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January 22, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 2018 Karnival Krewe Ball to Benefit Mary Bird Perkins

Click here to read story in The Advocate Taylor Porter was a proud corporate sponsor of the 2018 and 31st Annual Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Ball, held on Friday, Jan. 19, at Raising Cane’s River Center. The purpose... Read More
January 17, 2018

LSBA Trial Prep Seminar Postponed; Will Be Rescheduled at Later Date

***Please note that due to wintry conditions in Baton Rouge, this LSBA CLE Seminar has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. We will let you know as soon as a new date has been scheduled. Thank... Read More
January 16, 2018

Tumminello’s Article on College Athletics Published in Baton Rouge Bar Magazine

By Trey Tumminello Associate, Taylor Porter 225.381.0261 ​Published in The Baton Rouge Lawyer (BRBA Magazine), January 2018 ​On September 30, 2015, in O’Bannon v. NCAA, 802 F.3d 1049 (9th Cir. 2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth... Read More
January 12, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 24th Annual Gala Fundraiser for 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the 24th Annual 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge Gala, held Jan. 6, 2018, at L'Auberge. The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge is a nonprofit organization through which African-American males step forward and... Read More
January 11, 2018

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips to Receive Baton Rouge Bar President’s Award

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips has been selected to receive a Baton Rouge Bar Association President's Award, recognizing legal professionals who are furthering the goals and mission of the BRBA. Philips is one of six recipients who will... Read More
January 08, 2018

LSU Law Center to Honor Skip Philips as 2018 Distinguished Achievement Honoree

Click here to read official LSU Law Center press release 2018 LSU Law Center Distinguished Alumna/us of the Year and Distinguished Achievement Awards Friday, March 2, 2018 6:15 p.m. — Sponsors Reception with Honorees 7:00 p.m. — Dinner and Ceremony Loews Hotel... Read More
January 05, 2018

John Parker, Jr. Elected President of Federal Bar Association Baton Rouge Chapter

Taylor Porter Partner John Parker, Jr. has been elected President of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, committed to serving the needs of federal practitioners employed or residing in Baton Rouge area. Parker previously served in various... Read More
January 03, 2018

Taylor Porter to Support Baton Rouge Fundraiser for Deputy Nick Tullier

Click here to visit event page Taylor Porter is a proud supporter of "Party with a Purpose!" - a fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 6, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Cane Land Distilling Company (760 Saint Philip Street), to celebrate... Read More
January 03, 2018

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 2018 Louisiana Appleseed Good Apple Gala

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of Louisiana Appleseed's 2018 Good Apple Gala to be held Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the NOPSI Hotel, beginning at 6 p.m. The annual event is a celebration of the achievements of the legal community and... Read More
December 29, 2017

Employment Practice Leader Vicki Crochet Interviewed on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Click here to read the full story in the Baton Rouge Business Report ​Taylor Porter Employment, Labor and Benefits Practice Team Leader Vicki Crochet was interviewed by the Baton Rouge Business Report in the article, "#BRToo: Baton Rouge Business Scrambling... Read More
December 27, 2017

Seventeen Taylor Porter Attorneys Selected Among 2018 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Taylor Porter had 17 attorneys named to the 2018 lists of Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, which will be will be printed in the Louisiana Life and St. Charles Avenue magazines. ​The Super Lawyers list recognizes the top ... Read More
December 21, 2017

Taylor Porter Lends Helping Hand to LSU Law Center Group’s Donations to Houston

Featured in the LSU Law Center Magazine Fall 2017 Edition ​Taylor Porter was proud to be among several corporate and individual donators to the LSU Law Center Public Interest Law Society (PILS) for its recent Hurricane Harvey relief trip... Read More
December 20, 2017

Before GOP Tax Bill Takes Effect, Here are Some “To Do Items” for Corporations and Individuals

By John McDermott Partner; Tax Practice Group Leader Taylor Porter 225.381.0261   Projected Tax Bill Effects on Louisiana Residents 2019 vs. 2027 Source: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, CNBC After passing through the Senate and the House twice,... Read More
December 19, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors YMCA’s 7th Annual Beyond the Green Golf Tournament

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the YMCA of the Capital Area’s 7th Annual Beyond the Green Golf Tournament, held Oct. 2 at Santa Maria Golf Course. Nearly $50,000 was raised during the tournament to help provide... Read More
December 18, 2017

Taylor Porter Participates in 26th Annual Baton Rouge Bar Holiday Star Project

Taylor Porter delivered holiday gifts to 70 children and 28 families today to St. Anthony Catholic Church, one of the agencies served through the 26th annual Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Section Holiday Star Project. The annual... Read More
December 15, 2017

“Gator Christmas” Graces Cover of Taylor Porter’s 2017 Holiday Card in 18th Annual Card Contest

A Taylor Porter holiday card tradition, in which the children of the families of our firm's attorneys and staff submit their drawings to compile the annual holiday card sent to clients, contacts and friends, continued this year as "Gator... Read More
December 13, 2017

Taylor Porter Celebrates Forty Under 40 Alumni of Baton Rouge Business Report

With the Baton Rouge Business Report's recent selection of Partner Tom Easterly for the "Forty Under 40," Taylor Porter has eight current attorneys who have been selected among the “Forty Under 40,” including: Preston Castille (2000) Bob Barton (2003) ... Read More
December 12, 2017

Hester Selected “Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year in Baton Rouge” for Third Time

Taylor Porter Partner Mary Hester has been selected for the third time as "Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year in Baton Rouge" by Best Lawyers in America® in its 2018 rankings. The distinction is awarded to individual attorneys with... Read More
December 06, 2017

Ellis Serves as BRAC’s Building Committee Chair During $3.5-Million Expansion Plan

Click here to read the news story featured in The Advocate Taylor Porter Partner Jim Ellis, who serves as the Baton Rouge Area Chamber Building Committee Chair, helped develop the plans for the new BRAC Headquarters, which recently broke ground... Read More
December 05, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors YMCA’s Annual “Gingerbread Jog” to Support Kids’ Programs

Taylor Porter is a sponsor of the 2017 YMCA Gingerbread Jog that takes place on Saturday, Dec. 16, at City-Brooks Park (LSU Lakes), and will include a 5k run and a one-mile family run/dog walk. The walk will begin... Read More
December 04, 2017

Halphen, Millender Author Article in Louisiana Hospital Association Impact Lawbrief Newsletter

Click here to read article in LHA Impact Lawbrief Taylor Porter attorneys Ann Halphen and Ne'Shira Millender co-authored, "Recent Walker Decision Casts Doubt Regarding the Reporting Requirements for Proctoring to the National Practitioner Data Bank," published in the Louisiana... Read More
December 01, 2017

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly Selected Among “40 Under 40” by Baton Rouge Business Report

Click here to read article in BR Biz Report Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly has been selected among the 2017 Class of the "Forty Under 40" by the Baton Rouge Business Report, recognizing those who have made significant contributions to their business... Read More
November 27, 2017

Lambert to Serve as BRBA President-Elect; Kenny Elected Secretary of Young Lawyers’ Council

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Lambert will serve as the President-Elect of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, while Partner Erin Sayes Kenny will be installed as the Secretary/Treasurer of the BRBA's Young Lawyer Section Council, as the local... Read More
November 21, 2017

McDermott Completes Three-Year Term with IRS Advisory Council; Group Issues Annual Report to IRS

Click here for the 2017 Annual Report by the IRS Advisory Council Taylor Porter Partner John McDermott has completed his three-year term of service on the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council (IRSAC). The federal advisory committee reports to the IRS Commissioner,... Read More
November 20, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors LABI’s “Beyond The Bar”: Breaking Down the Capital’s Impact on Business

Click here for more event information Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry's "Beyond the BAR" seminar focused on breaking down the Capitol's impact on businesses across Louisiana. The... Read More
November 17, 2017

New, Unique Medicare Numbers to Replace Social Security Numbers on Cards by End of 2019

Is Your Billing Department Ready for MBI’s? By Barrye Panepinto Miyagi Partner, Taylor Porter Medicare Compliance Practice 225.381.0207 Click here for CMS press release The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will remove social... Read More
November 16, 2017

Amedee Named to Louisiana Supreme Court’s Health Law Specialty Advisory Commission

Taylor Porter Partner Cindy Amedee has been named to the Advisory Commission for the Health Law Specialty, the newest legal specialty approved by the Louisiana Supreme Court and Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization. On Sept. 28, 2017, the Louisiana State Bar Association... Read More
November 14, 2017

Holy “Cap!” Health Care Providers Now Face Uncapped Exposure for Negligent Credentialing

Published in the November/December 2017 Issue of the Healthcare Journal of Baton Rouge ​By Adam Thames Partner, Taylor Porter LOUISIANA LAW IMPOSES on health care providers a duty to investigate, select, and retain only qualified and... Read More
November 08, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors 12th Annual Louisiana Smart Growth Summit at Baton Rouge’s Shaw Center

Click here for more information ​Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the Center for Planning Excellence's 12th Annual Louisiana Smart Growth Summit, which is taking place at the Shaw Center on Nov. 7-8. Approximately 800 people attend... Read More
November 07, 2017

“Construction Spending, Jobs On The Rise” - Keynote Speaker at Third Annual La. Construction Forum

Construction spending is on the rise, mostly in hotel and office-related projects, and construction jobs are being added into the market, both locally and nationally, said Dr. Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO of economic firm Sage Policy Group, Inc., and... Read More
November 03, 2017

Twenty-Four of Taylor Porter’s Practice Areas Ranked on 2018 “Best Law Firms” List

Taylor Porter had 24 practice areas ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America® on the 2018 "Best Law Firms" list. Law Firms included in the 2018 "Best Law Firms" rankings are recognized by clients... Read More
November 01, 2017

TP “Belly Up With The Bar” Team Takes First Place “Best Elixir” in 2017 BRBA Fundraiser

The Taylor Porter “Belly Up with the Bar” team, "Fiesta with the Best’a," won the People’s Choice “Best Elixir” first place award for the “Pinarita” (frozen margarita and pina... Read More
October 31, 2017

Lowe Presents “Anatomy of a Jury Trial” at 2017 LSBA VooDoo CLE Seminar in New Orleans

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe teamed up with attorney Dean Sutherland, of Jeansonne & Remondet, to present "Anatomy of a Jury Trial” at the Louisiana State Bar Association's 2017 VooDoo CLE Seminar, held Oct. 27... Read More
October 30, 2017

Taylor Porter Recognized as Impact Sponsor at 2017 Boys & Girls Club Steak & Stake Fundraiser

Taylor Porter was a recipient of an "Impact Sponsor" award for its support of the 2017 Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge's annual signature event, "Steak & Stake," held Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Raising Cane's River Center. ​... Read More
October 27, 2017

Barton Participates in 2017 Sports Law Panel Presented by LSU Law Center

Photo Courtesy of LSU Law Center “Sports Law Panel” at LSU Law Center – sponsored by LSU Law School Sports, Entertainment, Media Law Society: pictured from left: panelists Justin Vincent (TAF Development Officer, former LSU... Read More
October 27, 2017

Taylor Porter Hosts “Talk on the Terrace” to Celebrate Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program

Pictured from left: Taylor Porter Managing Partner and Cristo Rey Board Member Skip Philips; Cristo Rey Sophomore Ja’Darion Davis; Cristo Rey Sophomore Erion Davison; Board Member Stephen Waguespack of LABI; Cristo Rey Sophomore Jamone Williams; Board Member Sr.... Read More
October 27, 2017

Taylor Porter to Sponsor Third Annual South Louisiana Construction Economic Forum on Nov. 2

Click here to register for the event Taylor Porter is a presenting sponsor for the Third Annual South Louisiana Construction Economic Forum, "Presenting: The Future of Construction in Louisiana," to be held Thursday, Nov. 2, at L... Read More
October 23, 2017

Taylor Porter Participates in BRBA’s Halloween “Trunk or Treat” Charity Event

Taylor Porter participated in the First 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 Saturday, Oct. 21,... Read More
October 20, 2017

Taylor Porter Welcomes New Associates, LSU Law Graduates Leah Canaday Cook and Caroline Darwin

LSU Law Center graduates Caroline Darwin (left) and Leah Canaday Cook (right) have joined Taylor Porter as Associates. Taylor Porter is pleased to welcome its newest Associates Leah Canaday Cook and Caroline Darwin, both graduates of Louisiana State University... Read More
October 20, 2017

Taylor Porter “Returns to the Roaring Twenties” at the 2017 NALCP Conference

Taylor Porter was a participant of and booth sponsor in the 2017 National Association of Licensing and Compliance Professionals (NALCP) Conference, held in San Diego. The theme of the conference was the "Return to the Roaring Twenties," so Taylor Porter dressed... Read More
October 19, 2017

Taylor Porter Attorneys, Staff “Geaux Casual for Pro Bono 2017”

Taylor Porter participated in the 2017 and Sixth Annual "Geaux Casual for Pro Bono" fundraiser day, held across Baton Rouge for the Baton Rouge Bar Association. All proceeds benefit the Baton Rouge Bar Foundation Pro Bono Project. ​Attorneys and staff... Read More
October 18, 2017

Taylor Porter Launches Practice Area Legal Blog: “The Taylor RePorter”

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce the launch of its legal blog, "The Taylor RePorter," a blog of articles written by Taylor Porter attorneys covering news, developments, trends and legal issues in the various practice areas affecting our... Read More
October 12, 2017

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 2017 Emerge Center Volunteer Activists’ Awards

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 46th Annual and 2017 Emerge Center Volunteer Activists' Awards, to be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10 at the Renaissance Hotel. The event honors community volunteers who go above and beyond typical volunteer... Read More
October 11, 2017

Four Score! - Taylor Porter Honored Among “Best Places to Work” for Fourth Consecutive Year

Pictured above: Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Bob Barton 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 Oct. 11 at... Read More
October 05, 2017

Taylor Porter’s Member Firm Group MSI Global Alliance Wins Prestigious International Service Awards

MSI Global Alliance (MSI), an international associations of independent legal and accounting firms of which Taylor Porter is the exclusive Louisiana law firm member, won two awards in the prestigious International Accounting Bulletin Forum & Awards: ‘Rising Star Association... Read More
October 04, 2017

Taylor Porter L&E Team Leader Speaks at Annual Baton Rouge SHRM Fall Conference

Taylor Porter Partner and Employment and Labor Law Practice Team Leader Vicki Crochet presented, "Trump Card: How The New Administration Will Impact Human Resources," at the 2017 Greater Baton Rouge Society for Human Resource Management Annual Fall Conference, held Wednesday, Oct. 4,... Read More
September 26, 2017

Taylor Porter Donates $2,270 to Mary Bird Perkins in Annual Geaux Pink Fundraising Drive

Taylor Porter held its annual Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Raffle and Geaux Pink Luncheon. Pictured from left: Taylor Porter employee Wendy Ross (raffle winner of jewelry graciously donated by Kendra Scott); Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips; Mary Bird... Read More
September 18, 2017

“BUILDing Together” – Habitat Day Launches Diversity Committee’s Community Outreach Program

Taylor Porter’s volunteer day this past Saturday for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge kicked off our Firm’s newly-launched BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) Community Outreach Program. The program was implemented by... Read More
September 14, 2017

Whitfield’s Cyber Attack, Ransomware Article Published by BR Healthcare Journal

“Healthcare Providers Held Ransom by Alarming Surge of Cyber Attacks; What You Can Do to Protect Your Critical Data” By Marc Whitfield Partner, Taylor Porter; Privacy and Health Information Technology Attorney It is virtually... Read More
September 01, 2017

Disaster Recovery Links for Hurricane Harvey Victims

The thoughts and prayers of the Taylor Porter family are with the victims of Hurricane Harvey and all those affected by the widespread flooding and storm damage in Texas. As your recovery begins, we want to share important... Read More

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