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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 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
April 11, 2016

Taylor Porter Hosts Merit Badge Workshop Lesson for Istrouma Boy Scouts

Taylor Porter hosted Troop 50 of the Istrouma Area Council Boy Scouts of America on Saturday, April 9, in the firm's Founders Room, for the "Citizenship in the Community" Merit Badge lesson. Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member John... Read More
April 07, 2016

Taylor Porter Participates in LSU’s Law Firm Information Day; Thames Quoted in Coverage

Click here to read LSU Law Center story Taylor Porter was among the more than a dozen law firms to participate in LSU Law Center's inaugural "Law Firm Information Day" held on campus on April 4, and Partner... Read More
March 30, 2016

Taylor Porter Attorney Juan Miranda Speaks on Engineering/Law at LSU

Taylor Porter attorney Juan Miranda served as a guest speaker today for Professor Maud Walsh's class at the LSU School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences. Miranda, a former mechanical and project engineer and licensed... Read More
March 30, 2016

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS ALERT - Louisiana Legislative Session to Consider LDEQ Fee Increase

In keeping with Taylor Porter’s commitment to its environmental clients to actively monitor the latest state and federal regulatory developments, our firm is pleased to share a monthly Environmental Regulatory Alert. For any further information or to contact... Read More
March 17, 2016

Lunceford Speaks on Libel, Courtroom Access, Newsgathering Issues with LSU Manship Students

Taylor Porter Partner Lloyd Lunceford served as a guest lecturer today at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, speaking to future journalism, broadcast, and public relations professionals, as he taught on the prevention and defense of libel suits,... Read More
March 16, 2016

Read the March 2016 Edition of the Taylor Porter Newsletter

Click here to read our March 2016 newsletter and find out what's going on at Taylor Porter! Read More
March 16, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors 2nd Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU

Click here for more information Taylor Porter will serve as a gold sponsor the 2nd Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU, to be held Tuesday, April 19, at the Lod Cook Alumni Center. The event serves as a recognition of innovative LSU... Read More
March 15, 2016

Taylor Porter Participates in “Soles for Souls” Collection Drive

Taylor Porter is a participant in the "Soles for Souls" shoe collection drive, sponsored by the Kiwanis clubs in the Greater Baton Rouge area. The mission is to collect gently worn shoes that will be sent by funds2orgs... Read More
March 14, 2016

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Appeals Court Rules GC Has “Reasonable Cause” to Withhold Payment

Click here for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Opinion (MARCH 14, 2016) - After the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled that General Contractor Woodrow Wilson Construction Co. Inc., hired to build a New Orleans elementary school, owed... Read More
March 11, 2016

Taylor Porter Collecting Donations for BRBA Easter Eggstravaganza

Click here Taylor Porter is proud to once again participate in the collection of eggs and donations for the annual Baton Rouge Bar Association Easter Eggstravaganza, which has a goal this year to fill 12,000 eggs with candy for three separate... Read More
March 11, 2016

Taylor Porter “Jazz"es Up Office with Musical Art Piece

As part of the law firm's comprehensive artwork plan with Ann Connelly Fine Art to help find creative and inventive ways to show off the law firm's new space, new conference rooms ... Read More
March 10, 2016

Due to Inclement Weather, Tonight’s Meet and Greet with Judge Doomes Postponed

The scheduled March 10 Meet and Greet with newly-appointed and sworn-in Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes, United States District Court Middle District of Louisiana, to be held at Taylor Porter, has been postponed due to inclement weather. All RSVP'ed guests will... Read More
March 09, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors Louisiana State Bar Diversity Conclave

Pictured from left: Trey Tumminello, Megan Bice, Juan Miranda, Katia Bowman (Diversity Chair), Ne’Shira Millender, Mark Cunningham (LSBA President), John Parker, Jr., Bernette Joshua Johnson (Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice), Preston Castille, Andrée Cullens, Skip Philips ... Read More
March 07, 2016

Thames Authors “Can an Employer Be Vicariously Intoxicated Under La. C.C. Article 2315.4?”

Click here to read the article Taylor Porter Partner Adam Thames authored, “Can an Employer Be Vicariously Intoxicated Under La. C.C. Article 2315.4?” in the March 2016 issue of Around The Bar, the publication of the Baton Rouge Bar... Read More
March 07, 2016

Taylor Porter Among the 9,000 to Support 20th Annual Komen Race for the Cure

Taylor Porter partnered with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center to sponsor Baton Rouge's 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which took place Saturday, March 5, at the LSU... Read More

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