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November 28, 2018

Castille Interviewed on WRKF on Education Challenges and Opportunities in Baton Rouge

Preston Castille, Partner at Taylor Porter and Board Chair of New Schools for Baton Rouge, was interviewed on WRKF's Jim Engster Show on Nov. 19. Castille discussed various challenges within Baton Rouge involving education opportunities, and aiding in the... Read More
November 26, 2018

Taylor Porter Answers “Empty Shelves” Plea with Holiday Drive for Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Taylor Porter answered the call of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to help fill the empty shelves during the holiday season by donating 140 pounds of food, and $870. Each $1 donated feeds three people, so the Firm helped feed 2,610 people... Read More
November 09, 2018

Taylor Porter Receives Prestigious Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics

Receiving the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics for Taylor Porter included from left: attorneys John McDermott, Ryan French, Lauren Hadden, Mike Walsh, Katia Bowman, Vicki Crochet, John Murrill, Bob Barton, Skip Philips, and marketing director Tommy Santora.   ​... Read More
November 07, 2018

Taylor Porter Welcomes Four New Associates

Taylor Porter is proud to welcome four new associates: Coulter McMahen (LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2017); Colin Peak (LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2018); Savannah Walker (LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2018); and... Read More
November 06, 2018

Vicki Crochet Elected Vice-Chair of Taylor Porter Executive Committee

Taylor Porter Partner Vicki Crochet has been elected Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee, which oversees the management and operations of the Firm. Practicing law since 1980, Crochet serves as the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Employment, Labor... Read More
November 05, 2018

Twenty-Four Taylor Porter Practice Areas Ranked on 2019 “Best Law Firms” List

Taylor Porter had 24 practice areas ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, in the Ninth Annual “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2019 edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for... Read More
November 02, 2018

Taylor Porter Serves as Presenting Sponsor for Fourth Annual Louisiana Construction Economic Forum

Taylor Porter was a presenting sponsor for the Fourth Annual CFMA/ABC South Louisiana Construction Economic Forum, held Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Renaissance Hotel. Organized by the Construction Financial Management Association and the Pelican Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors, the... Read More
October 30, 2018

“Party on Every Hole” - Taylor Porter Sponsors 23rd Annual Livingston Chamber Golf Outing

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce's 23rd Annual Golf Outing - "Party on Every Hole" - played Monday, Oct. 29, at the Carter Plantation. The tournament raises funds for the Livingston Chamber of... Read More
October 29, 2018

Taylor Porter Participates in Second Annual BRBA Trunk or Treat to Benefit Children’s Hospital

Taylor Porter participated in the Second Annual 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 Sunday,... Read More
October 27, 2018

“If You Ain’t First You’re Last” - Taylor Porter Talladega Nights Team Wins First at Belly Up

For the fourth consecutive year at the Baton Rouge Bar Association's Belly Up with the Bar law firm cookoff and fundraiser, Taylor Porter placed first in a category, winning "People's Choice Best Food." The team, named "Talladega Nights:... Read More
October 25, 2018

Tumminello Chairs 2018 Belly Up with the Bar Fundraiser for Baton Rouge Bar Association

Taylor Porter attorney Trey Tumminello will chair the 2018 "Belly Up with the Bar” fundraiser for the Baton Rouge Bar Association, an annual brew fest and cook-off competition among law firms to take place Friday, Oct. 26, at LSU's John... Read More
October 24, 2018

Taylor Porter’s Best Lawyers Honorees Listed in Baton Rouge Business Report Special Section

Click here to view special section The 2019 Best Lawyers in America listing of Baton Rouge’s honored attorneys was featured In this week’s Baton Rouge Business Report. In August, it was announced that Taylor Porter had 30 attorneys... Read More
October 19, 2018

Vicki Crochet, Mike Walsh Headline Employment Law Ethics Seminar for Local FBA Chapter

Taylor Porter Partners Vicki Crochet and Mike Walsh were guest speakers on employment law and ethics at the Federal Bar Association Baton Rouge Chapter's Employment Law CLE Seminar, held Oct. 18, at the Embassy Suites. In addition to Crochet and... Read More
October 19, 2018

Millender Serves as Panelist for “Women on Working in the Legal Field”

Taylor Porter attorney Ne'Shira Millender served as a panelist for "Women on Working in the Legal Field," an evening of poise, professionalism, beauty, and achievement, held Oct. 18, at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. The panel and event... Read More
October 19, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 2018 Boys & Girls Club Steak & Stake Fundraiser

​Taylor Porter was a proud "Impact Sponsor" of the 2018 Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge's annual signature event and fundraiser, "Steak & Stake," held Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Renaissance Hotel. Steak & Stake is an evening... Read More
October 16, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 31st Annual Hollingsworth Richards Bert Jones Golf Classic

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor and fielded a team in the 31st Annual Hollingsworth Richards Bert Jones Golf Classic, held Oct. 12, Santa Maria Golf Course. The tournament raised funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The mission of the Cystic... Read More
October 16, 2018

Amy Groves Lowe to Speak on Effective Jury Selection at LSBA Voodoo Fest Seminar

Click here for more information Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe has been asked to be a co-presenter on "Casting Out Spirits - Effective Jury Selection," part of the Louisiana State Bar Association's annual Voodoo Fest CLE seminar, scheduled... Read More
October 09, 2018

Barton Participates on Sports Law Panel for LSU’s Sports Entertainment Media Law Society

Taylor Porter Managing Partner and sports law attorney Bob Barton participated in a LSU Law Center “Sports Law Panel” discussion, presented on Oct. 8, by the LSU Law Entertainment and Media Law Society at Paul M. Hebert Law Center.... Read More
September 30, 2018

Bob Barton Elected Taylor Porter Managing Partner

Bob Barton has been elected the Managing Partner at Taylor Porter, succeeding Skip Philips, whose term concluded after holding the position for nine years. Practicing law since 1994, Mr. Barton’s practice is varied, consisting of representation of local and... Read More
September 30, 2018

Brett Furr Elected to Taylor Porter Executive Committee

Taylor Porter Partner Brett Furr has been elected to the Executive Committee, which oversees the management and operations of the Firm. ​Practicing law since 1986, Furr is engaged primarily in a real estate and commercial litigation practice. In the last several... Read More
September 27, 2018

Castille Presents “How to Voir Dire a Jury” Seminar at SULC Fall Fest Week

Taylor Porter Partner Preston Castille teamed up with local attorney Antonio "Tony" Clayton to present “How to Voir Dire a Jury” on Wednesday, Sept. 26, as a part of a series of Southern University Law Center symposiums offered during... Read More
September 25, 2018

FAB FIVE: Taylor Porter Selected Among “Best Places to Work” for Fifth Consecutive Year

Pictured: Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips 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 Sept. 25 at the Crowne Plaza. This was... Read More
September 19, 2018

Taylor Porter’s 2018 Geaux Pink Fundraising Drive Benefits Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Taylor Porter held its annual Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Raffle and Fundraising Drive in which the firm made a donation to the Cancer Center in conjunction with October's upcoming breast cancer awareness month. Raffled items included jewelry graciously... Read More
September 18, 2018

Ringless Voicemail? One Court Answers the Call on Marketing Trend; Marc Whitfield Discusses Response

Posted in the Taylor RePorter Blog Site ​Ringless Voicemail and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act – One Court Finally Answers The Call By Marc Whitfield Partner, Taylor Porter ​ The general purpose of the Telephone Consumer Protection... Read More
September 17, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner Anne Crochet to Vice Chair Upcoming Baton Rouge Blues Foundation Blues Gala

Click here to purchase tickets ​Taylor Porter Partner Anne Crochet, board member and secretary of the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, will serve as vice chair of the 2018 Blues Gala, taking place Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Main Library at Goodwood, from 5:30... Read More
September 14, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Southern University Choir for Baton Rouge Symphony Pre-Concert Reception

Taylor Porter was proud to host a performance by the Southern University Concert Choir for a Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Pre-Concert Reception, held Thursday, Sept. 13, on the Law Firm's River Terrace. The reception kicked off the BRSO performance, "American... Read More
September 12, 2018

Taylor Porter’s Katie Goodson Chairs “The Gala Goes Gatsby” Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Fundraiser

Taylor Porter attorney Katie Goodson is serving as the chair of the 2018 Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s “The Gala Goes Gatsby” fundraiser event to take place Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at L’Auberge Baton... Read More
September 11, 2018

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 47th Annual Emerge Center Volunteer Activists Awards

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 47th Annual and 2018 Emerge Center Volunteer Activists Awards, to be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 at the Renaissance Hotel. The event honors community volunteers who go above and beyond typical... Read More
September 04, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly Named Board Member of Keep Louisiana Beautiful

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly has been named to the board of directors of Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state's community improvement organization focused on education, enforcement, awareness, litter removal and beautification, with 39 affiliates and 35,000 volunteers working to transform public... Read More
August 30, 2018

French Elected Board Vice Chair for American Red Cross, Louisiana Capital Area-West Chapter

Taylor Porter attorney Ryan French has been elected vice chair of the board of directors for American Red Cross Louisiana Capital Area-West. The Louisiana Capital Area board consists of more than 20 business leaders, and the Louisiana Capital Area-West Chapter supports... Read More
August 27, 2018

Taylor Porter Participates in Third Annual Draft Day for Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program

Taylor Porter was a proud participant in the Third Annual Draft Day for the Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School as students were "drafted" by roughly 40 local businesses in a ceremony held at LSU Carl Maddox Field House on... Read More
August 20, 2018

Taylor Porter Welcomes 2018 Fall Law Clerks

Taylor Porter welcomes our 2018 Fall Law Clerks - Diana Marcantel, 2L, Southern University Law Center, and Stephen Vick, 2L, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Under the guidance of practicing Taylor Porter attorneys and mentors, our law clerks will... Read More
August 20, 2018

Back to School: Taylor Porter Donates Supplies to Cristo Rey High School

The Taylor Porter Diversity Committee selected Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School for its Fall 2018 Community Outreach and Service Project through the Firm’s BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) program. On Friday, August 17, our... Read More
August 16, 2018

Best Lawyers 2019 Edition Honors 30 Taylor Porter Attorneys; Five Selected “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® 2019 – an annual list compiled since 1983 and universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence... Read More
August 16, 2018

Davis Honored by Best Lawyers in America® as “Lawyer of the Year” in Baton Rouge in IP Litigation

Taylor Porter Of Counsel Jeanne Davis has been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in Baton Rouge in Intellectual Property Litigation by Best Lawyers in America® for the publication’s 2019 edition. Best Lawyers is... Read More
August 08, 2018

New Louisiana Law Enables Parents to START Saving for K-12 Tuition

By Rebecca Hinton Taylor Porter; Tax and Estate Planning Attorney 225.381.0233 Smart Saving Program - FAQs A new state education savings account program, START K12, will allow parents, grandparents, and other loved ones of public and private... Read More
August 06, 2018

Ellis, Chair of BRAC Building Committee, Featured in August Investor Spotlight

Click here to read interview ​Taylor Porter Partner Jim Ellis, who serves as Chair of the BRAC Building Committee and also as a member of the BRAC executive committee, is featured in the Baton Rouge Area Chamber August Investor... Read More
August 02, 2018

Miyagi Earns Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP) Certification

Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Miyagi has earned the Certified Medicare Secondary Payer (CMSP) Certification, presented by the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE). The CMSP certification is designed to identify those professionals who work within the workers’ compensation... Read More
August 01, 2018

Philips Interviewed on NBC33 to Discuss Cristo Rey Corporate Workforce Program

Click here to watch interview Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School is currently looking for business partners to help continue the school's mission to provide students with skills needed to be successful in the work force, and Taylor... Read More
August 01, 2018

When is a Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable? - Easterly Breaks Down Recent Louisiana Rulings

Published in the Taylor RePorter Legal Blog ​By Tom Easterly Partner, Taylor Porter 225.381.0244 Assuming other requirements are met, a non-compete agreement is enforceable where it narrowly and specifically defines the business or businesses in which the... Read More
July 25, 2018

Taylor Porter to Host Third Annual “Dialogue on Race” Series Beginning Aug. 16

Click here to register ​Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee, has agreed to host a third annual "Dialogue on Race" six-session program, beginning Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, and taking place every Thursday thereafter at the Taylor Porter 8th Floor Phillips Conference... Read More
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

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