Rouge Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the Fourth Annual Crime Stoppers of Greater Baton Rouge Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards Luncheon, held May 11, at the Renaissance Hotel. Several... Read More
May 08, 2018

Six TP Attorneys Ranked by Clients in 2018 Chambers USA as “Leaders in Their Field”

Taylor Porter had six attorneys ranked as “Leaders in Their Field” in the Chambers USA 2018 Directory, which has surveyed clients and other law firms to rank attorneys globally since 1990. ​Taylor Porter’s Chambers USA honorees include: Mike... Read More
May 07, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors Sixth Annual Cheers for Children Fundraiser for St. Lillian Academy

Click here for more information on St. Lillian Academy Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the Sixth Annual Cheers for Children Fundraiser for St. Lillian Academy of Baton Rouge, held Saturday, May 5, at the home of Chanler Holden... Read More
May 03, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 24th Annual CASA Playhouse Fundraiser

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2018 and 24th Annual CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children Fundraiser, which generates public awareness and funding to support the work of the Capital Area CASA Association. CASA recruits, trains and supervises... Read More
April 27, 2018

Appeals Court: Healthcare Provider Can Seek Injunctive Relief During Medicare Reimbursement Dispute

Published by the Louisiana Hospital Association - April 2018 LHA Impact Lawbrief By Ashley Carver Meredith Associate, Taylor Porter 225.381.0220 According to a critical new decision by the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Family Rehabilitation, Incorporated... Read More
April 26, 2018

What Issues Should Landowners Consider Before Entering into Mineral Leases and Similar Agreements?

By Eddie Hughes Partner, Taylor Porter; Oil/Gas/Regulated Industry Practice Group Leader The Austin Chalk Play stretches across the State of Louisiana. Oil and gas companies are now descending on Louisiana to lease acreage to... Read More
April 26, 2018

Taylor Porter Participates in Emerge Center Supply Drive for Autism Awareness Month

Taylor Porter was proud to participate in the Emerge Center Supply Drive for "April is Autism Awareness Month." Our firm's attorneys and staff donated classroom materials and supplies to help the Center sustain its conducive learning environment for the... Read More
April 26, 2018

Groves Lowe to be Legal Speaker at International Association of Laboratory Schools Conference

Click here to access agenda and more information Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe will serve as a featured legal speaker for the 2018 International Association of Laboratory Schools Directors' Institute Conference, to be held Wednesday, May 2, in Pittsburgh. Groves Lowe... Read More
April 25, 2018

Taylor Porter Publishes 2018 Spring Newsletter - “The Centurion”

Click here to access the newsletter ​Taylor Porter is proud to publish its 2018 Spring 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
April 25, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Boys & Girls Club for Breakfast, Field Trip to Old State Capitol

The Taylor Porter Diversity Committee selected Boys & Girls Club for its Spring 2018 Community Outreach and Service Project through the Firm’s BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) program. On Saturday, April 21, our Firm hosted 15 students... Read More
April 20, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Lecture Series in Baton Rouge Community

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
April 18, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSU Manship School’s White House Press Secretary Forum

​Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of “From the President to the Press Briefing: Exploring the Role of the Presidential Press Secretary,” hosted April 17 by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship... Read More
April 13, 2018

“Blues Lagniappe” Kicks Off Baton Rouge Blues Festival

Taylor Porter Partner Anne Crochet, who serves as secretary/board member for the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, participated in the "Blues Lagniappe" event on April 12 at the Old Governor's Mansion to help kick off the annual Baton Rouge... Read More
April 13, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 2018 Red Carpet Gala for Manship Theatre

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor for the 2018 Manship Theatre Red Carpet Gala, held April 12, at the Shaw Center for the Arts. The evening featured a performance by Wynonna & The Big Noise.  Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for... Read More
April 10, 2018

Taylor Porter Places First in Pennington Trivia Fundraiser to Help Fund Biomedical Research

Taylor Porter finished in first place in the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation's annual Trivia Fundraiser Night, "The Answer," held Friday, April 6, at the Renaissance Hotel. The event drew 400 people and raised $200,000 for biomedical research. ​Taylor Porter team members included:... Read More
April 06, 2018

Taylor Porter Awards Mary Grace Richardson as Firm’s Annual LSU Law Scholarship Recipient

Taylor Porter was proud to award the 2018 Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips Annual Memorial Scholarship to LSU Law student Mary Grace Richardson. Richardson was recognized at an event at the LSU Law Center, and is pictured with Taylor Porter Partners... Read More
March 27, 2018

How Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect You? Test the Taylor Porter Tax Return Worksheet

By John McDermott Partner; Tax Practice Group Leader Taylor Porter 225.381.0261 Click here to access the Tax Worksheet in an Excel Document (Note: The best way to complete this report is to open the Excel... Read More
March 23, 2018

Taylor Porter Participates in LSU Tiger Golf Classic College-Am to Benefit Women’s Golf Program

Taylor Porter fielded a team in the College-Am to benefit the LSU Women's Golf program and also to kick off the 36th Annual LSU Tiger Golf Classic, bringing in 12 of the best college teams for the 18th... Read More
March 22, 2018

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 4th Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU

Click here to register Taylor Porter will serve as a sponsor of the 4th Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU, to be held Wednesday, April 25, at the Lod Cook Alumni Center, at 5:30 p.m. The event serves as a... Read More
March 20, 2018

Castille Discusses Recent Louisiana Supreme Court Ruling in Type 2 Charter School Case

In the Taylor RePorter blog, Taylor Porter Partner and Charter Schools Practice Group Leader Preston Castille discusses the most recent Louisiana Supreme Court ruling Type 2 charter schools, consisting of approximately 16,000 students, can continue to receive financing through the state&rsquo... Read More
March 19, 2018

Managing Partner Skip Philips Honored as 2018 LSU Law Center “Distinguished Achievement Honoree”

From left: Skip Philips, Thomas Hayes, Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, Tom Galligan, Judge John deGravelles, James Brown, and Jane Brandt Click here to read the official LSU Law Center press release The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center honored... Read More
March 15, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner Eddie Hughes, GBR Food Bank Board Chair, Featured in Q&A

Click here to read Q&A Taylor Porter Partner and Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Board Chair Eddie Hughes is featured in the GBR Food Bank's New Blog Series on Getting to Know the Food Bank Board... Read More
March 14, 2018

Philips Volunteers at LSU Law Center’s Flory Mock Trial Competition

Taylor Porter Managing Partner and LSU Law Center Adjunct Professor Skip Philips served as a volunteer judge at the 2018 Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition, an LSU Law Center competition that is open to all second-and third-year law students... Read More
March 08, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 17th Annual JDRF Hope for a Cure “Denim & Diamonds” Gala

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 17th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Louisiana Chapter's Hope for a Cure "Denim and Diamonds" Gala, scheduled for Friday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m., at L'Auberge Casino and Event Center.... Read More
March 06, 2018

Healthcare Practice Leader Pat Seiter Reelected to Woman’s Hospital Foundation Board

Taylor Porter Partner and healthcare practice group leader Pat Seiter has been reelected for a three-year term to the Woman’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, announced at the organization's meeting on Feb. 22. Foundation membership includes 120... Read More
March 01, 2018

“The Law, The Families, The Game” - Walsh to Speak at 3rd Annual Problem Gambling Awareness Seminar

Click here for more information Taylor Porter Partner Mike Walsh will team up with Baker Donelson attorney Paul West to present, "The Law, The Families, The Game," at the Third Annual Problem Gambling Awareness Seminar, to be held from 10... Read More
February 28, 2018

TP’s Vicki Crochet Interviewed for LPB Special, “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana”

Taylor Porter Partner Vicki Crochet was interviewed last night on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) Network for an introductory promo piece that aired in conjunction with the TV special, “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana.” Crochet'... Read More
February 27, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Practice for Eventual National Runner-Up LSU Environmental Law Moot Court Team

The LSU Law Center National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Team consisted of, from left, Kelsey Balzli, Molly Reinhardt, coach Karen Blakemore and Patrick Voelker. Taylor Porter hosted a practice for the team prior to the competition. Taylor Porter hosted... Read More
February 26, 2018

Easterling Addresses How Bars, Clubs and Restaurants Can Be Proactive Before Compliance Checks

Click here to read the article Taylor Porter Special Counsel Dick Easterling, practice group leader of the Firm's Alcohol Beverage Licensing and Related Enforcement Issues practice, authored, "Compliance Check! What Bars, Clubs and Restaurants Need to Do to Be... Read More
February 23, 2018

Taylor Porter to be a Premier Sponsor 2018 BRAC Statewide Economic Development Summit

Click here for Summit Agenda Taylor Porter is a Premier Sponsor of the 2018 Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Statewide Economic Development Summit, presented by Entergy, and to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at L’Auberge Casino... Read More

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