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October 09, 2018

Barton Participates on Sports Law Panel for LSU’s Sports Entertainment Media Law Society

Taylor Porter Managing Partner and sports law attorney Bob Barton participated in a LSU Law Center “Sports Law Panel” discussion, presented on Oct. 8, by the LSU Law Entertainment and Media Law Society at Paul M. Hebert Law Center.... Read More
September 30, 2018

Bob Barton Elected Taylor Porter Managing Partner

Bob Barton has been elected the Managing Partner at Taylor Porter, succeeding Skip Philips, whose term concluded after holding the position for nine years. Practicing law since 1994, Mr. Barton’s practice is varied, consisting of representation of local and... Read More
September 30, 2018

Brett Furr Elected to Taylor Porter Executive Committee

Taylor Porter Partner Brett Furr has been elected to the Executive Committee, which oversees the management and operations of the Firm. ​Practicing law since 1986, Furr is engaged primarily in a real estate and commercial litigation practice. In the last several... Read More
September 27, 2018

Castille Presents “How to Voir Dire a Jury” Seminar at SULC Fall Fest Week

Taylor Porter Partner Preston Castille teamed up with local attorney Antonio "Tony" Clayton to present “How to Voir Dire a Jury” on Wednesday, Sept. 26, as a part of a series of Southern University Law Center symposiums offered during... Read More
September 25, 2018

FAB FIVE: Taylor Porter Selected Among “Best Places to Work” for Fifth Consecutive Year

Pictured: Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips receives the company's "Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge" award from the Business Report's Executive Editor J.R. Ball, at an awards breakfast held Sept. 25 at the Crowne Plaza. This was... Read More
September 19, 2018

Taylor Porter’s 2018 Geaux Pink Fundraising Drive Benefits Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

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 in conjunction with October's upcoming breast cancer awareness month. Raffled items included jewelry graciously... Read More
September 18, 2018

Ringless Voicemail? One Court Answers the Call on Marketing Trend; Marc Whitfield Discusses Response

Posted in the Taylor RePorter Blog Site ​Ringless Voicemail and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act – One Court Finally Answers The Call By Marc Whitfield Partner, Taylor Porter ​ The general purpose of the Telephone Consumer Protection... Read More
September 17, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner Anne Crochet to Vice Chair Upcoming Baton Rouge Blues Foundation Blues Gala

Click here to purchase tickets ​Taylor Porter Partner Anne Crochet, board member and secretary of the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, will serve as vice chair of the 2018 Blues Gala, taking place Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Main Library at Goodwood, from 5:30... Read More
September 14, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Southern University Choir for Baton Rouge Symphony Pre-Concert Reception

Taylor Porter was proud to host a performance by the Southern University Concert Choir for a Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Pre-Concert Reception, held Thursday, Sept. 13, on the Law Firm's River Terrace. The reception kicked off the BRSO performance, "American... Read More
September 12, 2018

Taylor Porter’s Katie Goodson Chairs “The Gala Goes Gatsby” Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Fundraiser

Taylor Porter attorney Katie Goodson is serving as the chair of the 2018 Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s “The Gala Goes Gatsby” fundraiser event to take place Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m., at L’Auberge Baton... Read More
September 11, 2018

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 47th Annual Emerge Center Volunteer Activists Awards

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 47th Annual and 2018 Emerge Center Volunteer Activists Awards, to be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 at the Renaissance Hotel. The event honors community volunteers who go above and beyond typical... Read More
September 04, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly Named Board Member of Keep Louisiana Beautiful

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly has been named to the board of directors of Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state's community improvement organization focused on education, enforcement, awareness, litter removal and beautification, with 39 affiliates and 35,000 volunteers working to transform public... Read More
August 30, 2018

French Elected Board Vice Chair for American Red Cross, Louisiana Capital Area-West Chapter

Taylor Porter attorney Ryan French has been elected vice chair of the board of directors for American Red Cross Louisiana Capital Area-West. The Louisiana Capital Area board consists of more than 20 business leaders, and the Louisiana Capital Area-West Chapter supports... Read More
August 27, 2018

Taylor Porter Participates in Third Annual Draft Day for Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program

Taylor Porter was a proud participant in the Third Annual Draft Day for the Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School as students were "drafted" by roughly 40 local businesses in a ceremony held at LSU Carl Maddox Field House on... Read More
August 20, 2018

Taylor Porter Welcomes 2018 Fall Law Clerks

Taylor Porter welcomes our 2018 Fall Law Clerks - Diana Marcantel, 2L, Southern University Law Center, and Stephen Vick, 2L, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Under the guidance of practicing Taylor Porter attorneys and mentors, our law clerks will... Read More
August 20, 2018

Back to School: Taylor Porter Donates Supplies to Cristo Rey High School

The Taylor Porter Diversity Committee selected Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School for its Fall 2018 Community Outreach and Service Project through the Firm’s BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) program. On Friday, August 17, our... Read More
August 16, 2018

Best Lawyers 2019 Edition Honors 30 Taylor Porter Attorneys; Five Selected “Lawyer of the Year”

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that 30 of the firm's attorneys are included in the Best Lawyers in America® 2019 – an annual list compiled since 1983 and universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence... Read More
August 16, 2018

Davis Honored by Best Lawyers in America® as “Lawyer of the Year” in Baton Rouge in IP Litigation

Taylor Porter Of Counsel Jeanne Davis has been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” in Baton Rouge in Intellectual Property Litigation by Best Lawyers in America® for the publication’s 2019 edition. Best Lawyers is... Read More
August 08, 2018

New Louisiana Law Enables Parents to START Saving for K-12 Tuition

By Rebecca Hinton Taylor Porter; Tax and Estate Planning Attorney 225.381.0233 Smart Saving Program - FAQs A new state education savings account program, START K12, will allow parents, grandparents, and other loved ones of public and private... Read More
August 06, 2018

Ellis, Chair of BRAC Building Committee, Featured in August Investor Spotlight

Click here to read interview ​Taylor Porter Partner Jim Ellis, who serves as Chair of the BRAC Building Committee and also as a member of the BRAC executive committee, is featured in the Baton Rouge Area Chamber August Investor... Read More
August 02, 2018

Miyagi Earns Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP) Certification

Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Miyagi has earned the Certified Medicare Secondary Payer (CMSP) Certification, presented by the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE). The CMSP certification is designed to identify those professionals who work within the workers’ compensation... Read More
August 01, 2018

Philips Interviewed on NBC33 to Discuss Cristo Rey Corporate Workforce Program

Click here to watch interview Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School is currently looking for business partners to help continue the school's mission to provide students with skills needed to be successful in the work force, and Taylor... Read More
August 01, 2018

When is a Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable? - Easterly Breaks Down Recent Louisiana Rulings

Published in the Taylor RePorter Legal Blog ​By Tom Easterly Partner, Taylor Porter 225.381.0244 Assuming other requirements are met, a non-compete agreement is enforceable where it narrowly and specifically defines the business or businesses in which the... Read More
July 25, 2018

Taylor Porter to Host Third Annual “Dialogue on Race” Series Beginning Aug. 16

Click here to register ​Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee, has agreed to host a third annual "Dialogue on Race" six-session program, beginning Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, and taking place every Thursday thereafter at the Taylor Porter 8th Floor Phillips Conference... Read More
July 23, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 12th Annual Children’s Advocacy Center Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser

Click here to watch interview on event ​ Taylor Porter was a proud Gold Sponsor of the 12th annual Baton Rouge Children's Advocacy Center Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser, held July 18, at L'Auberge Casino and Hotel, as LSU coaches, former... Read More
July 20, 2018

Medicare Compliance Practice Leader Barrye Miyagi Presents CLE for Federal Bar Baton Rouge Chapter

Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Miyagi, who serves as the Firm's Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance Practice Group Leader, presented a CLE, "Medicare Compliance: What You Don't Know May Hurt You," for the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Federal Bar... Read More
July 17, 2018

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips Elected Secretary of Louisiana Bar Foundation

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips has been elected secretary of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, the largest state funder of civil legal aid supporting non-profits throughout Louisiana that provide free, civil legal representation to the indigent, law-related education to the... Read More
July 16, 2018

Castille Interviewed on NBC Channel 33 for Thursday’s SU Alumni Federation Conference

Click here to watch interview Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Preston Castille, who serves as President of the Southern University Alumni Federation, was interviewed this morning on NBC's local affiliate, WVLA Channel 33, to discuss the 2018 SU Alumni... Read More
July 11, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Five Law Students for Second Round of 2018 Summer Law Clerk Program

Taylor Porter is proud to host five students from Southern University Law Center and LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center for the second round of our Firm's 2018 Summer Law Clerk Program. Under the guidance of practicing Taylor Porter... Read More
July 09, 2018

Taylor Porter’s 2018 Summer Food Drive Nets 375 Pounds for Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Taylor Porter was proud to make a donation this morning of 375 pounds of food, and a cash donation to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank as a result of the Firm's 2018 Summer Food Drive. Taylor Porter has been a... Read More
July 02, 2018

Cullens Speaks on Data Security, E-Discovery at Louisiana Association for Justice Conference

Taylor Porter Partner Andrée Cullens presented, "Electronic Data Security and Electronic Discovery," at the 2018 Louisiana Association for Justice Post-Legislative Conference, held June 25-27, in Carmel, California. The LAJ advances the mission of trial lawyers to promote justice... Read More
June 29, 2018

Amedee’s Article on HIPAA Privacy, Data Breaches Published in LHA Newsletter

Click here to read newsletter Taylor Porter Partner and health information technology attorney Cindy Amedee had her article, "HIPAA Privacy, Security Rules Front and Center Following M.D. Anderson Breach Ruling," published in the June 2018 issue of the Louisiana Hospital... Read More
June 26, 2018

PAID Act Would Provide Clarity on Medicare Secondary Payer and Medicaid Reimbursement Obligations

By Barrye Miyagi Partner, Taylor Porter Practice Group Leader, Medicare Secondary Payer and MMSEA (Section 111) Compliance The Provide Accurate Information Directly Act (H.R. 5881), the PAID Act, was recently introduced into Congress. If passed, certain parties will have the ability... Read More
June 21, 2018

TP Labor and Employment Leader Presents “Managing Managers” at GBR SHRM Summer School Event

Taylor Porter Employment, Labor and Benefits Practice Team Leader Vicki Crochet served as a guest speaker at the Greater Baton Rouge SHRM Event, "Summer School," held Thursday, June 21, at the LSU Olinde Career Center. Crochet presented on, "Managing Managers: Or... Read More
June 15, 2018

Taylor Porter’s Cristo Rey Student Workers Present Year-End Skills Learned from Corporate Program

Taylor Porter is a proud corporate partner of the Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School work study program. In conjunction with the school year's end to the program, our law firm hosted our four Taylor Porter Cristo Rey... Read More
June 15, 2018

Taylor Porter Helps 21st Annual Swollfest Rodeo Raise Close to $100,000 for Area Charities

​Taylor Porter was proud to sponsor and participate in the 21st Annual Swollfest Fishing Rodeo, held in Grand Isle. The event raised $95,000 for area charities, and had a record-breaking 851 registered anglers for the weekend. Receiving donations included Our Lady of... Read More
June 12, 2018

Employment Partner Tom Peak Interviewed on Supreme Court’s Ruling on Collective-Action Waivers

Click here to read article in Baton Rouge Business Report Taylor Porter Labor and Employment Practice Partner Tom Peak was interviewed by the Baton Rouge Business Report in the article, "Does Your Business Need a Collective-Action Waiver?" The article discusses... Read More
June 07, 2018

Taylor Porter Employee, Professional Dancer Joanna Chustz Performs 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 12th Annual “Dancing for Big Buddy” fundraiser, held April 28, 2018, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on... Read More
June 05, 2018

Tax, Estate Planning Attorney Rebecca Hinton Joins Taylor Porter

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that tax attorney Rebecca M. Hinton has joined the Firm as Special Counsel. Practicing law since 2006, Rebecca represents individuals and businesses in federal, state and local taxation; tax controversies; estate planning; numerous business matters;... Read More
June 03, 2018

Walsh Speaks on Antitrust, Public Records Law at Louisiana Asphalt Annual Conference

Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Mike Walsh served as a guest speaker on Antitrust Law and Public Records Requests at the 59th Annual Louisiana Asphalt Pavement Association (LAPA) Meeting and Convention, held May 30-June 1, at the Grand Hotel... Read More
June 01, 2018

L&E Leader Vicki Crochet Serves as Guest Speaker at Louisiana Association of Broadcasters Convention

Taylor Porter Employment, Labor and Benefits Practice Team Leader Vicki Crochet served as a guest speaker at the 2018 Louisiana Association of Broadcasters & Mississippi Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention, held May 31, at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. Presenting ... Read More
May 23, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Seven Law Students for First Round of 2018 Summer Law Clerk Program

Taylor Porter is proud to host seven students from across various Louisiana law schools for the first round of our Firm's 2018 Summer Law Clerk Program. Under the guidance of practicing Taylor Porter attorneys and mentors, our summer law... Read More
May 21, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Hart Completes Utah Ogden Marathon

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Hart completed the Zions Bank Ogden Marathon, held May 19 in Utah and rated by Runner's World as one of the Top Ten Marathons in the world. The Ogden Marathon is USA Track & Field... Read More
May 17, 2018

Walsh Presents ODC Complaints Ethics Talk at BRBA Family Law Section Meeting and Seminar

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Walsh presented, "Responding to an ODC Complaint in a Family Court Matter," at the Baton Rouge Bar Association Family Law Section Meeting and CLE, held May 17 at Juban's Restaurant. The seminar topic was, "Social Security,... Read More
May 11, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors Fourth Annual Crime Stoppers Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards

Click here for more information on Crime Stoppers of Greater Baton Rouge Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the Fourth Annual Crime Stoppers of Greater Baton Rouge Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards Luncheon, held May 11, at the Renaissance Hotel. Several... Read More
May 08, 2018

Six TP Attorneys Ranked by Clients in 2018 Chambers USA as “Leaders in Their Field”

Taylor Porter had six attorneys ranked as “Leaders in Their Field” in the Chambers USA 2018 Directory, which has surveyed clients and other law firms to rank attorneys globally since 1990. ​Taylor Porter’s Chambers USA honorees include: Mike... Read More
May 07, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors Sixth Annual Cheers for Children Fundraiser for St. Lillian Academy

Click here for more information on St. Lillian Academy Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the Sixth Annual Cheers for Children Fundraiser for St. Lillian Academy of Baton Rouge, held Saturday, May 5, at the home of Chanler Holden... Read More
May 03, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 24th Annual CASA Playhouse Fundraiser

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2018 and 24th Annual CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children Fundraiser, which generates public awareness and funding to support the work of the Capital Area CASA Association. CASA recruits, trains and supervises... Read More
April 27, 2018

Appeals Court: Healthcare Provider Can Seek Injunctive Relief During Medicare Reimbursement Dispute

Published by the Louisiana Hospital Association - April 2018 LHA Impact Lawbrief By Ashley Carver Meredith Associate, Taylor Porter 225.381.0220 According to a critical new decision by the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Family Rehabilitation, Incorporated... Read More
April 26, 2018

What Issues Should Landowners Consider Before Entering into Mineral Leases and Similar Agreements?

By Eddie Hughes Partner, Taylor Porter; Oil/Gas/Regulated Industry Practice Group Leader The Austin Chalk Play stretches across the State of Louisiana. Oil and gas companies are now descending on Louisiana to lease acreage to... Read More

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