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May 11, 2021

Taylor Porter Welcomes First Round of 2021 Summer Law Clerks

Taylor Porter welcomes seven law students for the first round of the 2021 Summer Law Clerk Program in which under the guidance of practicing Taylor Porter attorneys and mentors, law clerks gain hands-on experience and interaction that refl... Read More
May 07, 2021

Taylor Porter “Take the Lead” Program Impacts High School Students

On Friday, May 7, Taylor Porter concluded a successful three-month community outreach and mentoring project with high school students from Glen Oaks Magnet in Baton Rouge. “Take the Lead” is through a partnership with the our Firm&rsquo... Read More
May 05, 2021

“What We’ve Learned: COVID-19” - Barton Among Managing Partners Interviewed in BR Bar Article

Read the May/June issue of The Baton Rouge Lawyer Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton was among several Baton Rouge law firm managing partners interviewed in "What We've Learned ... COVID-19" featured in the May-June issue of The... Read More
April 30, 2021

Louisiana Statewide Mask Mandate Lifted, Placing Business Owners in Control of Mask Policies

Occupancy restrictions eased on hospitality, event industry Richard Easterling, Special Counsel | richard.easterling@taylorporter.com Katie Goodson, Special Counsel | katie.goodson@taylorporter.com Erin Sayes Kenny, Partner | erin.kenny@taylorporter.com Mike Walsh, Partner | michael.walsh@taylorporter.com Click here... Read More
April 21, 2021

Taylor Porter Legal Insight: Employer Payroll Tax Credits Expanded for COVID Leave

By Rick Norman, Taylor Porter Lake Charles Office rick.norman@taylorporter.com The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, extended and expanded the availability of tax credits for employers who voluntarily offer to their employees... Read More
April 19, 2021

Taylor Porter, Diversity Chair Barrye Miyagi Launch “Take the Lead” Mentoring Program with Glen Oaks

Click here to see Taylor Porter featured in the VIPS newsletter Taylor Porter is featured in the Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) March 2021 Newsletter for its leadership role in the "Take the Lead" mentoring program for Glen Oaks Magnet... Read More
April 09, 2021

McDermott Featured for Service to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana

Visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana Facebook Page Taylor Porter Partner John McDermott is featured on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana Facebook page, highlighting his commitment of community service and dedication to... Read More
March 30, 2021

Hinton Appointed President of Estate & Business Planning Council of Baton Rouge

Taylor Porter estate planning and tax attorney Rebecca Hinton has been appointed President of the Estate & Business Planning Council of Baton Rouge. Hinton formerly served as Vice President. The members of the Council are accountants, attorneys, life underwriters, trust... Read More
March 29, 2021

In Memoriam: Bill Wilson

Click here to read obituary We are sad to report that the Taylor Porter family has lost former Partner and Of Counsel, Bill Wilson. Bill passed away March 29, 2021.  Bill practiced with Taylor Porter for 50 years and since... Read More
March 26, 2021

Furr Crowned King, Top Male Fundraiser, for 2021 Mary Bird Gala Goes Grease

Watch the video Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Brett Furr was crowned prom court king Thursday night, ranking as the top male fundraiser for the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center "The Gala Goes Grease" 2021 virtual event. The... Read More
March 23, 2021

Taylor Porter Attorneys French, McMahen Elected to LABI Legal Advisory Council

Taylor Porter attorneys Ryan French and Coulter McMahen have been elected to represent the firm on the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry’s (LABI) Legal Advisory Council. The council helps LABI  set its policy priorities in the... Read More
March 22, 2021

Taylor Porter Continues “Take the Lead” Program with Glen Oaks Magnet

On Friday, March 19, 2021, Taylor Porter continued its "Take the Lead" mentoring, reading, and leadership program for Glen Oaks Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, with a session of personal letter writing to Frederick Douglass in which... Read More
March 16, 2021

Bergeron’s Nonprofit to Assist Cancer Patients Featured in Woman’s Hospital Blog

Click here to read article Taylor Porter Partner Kiki Bergeron is featured in the Woman's Hospital blog, "Fighting Cancer with Positivity and Joy," highlighting the success of her nonprofit, Totes de Joie. Since 2017, Bergeron, a cancer survivor, has... Read More
March 12, 2021

Taylor Porter BUILD Program Kicks Off “Take the Lead” with Glen Oaks Magnet

Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee's BUILD program and a partnership with Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS), kicked off a "Take the Lead" mentoring, reading, and leadership program for Glen Oaks Magnet High School in Baton Rouge. Over the... Read More
March 09, 2021

Crawford Elected Board Secretary and to GBR Food Bank Executive Committee

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Crawford has been elected Secretary and to the Executive Committee of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Board of Directors. The local Food Bank has 120 agencies and serves the 11 parishes that surround... Read More
March 04, 2021

Taylor Porter Sponsors Theatre Baton Rouge’s “A Breath of Fresh Air” Virtual Production

Click here for tickets Taylor Porter is proud to sponsor "A Breath of Fresh Air," a virtual performance by the Theatre Baton Rouge Young Actors Program. The performance can be streamed anytime the weekend of March 12-14. There will be... Read More
February 26, 2021

“Public Education: Then and Now” - Taylor Porter, VIPS Address Educational Challenges

Click here to watch video of broadcast Taylor Porter participated in a Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) Partners in Education Roundtable Webinar - "Public Education: Then and Now, Is it Still the Path to Freedom?" The webinar was held Friday,... Read More
February 26, 2021

“The Centurion” Taylor Porter Newsletter - January/February 2021

Click here to view the January/February 2021 Newsletter Taylor Porter is proud to publish its January/February 2021 edition of "The Centurion" newsletter, highlighting the achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional/community involvement of Taylor Porter attorneys and staff as they... Read More
February 25, 2021

McMahen Selected to LABI Emerging Leaders Council

Click here to read official LABI press release Taylor Porter attorney Coulter McMahen has been selected to the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (“LABI”) Emerging Leaders Council, a select group of distinguished young executives from each region... Read More
February 23, 2021

Bowman Accepted into Baton Rouge Business Report Executive Leadership Academy

Taylor Porter Partner Katia Bowman has been accepted into the 2021 spring session of the Baton Rouge Business Report Executive Leadership Academy. The Business Report started the academy four years ago with the goal of helping executives, manager level... Read More
February 22, 2021

Taylor Porter Welcomes Law Clerks from LSU, Southern Law Schools

Taylor Porter’s law clerks include, from left: Natalie Earles, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Kristyn Couvillion, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Camille Arceneaux, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Yadira Crespo-Orosco, Southern University Law Center; and... Read More
February 15, 2021

Taylor Porter Partners with VIPS on “Black History Month” Public Education Roundtable

Click here to register for webinar Taylor Porter will participate with Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) in a Partners in Education Roundtable Webinar - "Public Education: Then and Now, Is it Still the Path to Freedom?" The webinar will take... Read More
February 11, 2021

Castille Featured in New Schools for Baton Rouge “Educator Spotlight”

Click here to read the feature Preston Castille, Taylor Porter Of Counsel, President of Helix Community Schools and BESE Representative for District 8, is featured in "Educator Spotlight" by New Schools for Baton Rouge, as the NSBR highlights educators and... Read More
February 04, 2021

Peak Elected to Louisiana Veterans Museum Foundation Board of Trustees

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Peak has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Veterans Museum Foundation, which supports the operations and programs of the USS Kidd Veterans Museum. Located in downtown Baton Rouge, the USS Kidd (DD-661),... Read More
January 27, 2021

Gala Goes Grease! - Furr on Prom Court to Support Annual Mary Bird Fundraiser

Click here to donate to Brett Furr Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Brett Furr is among the fundraising Prom Court for the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center "The Gala Goes Grease" 2021 virtual event, to be held March 25, at 7... Read More
January 19, 2021

Norman Re-Elected President of Louisiana State Law Institute

Taylor Porter Special Counsel Rick Norman has been re-elected for his second year as 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... Read More
January 15, 2021

Rebecca Hinton Selected to BRAC Leadership Baton Rouge Class of 2021

Taylor Porter attorney Rebecca Hinton has been selected to the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Leadership Baton Rouge Class of 2021. The selected participants represent a cross section of the Capital Region’s business, civic and non-profit communities. Hinton continues... Read More
January 05, 2021

Ashley Carver Meredith Elected Partner at Taylor Porter

Taylor Porter has elected Ashley Carver Meredith to Partner, effective January 1, 2021. Meredith, who joined Taylor Porter in 2014, practices in a wide array of areas including commercial litigation, commercial transactions, health care compliance, estate planning, and successions. She is ranked by... Read More
January 04, 2021

Tumminello Elected to Baton Rouge Bar Association Board of Directors

Taylor Porter Partner Trey Tumminello has been elected to serve on the Baton Rouge Bar Association Board of Directors. Within the BRBA, Tumminello has formerly served as chairman of the 2018 BRBA Belly Up to the Bar Committee, and in... Read More
January 01, 2021

Taylor Porter Attorneys Serve as Lead Presenters for 2020 BRBA CLE By The Hour

Taylor Porter attorneys served as lead presenters at the annual Baton Rouge Bar Association "CLE By The Hour" month-long seminar event. The end-of-the-year continuing legal education seminar enables attorneys to earn last-minute and required credits all in one destination by... Read More
December 30, 2020

Eleven Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked by Peers in 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Taylor Porter had 11 attorneys named to the 2021 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... Read More
December 15, 2020

“Masked Santa, Peace Out 2020” Wrap Up Taylor Porter’s 21st Annual Kids’ Christmas Card

Click here to view card A 21st Annual 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 mailed to clients, contacts... Read More
December 10, 2020

Taylor Porter Participates in 29th Annual Baton Rouge Bar Holiday Star Project

Taylor Porter delivered holiday gifts to 70 children of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Information Center of Louisiana, one of the agencies served through the 29th annual Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Section Holiday Star Project. The annual project... Read More
November 30, 2020

Philips Receives Bar Foundation President’s Award

Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips received the Louisiana Bar Foundation President's Award recognizing his outstanding support, dedication and advancement of the mission and goals of the foundation. Philips has been a foundation fellow since 1997, served on various committees over... Read More
November 25, 2020

Louisiana Reverts Back to Modified Phase Two as COVID Numbers Increase

Richard Easterling, Special Counsel | richard.easterling@taylorporter.com Katie Goodson, Special Counsel | katie.goodson@taylorporter.com Erin Sayes Kenny, Partner | erin.kenny@taylorporter.com Mike Walsh, Partner | michael.walsh@taylorporter.com Governor Edwards announced that effective today, Nov. 25, Louisiana will... Read More
November 24, 2020

Castille Moderates CPEX Smart Growth Summit Session - Conscious Consumerism

Click here to watch video Taylor Porter Of Counsel and Helix Community Schools President Preston Castille served as a moderator for a CPEX Smart Growth Summit virtual session, "Conscious Consumerism: Uplifting Black Businesses." The session was held Oct. 6. North Baton... Read More
November 17, 2020

Taylor Porter “The Centurion” Newsletter Published - November 2020

Click here to view newsletter Taylor Porter is proud to publish its 2020 November edition of "The Centurion" newsletter, highlighting the achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional/community involvement of Taylor Porter attorneys and staff as they work to make a difference... Read More
November 16, 2020

Vicki Crochet Inducted as a Fellow into The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Click here for more information Taylor Porter Executive Committee Vice Chair and Partner Vicki Crochet has been inducted as a Fellow into The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. A special 25th Annual Virtual Induction Ceremony for the 2020 CLEL Fellows... Read More
November 12, 2020

Taylor Porter Sponsors 2020 BRAC Economic Development Summit

Taylor Porter is a Premier Sponsor of the 2020 Baton Rouge Area Chamber Virtual Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy, and to be held on December 8 and 10, 2020. Details and registration available at brac.org/edsummit.   The... Read More
November 05, 2020

Twenty-Nine Taylor Porter Practice Areas Ranked on 2021 “Best Law Firms” List

Click here to view Taylor Porter's rankings Taylor Porter had 29 practice areas ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, in the 11th Annual “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2021 edition of ... Read More
November 05, 2020

Bergeron Delivers Chemo Care Packages to Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Patients

Taylor Porter Partner Kiki Bergeron delivered chemo care packages to patients at Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center as part of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Bergeron is a local cancer survivor and founder... Read More
October 23, 2020

Philips to Lead Louisiana Bar Foundation’s Civil Legal Aid Educational Sessions

Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips, who serves as president of the Louisiana Bar Foundation, will lead a series of educational sessions on civil legal aid, increased need for services, and how it impacts your region, for the LBF "Virtual Pop... Read More
October 22, 2020

McDermott Panelist on “Private Clients and Estate Planning” for MSI International Conference

Taylor Porter tax and estate planning practice leader John McDermott served as a panelist on "Private Clients and Estate Planning" for the 2020 MSI Virtual International Conference. The digital conference ran from Oct. 20-22 with the central theme of "Preparing... Read More
September 30, 2020

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Walsh Inducted as Fellow in American College of Trial Lawyers

Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Mike Walsh was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the premier legal associations in North America, composed of preeminent members of the Trial Bar, and... Read More
September 22, 2020

Barton, McMahen Deliver “Sports Law” Presentation to Law Studies Class

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton and Associate Coulter McMahen delivered a virtual presentation on "Sports Law" to a law studies class at Loyola College Prep high school in Shreveport, Louisiana. McMahen is an alumnus of Loyola. Barton and McMahen... Read More
September 21, 2020

Taylor Porter Lake Charles Office Reopens Following Hurricane Laura

Taylor Porter's Lake Charles office location - 145 East Street - has reopened, and our Lake Charles attorneys and staff have returned to the office. Our Lake Charles office main phone line is again functional at 337.436.7787. Our Taylor Porter Lake... Read More
September 16, 2020

Crawford Ranked “Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year” in Baton Rouge by 2021 Best Lawyers

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Crawford has been ranked the 2021 Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Baton Rouge in the practice area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are... Read More
September 16, 2020

Vicki Crochet Ranked “Employment Lawyer of the Year” in Baton Rouge by 2021 Best Lawyers

Taylor Porter Partner Vicki Crochet has been ranked the 2021 Best Lawyers in America "Employment Lawyer of the Year" in Baton Rouge, which is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer attorney feedback for a specific practice area and... Read More
September 15, 2020

Taylor Porter Ranked for Seventh Consecutive Year Among “Best Places to Work”

For the seventh consecutive year, Taylor Porter was ranked as one of the “Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge” by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report in the publication’s 2020 rankings of companies. The awards program... Read More
September 14, 2020

Taylor Porter Organizes Hurricane Relief Supply Drive for Lake Charles Residents

Taylor Porter organized a hurricane relief supply drive to donate hundreds of needed items to residents of Lake Charles affected by Hurricane Laura. A special thanks to Taylor Porter attorney and Lake Charles native Savannah Smith who organized the drive... Read More

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