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April 25, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Boys & Girls Club for Breakfast, Field Trip to Old State Capitol

The Taylor Porter Diversity Committee selected Boys & Girls Club for its Spring 2018 Community Outreach and Service Project through the Firm’s BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) program. On Saturday, April 21, our Firm hosted 15 students... Read More
April 20, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Lecture Series in Baton Rouge Community

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
April 18, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSU Manship School’s White House Press Secretary Forum

​Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of “From the President to the Press Briefing: Exploring the Role of the Presidential Press Secretary,” hosted April 17 by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship... Read More
April 10, 2018

Taylor Porter Places First in Pennington Trivia Fundraiser to Help Fund Biomedical Research

Taylor Porter finished in first place in the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation's annual Trivia Fundraiser Night, "The Answer," held Friday, April 6, at the Renaissance Hotel. The event drew 400 people and raised $200,000 for biomedical research. ​Taylor Porter team members included:... Read More
April 06, 2018

Taylor Porter Awards Mary Grace Richardson as Firm’s Annual LSU Law Scholarship Recipient

Taylor Porter was proud to award the 2018 Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips Annual Memorial Scholarship to LSU Law student Mary Grace Richardson. Richardson was recognized at an event at the LSU Law Center, and is pictured with Taylor Porter Partners... Read More
March 27, 2018

How Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect You? Test the Taylor Porter Tax Return Worksheet

By John McDermott Partner; Tax Practice Group Leader Taylor Porter john.mcdermott@taylorporter.com 225.381.0261 Click here to access the Tax Worksheet in an Excel Document (Note: The best way to complete this report is to open the Excel... Read More
March 23, 2018

Taylor Porter Participates in LSU Tiger Golf Classic College-Am to Benefit Women’s Golf Program

Taylor Porter fielded a team in the College-Am to benefit the LSU Women's Golf program and also to kick off the 36th Annual LSU Tiger Golf Classic, bringing in 12 of the best college teams for the 18th... Read More
March 22, 2018

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 4th Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU

Click here to register Taylor Porter will serve as a sponsor of the 4th Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU, to be held Wednesday, April 25, at the Lod Cook Alumni Center, at 5:30 p.m. The event serves as a... Read More
March 20, 2018

Castille Discusses Recent Louisiana Supreme Court Ruling in Type 2 Charter School Case

In the Taylor RePorter blog, Taylor Porter Partner and Charter Schools Practice Group Leader Preston Castille discusses the most recent Louisiana Supreme Court ruling Type 2 charter schools, consisting of approximately 16,000 students, can continue to receive financing through the state&rsquo... Read More
March 19, 2018

Managing Partner Skip Philips Honored as 2018 LSU Law Center “Distinguished Achievement Honoree”

From left: Skip Philips, Thomas Hayes, Chief Justice Bernette Johnson, Tom Galligan, Judge John deGravelles, James Brown, and Jane Brandt Click here to read the official LSU Law Center press release The LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center honored... Read More
March 15, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner Eddie Hughes, GBR Food Bank Board Chair, Featured in Q&A

Click here to read Q&A Taylor Porter Partner and Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Board Chair Eddie Hughes is featured in the GBR Food Bank's New Blog Series on Getting to Know the Food Bank Board... Read More
March 14, 2018

Philips Volunteers at LSU Law Center’s Flory Mock Trial Competition

Taylor Porter Managing Partner and LSU Law Center Adjunct Professor Skip Philips served as a volunteer judge at the 2018 Ira S. Flory Mock Trial Competition, an LSU Law Center competition that is open to all second-and third-year law students... Read More
March 08, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 17th Annual JDRF Hope for a Cure “Denim & Diamonds” Gala

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 17th Annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Louisiana Chapter's Hope for a Cure "Denim and Diamonds" Gala, scheduled for Friday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m., at L'Auberge Casino and Event Center.... Read More
March 06, 2018

Healthcare Practice Leader Pat Seiter Reelected to Woman’s Hospital Foundation Board

Taylor Porter Partner and healthcare practice group leader Pat Seiter has been reelected for a three-year term to the Woman’s Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, announced at the organization's meeting on Feb. 22. Foundation membership includes 120... Read More
March 01, 2018

“The Law, The Families, The Game” - Walsh to Speak at 3rd Annual Problem Gambling Awareness Seminar

Click here for more information Taylor Porter Partner Mike Walsh will team up with Baker Donelson attorney Paul West to present, "The Law, The Families, The Game," at the Third Annual Problem Gambling Awareness Seminar, to be held from 10... Read More
February 28, 2018

TP’s Vicki Crochet Interviewed for LPB Special, “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana”

Taylor Porter Partner Vicki Crochet was interviewed last night on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) Network for an introductory promo piece that aired in conjunction with the TV special, “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana.” Crochet'... Read More
February 27, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Practice for Eventual National Runner-Up LSU Environmental Law Moot Court Team

The LSU Law Center National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition Team consisted of, from left, Kelsey Balzli, Molly Reinhardt, coach Karen Blakemore and Patrick Voelker. Taylor Porter hosted a practice for the team prior to the competition. Taylor Porter hosted... Read More
February 26, 2018

Easterling Addresses How Bars, Clubs and Restaurants Can Be Proactive Before Compliance Checks

Click here to read the article Taylor Porter Special Counsel Dick Easterling, practice group leader of the Firm's Alcohol Beverage Licensing and Related Enforcement Issues practice, authored, "Compliance Check! What Bars, Clubs and Restaurants Need to Do to Be... Read More
February 23, 2018

Taylor Porter to be a Premier Sponsor 2018 BRAC Statewide Economic Development Summit

Click here for Summit Agenda Taylor Porter is a Premier Sponsor of the 2018 Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Statewide Economic Development Summit, presented by Entergy, and to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at L’Auberge Casino... Read More
February 23, 2018

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 2018 City Year Baton Rouge School House Rock Gala

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2018 City Year Baton Rouge School House Rock Gala, which will take place at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., and... Read More
February 22, 2018

Closing the Gaps #MeToo Forum Featured in The Daily Reveille; TP’s Cullens Participates on Panel

Click here to read the article in The Daily Reveille *Photo courtesy of The Daily Reveille ​Taylor Porter Partner and labor and employment attorney Andrée Cullens was a panelist for LSU's "Closing the Gaps #MeToo" discussion... Read More
February 21, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Southern University’s Top Jags, Prospective Students

Click here for more information on Southern's "Top Jags" Program Taylor Porter was proud to host prospective Southern University students through the university's "Top Jags" program, which is led by school alumni  who assist applicants with... Read More
February 21, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSU Law’s Barrister’s Bowl, Benefitting Geaux Teal

Photo courtesy of LSU Law Center ​Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 14th Annual LSU Law Center Barrister's Bowl, a charity football game to raise money for Geaux Teal, a Baton Rouge area charity started by LSU... Read More
February 15, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner John Parker, Jr. Featured in Baton Rouge Bar Association Magazine

Click here to read article Taylor Porter Partner John Parker, Jr. is featured in a two-page, Q&A spread, in this month’s Baton Rouge Bar Association magazine, The Baton Rouge Lawyer. Parker discusses his recent... Read More
February 14, 2018

Cullens to Serve as Panelist for LSU’s Closing the Gaps #MeToo Discussion Forum

Taylor Porter Partner Andrée Cullens will serve as a panelist for LSU's "Closing the Gaps #MeToo" discussion forum, organized by the University Council for Gender Equity (UCGE) at LSU in partnership with the Office of... Read More
February 07, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSBA Diversity Conclave; Former ABA President Paulette Brown to be Keynote

  Click here for more event information Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Louisiana State Bar Association's 11th Anniversary of the Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession, to be held Friday, March 9,... Read More
February 02, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSU Museum of Art’s Surrealism Exhibit

Click here for more information Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the Bonjour|Au Revoir Surréalisme exhibit to be on view at the LSU Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts (100 Lafayette Street, Fifth Floor),... Read More
January 31, 2018

Amedee: “That’s an Order! CMS’s Continuing Ban on Texting of Patient Orders” Published by LHA

Click here to read article in LHA Impact Lawbrief Taylor Porter Partner and healthcare attorney Cindy Amedee authored, "That's an Order! CMS's Continuing Ban on Texting of Patient Orders," published in the Louisiana Hospital Association's Impact... Read More
January 30, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner Andrée Cullens Elected to WRKF Board of Directors

Click here to read official press release from WRKF ​Taylor Porter Partner Andrée Cullens has been elected to the board of directors of WRKF 89.3 FM, the local Baton Rouge National Public Radio station affiliate. The 89.3 WRKF-FM Board of... Read More
January 23, 2018

Taylor Porter’s Furr “Instrumental in Many of Mary Bird’s Successes” Through Term as Board Chair

As Taylor Porter Partner Brett Furr concluded in 2017 his two-year term as Board Chair at Mary Bird Perkins, the Cancer Center’s CEO and President Todd Stevens said Furr’s leadership and contributions of time and talent have... Read More
January 22, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 2018 Karnival Krewe Ball to Benefit Mary Bird Perkins

Click here to read story in The Advocate Taylor Porter was a proud corporate sponsor of the 2018 and 31st Annual Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Ball, held on Friday, Jan. 19, at Raising Cane’s River Center. The purpose... Read More
January 17, 2018

LSBA Trial Prep Seminar Postponed; Will Be Rescheduled at Later Date

***Please note that due to wintry conditions in Baton Rouge, this LSBA CLE Seminar has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date. We will let you know as soon as a new date has been scheduled. Thank... Read More
January 16, 2018

Tumminello’s Article on College Athletics Published in Baton Rouge Bar Magazine

By Trey Tumminello Associate, Taylor Porter trey.tumminello@taylorporter.com 225.381.0261 ​Published in The Baton Rouge Lawyer (BRBA Magazine), January 2018 ​On September 30, 2015, in O’Bannon v. NCAA, 802 F.3d 1049 (9th Cir. 2015), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth... Read More
January 12, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 24th Annual Gala Fundraiser for 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the 24th Annual 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge Gala, held Jan. 6, 2018, at L'Auberge. The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge is a nonprofit organization through which African-American males step forward and... Read More
January 11, 2018

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips to Receive Baton Rouge Bar President’s Award

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips has been selected to receive a Baton Rouge Bar Association President's Award, recognizing legal professionals who are furthering the goals and mission of the BRBA. Philips is one of six recipients who will... Read More
January 08, 2018

LSU Law Center to Honor Skip Philips as 2018 Distinguished Achievement Honoree

Click here to read official LSU Law Center press release 2018 LSU Law Center Distinguished Alumna/us of the Year and Distinguished Achievement Awards Friday, March 2, 2018 6:15 p.m. — Sponsors Reception with Honorees 7:00 p.m. — Dinner and Ceremony Loews Hotel... Read More
January 05, 2018

John Parker, Jr. Elected President of Federal Bar Association Baton Rouge Chapter

Taylor Porter Partner John Parker, Jr. has been elected President of the Baton Rouge Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, committed to serving the needs of federal practitioners employed or residing in Baton Rouge area. Parker previously served in various... Read More
January 03, 2018

Taylor Porter to Support Baton Rouge Fundraiser for Deputy Nick Tullier

Click here to visit event page Taylor Porter is a proud supporter of "Party with a Purpose!" - a fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 6, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Cane Land Distilling Company (760 Saint Philip Street), to celebrate... Read More
January 03, 2018

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 2018 Louisiana Appleseed Good Apple Gala

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of Louisiana Appleseed's 2018 Good Apple Gala to be held Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the NOPSI Hotel, beginning at 6 p.m. The annual event is a celebration of the achievements of the legal community and... Read More
December 29, 2017

Employment Practice Leader Vicki Crochet Interviewed on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Click here to read the full story in the Baton Rouge Business Report ​Taylor Porter Employment, Labor and Benefits Practice Team Leader Vicki Crochet was interviewed by the Baton Rouge Business Report in the article, "#BRToo: Baton Rouge Business Scrambling... Read More
December 27, 2017

Seventeen Taylor Porter Attorneys Selected Among 2018 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Taylor Porter had 17 attorneys named to the 2018 lists of Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, which will be will be printed in the Louisiana Life and St. Charles Avenue magazines. ​The Super Lawyers list recognizes the top ... Read More
December 21, 2017

Taylor Porter Lends Helping Hand to LSU Law Center Group’s Donations to Houston

Featured in the LSU Law Center Magazine Fall 2017 Edition ​Taylor Porter was proud to be among several corporate and individual donators to the LSU Law Center Public Interest Law Society (PILS) for its recent Hurricane Harvey relief trip... Read More
December 20, 2017

Before GOP Tax Bill Takes Effect, Here are Some “To Do Items” for Corporations and Individuals

By John McDermott Partner; Tax Practice Group Leader Taylor Porter john.mcdermott@taylorporter.com 225.381.0261   Projected Tax Bill Effects on Louisiana Residents 2019 vs. 2027 Source: Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, CNBC After passing through the Senate and the House twice,... Read More
December 19, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors YMCA’s 7th Annual Beyond the Green Golf Tournament

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the YMCA of the Capital Area’s 7th Annual Beyond the Green Golf Tournament, held Oct. 2 at Santa Maria Golf Course. Nearly $50,000 was raised during the tournament to help provide... Read More
December 18, 2017

Taylor Porter Participates in 26th Annual Baton Rouge Bar Holiday Star Project

Taylor Porter delivered holiday gifts to 70 children and 28 families today to St. Anthony Catholic Church, one of the agencies served through the 26th annual Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Section Holiday Star Project. The annual... Read More
December 15, 2017

“Gator Christmas” Graces Cover of Taylor Porter’s 2017 Holiday Card in 18th Annual Card Contest

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 clients, contacts and friends, continued this year as "Gator... Read More
December 13, 2017

Taylor Porter Celebrates Forty Under 40 Alumni of Baton Rouge Business Report

With the Baton Rouge Business Report's recent selection of Partner Tom Easterly for the "Forty Under 40," Taylor Porter has eight current attorneys who have been selected among the “Forty Under 40,” including: Preston Castille (2000) Bob Barton (2003) ... Read More
December 12, 2017

Hester Selected “Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year in Baton Rouge” for Third Time

Taylor Porter Partner Mary Hester has been selected for the third time as "Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year in Baton Rouge" by Best Lawyers in America® in its 2018 rankings. The distinction is awarded to individual attorneys with... Read More
December 06, 2017

Ellis Serves as BRAC’s Building Committee Chair During $3.5-Million Expansion Plan

Click here to read the news story featured in The Advocate Taylor Porter Partner Jim Ellis, who serves as the Baton Rouge Area Chamber Building Committee Chair, helped develop the plans for the new BRAC Headquarters, which recently broke ground... Read More
December 05, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors YMCA’s Annual “Gingerbread Jog” to Support Kids’ Programs

Taylor Porter is a sponsor of the 2017 YMCA Gingerbread Jog that takes place on Saturday, Dec. 16, at City-Brooks Park (LSU Lakes), and will include a 5k run and a one-mile family run/dog walk. The walk will begin... Read More

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