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August 15, 2017

Thirty Taylor Porter Attorneys Named 2018 “Best Lawyers”; Five Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year”

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that 30 of the firm's attorneys are included in the Best Lawyers in America® 2018 – an annual list compiled since 1983 and universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence... Read More
August 14, 2017

Taylor Porter Publishes Fall Firm Newsletter of “The Centurion”

Click here to read our newsletter Taylor Porter is proud to publish its 2017 Fall 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
August 08, 2017

TP Attorney Profile: Q&A with Associate Ne’Shira Millender

Taylor Porter Associate Ne’Shira Millender has been practicing with our firm since 2014, when she graduated magna cum laude from Southern University Law Center. Ne’Shira practices in the area of commercial litigation. In addition to her legal... Read More
August 04, 2017

Taylor Porter Concludes Annual Summer Associate Program for Area Law Students

Taylor Porter was proud to host 16 Baton Rouge area law students from LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center and Southern University Law Center to participate in the Firm’s annual Summer Associate Program, two rounds of six weeks each. ... Read More
August 04, 2017

Taylor Porter Diversity Committee Launches “BUILD” Community Outreach Program

Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee, is pleased to launch the BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) Community Outreach Program, designed to further bridge the Firm’s diversity efforts with its traditional community outreach and volunteer... Read More
August 03, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: SULC Law Student Claire Caillier

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
August 03, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Student Hayden Bigby

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
August 02, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: SULC Law Student Scott Courrege

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
August 01, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: SULC Law Student Joseph Odom

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
August 01, 2017

Taylor Porter Continues Scholarship Commitment to LSU Law Center

Taylor Porter was proud to present its annual donation to the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center as part of the firm's financial commitment to the law school. Pictured from left: Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee... Read More
July 31, 2017

TP Attorneys Serve as Presenters, Speakers at Baton Rouge Bar’s Annual Conference

The annual "Bench Bar Conference," put on by the Baton Rouge Bar Association where attorneys and judges network, and attend CLE seminars on the latest trends and topics on professionalism and ethics, was held July 26-29, 2017,... Read More
July 27, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Student Markeya Scott

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
July 26, 2017

Lambert Featured in “The Rising Ranks of Female Attorneys in Baton Rouge”

Click here to read the article in the Baton Rouge Business Report ​Taylor Porter Partner Amy Lambert was featured in a Baton Rouge Business Report article on "The Rising Ranks of Female Attorneys in Baton Rouge," discussing the trend of... Read More
July 26, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Student Sarah Nickel

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
July 26, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Student Christine Colwell

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
July 25, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Student Dakota Hawkins

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
July 24, 2017

Taylor Porter Holds Successful Collection Drive and Volunteer Day for Food Bank

Taylor Porter held its annual food drive collection and volunteer day for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank as food drive collections totaled 460 pounds of donated food, and then on July 21, Taylor Porter had 22 volunteers travel to the Food... Read More
July 21, 2017

Taylor Porter Supports Children’s Advocacy Center at 11th Annual Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser

Pictured from left: Taylor Porter attorneys Kelley Dick, Skip Philips, (Mike The Tiger), Lauren Rivera, Mike Walsh, Juan Miranda, and Scott Mansfield  Taylor Porter was proud to sponsor and support the 11th Annual Celebrity Waiter Fundraiser Event,... Read More
July 19, 2017

Taylor Porter Hosts St. Jude Children’s Walk/Run Kickoff Fundraiser on River Terrace

Taylor Porter was proud to host on its 8th Floor River Terrace the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Louisiana Walk/Run Fundraiser Kickoff Party, held Tuesday, July 18. Taylor Porter would like to thank Heirloom Cuisine LLC for... Read More
July 12, 2017

McDermott Offers Tips for Estate Planning in Health Care Journal of Baton Rouge Article

"Taking Care of Your Own (E)State of Affairs" - Estate Planning Requires Proper Preparation of Documents; Tips for Health Care Professionals to Plan Ahead  By John McDermott ​Taylor Porter Partner; Tax and Estate Planning Practice Group Leader ​... Read More
July 07, 2017

Walsh Presents Ethics Update at 26th Annual Southeastern Environmental Law & Regulation Conference

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Walsh, who regularly represents lawyers, law firms, and judges in disciplinary proceedings, malpractice matters, professional liability claims and ethics violations, presented “Ethics Update: Digital is Forever,” at the 26th Annual Southeastern Environmental Law &... Read More
July 06, 2017

Taylor Porter Participates in Annual Boys & Girls Club PB&J Luncheon

Taylor Porter attorneys participated in the annual Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge PB&J Luncheon, held Thursday, June 15, at Park Elementary. The annual event enables the organization's board of trustees and supporting members to spend... Read More
July 03, 2017

Barrye Panepinto Miyagi Joins Taylor Porter

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that Barrye Panepinto Miyagi, who has more than 25 years of experience representing some of the region’s most prominent petrochemical, energy and manufacturing companies, has joined the Firm as Partner. Miyagi practices in... Read More
June 27, 2017

“Reimagining Southern” - Castille Assists in Funding, Master Plan to Give University Makeover

Click here to view story on the Baton Rouge Business Report web site Rendering courtesy Southern University​ - The new Alumni and Economic Development Center, overlooking the Mississippi River on the Southern University campus, is part of the Imagine 20,000... Read More
June 22, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: Southern University Law Center Student Raymond Wilkes

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
June 22, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Students Andree Comeaux and Sara Daniel

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
June 20, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Students Savannah Walker and Colin Peak

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
June 19, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: Southern University Law Center Student Jourdan Williams

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
June 12, 2017

TP 2017 Summer Associate Profiles: LSU Law Students Annie Reed and Greg Barro

Taylor Porter is proud of its annual summer associate program, which hires highly motivated, well-rounded law students to participate in two, six-week sessions. Under the guidance of practicing attorneys, our summer associates gain hands-on experience and interaction that reflect real... Read More
June 12, 2017

TP Insight: La. Supreme Court Ruling May Have Effect on Private Entities, Public Records Requests

Read the Full Louisiana Supreme Court Decision By John Murrill ​Partner, Taylor Porter       Private companies contracting with public agencies may be unaware that their business records are subject to inspection and copying as a... Read More
June 06, 2017

Gone Trespassin’: French Discusses Fine Lines Between Private, Public Fishing Waters

Click here to read the article Taylor Porter attorney Ryan French's article, “Gone Trespassin’: Why Your Next Fishing Trip Might Be Criminal Activity,” was published in the June 2017 "Around The Bar" magazine of the Baton Rouge... Read More
May 31, 2017

Rivera Featured in Baton Rouge Bar Association’s “Member Spotlight”

Click here to read article Taylor Porter attorney Lauren Rivera was featured in the Baton Rouge Bar Association "Member Spotlight" section in the May 29-June 2 BRBA E-Newsletter. Rivera practices in the Employment, Labor and Benefits area, as well as Environmental... Read More
May 26, 2017

Eight TP Attorneys Ranked by Clients in 2017 Chambers USA as “Leaders in Their Field”

Taylor Porter had eight attorneys ranked as “Leaders in Their Field” in the Chambers USA 2017 Directory, which surveys clients and other law firms to rank attorneys globally since 1990. Taylor Porter’s Chambers USA honorees include: Mike Crawford ... Read More
May 25, 2017

Tumminello Joins Board of Directors of LSU Theatre’s Swine Palace

Taylor Porter attorney Trey Tumminello has joined the board of directors of Swine Palace, a non-profit, professional theatre company supporting the educational mission of the LSU School of Theatre by producing professional productions for the Baton Rouge community and serving... Read More
May 24, 2017

Womack Recognized for Outstanding Pro Bono Service by LSBA, Louisiana Supreme Court

Taylor Porter Partner Mac Womack was a recipient of the Louisiana State Bar Association 2017 “Pro Bono Publico” award, presented at the annual Pro Bono Publico and Children’s Law Awards Ceremony, held Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at the Louisiana... Read More
May 15, 2017

TP Legal Insight: “Beware How You Share Client Data” - U.S. Court Rules in File-Sharing Website Case

By John Murrill ​Partner, Taylor Porter In the recent case of Harleysville Insurance Co. v. Holding Funeral Home, Inc., 2017 WL 1041600 (W.D. Va. 2/9/2017), a federal district court in Virginia issued a ruling that should make you think twice about how... Read More
May 11, 2017

Peak Discusses Health Care’s Labor and Employment Trends Under Trump Administration

“What’s In The (Trump) Cards?” Health Care Industry Labor and Employment Issues in Limbo Stack the Deck Under New Administration By Thomas R. Peak Taylor Porter Partner; Labor and Employment Attorney tom.peak@taylorporter.com Article... Read More
May 10, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors Volunteers in Public Schools’ Annual Apple Awards

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the 2017 Volunteers in Public Schools' Annual Volunteer Picnic and Apple Awards, held May 9, 2017, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) is an independent non-profit organization that seeks... Read More
May 10, 2017

Taylor Porter Hosts Second “Dialogue on Race” Series

Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee, agreed to host a six-session program beginning May 2, 2017, "Dialogue on Race," organized by Dialogue on Race Louisiana (DORLA) and moderator Maxine Crump. The series involves a facilitated, round-table dialogue serving 15... Read More
May 10, 2017

Taylor Porter Participates in 2017 Matt Flynn Invitational to Raise Funds for Children’s Home

Taylor Porter's team in the 2017 Matt Flynn Invitational consisted of from left: Eddie Hughes, Mike Parker, Jonathan Moore and Coulter McMahen. Taylor Porter participated in the Heritage Ranch 2017 Matt Flynn Invitational, held Tuesday, May 2, at The Bluffs on Thompson... Read More
May 05, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors Our Lady of The Lake’s Children’s Hospital Fiesta Fundraiser

Taylor Porter was a proud silver sponsor of the Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital "Fiesta" fundraiser, held Thursday, May 4, in the Dow Hangar at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, benefiting the freestanding Our Lady of the... Read More
May 03, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSU’s Third Annual Inventorship Showcase

Click here to register Taylor Porter will serve as a sponsor of the 3rd Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU, to be held Tuesday, May 9, at the Lod Cook Alumni Center, at 5:30 p.m. The event serves as a... Read More
May 02, 2017

TP Labor and Employment Team Hosts HR Professionals for “Spring Training” Seminar

The Taylor Porter labor and employment practice team held a "Spring Training" Labor and Employment Law Seminar for human resources department professionals from across the Baton Rouge area, held on Thursday, April 27, in the Firm's Founders Room in... Read More
May 01, 2017

TP Employment Attorneys Interviewed by BR Biz Report on Trump’s Labor Law Changes

Click here to read article Taylor Porter labor and employment law attorneys Vicki Crochet, Partner and Practice Team Leader, and Tom Peak, Partner, were interviewed in a Baton Rouge Business Report article, "Specifics Remain to be Seen, But Most Expect... Read More
April 28, 2017

Taylor Porter Hosts Our Lady of the Lake’s Annual Downtown Red Car Raffle Day

Click here to purchase raffle tickets Taylor Porter was proud to host the annual "Driving the Future Downtown Day" on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at North Boulevard Town Square, for a "5 Cars, 5 Winners" Fundraising Event to benefit building the Our... Read More
April 24, 2017

Philips Attends LSU Law Center’s Naming Ceremony of “Frank L. Maraist Lecture Hall”

Click here to see photos from event Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips, an adjunct professor at LSU Law Center, attended the naming ceremony of the "Frank L. Maraist Lecture Hall" in honor of Professor Emeritus – and... Read More
April 24, 2017

Philips Co-Chairs 31st Annual Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellows Gala

Click here to read the Nola.com article ​Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips served as a Gala Co-Chair at the 31st Annual Louisiana Bar Foundation Fellows Gala, held April 21 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans.  The annual gala... Read More
April 19, 2017

Former Co-Managing Partner Shelby McKenzie Inducted into LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction

Click here to read full story on LSU web site The 2017 LSU Hall of Distinction Class (from left): William Shelby McKenzie, Mary Landrieu, Brandon P. Landry, Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis and Jake L. Netterville. (Not pictured Dr. Charles M.... Read More
April 19, 2017

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 2017 Annual PAR Conference and Luncheon

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Annual Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana Conference and Luncheon, to be held Friday, April 21, at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge. The conference encourages PAR members, supporters and Louisiana citizens to... Read More
April 14, 2017

Taylor Porter Participates in 2017 Baton Rouge Bar Association Easter Egg Drive for Children

Members of the BRBA Volunteer and Easter Eggstravaganza committees held several Easter egg hunts for children attending three local schools. Photographed from left: Mac Womack (Taylor Porter), Rebecca Clement, Jeremy Gathe, Caty Gits, Cherita McNeal, Talya Bergeron (front), Danielle Barringer,... Read More

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