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May 07, 2019

Seiter Ranked Among Nation’s Top Tier in Healthcare Law by Clients, Chambers USA 2019

Taylor Porter Partner and Healthcare Practice Leader Patrick Seiter was ranked in the nation's top tier, Band 1, in healthcare law by clients and the Chambers USA 2019 rankings. Lawyers are ranked as "Leaders in Their Field" and in bands from ... Read More
May 03, 2019

Fan’s Choice Award - Taylor Porter Employee Showcases Dancing Talent 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 13th Annual “Dancing for Big Buddy” fundraiser, held April 27, 2019, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on... Read More
May 03, 2019

Taylor Porter Hosts Chamber Executives Before Annual Chamber of Commerce Day at Capitol

Taylor Porter hosted a breakfast panel briefing in the firm's Founders Room on May 1 before the annual Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Day at the Capitol, in which executives from chambers of commerce from across Louisiana convene for updates,... Read More
April 30, 2019

Barton Elected to Board of Directors of Manship Theatre

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton has been elected to the board of directors of Manship Theatre, which located in downtown Baton Rouge in the Shaw Center for the Arts, provides music, film, theatre, arts, and dance, within in a 32... Read More
April 29, 2019

“Voir Dire: Selling Themes and Deselecting Jurors” - Groves Lowe Speaks at LSBA Jazz Fest CLE

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe was a guest speaker and presenter on "Voir Dire: Selling Themes and Deselecting Jurors," during a Louisiana State Bar Association CLE and also during the 2019 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival weekend. The CLE,... Read More
April 26, 2019

Five Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked by Chambers USA Among 2019 “Leaders in their Field”

Taylor Porter had five attorneys ranked as “Leaders in Their Field” in the Chambers USA 2019 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 26, 2019

Taylor Porter Sponsors 2019 BRAC Diversity in Business Luncheon

Click here for more information Taylor Porter is a supporting sponsor of the 2019 BRAC's annual Diversity in Business luncheon presented by ExxonMobil, to take place Tuesday, May 7, at the Renaissance Hotel. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. The... Read More
April 24, 2019

La. Appeals Court Ruling: Claims of Negligent Recredentialing Not Covered Under LMMA

Published in the Louisiana Hospital Association Newsletter Further venturing into a new landscape of uncapped exposure for healthcare providers, a recent ruling by the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeals has found that claims of negligent recredentialing are not... Read More
April 23, 2019

“Finding Cures. Saving Children.” - Taylor Porter Participates in St. Jude Home Giveaway Signing

Click here for more information Taylor Porter attorneys Vicki Crochet, Kiki Bergeron, and Lauren Hadden participated in the Baton Rouge St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Louisiana Dream Home Floor Signing Event held on April 17. Sponsors helped sign and... Read More
April 22, 2019

Taylor Porter Sponsors 5th Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU

Click here for more information Taylor Porter will serve as a sponsor of the 5th Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU, to be held Tuesday, April 23, at the Lod Cook Alumni Center, at 5:30 p.m. The event serves as a... Read More
April 17, 2019

Taylor Porter Works its “Klingon” at the 2019 Pennington Trivia Fundraiser

Sporting a Star Trek costume theme, the Taylor Porter trivia team participated in the 2019 "The Answer" Trivia Game Fundraiser supporting the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation and the critical research being done by the Center on chronic diseases. The fundraiser was... Read More
April 15, 2019

Taylor Porter Participates in BRBA Easter Eggstravaganza Collection Drive

Taylor Porter participated in the annual Baton Rouge Bar Association (BRBA) Easter Eggstravaganza, collecting plastic eggs, candy, and donations for students at area Baton Rouge public schools. After the donations are collected, Easter Egg Hunts take place at St.... Read More
April 09, 2019

Taylor Porter Sponsors National Security and Foreign Affairs Communications Summit

LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication hosted CNN military and diplomatic analyst Rear Admiral John Kirby USN (ret) and Vice President of Government Operations Communications at The Boeing Company Gordon Johndroe for “Classified Communications: Messaging for National... Read More
April 09, 2019

Castille Elected to Board of Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Click here to view BRAF Board of Directors Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Preston Castille has been elected to the board of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF), a community foundation and nonprofit dedicated to enhancing the... Read More
April 02, 2019

French’s Article on Notarial Liability Featured on Cover of Louisiana Bar Journal

Click here to read article Taylor Porter attorney Ryan French had his article, "Think Before You Sign: Notarial Liability in Louisiana," featured on the cover of the April/May 2019 edition of the "Louisiana Bar Journal," the bi-monthly publication of the... Read More
March 20, 2019

Shelby McKenzie Featured in Baton Rouge Bar Magazine - “What I’ve Learned”

Click here to read Q&A article Former Taylor Porter Co-Managing Partner and Of Counsel Shelby McKenzie was featured in the March/April 2019 edition of The Baton Rouge Lawyer, the official magazine of the Baton Rouge Bar Association... Read More
March 15, 2019

Groves Lowe Recognized Among LSU College of HSE’s Hall of Distinction

Pictured from left: Interim Dean Roland Mitchell, Amy Groves Lowe, Dr. Amy Westbrook , and Mila Sexton — at LSU Alumni Association. Click here for special video tribute to Amy Groves Lowe Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe was honored with... Read More
March 12, 2019

Taylor Porter Sponsors 2019 LSBA Diversity Conclave - “Opening Doors for Next Generation”

Taylor Porter sponsored the 2019 and 12th Annual Louisiana State Bar Association Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession, "Strides for Diversity - Opening Doors for the Next Generation," held Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. The Conclave encourages... Read More
March 12, 2019

Taylor Porter Hosts Reception to Celebrate Nationally-Recognized Re-Entry Program

Click here for Baton Rouge Business Report article on "Unlocking Employment Opportunities" Program ​Taylor Porter partnered with several Baton Rouge businesses and the U.S. Middle District Court of Louisiana to host a reception to toast the successes of the... Read More
March 07, 2019

Taylor Porter Attorneys Grace Cover of BR Bar Magazine to Promote Conference

"Uniquely Louisiana" - Taylor Porter attorneys Katie Goodson and Katia Bowman graced the cover of the "The Baton Rouge Lawyer" to help promote next month's Baton Rouge Bar Association Bench Bar Conference theme for the annual event to be... Read More
March 05, 2019

Kenny Recognized as Finalist for LSBA Young Lawyers Professionalism Honor

Taylor Porter Partner Erin Sayes Kenny was recognized as a finalist for an honor bestowed by the LSBA Young Lawyers Division - The Honorable Michaelle Pitard Wynne Professionalism Award - at the 2019 LSBA Midyear Meeting, held Jan. 18, 2019. The awards were... Read More
March 04, 2019

Taylor Porter to Host United Way “Connecting for a Cause” Event

Taylor Porter will host on its River Terrace an event by the Gottlieb Society of Capital Area United Way and the African American Leadership Council - "Connecting for a Cause," Friday, March 15, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. This networking event... Read More
March 01, 2019

TP Hosts Practice for LSU Law’s Eventual National Runner-Up Environmental Moot Court Team

Click here to read full story ​Taylor Porter hosted a moot court practice for the LSU Law Center’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Team, which tied for second place and were named National Finalists at this year... Read More
February 21, 2019

Taylor Porter In-House Counsel CLE Seminar Tackles Complex Legal Challenges

Taylor Porter presented a CLE Seminar, "Complex Legal & Regulatory Challenges Facing In-House Counsel," where attorneys covered the challenging issues that are confronting in-house legal departments, hosted by the Firm on Wednesday, Feb. 20. In front of in-house counsel from companies... Read More
February 19, 2019

Castille Serves as Duke at 2019 Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Ball

Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Preston Castille had the honor of serving as a Duke for the 32nd Annual Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Ball held on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Raising Cane's River Center. The purpose... Read More
February 11, 2019

Taylor Porter Fields Team in Red Stick Roux Rally Gumbeaux Cook-Off

Taylor Porter fielded a team in the 2019 Red Stick Roux Rally, a Gumbeaux Cook-off hosted by KIDS to benefit Youth Oasis, a local children’s homeless shelter. The fundraiser event was held Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Galvez Plaza. Taylor... Read More
February 07, 2019

Taylor Porter Attorneys Speak at LAPCS Conference on Charter School Issues

Covering a variety of charter school legal issues from best practices to administration succession planning, financing of facilities, and labor and employment concerns, Taylor Porter attorneys served as presenters at the annual Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools "Bottom Line"... Read More
January 30, 2019

Crawford Elected to Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Board of Directors

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Crawford has been elected to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Board of Directors. The local Food Bank has 120 agencies and serves the 11 parishes that surround and include East Baton Rouge. Through these agencies, the... Read More
January 25, 2019

Philips Quoted on Baton Rouge Business Report Article on Lawyer Billing

Click here to read article Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips was interviewed in a Baton Rouge Business Report article, "Endangered Species: Corporate Lawyers Who Bill by the Hour," published on Jan. 2, 2019. The article discusses the trend that with clients demanding... Read More
January 18, 2019

Castille Receives BRBA Award for Service on ABA House of Delegates

Taylor Porter Partner Preston Castille received a service award from the Baton Rouge Bar Association for his tenure on the House of Delegates on the American Bar Association. Castille received the award at the BRBA installation and awards ceremony held... Read More
January 17, 2019

Feeney, Miyagi Serve as Panelists for LSBA Pre-Trial Prep Seminar

Taylor Porter Partners Lenore Feeney and Barrye Miyagi served on a panel of attorneys for a CLE seminar, "How to Win at Trial - Hint: Pre-Trial Prep is the Key," held at the Louisiana State Bar Association Midyear Meeting, on... Read More
January 16, 2019

Kenny Sworn In as BRBA Young Lawyers Council Chair-Elect

Taylor Porter Partner Erin Sayes Kenny has been sworn in as Chair-Elect of the Young Lawyers Section Council of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, serving the legal profession and the public for 90 years and one of the largest voluntary... Read More
January 16, 2019

Bowman Featured in BRBA Newsletter Q&A Member Spotlight

Click here to read the interview Taylor Porter Partner and Diversity Committee Chair Katia Bowman was featured in the Baton Rouge Bar Association E-Newsletter "Member Spotlight," discussing her practice and pursuit of becoming an attorney. Bowman practices in business immigration... Read More
January 10, 2019

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Lambert Sworn In as President of Baton Rouge Bar Association

​Left, Taylor Porter Partner Amy Lambert is sworn in as President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association by United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Chief Judge Shelly Dick. Right, Lambert thanks Linda Law Clerk for... Read More
January 09, 2019

Tumminello Receives BRBA President’s Award for Role as Belly Up to the Bar Chair

Taylor Porter attorney Trey Tumminello received a Baton Rouge Bar Association President's Award for his service in 2018 as the Chair of the BRBA's Belly Up to the Bar event. Tumminello was recognized at the annual BRBA installation ceremony,... Read More
January 08, 2019

Jonathan Moore Elected Partner at Taylor Porter

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that attorney Jonathan Moore has been elected Partner, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Moore joined Taylor Porter in 2012, and practices in a wide array of areas in commercial transactions, banking, bankruptcy, real estate, and commercial... Read More
December 31, 2018

Happy New Year from Taylor Porter!

We Wish All of You and Your Families a Happy and Prosperous New Year! We thank you and your businesses for your continued partnerships, and we look forward to a very successful 2019! Read More
December 27, 2018

Ten Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked Among 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Taylor Porter had 10 attorneys named to the 2019 lists of Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. ​The Super Lawyers list recognizes the top five percent of attorneys in each state, while the Rising Stars list recognizes the top... Read More
December 20, 2018

Taylor Porter Participates in 27th Annual Baton Rouge Bar Holiday Star Project

Taylor Porter delivered holiday gifts to 70 children and 29 families to St. Anthony Catholic Church, one of the agencies served through the 27th annual Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Section Holiday Star Project. The annual project... Read More
December 18, 2018

Clients Rank Taylor Porter BTI Client Service Leader in 2019 Rankings

Taylor Porter has been named among the top law firms for delivering the best client service in BTI Consulting Group’s BTI Client Service A-Team report. The annual report is based on interviews with corporate counsel at the world... Read More
December 17, 2018

Taylor Porter Ladies Celebrate 35-Year Tradition of Staff-Created Christmas Cookbook

The Taylor Porter 35-year tradition of the firm's women employees working up a "Christmas Cookbook" continued this year with staff contributing over 60 recipes from their home kitchens. A tradition that began in 1984, the cookbook is compiled... Read More
December 13, 2018

Ellis Recognized for Board Tenure at McMains Children’s Developmental Center

Taylor Porter Partner Jim Ellis was recognized by McMains Children's Developmental Center for his 36 years of service on the board and legal leadership. Ellis received an appreciation award from Jay McMains. The mission of the McMains Children's Developmental... Read More
December 12, 2018

“Christmas Eve Night” Celebrated on Cover of 19th Annual Taylor Porter Christmas Card

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 "Christmas... Read More
December 07, 2018

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton Featured in BR Biz Report “Executive Spotlight”

Click here to read the interview ​Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton was featured in the ​Baton Rouge Business Report ​"Executive Spotlight" Q&A in the Dec. 4 publication. On Oct. 1, Barton was elected the Managing Partner at... Read More
December 07, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts “Mastering the WIP Schedule” Construction Seminar

Taylor Porter partnered with LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors and consulting firm VGraham, LLC, to host "Mastering the WIP Schedule," a construction seminar for 50 professionals representing more than 30 companies in the industry. The seminar was held at Taylor Porter on... Read More
December 05, 2018

Six Taylor Porter Attorneys to Serve as Lead Presenters at BRBA CLE By The Hour

Click here for more information Six Taylor Porter attorneys will serve as presenters at the annual Baton Rouge Bar Association "CLE By the Hour" seminar event, to be held at the Renaissance BR Hotel on Dec. 6-7, 13-14, and 27-28. ... Read More
December 04, 2018

Taylor Porter Publishes “The Centurion” Newsletter - 2018 November/December Edition

Click here to read the newsletter ​Taylor Porter is proud to publish its 2018 November/December 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... Read More
November 30, 2018

Thames’ Article on Uncapped Credentialing Claims Published in LHA Impact Lawbrief

Click here to read article in LHA Impact Lawbrief ​​Taylor Porter Partner Adam Thames' article, "Billeaudeau Effect: Recent Court Rulings Prove Uncertainty on Uncapped Credentialing Claims," was published in the LHA (Louisiana Hospital Association) Impact Lawbrief November 2018 newsletter. Louisiana law... Read More
November 30, 2018

McDermott to Speak on Impacts of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at LABI’s “Beyond The Bar” Seminar

Click here to view seminar agenda Taylor Porter Partner and tax practice leader John McDermott will present, "Overview & the Impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017," at the LABI Beyond The Bar seminar, to be held Monday,... Read More
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

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