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March 20, 2020

Insurance Industry: Coronavirus News

Emergency Rule Issued by Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Read Full Text of Emergency Rule Jim Donelon, the Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance, has issued an emergency rule that aims to streamline COVID-19 testing and prescription procedures. The rule places the... Read More
March 20, 2020

Oil and Gas Industry: Coronavirus News

U.S. Department of Energy Purchases Crude Oil Read DOE Press Release At the direction of United States President Donald J. Trump, the Department of Energy (DOE) will fill the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to its maximum capacity by purchasing 77... Read More
March 20, 2020

United Way Establishes Captial Area COVID-19 Community Relief Fund

Click here to donate Capital Area United Way has established the Capital Area COVID-19 Community Relief Fund to aid the residents and organizations of its 10-parish region. The fund will be used to assist in the recovery from the pandemic'... Read More
March 19, 2020

Coronavirus Relief Bill: What Employers Need to Know

By Taylor Porter Employment, Labor and Benefits Practice Group H.R.6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, or H.R. 6201. What does the bill cover? ... Read More
March 18, 2020

Real Estate Industry: Coronavirus News and Resources

FHFA Suspends Foreclosures and Evictions for Enterprise-Backed Mortgages The Federal Housing Finance Agency announced on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been directed to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days. The foreclosure and eviction suspension... Read More
March 18, 2020

Banking Industry: Coronavirus News and Resources

American Bankers Association  ​ Pandemic Response and Business Continuity Resources for Banks America’s Banks Are Here to Help: The Industry Responds to the Coronavirus SBA Updates Criteria on States for Requesting Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted... Read More
March 18, 2020

U.S. Department of Labor News - Coronavirus Resources

The United States Department of Labor continues to update its website and provide resources to help business respond to the Coronavirus pandemic impact. Updates can be viewed at: Workplace Safety OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces... Read More
March 18, 2020

Copyright Law News - Operations Updates for U.S. Copyright Office Amidst Physical Shutdown

As reported on the website, "Operations Updates During the COVID-19 Pandemic,"  all Library of Congress buildings, which includes the U.S. Copyright Office, will be closed to the public until Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. to reduce... Read More
March 17, 2020

IRS Defers Tax Payments by 90 Days Past April 15 Deadline Due to Coronavirus

By Rebecca Hinton Taylor Porter Tax Attorney As federal agencies scramble to adjust to the ever-changing economic landscape brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic, United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced today that the federal government is deferring the April 1... Read More
March 17, 2020

Louisiana Office of Alcohol & Tobacco Control to Expedite Issuance of Delivery Permits

By Taylor Porter Alcoholic Beverage Licensing and Related Enforcement Issues Practice Team Read the official press release from the ATC Commissioner Juana Lombard In response to COVID-19, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a temporary shutdown of bars, casinos, and... Read More
March 13, 2020

Legal FAQs for Employers Concerning Coronavirus

By Taylor Porter Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice As the nation continues to grapple with the growing concern and impact of the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – amidst a national emergency, the unprecedented cancellation of major sporting events... Read More
March 12, 2020

Local, State, Federal Resources, and Updated News Concerning Coronavirus

Below are several resources at the local and federal levels surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic concerns: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS Baton Roge Area Chamber (BRAC) Disaster Preparedness and Response Efforts Louisiana Associaion of Business and Industry (LABI) - Coronavirus Resources for Business ... Read More
March 11, 2020

Tax, Estate Planning Attorney Hinton Featured in Minors as Beneficiaries Podcast

Click here to listen to podcast Taylor Porter tax and estate planning attorney Rebecca Hinton was featured in a podcast by Simplifynance – “Minors as Beneficiaries”. During this podcast by the Baton Rouge-based advisory services and financial planning... Read More
March 10, 2020

Easterly Co-Chairs “Love The Boot” Steering Committee for Keep Louisiana Beautiful

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly is serving as a Co-Chairman of the 2020 Baton Rouge Steering Committee for Keep Louisiana Beautiful’s “Love The Boot” campaign, which is the first statewide fundraiser and civic pride campaign for Keep... Read More
March 05, 2020

Taylor Porter Among Corporate Work Study Partners Recognized by Cristo Rey

At a Corporate Work Study Program executive reception event held at The Grove, Taylor Porter was recognized by Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School for being among the 50 partners and sponsors that provide meaningful work experiences to the school'... Read More
March 03, 2020

Skip Philips Featured in “What I’ve Learned” in The Baton Rouge Lawyer

Click here to read feature Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips is featured in this month's The Baton Rouge Lawyer in “What I’ve Learned.” Philips discusses his illustrious 37-year legal career – how he became a... Read More
February 28, 2020

Taylor Porter Publishes February 2020 Newsletter - “The Centurion”

Click here to read newsletter Taylor Porter is proud to publish its February 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 make a difference... Read More
February 26, 2020

Taylor Porter Hosts “Dialogue on Race” Series for Fifth Consecutive Year

Click here to register ​Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee, has agreed to host a fifth annual "Dialogue on Race" six-session program, beginning Tuesday, March 10, 2020, and taking place every Tuesday thereafter at the Taylor Porter 8th Floor Phillips Conference... Read More
February 25, 2020

Taylor Porter Hosts U.S. Army War College Speakers in Baton Rouge

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
February 21, 2020

Groves Lowe, Parker Successfully Represent State in Motor-Vehicle Collision Case

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... Read More
February 19, 2020

Taylor Porter Attorneys Host SJA High School Juniors for Job Shadow Day

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,... Read More
February 14, 2020

CMS Revises NGHP User Guide on Monetary Thresholds

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... Read More
February 13, 2020

Construction, Employment Attorney John Andrishok Joins Taylor Porter

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... Read More
February 11, 2020

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton Elected to LABI Board

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... Read More
February 07, 2020

Mannino Participates in Catholic High Career Day

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,... Read More
January 31, 2020

Forty-Three Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

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... Read More
January 29, 2020

Taylor Porter Featured in LSU Law Dean Council’s Spotlight

Click here to read the Dean's Council Membership Report 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... Read More
January 24, 2020

Hughes Elected to Taylor Porter Executive Committee

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... Read More
January 22, 2020

“Court’s In Session” - Taylor Porter Assists in Mock Trial for University Lab School

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 ... Read More
January 16, 2020

Miyagi Presents on Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Act at 2020 LSBA Midyear Meeting

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... Read More
January 09, 2020

Kenny Installed as Chair of the Baton Rouge Bar Young Lawyers Section

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... Read More
January 07, 2020

Taylor Porter Publishes January 2020 Newsletter - “The Centurion”

Click here to read the Taylor Porter newsletter 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... Read More
January 03, 2020

Norman Named President of Louisiana State Law Institute

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... Read More
January 02, 2020

Tax, Estate Planning Attorneys Hinton and Mannino Receive Highest Martindale Rating

Click here to read official press release from Martindale-Hubbell 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... Read More
January 02, 2020

Taylor Porter Attorneys Speak at 2019 Baton Rouge Bar “CLE By the Hour”

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... Read More
December 31, 2019

French, Milazzo, Tumminello Elected to Partner at Taylor Porter

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... Read More
December 27, 2019

New Overtime Rules Effective Jan. 1, 2020

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... Read More
December 26, 2019

Eleven Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

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... Read More
December 19, 2019

Toups Featured in University Laboratory School Foundation Board Spotlight

Click here to view article 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... Read More
December 19, 2019

Normans Author Thomson Reuters Louisiana Employment Law 2020 Edition

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)... Read More
December 18, 2019

“Merry Christmas Tigers” - Burrow, Orgeron on Cover of Taylor Porter Card

Click here to view the 2019 Taylor Porter Holiday Card 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... Read More
December 13, 2019

Miyagi to Present on Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Act at LSBA CLE

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... Read More
December 12, 2019

Philips, Walsh Speak at 2019 LBA Bank Counsel Conference

Click here for speaker and presentation listing 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,... Read More
December 10, 2019

Taylor Porter Participates in 28th Annual BR Bar Holiday Star Project

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... Read More
December 06, 2019

Clients Rank Taylor Porter Client Service Leader in 2020 BTI Rankings

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... Read More
December 04, 2019

French to Speak on Coastal Trespassing at LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources

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... Read More
November 26, 2019

Philips Recognized for 30 Years of Service to Mary Bird Perkins

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... Read More
November 21, 2019

Taylor Porter Sponsors 24th Annual Golf Outing for Livingston Chamber

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... Read More
November 20, 2019

Taylor Porter “Geaux Pink” Fundraising Drive Benefits Mary Bird Perkins

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... Read More
November 13, 2019

Taylor Porter Attorney Leah Cook Elected to Board of Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA

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 ... Read More

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