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February 21, 2020
Representing the State of Louisiana as a defendant in a motor-vehicle collision case, Taylor Porter partners Amy Groves Lowe and John Parker obtained an outstanding verdict for their client. The five-day jury trial in the 19th JDC ended with the...
February 20, 2020
By Jess Frey
Taylor Porter Special Counsel
Whether you are driving by the shopping centers on Jefferson Highway or the sugar cane fields on LA 1, there is one thing the businesses in these areas have in...
February 19, 2020
Taylor Porter hosted high school juniors from St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge for a Job Shadow Day in the legal career field.
SJA junior Lauren Harmon witnessed an argument at the Louisiana Court of Appeal, First Circuit,...
February 14, 2020
By Barrye Miyagi
Partner, Taylor Porter
Practice Group Leader, Medicare Secondary Payer and MMSEA (Section 111) Compliance
On January 31, 2020, CMS updated the NGHP User Guide for Section 111 reporting. Defendants and Responsible Reporting Entities (“RREs”) refer...
February 13, 2020
Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that John T. Andrishok, representing clients since 1997 in construction litigation and labor and employment law, has joined the Firm as Special Counsel.
Andrishok is an active member of Associated Builders and Contractors and Louisiana...
February 11, 2020
Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton has been elected to the board of directors of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). LABI is the state’s largest business organization, and a voice for the principles of free...
February 07, 2020
Taylor Porter attorney Justin Mannino participated in his alma mater Catholic High School Career Day as alumni returned to campus to talk to seniors about different professions. Pictured from left to right is Justin Mannino, Magistrate Judge Richard L. Bourgeios,...
January 31, 2020
Forty-three Taylor Porter attorneys have achieved the prestigious honor of the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, peer rated for highest level of professional excellence with only 10 percent of attorneys receiving this honor.
The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, the gold...
January 29, 2020
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Taylor Porter is featured in the January 2020 LSU Law Center's publication of the "Dean's Council Membership Report." Taylor Porter has the largest number of LSU Law Dean's...
January 24, 2020
Taylor Porter Partner Eddie Hughes has been elected to the Firm's Executive Committee, which oversees the management and operations of Taylor Porter.
Practicing law since 2004, Hughes serves as the practice group leader of Taylor Porter's Oil/Gas/Regulated...
January 22, 2020
Taylor Porter attorneys Katie Goodson and Robin Toups volunteered at the annual University Lab School mock trial as part of the fourth grade class field trip through the various branches of government across Baton Rouge, including the State Capitol ...
January 16, 2020
Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Miyagi served as a guest presenter at the Louisiana State Bar Association Midyear Meeting, speaking for a CLE on "Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Tools, Tips and Trends." The CLE was held Thursday, Jan. 16, at...
January 09, 2020
Taylor Porter Partner Erin Sayes Kenny was installed as the 2020 Chair of the Baton Rouge Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. The installation ceremony and reception was held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the United States District Court for the Middle District...
January 07, 2020
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Taylor Porter is proud to publish its January 2020 edition of "The Centurion" newsletter, highlighting the achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional/community involvement of Taylor Porter attorneys and staff as they work to...
January 03, 2020
Taylor Porter Special Counsel Rick Norman has been named President of the Louisiana State Law Institute. Norman has served in its governing body since 2006. The Law Institute was established in 1938 as an official law revision commission, law reform agency, and...
January 02, 2020
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Taylor Porter tax and estate planning attorneys Rebecca Hinton and Justin Mannino have achieved the prestigious honor of the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, peer rated for highest level of professional excellence...
January 02, 2020
Taylor Porter attorneys Preston Castille, Skip Philips, and Mike Walsh served as guest presenters at the 2019 Baton Rouge Bar Association "CLE By the Hour" seminar event, held at the Renaissance BR Hotel on Dec. 12-13; 19-20; 30-31. The end-of-the-year continuing...
December 31, 2019
Taylor Porter has elected attorneys Ryan French, John Milazzo, and Trey Tumminello to Partner.
Ryan French handles cases in a variety of areas, including commercial litigation, complex litigation, property rights litigation, construction litigation, church property law, and white collar criminal...
December 27, 2019
By Tom Peak
Taylor Porter Labor and Employment Attorney
The new salary levels for the “white collar” overtime exemptions (Executive, Administrative and Professional) have taken effect on January 1, 2020.
In order to qualify for these...
December 26, 2019
Taylor Porter had 11 attorneys named to the 2020 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...
December 19, 2019
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Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Robin Toups is featured in an "Around Campus" - The ULS (University Laboratory School) Foundation at Work Board Spotlight article, published in the 2019 Fall/Winter issue of the...
December 19, 2019
Designed to help both employers and employees with an understanding of the legislative and jurisprudential employment law activism brought on as both a cause and result of a changing workplace, the 2020 edition of Louisiana Employment Law (Thomson Reuters)...
December 18, 2019
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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...
December 13, 2019
Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Miyagi will be a guest presenter at the Louisiana State Bar Association "CLE Wrap Up," speaking on "Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Tools, Tips and Trends." The CLE will be held Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the...
December 12, 2019
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Taylor Porter Partners Skip Philips and Mike Walsh presented, "Ethics: Ethical & Practical Considerations in Legal Representation of and/or Banking Medicinal Marijuana Enterprises," at the 2019 Louisiana Bankers Association (LBA) Bank Counsel Conference,...
December 10, 2019
Taylor Porter delivered holiday gifts for 75 children through the YWCA Wyandotte Early Head Start Center, one of the agencies served through the 28th annual Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Section Holiday Star Project. The annual project...
December 06, 2019
Taylor Porter has been ranked among the top law firms for delivering the best client service in BTI Consulting Group’s BTI Client Service A-Team 2020: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. Taylor Porter was a standout in the...
December 04, 2019
Taylor Porter attorney Ryan French will be a guest presenter at the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources for "Science Thursday" and speak on, "Fishing vs. Trespassing: Coastal Louisiana Property Ownership." The presentation will take place at 6:15 p.m. on...
November 26, 2019
On behalf of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center board of directors, Chairman Art Favre presented Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips with a framed picture of the Cancer Center and gift from Lee Michaels to recognize Philips' 30 years of service...
November 21, 2019
Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce's 24th Annual Golf Outing - "Party on Every Hole" - played Monday, Nov. 18, at the Carter Plantation.
The tournament raises funds for the Livingston Chamber of...
November 20, 2019
Taylor Porter held its annual Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Raffle and Fundraising Drive in which the firm made a donation to the Cancer Center. Raffled items included jewelry graciously donated by Kendra Scott and also two sets of LSU...
November 13, 2019
Taylor Porter associate Leah Cook 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 served ...
November 13, 2019
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Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Mike Walsh was featured in the Baton Rouge Bar Association E-Newsletter "Member Spotlight" Q&A. Walsh discusses his legal career, community activity, and his alternative career...
November 08, 2019
The Taylor Porter Diversity Committee selected White Hills Elementary School in Baker for its Fall 2019 Community Outreach and Service Project through the Firm’s BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) program.
On Thursday, Nov. 7, fifth grade students...
November 07, 2019
Taylor Porter had 26 practice areas ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, in the 10th Annual “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for...
November 06, 2019
Taylor Porter Partner Mike Walsh spoke on "Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Enforcement," in an Oct. 29 meeting for the Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court, which includes local Baton Rouge judges and lawyers dedicated to restoring the nobility and ideals...
November 05, 2019
Published in The Baton Rouge Lawyer November/December 2019 edition
Taylor Porter associate Caroline Darwin had her article, "The Appellate Golden Ticket: Decretal Language in a Final Judgment," published in the Nov./Dec. 2019 issue of the Baton Rouge Bar Association's...
November 04, 2019
Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips served as a panel member for the Louisiana Hospital Association's 30th Annual Health Law Symposium, which took place on Nov. 1 at the LHA Conference Center in Baton Rouge.
This annual event is an opportunity...
November 04, 2019
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Taylor Porter is among the three presenting sponsors, along with Regions Bank and Hannis T. Bourgeois, for the 2019 CFMA/ABC “Trends in Construction” seminar on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m....
November 01, 2019
Taylor Porter attorneys Rebecca Hinton, Justin Mannino, and Skip Philips spoke at the 49th Annual LSU Law Center CLE Estate Planning Seminar, taking place Oct. 31-Nov.1 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel.
LSU Law's Center of Continuing Professional...
October 24, 2019
Taylor Porter is pleased to welcome Michael A. Grace as an associate at Taylor Porter, practicing in various areas of commercial litigation. Grace earned his J.D. in 2018 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and received his...
October 24, 2019
Taylor Porter sponsored the 2019 Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy, and held October 22-23, at L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge.
Presentations from national and local speakers spotlighted best practices and big...
October 15, 2019
Taylor Porter is pleased to welcome William H. Patrick, IV, as an associate at Taylor Porter. Patrick earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2019 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
At LSU Law, Patrick received CALI...
October 14, 2019
Taylor Porter Partner Preston Castille has been elected to the District 8 seat of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), following the results of the Oct. 12 primary election in Louisiana. BESE will set policies for hundreds of thousands of...
October 11, 2019
By Ryan Gonzales
Associate, Taylor Porter
In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair which held that taxpayers no longer need to have a physical presence (such as offices, property,...
October 08, 2019
Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Panepinto Miyagi has earned the Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Fellow (CMSP-F) Certification, administered by the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE). The CMSP Fellow program is a new credential in the insurance (including self-insurance) industry.
October 01, 2019
Rick Norman has been practicing since 1980 in the areas of business law and commercial litigation. He is the author of two legal treatises on business law used by practitioners and law schools: Louisiana Employment (Thomson Reuters), and Louisiana...
October 01, 2019
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Taylor Porter is proud to publish its 2019 October edition of "The Centurion" newsletter, highlighting the achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional/community involvement of Taylor Porter attorneys and staff as they work to...
September 30, 2019
The Taylor Porter “Boogie Down at Belly Up” team won the “Best Dessert” award for “Disco Cake Balls” at the 21st Annual Baton Rouge Bar Association “Belly Up With the Bar.” The...
September 27, 2019
Taylor Porter announces the addition of Special Counsel Rick Norman and Associates Joe Norman and Jud Norman from the Lake Charles-based Norman Business Law Center. Rick Norman, founding member of the Norman Business Law Center, will now head Taylor...
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