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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
April 26, 2018

Taylor Porter Participates in Emerge Center Supply Drive for Autism Awareness Month

Taylor Porter was proud to participate in the Emerge Center Supply Drive for "April is Autism Awareness Month." Our firm's attorneys and staff donated classroom materials and supplies to help the Center sustain its conducive learning environment for the... Read More
April 26, 2018

Groves Lowe to be Legal Speaker at International Association of Laboratory Schools Conference

Click here to access agenda and more information Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe will serve as a featured legal speaker for the 2018 International Association of Laboratory Schools Directors' Institute Conference, to be held Wednesday, May 2, in Pittsburgh. Groves Lowe... Read More
April 25, 2018

Taylor Porter Publishes 2018 Spring Newsletter - “The Centurion”

Click here to access the newsletter ​Taylor Porter is proud to publish its 2018 Spring newsletter edition of "The Centurion" - Serving Baton Rouge For More Than 100 Years. ​Our firm's newsletter highlights the achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional/community involvement... Read More
April 25, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Boys & Girls Club for Breakfast, Field Trip to Old State Capitol

The Taylor Porter Diversity Committee selected Boys & Girls Club for its Spring 2018 Community Outreach and Service Project through the Firm’s BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) program. On Saturday, April 21, our Firm hosted 15 students... Read More
April 20, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Lecture Series in Baton Rouge Community

Taylor Porter was proud to host officers from the U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Lecture Series to attend a series of meet-and-greet and lecture events in the Baton Rouge community as part of an academic outreach program. The program... Read More
April 18, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSU Manship School’s White House Press Secretary Forum

​Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of “From the President to the Press Briefing: Exploring the Role of the Presidential Press Secretary,” hosted April 17 by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship... Read More
April 13, 2018

“Blues Lagniappe” Kicks Off Baton Rouge Blues Festival

Taylor Porter Partner Anne Crochet, who serves as secretary/board member for the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, participated in the "Blues Lagniappe" event on April 12 at the Old Governor's Mansion to help kick off the annual Baton Rouge... Read More
April 13, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 2018 Red Carpet Gala for Manship Theatre

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor for the 2018 Manship Theatre Red Carpet Gala, held April 12, at the Shaw Center for the Arts. The evening featured a performance by Wynonna & The Big Noise.  Manship Theatre at Shaw Center for... Read More
April 10, 2018

Taylor Porter Places First in Pennington Trivia Fundraiser to Help Fund Biomedical Research

Taylor Porter finished in first place in the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation's annual Trivia Fundraiser Night, "The Answer," held Friday, April 6, at the Renaissance Hotel. The event drew 400 people and raised $200,000 for biomedical research. ​Taylor Porter team members included:... Read More
April 06, 2018

Taylor Porter Awards Mary Grace Richardson as Firm’s Annual LSU Law Scholarship Recipient

Taylor Porter was proud to award the 2018 Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips Annual Memorial Scholarship to LSU Law student Mary Grace Richardson. Richardson was recognized at an event at the LSU Law Center, and is pictured with Taylor Porter Partners... Read More
March 27, 2018

How Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect You? Test the Taylor Porter Tax Return Worksheet

By John McDermott Partner; Tax Practice Group Leader Taylor Porter 225.381.0261 Click here to access the Tax Worksheet in an Excel Document (Note: The best way to complete this report is to open the Excel... Read More
March 23, 2018

Taylor Porter Participates in LSU Tiger Golf Classic College-Am to Benefit Women’s Golf Program

Taylor Porter fielded a team in the College-Am to benefit the LSU Women's Golf program and also to kick off the 36th Annual LSU Tiger Golf Classic, bringing in 12 of the best college teams for the 18th... Read More
March 22, 2018

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 4th Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU

Click here to register Taylor Porter will serve as a sponsor of the 4th Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU, to be held Wednesday, April 25, at the Lod Cook Alumni Center, at 5:30 p.m. The event serves as a... Read More
March 20, 2018

Castille Discusses Recent Louisiana Supreme Court Ruling in Type 2 Charter School Case

In the Taylor RePorter blog, Taylor Porter Partner and Charter Schools Practice Group Leader Preston Castille discusses the most recent Louisiana Supreme Court ruling Type 2 charter schools, consisting of approximately 16,000 students, can continue to receive financing through the state&rsquo... Read More
March 19, 2018

Managing Partner Skip Philips Honored as 2018 LSU Law Center “Distinguished Achievement Honoree”

From left: Skip Philips, Thomas Hayes, Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, Tom Galligan, Judge John deGravelles, James Brown, and Jane Brandt Click here to read the official LSU Law Center press release The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center honored... Read More
March 15, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner Eddie Hughes, GBR Food Bank Board Chair, Featured in Q&A

Click here to read Q&A Taylor Porter Partner and Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Board Chair Eddie Hughes is featured in the GBR Food Bank's New Blog Series on Getting to Know the Food Bank Board... Read More
March 14, 2018

Philips Volunteers at LSU Law Center’s Flory Mock Trial Competition

Taylor Porter Managing Partner and LSU Law Center Adjunct Professor Skip Philips served as a volunteer judge at the 2018 Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition, an LSU Law Center competition that is open to all second-and third-year law students... Read More
March 08, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 17th Annual JDRF Hope for a Cure “Denim & Diamonds” Gala

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 17th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Louisiana Chapter's Hope for a Cure "Denim and Diamonds" Gala, scheduled for Friday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m., at L'Auberge Casino and Event Center.... Read More
March 06, 2018

Healthcare Practice Leader Pat Seiter Reelected to Woman’s Hospital Foundation Board

Taylor Porter Partner and healthcare practice group leader Pat Seiter has been reelected for a three-year term to the Woman’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, announced at the organization's meeting on Feb. 22. Foundation membership includes 120... Read More
March 01, 2018

“The Law, The Families, The Game” - Walsh to Speak at 3rd Annual Problem Gambling Awareness Seminar

Click here for more information Taylor Porter Partner Mike Walsh will team up with Baker Donelson attorney Paul West to present, "The Law, The Families, The Game," at the Third Annual Problem Gambling Awareness Seminar, to be held from 10... Read More
February 28, 2018

TP’s Vicki Crochet Interviewed for LPB Special, “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana”

Taylor Porter Partner Vicki Crochet was interviewed last night on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) Network for an introductory promo piece that aired in conjunction with the TV special, “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana.” Crochet'... Read More
February 27, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Practice for Eventual National Runner-Up LSU Environmental Law Moot Court Team

The LSU Law Center National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Team consisted of, from left, Kelsey Balzli, Molly Reinhardt, coach Karen Blakemore and Patrick Voelker. Taylor Porter hosted a practice for the team prior to the competition. Taylor Porter hosted... Read More
February 26, 2018

Easterling Addresses How Bars, Clubs and Restaurants Can Be Proactive Before Compliance Checks

Click here to read the article Taylor Porter Special Counsel Dick Easterling, practice group leader of the Firm's Alcohol Beverage Licensing and Related Enforcement Issues practice, authored, "Compliance Check! What Bars, Clubs and Restaurants Need to Do to Be... Read More
February 23, 2018

Taylor Porter to be a Premier Sponsor 2018 BRAC Statewide Economic Development Summit

Click here for Summit Agenda Taylor Porter is a Premier Sponsor of the 2018 Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Statewide Economic Development Summit, presented by Entergy, and to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at L’Auberge Casino... Read More
February 23, 2018

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 2018 City Year Baton Rouge School House Rock Gala

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2018 City Year Baton Rouge School House Rock Gala, which will take place at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., and... Read More
February 22, 2018

Closing the Gaps #MeToo Forum Featured in The Daily Reveille; TP’s Cullens Participates on Panel

Click here to read the article in The Daily Reveille *Photo courtesy of The Daily Reveille ​Taylor Porter Partner and labor and employment attorney Andrée Cullens was a panelist for LSU's "Closing the Gaps #MeToo" discussion... Read More
February 21, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Southern University’s Top Jags, Prospective Students

Click here for more information on Southern's "Top Jags" Program Taylor Porter was proud to host prospective Southern University students through the university's "Top Jags" program, which is led by school alumni  who assist applicants with... Read More
February 21, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSU Law’s Barrister’s Bowl, Benefitting Geaux Teal

Photo courtesy of LSU Law Center ​Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 14th Annual LSU Law Center Barrister's Bowl, a charity football game to raise money for Geaux Teal, a Baton Rouge area charity started by LSU... Read More
February 15, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner John Parker, Jr. Featured in Baton Rouge Bar Association Magazine

Click here to read article Taylor Porter Partner John Parker, Jr. is featured in a two-page, Q&A spread, in this month’s Baton Rouge Bar Association magazine, The Baton Rouge Lawyer. Parker discusses his recent... Read More
February 14, 2018

Cullens to Serve as Panelist for LSU’s Closing the Gaps #MeToo Discussion Forum

Taylor Porter Partner Andrée Cullens will serve as a panelist for LSU's "Closing the Gaps #MeToo" discussion forum, organized by the University Council for Gender Equity (UCGE) at LSU in partnership with the Office of... Read More
February 07, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSBA Diversity Conclave; Former ABA President Paulette Brown to be Keynote

  Click here for more event information Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Louisiana State Bar Association's 11th Anniversary of the Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession, to be held Friday, March 9,... Read More
February 02, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSU Museum of Art’s Surrealism Exhibit

Click here for more information Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the Bonjour|Au Revoir Surréalisme exhibit to be on view at the LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts (100 Lafayette Street, Fifth Floor),... Read More
January 31, 2018

Amedee: “That’s an Order! CMS’s Continuing Ban on Texting of Patient Orders” Published by LHA

Click here to read article in LHA Impact Lawbrief Taylor Porter Partner and healthcare attorney Cindy Amedee authored, "That's an Order! CMS's Continuing Ban on Texting of Patient Orders," published in the Louisiana Hospital Association's Impact... Read More
January 30, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner Andrée Cullens Elected to WRKF Board of Directors

Click here to read official press release from WRKF ​Taylor Porter Partner Andrée Cullens has been elected to the board of directors of WRKF 89.3 FM, the local Baton Rouge National Public Radio station affiliate. The 89.3 WRKF-FM Board of... Read More
January 23, 2018

Taylor Porter’s Furr “Instrumental in Many of Mary Bird’s Successes” Through Term as Board Chair

As Taylor Porter Partner Brett Furr concluded in 2017 his two-year term as Board Chair at Mary Bird Perkins, the Cancer Center’s CEO and President Todd Stevens said Furr’s leadership and contributions of time and talent have... Read More

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