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March 02, 2017

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 2017 City Year Baton Rouge School House Rock Gala

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2017 City Year Baton Rouge School House Rock Gala, which will take place at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., and the... Read More
March 01, 2017

Castille Appointed MSI Global Area Representative for North America

Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Preston Castille has been appointed among the new MSI Global North America regional representatives; MSI is a top-20 ranked professional service, international networking association of 250 law firms and accounting companies. Taylor Porter... Read More
February 22, 2017

Taylor Porter to Sponsor BRAC’s 2nd Annual Statewide Economic Development Summit

Click here for more information Taylor Porter is a premier sponsor of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) 2nd Annual Statewide Economic Development Summit, to be held Tuesday, April 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Crowne... Read More
February 22, 2017

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly Elected to Istrouma Boy Scouts Board

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly, second from left, was elected Board Member At-Large for the Istrouma Area Council Boy Scouts of America. Pictured with Easterly are the 2017 newest board members for the local Boy Scouts organization, including (from left): Ray... Read More
February 21, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSU Law’s Annual Football Game to Raise Cancer Funds

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of LSU Law Center’s annual Barristers' Bowl football game to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The game was held Saturday, Feb. 18, at Baton Rouge's Memorial Stadium.  The... Read More
February 20, 2017

Barton Selected to Inaugural Class of Baton Rouge Business Report Leadership Academy

Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Vice-Chairman Bob Barton has been selected to the inaugural class of the Baton Rouge Business Report Leadership Academy, which is bringing together a cross-section of business leaders, company executives and industry professionals in a... Read More
February 15, 2017

Millender Participates in Career Day at Broadmoor High School

Taylor Porter attorney Ne'Shira Millender participated in Career Day on Feb. 15 at Broadmoor High School as she discussed her career as an attorney in front of the school's Civics class.  Millender is an associate with Taylor... Read More
February 14, 2017

Taylor Porter Attorneys Featured in Louisiana State Bar, Baton Rouge Bar Publications

Click here to read the Taylor Porter mentions Taylor Porter had several attorney mentions in this month’s Baton Rouge Bar Association “Around the Bar” publication and also the Louisiana State Bar Association “Louisiana Bar Journal... Read More
February 09, 2017

Taylor Porter Helps LSU Law Environmental Moot Court Team Prepare for National Competition

Taylor Porter hosted the LSU Law National Environmental Moot Court Team for a practice on Feb. 8 to help the team prepare for the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, to be held Feb. 23-25, at... Read More
February 07, 2017

TP Presents “Workplace Diversity” Seminar to Baton Rouge High School Students

Taylor Porter concluded its five-part professionalism seminar series today with students at downtown Baton Rouge’s Mentorship STEAM Academy as Partners Katia Bowman and Vicki Crochet presented “Workplace Diversity." Bowman and Crochet, respective chair and... Read More
February 06, 2017

Taylor Porter Participates in 30th Annual Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Ball

Click here for full story in The Advocate  Taylor Porter was proud to be a Corporate Ball Associate at the 30th Annual Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Ball, held on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Raising Cane's River Center.... Read More
January 31, 2017

Taylor Porter Partner Jim Ellis Named President of City Club of Baton Rouge

Taylor Porter Partner Jim Ellis has been named the 2017 President of the City Club of Baton Rouge, a downtown professional and social club that has enriched the lives of community leaders, business professionals, and families for nearly 60 years. Ellis is... Read More
January 31, 2017

Peak “Makes Amazing Gumbo Again” to Raise Money for Homeless Vets

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Peak participated in the 7th Annual Watson's Bird and Sausage Gumbo Cookoff, benefiting the Quad Vets Transitional Housing Program in Hammond and previously benefiting other veteran programs/charities, including Wounded Warriors. The event was held... Read More
January 27, 2017

Barton Serves as Presenter, Panelist at Sports and Gaming Law Symposium

Taylor Porter Partner and sports law attorney Bob Barton served as a presenter and panelist this morning at the Louisiana Law Review and Pugh Institute for Justice symposium, "Blurring Lines - Emerging Trends and Issues in Sports and Gaming... Read More
January 25, 2017

FLOOD RECOVERY NEWS: Title Clearing Help Available Saturday at Southern Law Center

Click here for more information The Southern University Law Center will host a free title-clearing event and legal aid session for flood survivors regarding title issues affecting flood-damaged property in East Baton Rouge, Livingston and Ascension parishes, at A.... Read More
January 23, 2017

TP Attorneys Discuss Confidentiality Practices at High School Student Seminar

Taylor Porter continued its professionalism seminar series today with students at downtown Baton Rouge’s Mentorship STEAM Academy as attorneys Adam Thames and Juan Miranda presented "Attorney Confidentiality," discussing the do's and don'ts of divulging information presented... Read More
January 18, 2017

Taylor Porter Featured in BR Biz Report as Part of Cristo Rey Work Study Program

Click here to read Baton Rouge Business Report article Taylor Porter is a proud corporate partner of the Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School work study program, and the law firm was mentioned in a recent Baton Rouge Business... Read More
January 12, 2017

TP Attorneys Present “How to Be Professional in the Workplace” to STEAM High School Seniors

Taylor Porter continued its professionalism seminar series today with students at downtown Baton Rouge’s Mentorship STEAM Academy as attorneys John Parker and Lauren Rivera presented, "How to Be Professional in the Workplace.” ​Parker and Rivera addressed some... Read More
January 10, 2017

Erin Sayes Kenny Elected Partner at Taylor Porter

The law firm of Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that attorney Erin Sayes Kenny has been elected Partner. Kenny joined Taylor Porter in 2011, and has maintained a varied state and federal civil litigation and appellate practice, with an emphasis... Read More
January 06, 2017

TP Environmental Law Alert: EPA Releases Final Amendments to Risk Management Program (RMP) Rule

By Juan Miranda Attorney, Taylor Porter ​Click here for more information on EPA web site ​On December 21, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, Gina McCarthy, signed the final Risk Management Program (RMP) rule under the Clean Air Act and has submitted... Read More
January 05, 2017

Barton to Serve as Panelist for LSU Law Center Symposium on Sports and Gaming Law

Click here for more information Taylor Porter Partner and sports law attorney Bob Barton will serve as a panelist for an upcoming Louisiana Law Review and Pugh Institute for Justice symposium, "Blurring Lines - Emerging Trends and Issues in... Read More
January 04, 2017

McDermott Appointed to Chair IRS Advisory Council Small Business/Self-Employed Subgroup

Taylor Porter Partner and Tax Practice Group Leader John McDermott has been appointed to chair the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council’s Small Business/Self-Employed and Wage & Investment Subgroup, a chapter of the IRSAC, focusing on small business... Read More
January 03, 2017

McKenzie Family Featured in LSU Foundation Magazine

Click here   The McKenzie family, including Taylor Porter Of Counsel Shelby McKenzie and his son, our firm's Director of Administration Charles McKenzie, are featured in this month’s LSU Foundation Cornerstone Magazine. The McKenzie family has three... Read More
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

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