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September 27, 2019

Taylor Porter Announces Lake Charles Office

Taylor Porter announces the addition of Special Counsel Rick Norman and Associates Joe Norman and Jud Norman from the Lake Charles-based Norman Business Law Center. Rick Norman, founding member of the Norman Business Law Center, will now head Taylor... 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
November 13, 2019

Walsh Featured in Baton Rouge Bar Association “Member Spotlight”

Click here to read the feature Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Mike Walsh was featured in the Baton Rouge Bar Association E-Newsletter "Member Spotlight" Q&A. Walsh discusses his legal career, community activity, and his alternative career... Read More
November 08, 2019

Taylor Porter, White Hills Elementary Partner on “Read for Success” Challenge

The Taylor Porter Diversity Committee selected White Hills Elementary School in Baker for its Fall 2019 Community Outreach and Service Project through the Firm’s BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) program. On Thursday, Nov. 7, fifth grade students... Read More
November 07, 2019

Twenty-Six Taylor Porter Practice Areas Ranked on 2020 “Best Law Firms” List

Taylor Porter had 26 practice areas ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, in the 10th Annual “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for... Read More
November 06, 2019

Walsh Speaks on “Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Enforcement” for American Inn of Court

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Walsh spoke on "Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Enforcement," in an Oct. 29 meeting for the Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court, which includes local Baton Rouge judges and lawyers dedicated to restoring the nobility and ideals... Read More
November 05, 2019

Darwin’s Article on Decretal Language Published in The Baton Rouge Lawyer

Published in The Baton Rouge Lawyer November/December 2019 edition Taylor Porter associate Caroline Darwin had her article, "The Appellate Golden Ticket: Decretal Language in a Final Judgment," published in the Nov./Dec. 2019 issue of the Baton Rouge Bar Association's... Read More
November 04, 2019

Philips Serves as Panel Member for 30th Annual LHA Health Law Symposium

Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips served as a panel member for the Louisiana Hospital Association's 30th Annual Health Law Symposium, which took place on Nov. 1 at the LHA Conference Center in Baton Rouge. This annual event is an opportunity... Read More
November 04, 2019

Taylor Porter Serves as Presenting Sponsor for CFMA/ABC “Trends in Construction” Event

Click here for more information Taylor Porter is among the three presenting sponsors, along with Regions Bank and Hannis T. Bourgeois, for the 2019 CFMA/ABC “Trends in Construction” seminar on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.... Read More
October 31, 2019

Taylor Porter Attorneys Speak on Tax, Estate Planning, Professionalism at LSU Law CLE

Taylor Porter attorneys Rebecca Hinton, Justin Mannino, and Skip Philips will speak at the 49th Annual LSU Law Center CLE Estate Planning Seminar, taking place Oct. 31-Nov.1 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel.  LSU Law's Center of Continuing... Read More
October 24, 2019

Taylor Porter Welcomes New Associate Michael Grace, LSU Law Graduate

Taylor Porter is pleased to welcome Michael A. Grace as an associate at Taylor Porter, practicing in various areas of commercial litigation. Grace earned his J.D. in 2018 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and received his... Read More
October 24, 2019

Taylor Porter Sponsors 2019 BRAC Statewide Economic Development Summit

Taylor Porter sponsored the 2019 Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy, and held October 22-23, at L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge. Presentations from national and local speakers spotlighted best practices and big... Read More
October 15, 2019

Taylor Porter Welcomes New Associate, LSU Law Graduate William H. Patrick, IV

Taylor Porter is pleased to welcome William H. Patrick, IV, as an associate at Taylor Porter. Patrick earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2019 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. At LSU Law, Patrick received CALI... Read More
October 14, 2019

Taylor Porter’s Preston Castille Elected to BESE District 8 Board Seat

Taylor Porter Partner Preston Castille has been elected to the District 8 seat of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), following the results of the Oct. 12 primary election in Louisiana. BESE will set policies for hundreds of thousands of... Read More
October 11, 2019

TAX NEWS ALERT: Supreme Court’s Wayfair Decision and Impact on Tax Compliance

By Ryan Gonzales Associate, Taylor Porter ryan.gonzales@taylorporter.com In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair which held that taxpayers no longer need to have a physical presence (such as offices, property,... Read More
October 08, 2019

Miyagi Earns Medicare Secondary Payer Fellow Certification

Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Panepinto Miyagi has earned the Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Fellow (CMSP-F) Certification, administered by the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE). The CMSP Fellow program is a new credential in the insurance (including self-insurance) industry. ... Read More
October 01, 2019

Meet Our New Taylor Porter Lake Charles Attorneys

Rick Norman has been practicing since 1980 in the areas of business law and commercial litigation. He is the author of two legal treatises on business law used by practitioners and law schools: Louisiana Employment (Thomson Reuters), and Louisiana... Read More
October 01, 2019

Taylor Porter Publishes “The Centurion” Newsletter - October 2019

Click here to read print version of newsletter Taylor Porter is proud to publish its 2019 October 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
September 30, 2019

Piece of Cake! - Taylor Porter Wins Best Dessert Award at BRBA Belly Up

The Taylor Porter “Boogie Down at Belly Up” team won the “Best Dessert” award for “Disco Cake Balls” at the 21st Annual Baton Rouge Bar Association “Belly Up With the Bar.” The... Read More
September 24, 2019

Taylor Porter Selected Among “Best Places to Work” for Sixth Consecutive Year

For the sixth 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 2019 rankings of companies, announced today at... Read More
September 13, 2019

Taylor Porter Welcomes Three Students for 2019 Fall Law Clerk Program

Pictured from left: Selena Martinez (SULC, 2L), Cade Melancon (LSU, 2L), and Patrick Riley (LSU, 2L) Taylor Porter welcomes three students for the 2019 Fall Law Clerk Program in which under the guidance of practicing Taylor Porter attorneys and mentors, law... Read More
September 11, 2019

Philips to be Honored Among 2019 Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists

Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips will receive the prestigious Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activist (BRAVA) Award from The Emerge Center and The Emerge Foundation. The 48th annual Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activist awards will take place on Friday, November 22, 2019, at... Read More
September 05, 2019

Alcohol Delivery Begins in Louisiana!

Today, the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) issued the first permits allowing Louisiana retailers to deliver alcoholic beverages in the state. The permits allow the companies to deliver to consumers using their own employees.  At this... Read More
September 05, 2019

Crochet Receives 2nd Honor as Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year

Taylor Porter environmental practice group leader Anne Crochet has been selected by her peers for the second time as "Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Baton Rouge" in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020 rankings. Crochet also... Read More
August 30, 2019

Furr Appointed Director Emeritus of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board

Taylor Porter Partner Brett Furr has been appointed to the honorary position of Director Emeritus of the Board of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Furr served on the board from 2007-2019, serving as board chair from 2015-2017. Mary Bird... Read More
August 28, 2019

Hester Honored for Fourth Time as Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year

Taylor Porter Partner Mary Hester has been named for the fourth time as "Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year" in Baton Rouge by Best Lawyers in America® (2012, 2016, 2018, 2020). Hester is one of eight Taylor Porter attorneys to receive... Read More
August 22, 2019

Taylor Porter Welcomes Back Cristo Rey Students for Corporate Work Study

Taylor Porter is a corporate partner of the Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP), and our law firm is proud to welcome (pictured from left): Tydrian Johnson, Jadarion Davis, Sandil Joseph, and TajMarqui Paul,... Read More
August 15, 2019

Best Lawyers 2020 Edition Honors 40 Taylor Porter Attorneys

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that 40 of the firm's attorneys are included in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020 – an annual list compiled since 1983 and universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in... Read More
August 14, 2019

Taylor Porter Participates in The Emerge Foundation School Supply Drive

Taylor Porter participated in The Emerge Foundation School Supply Drive as employees donated school supplies to the organization for the new school year. The Emerge Foundation provides sustained philanthropic support to The Emerge Center and The Emerge School for Autism,... Read More
August 09, 2019

Taylor Porter Publishes “The Centurion” Newsletter - August 2019

Click here to read the newsletter Taylor Porter is proud to publish its August 2019 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... Read More
August 08, 2019

Taylor Porter Participates in Mary Bird Prevention on the Go Cancer Program

Click here to read the article in the Baton Rouge Business Report A joint effort between the Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center and the Albermarle Foundation to educate employees about cancer and provide a "Prevention... Read More
August 07, 2019

Taylor Porter Partner Patrick Seiter Elected to Board of The Bridge Center

Taylor Porter Partner and the Firm's Healthcare Practice Team Leader Patrick Seiter has been elected to the board of directors of The Bridge Center, a nonprofit that helps East Baton Rouge Parish residents who are experiencing a mental health... Read More
August 07, 2019

Taylor Porter Financial Director, Yoga Instructor Featured in BR Magazine

Click here to read the article Taylor Porter Financial Director Dana Guillory, a certified yoga instructor in Baton Rouge, is featured in the current magazine of inRegister in the article, "Work It: Fitness Instructors Share Their Favorite Leggings." As a... Read More
August 06, 2019

Taylor Porter Participates in 2019 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

Taylor Porter donated $1,200 to the 2019 St. Jude "Dream Home Giveaway" raffle. The amount equated to one free year of lawn care service received by Baton Rouge residents Rebecca and Charlie Johnson, pictured in the center. Joining the Johnsons in the... Read More
August 01, 2019

“2019 Summer Law Clerk Feature”: LSU, Southern Students Share What They Learned

As part of Taylor Porter's annual summer law clerk program, our Firm hosted seven students collectively from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and Southern University Law Center. Under the guidance of practicing Taylor Porter attorneys and mentors, law... Read More
August 01, 2019

Lambert’s Tenure as BRBA President Leads Organization into 90th Anniversary

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Lambert is midway through her tenure as 2019 President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. She is leading the legal professional organization into the milestone of the 90th Anniversary of one of the largest voluntary bar associations... Read More
July 30, 2019

Taylor Porter Attorneys Certified in Medicare Secondary Payer Certification

Taylor Porter attorneys Savannah Smith and Sarah White have earned the Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP) certification from the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE). The CMSP certification is designed to identify those professionals who work within the... Read More
July 24, 2019

Former Ernst & Young Tax Associate Ryan Gonzales Joins Taylor Porter

Ryan Gonzales, a certified public accountant and a former tax associate of the national tax practice of Ernst & Young in New York, has joined Taylor Porter as an associate and as a member of the Firm’s tax... Read More
July 18, 2019

Kenny First BR Lawyer to Receive ABA “On the Rise - Top 40 Young Lawyers” Award

Taylor Porter Partner Erin Sayes Kenny has become the first Baton Rouge lawyer to receive the honor of “On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers,” bestowed by the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. The distinction provides national... Read More
July 16, 2019

Hester Appointed to Louisiana State Law Institute Successions and Donations Committee

Taylor Porter Partner and estate planning attorney Mary Hester has been appointed to the Louisiana State Law Institute's Successions and Donations Committee. Hester has been a longtime council member of the LSLI, and formerly served on the Council's... Read More
July 11, 2019

Hurricane Season Tips from the Better Business Bureau

Visit the BBB of South Central Louisiana website With the beginning of Hurricane Season, the Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana offers business and individuals some tips to be prepared. Number one, you should have an evacuation plan in... Read More
July 11, 2019

Be Prepared: Tips from Louisiana Department of Insurance for Hurricane Season

Click here to visit LDI website Check up on your insurance coverages. Named storm and hurricane deductibles typically run two to five percent of the insured property value. If a home has an insured value of $200,000 with a five percent... Read More
July 09, 2019

Taylor Porter Adds Estate Planning and Tax Attorney Justin Mannino

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce the addition of estate planning and tax attorney Justin Mannino as Special Counsel for the Firm and a member of the Taylor Porter estate planning and tax practice. Mannino represents individuals and businesses in... Read More
July 08, 2019

Taylor Porter Adds Litigation Support and eDiscovery Manager

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce the expansion of in-house client services in eDiscovery and Litigation Support with the hiring of Judy Madere as the Firm’s Litigation Support and eDiscovery Manager. Madere, a Louisiana native, has more than 20... Read More
June 28, 2019

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: Obligations and Best Practices

Click here to view presentation Taylor Porter attorneys Skip Philips and Coulter McMahen recently presented to a client on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), discussing the obligations of both creditors and debt collectors pursuant to the... Read More
June 25, 2019

Taylor Porter Welcomes Seven Students for 2019 Summer Law Clerk Second Session

Pictured from left: Eric Morvant (LSU 1L); David Bayard (SULC 1L); Stacy Porche (SULC 2L); Anne Boudreaux (LSU 1L); Elyce Ieyoub (LSU 1L); Camille Schwaner (LSU 1L); and Andrew Jarreau (LSU 1L) Taylor Porter will host seven students for the... Read More
June 21, 2019

Groves Lowe to be Inducted into University High Alumni Hall of Distinction

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe will be inducted into the University High Alumni Hall of Distinction as part of the Fall 2019 Class. The distinguished alumni recognition event will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2019. Groves Lowe was selected by... Read More
June 21, 2019

“2019 Summer Law Clerk Feature”: William & Mary, Northwestern Students Share What They Learned

As part of Taylor Porter's annual summer law clerk program, our Firm hosted eight students from five law schools for the first session, including William & Mary Law School student Eleanor Gilbert and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law student... Read More
June 20, 2019

“2019 Summer Law Clerk Feature”: Tulane, Southern Students Share What They Learned

As part of Taylor Porter's annual summer law clerk program, our Firm hosted eight students from five law schools for the first session, including Tulane University Law School student Connor Rabalais and Southern University Law Center student Darryl Cage. ... Read More

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