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July 27, 2016

Estate Planning by John McDermott

Click here to read full article An estate plan is the organization of your financial affairs for their control and utilization in the absence of your ability to handle them yourself, and for the final disposition of your assets upon... Read More
July 27, 2016

Taylor Porter Helps Launch An Innovative Partnership Between Cancer Center, Pet Shelter

The Baton Rouge law firm of Taylor Porter assisted two Baton Rouge organizations, Companion Animal Alliance and Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, in launching a collaborative partnership, Fostering Hope, matching survivors with foster pets... Read More
July 25, 2016

Taylor Porter Staff, Summer Associates Tag Team for Volunteer Day at BR Food Bank

Pictured bottom row from left: Taylor Porter summer associate Michelle Gros (Southern University Law Center); Taylor Porter employees Julie Dean, Donna Montagino, Lynette Pourciau and Martha Singletary; and Taylor Porter summer associate Yolunda Righteous (Southern University Law Center). Pictured top... Read More
July 21, 2016

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Featured in Baton Rouge Business Report’s “Voices” Q&A

Click here to read the article Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips was featured in the Baton Rouge Business Report's "Voices" Q&A section in which the publication asked local business executives, "Who's The Best Boss You... Read More
July 15, 2016

Castille Among Baton Rouge Business Leaders at BRAC Conference to Discuss Community Race Relations

Click here to read The Advocate story Click here to read WAFB story and watch TV newscast Click here to read WBRZ story and watch TV newscast Click here to read Baton Rouge Business Report story Photo courtesy of The... Read More
July 12, 2016

Taylor Porter Publishes July 2016 Firm Newsletter

Click here to read the July 2016 newsletter Founded in 1912 in Baton Rouge, Taylor Porter is Louisiana’s Law Firm®, and one of the oldest, largest and most respected law firms in Louisiana, with a diverse range of... Read More
July 11, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors Red, Rock & Blue Fundraisers to Support Military

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the 2016 Red, Rock & Blue, an annual summertime charity fundraiser benefitting Louisiana military charities, with various spinoff events for worthy causes. The events kicked off with The Doucet/Begnaud Invitational – Softball... Read More
July 06, 2016

Taylor Porter Makes Annual Scholarship Donation to LSU Law Center

Click here Taylor Porter was proud to present a donation today to the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center as part of the firm's annual financial commitment to the law center. Pictured from left: Taylor Porter Partners and Executive... Read More
June 29, 2016

Millender Joins Board of Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA

Taylor Porter associate Ne’Shira Millender has been elected to the board of the Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA. The Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA is one of nine locations of the YMCA of the Capital Area, which has... Read More
June 22, 2016

Taylor Porter Inducted into “Silver Clover Club” by Louisiana 4-H Foundation

Pictured from left: Vendal Fairchild (4-H Foundation Board of Trustee Member); Dr. Paul Coreil (4-H Foundation Board of Trustee Member, LSU AgCenter Vice Chancellor and Extension Service Director Emeritus), David Shelby (Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee ... Read More
June 20, 2016

Taylor Porter Concludes Successful First Session of Six-Week Summer Associate Program

Learn more about the Taylor Porter Summer Associate Program Taylor Porter successfully concluded its first session of the law firm's six-week summer associate program as eight LSU law students completed training under the guidance and mentorship of Taylor Porter... Read More
June 17, 2016

Walsh Delivers Ethics CLEs for Louisiana State Bar, Disciplinary Board

Click here for more information on the LSBA CLE Click here for more information on the LADB CLE Taylor Porter Partner Michael Walsh presented two CLEs on ethics this week at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s “Ethics ... Read More
June 17, 2016

Gerald Walter Conference Room Showcases Daughter’s Painting of Former Partner’s Environmental Hobby

Taylor Porter proudly installed a picture painted and donated by Leslie Walter Carver (left), daughter of retired Taylor Porter Partner Gerald Walter and mother of current Taylor Porter associate Ashley Carver Meredith (right), in the firm’s 9th Floor... Read More
June 16, 2016

TP Alert: Health Care Providers Score Significant Supreme Court Victory

Click here to view news alert Authored by: Cindy Amedee Taylor Porter Partner 225.381.0279 cindy.amedee@taylorporter.com Click here to read complete Supreme Court ruling Today's unanimous United States Supreme Court ruling in Universal Health Srvs., Inc. v. United... Read More
June 14, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profile: Trenton Ball, LSU Law, Class of 2017

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
June 10, 2016

Taylor Porter Attorneys Featured in Louisiana Bar Journal

Click here Taylor Porter had several attorneys mentioned in the April/May 2016 issue of the Louisiana Bar Journal, the bi-monthly magazine of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Taylor Porter's mentions included: Preston Castille was named the District 5A recipient... Read More
June 10, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profile: Margaret Viator, LSU Law, Class of 2018

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
June 09, 2016

Arts Council Meeting Held at Taylor Porter Featured in The Advocate

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge held its annual meeting and reception at Taylor Porter on May 26. Members pictured include, front from left, George Bell, Executive Director Renee Chatelain, Nancy Stich, Randy Roussel and Brian Haymon; and back, from... Read More
June 08, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profiles - Caroline Darwin, Coulter McMahen (LSU Law, Class of 2017)

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
June 07, 2016

McDermott, Kenny Participate in Boys & Girls Club’s Passport to Manhood and Girls at the Table

Taylor Porter attorneys John McDermott and Erin Sayes Kenny, both board members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge, participated in the organization's annual Passport to Manhood Luncheon, held April 15, 2016, at City Club of Baton Rouge,... Read More
June 06, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profile: Hillary Brouillette, LSU Law, Class of 2018

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
June 06, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profile: Gus Laggner, LSU Law, Class of 2017

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
June 02, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profile: Sara Kuebel, LSU Law, Class of 2018

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
June 02, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profile: Ryan McAlister, LSU Law, Class of 2017

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
May 27, 2016

Taylor Porter Hosts “Dialogue on Race” Six-Week Series

Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee, agreed to host a six-session program beginning May 25, "Dialogue on Race," organized by Dialogue on Race Louisiana (DORLA) and moderator Maxine Crump. The series involves a facilitated, round-table dialogue serving 15... Read More
May 27, 2016

Seven Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA; Environmental Practice Ranked in Top Tier

Top row from left: Anne Crochet (Environment), Vicki Crochet (Labor and Employment), Paul Dicharry (Environment), Brett Furr (Bankruptcy/Restructuring. Bottom row from left: Skip Philips (Commercial Litigation), Pat Seiter (Health Care) and Fred Tulley (Commercial Litigation) Taylor Porter had seven... Read More
May 25, 2016

Louisiana Artist’s “Path of the River” Runs Through Taylor Porter Office Space

Taylor Porter’s newly constructed 8th Floor, in the downtown Baton Rouge Chase North Tower, features Louisiana non-figurative artist Ken Tate’s “Path of the River” from Tate’s “The Deconstructed Series,” as... Read More
May 24, 2016

Lowe’s “Jury Selection: Choosing the Right Audience” Published by BRBA

Click here to read article Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe’s article, “Jury Selection: Choosing the Right Audience,” was published in the June 2016 Baton Rouge Bar Association's "Around The Bar" magazine. Lowe discusses the... Read More
May 23, 2016

Kenny Featured on BRBA Magazine Cover to Promote Luncheon Speaker D-D Breaux

Taylor Porter attorney Erin Sayes Kenny is featured on the cover of the June 2016 Baton Rouge Bar Association "Around The Bar" magazine as she teamed up with members of the Young Lawyers Section Council to be pictured at the... Read More
May 23, 2016

Philips Serves as Guest Speaker at LSU Paralegal Program Graduation

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips served as guest speaker at the 2016 LSU Paralegal Studies Program graduation ceremony, held on Thursday, May 19, at the Lod Cook Conference Center to recognize those who completed the 2016 LSU Paralegal Studies Program. The LSU... Read More
May 19, 2016

Castille Receives State Bar’s Citizen Lawyer Award

Taylor Porter Partner Preston Castille, left, received the LSBA "Citizen Lawyer Award" from LSBA President Darrel Papillion.  Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Preston Castille was named the recipient of the Louisiana State Bar... Read More
May 19, 2016

Taylor Porter’s McDermott, Local Boys & Girls Clubs Chair, Welcomes LSU President into Hall of Fame

From left: John McDermott (Taylor Porter Partner and Chairman of the Board of Governors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Baton Rouge); LSU President F. King Alexander; Jim Clark, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America; and... Read More
May 18, 2016

Taylor Porter L&E Attorney Breaks Down New Overtime Rules, Effects on Employers

Click here to view news alert On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the final version of a much-anticipated overtime exemption rule, raising the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's &ldquo... Read More
May 12, 2016

Lowe Featured in The Advocate for Leading Girl Scout’s Donation to Burn Center

Click here Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe served as troop leader for first graders from University Laboratory School Daisy Scout Troop 10062, which recently visited Baton Rouge General to give the medical center a donation of $350 raised from cookie... Read More
May 09, 2016

Laperouse to Serve as President of South Central Louisiana Chapter of CFMA

Edward “Ted” J. Laperouse, II, Taylor Porter Partner and leader of the firm's Construction Transactions and Litigation practice, will serve as President of the South Central Louisiana Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA),... Read More
May 04, 2016

Taylor Porter Marketing Director Receives Top Fundraising Honor at National Conference

Taylor Porter Marketing Director Tommy Santora, who serves as president of the New Orleans Myasthenia Gravis Resource Group and communications committee chair of the national Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, received the national “Top Fundraising Sponsorship” award from... Read More
April 29, 2016

Taylor Porter Partner Michelle Marney White Elected Chair of LSBA Environmental Law Section

Taylor Porter Partner Michelle Marney White has been elected the 2016-2017 Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Environmental Law Section, having served on the Section Council since 2010. Her term will begin July 1. The section, with more than 300 members across... Read More
April 28, 2016

Taylor Porter Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers “Women in the Law” Business Edition

Click here to view the special edition of Best Lawyers Taylor Porter has eight attorneys listed in the Spring 2016 Best Lawyers magazine with a special edition of "Women in the Law," highlighting the 2016 Best Lawyers women attorneys honorees. Taylor... Read More
April 28, 2016

Taylor Porter Hosts Successful “Driving the Future Downtown Day” for OLOL Children’s

Taylor Porter hosted "DRIVING THE FUTURE DOWNTOWN DAY" on Thursday, April 28, at downtown's North Boulevard Town Square to support Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Children's Hospital. The event was a fundraiser to sell raffle... Read More
April 26, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors Merrill Lynch Open Fundraiser for Mary Bird Perkins

Taylor Porter was a putting contest sponsor for the annual Merrill Lynch Open, the area's only Pro-Am golf tournament, held on April 26 at The Bluffs Golf Resort in St. Francisville. Since 1971, the tournament has contributed more than $2 million to... Read More
April 26, 2016

Diversity Committee Chair Earns American Citizenship; Featured in BR Bar Magazine

Click here to read article on page 15 Taylor Porter Partner and Diversity Committee Chair Katia Bowman is featured in the May issue of “Around The Bar” – the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s monthly magazine, in... Read More
April 25, 2016

Taylor Porter Attorneys Help Baton Rouge Bar Host Successful Easter Egg Hunt Event

Easter Bunny (Artis ulmer), Mac Womack and Talya Bergeron helped hide eggs at the Bernard Terrace elementary School hunts. Click here Taylor Porter attorneys Ashley Meredith, Mac Womack and Erin Sayes Kenny were pictured in this month's... Read More
April 25, 2016

Managing Partner Skip Philips Featured in OLOL’s Blog on Building of Children’s Hospital

Click here Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips served as a guest author for the Our Lady of the Lake blog to write his story, "For My Grandchildren: Why I Want to Build Amazing," discussing the need for world class... Read More
April 21, 2016

Taylor Porter to Host “Driving The Future Downtown Day” for OLOL Children’s Hospital

Click here for more information Taylor Porter wll host "DRIVING THE FUTURE DOWNTOWN DAY" on Thursday, April 28, at North Boulevard Town Square, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., for a "5 Cars, 5 Winners" Fundraising Event to benefit building the Our Lady... Read More
April 20, 2016

Managing Partner Skip Philips Welcomes Army Panel to LSU Law Center

It was an honor for Taylor Porter and Managing Partner Skip Philips to help welcome representatives from the U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Series College Program at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center's McKernan Auditorium, to... Read More
April 15, 2016

Army War College Academic Outreach Program Comes to LSU Law Center’s McKernan Auditorium April 20

Event summary: The LSU Law Center and the U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Series College Program will host a free panel discussion on current national security and military issues as well as government policies. Media and Public are invited. ... Read More
April 15, 2016

Labor and Employment News Alert - “Pregnancy at Work: Do You Know The Rules?”

Authored by: Vicki Crochet Labor and Employment Practice Group Leader; Partner, Taylor Porter 225.381.0242 vicki.crochet@taylorporter.com In 2015, the United States Supreme Court considered under what circumstances the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of Title VII (42 USC 2000e(k)) requires accommodation... Read More
April 13, 2016

Taylor Porter Represents World’s Largest Infrastructure Asset Manager in $4.9-Billion Cleco Deal

A team of Taylor Porter regulatory and transactional attorneys successfully represented a group of North American infrastructure investors led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), the world’s largest infrastructure asset manager with growing portfolios in real estate,... Read More
April 13, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors BRSO’s “Pixar in Concert”

Click here for more information Taylor Porter is proud to sponsor the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra's "Pixar in Concert," two performances slated for April 23 during which movie scenes from Pixar’s 13 feature films will be... Read More
April 11, 2016

LABI Releases “New Tax Burdens on Employers” Report Resulting from Legislative Session

Click here to read LABI's "New Tax Burdens on Employers" Report The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) has released a "New Tax Burdens on Employers" report, resulting from the Louisiana Legislature voting on two dozen bills in... Read More

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