January 30, 2019
Taylor Porter Partner Mike Crawford has been elected to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Board of Directors. The local Food Bank has 120 agencies and serves the 11 parishes that surround and include East Baton Rouge. Through these agencies, the Food Bank supplies about 10 million meals to the hungry in the Baton Rouge area every year.
Through years of board service, financial assistance, food drives held at the office, and volunteerism at the warehouse, Taylor Porter has been a longtime supporter of the local Food Bank's efforts. Taylor Porter Partner Eddie Hughes recently closed out his two-year term (2017-2018) as Board Chair.
At Taylor Porter, Crawford practices in bankruptcy law and corporate reorganizations, bankruptcy mediation, and commercial litigation. He represents clients across a wide scope of industries, including oil and gas, environmental/energy, manufacturing, health care, gaming, and media and entertainment companies. He is ranked by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America®, and for 2019, Crawford was ranked “Lawyer of the Year” in Baton Rouge in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
In 2009, Crawford had the honor of being inducted into the Special Olympics Louisiana Hall of Fame, following his 15 years of service, first as a volunteer and then nine years as a board member and former board chair.
Crawford received his J.D. from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center in 1993; his M.B.A. from Louisiana Tech University in 1988; and his B.S. in Business Administration from LSU in 1984.