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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
March 03, 2016

Kenny, Walsh Present Ethics, Professionalism CLEs for Baton Rouge Bar Association

Taylor Porter hosted approximately 50 attorneys on March 3 in the firm’s Founders Room conference space for a Baton Rouge Bar Association Ethics and Professionalism CLE, awarding two hours of credit to all attendees. The speakers and presenters included Taylor... Read More
March 02, 2016

LDEQ Proposes Rule to Require Electronic Submission of Discharge Monitoring Reports

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 02, 2016

TAX NEWS ALERT - IRS Alerts Payroll and HR Professionals to Phishing Scheme

IRS NEWS RELEASE: IRS Alerts Payroll and HR Professionals to Phishing Scheme Involving W-2s On March 1, the Internal Revenue Service issued an alert to payroll and human resources professionals to beware of an emerging phishing email scheme that purports... Read More
March 01, 2016

HEALTH CARE ALERT: Senate Approves Bill to Improve Electronic Health Care System

Senate Approves Bill to Improve Electronic Health Care System; Hacking of Records Increased 11,000 Percent Last Year Click here to read The Improving Health Act Bill (Approved by Senate HELP Committee) In keeping with Taylor Porter’s commitment to its... Read More
February 29, 2016

Taylor Porter Hosts Reception for Cristo Rey National President

Click here Photo courtesy of The Advocate/Pam Bordelon Welcoming Cristo Rey Network President Jane Genster, second from left, to Baton Rouge at a reception hosted by the city’s new private Catholic school, Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan... Read More
February 29, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers Luncheon

Taylor Porter was proud to sponsor the Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers' First Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards Luncheon, held Feb. 26, at the Renaissance Hotel. Several law enforcement officers and departments were recognized during the awards ceremony. In 2015, Crime... Read More
February 25, 2016

Crochet Serves as Guest Speaker for LSU’s “The Rhetoric of Environmental Action” Class

Taylor Porter Partner and Environmental Law Attorney Anne Crochet served as a guest speaker Thursday for LSU’s “The Rhetoric of Environmental Action” class, held in Allen Hall and taught by Prof. Lillian Bridwell-Bowles. Crochet discussed her... Read More
February 25, 2016

Taylor Porter’s Conference Room Artwork Showcases Baton Rouge Artist

Taylor Porter's newly constructed 9th Floor Founder's Room conference space, in the Chase North Tower, sports a Southeast Louisiana mural of playful nature and reference to Louisiana's commerce and culture by local Baton Rouge graphic... Read More
February 23, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors City Year’s School House Rock Gala Fundraiser

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of Wednesday's School House Rock Gala for City Year of Baton Rouge, which will take place at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center – cocktails start at 6 p.m. and the program... Read More
February 22, 2016

Hodges Honored for 65 Years of Practice

Photo courtesy of The Advocate and provided by Pamela Labbe/BRBA From left: Linda Law Clark (BRBA Board), Robert Hodges, Taylor Porter Partner Amy Lambert (BRBA Board), and Robert J. Burns, Jr. (BRBA Board) Click here Taylor Porter Of Counsel... Read More
February 22, 2016

Taylor Porter Patent Law Attorney John Runnels Featured in 10/12 Industry Report

Click here for article Taylor Porter Partner and patent law attorney John Runnels is featured in the 10/12 Industry Report, First Quarter Edition, in a Patent Law Q&A feature, "Protect Your Assets - What Today's Manufacturers Should Know... Read More
February 18, 2016

Attorneys Mentor Melrose Elementary Students Through City Year Baton Rouge

Taylor Porter partnered with City Year Baton Rouge as attorneys (pictured from left) Scott Mansfield, Kelley Dick Jr., and Trey Tumminello, III, mentored and met with third graders of the 'Gentleman of Greatness' group at Melrose Elementary.   ... Read More
February 17, 2016

Taylor Porter Attorneys Volunteer in BRBA’s Thirst for Justice Program

Taylor Porter had eight attorneys serve as Baton Rouge Bar Association Thirst for Justice Volunteers in November, including Tommy Gildersleeve, Michelle Marney White, Luther Wilson, Mac Womack, Scott Mansfield, Ne’Shira Millender, Lauren Rivera and Kelley Dick Jr. ... Read More
February 17, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors Theatre Baton Rouge’s “Into the Woods”

Click here Taylor Porter is sponsoring the Theatre Baton Rouge production of "Into the Woods," scheduled for March 4-20, at the Capital Series Main Stage. "Into the Woods" is a production based off a book by James Lapine, directed... Read More
February 16, 2016

Thames Presents “Managing Your Expert” at BR Paralegal Luncheon

Taylor Porter Partner Adam Thames served as the February CLE Luncheon guest speaker for The Baton Rouge Paralegal Association’s event held Feb. 16 at Mike Anderson’s. Thames presented the talk, "Managing Your Expert." The Baton Rouge Paralegal... Read More
February 16, 2016

Hughes Elected Board Vice Chair of Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Taylor Porter Partner Eddie Hughes has been elected Board Vice Chair of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, which supplies food to 156 agencies in the Baton Rouge area and through these agencies, the Food Bank supplies about 9.5 million meals to... Read More
February 15, 2016

Furr Tours $23 Million Renovations of Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

From left: Brett Furr, BOD chair; Rep. Charles Boustany; Todd Stevens, CEO Recently, Taylor Porter Partner Brett Furr had the pleasure of touring the $23 million renovation, expansion and modernization of the Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of... Read More
February 05, 2016

Crochet Elected to Board of The Emerge Center

Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Vicki Crochet has been elected to the Board of The Emerge Center, a Baton Rouge nonprofit located on the LSU Innovation Park campus that provides services for children with communication, behavior and developmental... Read More
February 05, 2016

Castille Joins Southern Alumni at “Evening to Honor African-American State and City Leaders”

In celebration of Black History month, the Southern University Alumni Federation Home Chapter and the Southern University Alumni Federation hosted a reception to honor African-American state and city leaders. The reception was held Feb. 3 at the Southern... Read More
February 01, 2016

Stationary Sources No Longer Major Sources for Title V/PSD Purposes Based Solely on GHG Emissions

Click here for the January 2016 Environmental Regulatory Alert LDEQ proposes to delete the major source threshold for greenhouse gases (GHGs), i.e., 100,000 tons per year (tpy) of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e), from the definitions of "major source" and "major... Read More
February 01, 2016

Peak Serves Up Gumbo for a Good Cause to Aid Veterans

Click here Taylor Porter Partner Tom Peak participated in the 6th 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. Peak's... Read More
January 27, 2016

Castille Named Council Member of Louisiana State Law Institute

Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Preston Castille has been named a Council Member of the Louisiana State Law Institute, ABA, House of Delegates. The LSLI is an official, advisory law revision commission, law reform agency... Read More
January 26, 2016

Walsh Serves as Panelist for LSU Law Center’s Symposium on Criminal Sentencing Reform

Taylor Porter Partner Michael Walsh was a panelist as leaders of the criminal justice system, the state and local legal community, along with concerned community members, engaged in a day-long discussion on criminal sentencing reform during the 2016 Louisiana Law Review... Read More

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