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February 11, 2019

Taylor Porter Fields Team in Red Stick Roux Rally Gumbeaux Cook-Off

Taylor Porter fielded a team in the 2019 Red Stick Roux Rally, a Gumbeaux Cook-off hosted by KIDS to benefit Youth Oasis, a local children’s homeless shelter. The fundraiser event was held Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Galvez Plaza. Taylor... Read More
February 07, 2019

Taylor Porter Attorneys Speak at LAPCS Conference on Charter School Issues

Covering a variety of charter school legal issues from best practices to administration succession planning, financing of facilities, and labor and employment concerns, Taylor Porter attorneys served as presenters at the annual Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools "Bottom Line"... Read More
January 30, 2019

Crawford Elected to Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Board of Directors

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Crawford has been elected to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Board of Directors. The local Food Bank has 120 agencies and serves the 11 parishes that surround and include East Baton Rouge. Through these agencies, the... Read More
January 25, 2019

Philips Quoted on Baton Rouge Business Report Article on Lawyer Billing

Click here to read article Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips was interviewed in a Baton Rouge Business Report article, "Endangered Species: Corporate Lawyers Who Bill by the Hour," published on Jan. 2, 2019. The article discusses the trend that with clients demanding... Read More
January 18, 2019

Castille Receives BRBA Award for Service on ABA House of Delegates

Taylor Porter Partner Preston Castille received a service award from the Baton Rouge Bar Association for his tenure on the House of Delegates on the American Bar Association. Castille received the award at the BRBA installation and awards ceremony held... Read More
January 17, 2019

Feeney, Miyagi Serve as Panelists for LSBA Pre-Trial Prep Seminar

Taylor Porter Partners Lenore Feeney and Barrye Miyagi served on a panel of attorneys for a CLE seminar, "How to Win at Trial - Hint: Pre-Trial Prep is the Key," held at the Louisiana State Bar Association Midyear Meeting, on... Read More
January 16, 2019

Kenny Sworn In as BRBA Young Lawyers Council Chair-Elect

Taylor Porter Partner Erin Sayes Kenny has been sworn in as Chair-Elect of the Young Lawyers Section Council of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, serving the legal profession and the public for 90 years and one of the largest voluntary... Read More
January 16, 2019

Bowman Featured in BRBA Newsletter Q&A Member Spotlight

Click here to read the interview Taylor Porter Partner and Diversity Committee Chair Katia Bowman was featured in the Baton Rouge Bar Association E-Newsletter "Member Spotlight," discussing her practice and pursuit of becoming an attorney. Bowman practices in business immigration... Read More
January 10, 2019

Taylor Porter Partner Amy Lambert Sworn In as President of Baton Rouge Bar Association

​Left, Taylor Porter Partner Amy Lambert is sworn in as President of the Baton Rouge Bar Association by United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Chief Judge Shelly Dick. Right, Lambert thanks Linda Law Clerk for... Read More
January 09, 2019

Tumminello Receives BRBA President’s Award for Role as Belly Up to the Bar Chair

Taylor Porter attorney Trey Tumminello received a Baton Rouge Bar Association President's Award for his service in 2018 as the Chair of the BRBA's Belly Up to the Bar event. Tumminello was recognized at the annual BRBA installation ceremony,... Read More
January 08, 2019

Jonathan Moore Elected Partner at Taylor Porter

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that attorney Jonathan Moore has been elected Partner, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Moore joined Taylor Porter in 2012, and practices in a wide array of areas in commercial transactions, banking, bankruptcy, real estate, and commercial... Read More
December 31, 2018

Happy New Year from Taylor Porter!

We Wish All of You and Your Families a Happy and Prosperous New Year! We thank you and your businesses for your continued partnerships, and we look forward to a very successful 2019! Read More
December 27, 2018

Ten Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked Among 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Taylor Porter had 10 attorneys named to the 2019 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 20, 2018

Taylor Porter Participates in 27th Annual Baton Rouge Bar Holiday Star Project

Taylor Porter delivered holiday gifts to 70 children and 29 families to St. Anthony Catholic Church, one of the agencies served through the 27th annual Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Section Holiday Star Project. The annual project... Read More
December 18, 2018

Clients Rank Taylor Porter BTI Client Service Leader in 2019 Rankings

Taylor Porter has been named among the top law firms for delivering the best client service in BTI Consulting Group’s BTI Client Service A-Team report. The annual report is based on interviews with corporate counsel at the world... Read More
December 17, 2018

Taylor Porter Ladies Celebrate 35-Year Tradition of Staff-Created Christmas Cookbook

The Taylor Porter 35-year tradition of the firm's women employees working up a "Christmas Cookbook" continued this year with staff contributing over 60 recipes from their home kitchens. A tradition that began in 1984, the cookbook is compiled... Read More
December 13, 2018

Ellis Recognized for Board Tenure at McMains Children’s Developmental Center

Taylor Porter Partner Jim Ellis was recognized by McMains Children's Developmental Center for his 36 years of service on the board and legal leadership. Ellis received an appreciation award from Jay McMains. The mission of the McMains Children's Developmental... Read More
December 12, 2018

“Christmas Eve Night” Celebrated on Cover of 19th Annual Taylor Porter Christmas 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 clients, contacts and friends, continued this year as "Christmas... Read More
December 07, 2018

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton Featured in BR Biz Report “Executive Spotlight”

Click here to read the interview ​Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton was featured in the ​Baton Rouge Business Report ​"Executive Spotlight" Q&A in the Dec. 4 publication. On Oct. 1, Barton was elected the Managing Partner at... Read More
December 07, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts “Mastering the WIP Schedule” Construction Seminar

Taylor Porter partnered with LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors and consulting firm VGraham, LLC, to host "Mastering the WIP Schedule," a construction seminar for 50 professionals representing more than 30 companies in the industry. The seminar was held at Taylor Porter on... Read More
December 05, 2018

Six Taylor Porter Attorneys to Serve as Lead Presenters at BRBA CLE By The Hour

Click here for more information Six Taylor Porter attorneys will serve as presenters at the annual Baton Rouge Bar Association "CLE By the Hour" seminar event, to be held at the Renaissance BR Hotel on Dec. 6-7, 13-14, and 27-28. ... Read More
December 04, 2018

Taylor Porter Publishes “The Centurion” Newsletter - 2018 November/December Edition

Click here to read the newsletter ​Taylor Porter is proud to publish its 2018 November/December 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... Read More
November 30, 2018

Thames’ Article on Uncapped Credentialing Claims Published in LHA Impact Lawbrief

Click here to read article in LHA Impact Lawbrief ​​Taylor Porter Partner Adam Thames' article, "Billeaudeau Effect: Recent Court Rulings Prove Uncertainty on Uncapped Credentialing Claims," was published in the LHA (Louisiana Hospital Association) Impact Lawbrief November 2018 newsletter. Louisiana law... Read More
November 30, 2018

McDermott to Speak on Impacts of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at LABI’s “Beyond The Bar” Seminar

Click here to view seminar agenda Taylor Porter Partner and tax practice leader John McDermott will present, "Overview & the Impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017," at the LABI Beyond The Bar seminar, to be held Monday,... Read More
November 28, 2018

Castille Interviewed on WRKF on Education Challenges and Opportunities in Baton Rouge

Preston Castille, Partner at Taylor Porter and Board Chair of New Schools for Baton Rouge, was interviewed on WRKF's Jim Engster Show on Nov. 19. Castille discussed various challenges within Baton Rouge involving education opportunities, and aiding in the... Read More
November 26, 2018

Taylor Porter Answers “Empty Shelves” Plea with Holiday Drive for Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Taylor Porter answered the call of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to help fill the empty shelves during the holiday season by donating 140 pounds of food, and $870. Each $1 donated feeds three people, so the Firm helped feed 2,610 people... Read More
November 09, 2018

Taylor Porter Receives Prestigious Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics

Receiving the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics for Taylor Porter included from left: attorneys John McDermott, Ryan French, Lauren Hadden, Mike Walsh, Katia Bowman, Vicki Crochet, John Murrill, Bob Barton, Skip Philips, and marketing director Tommy Santora.   ​... Read More
November 07, 2018

Taylor Porter Welcomes Four New Associates

Taylor Porter is proud to welcome four new associates: Coulter McMahen (LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2017); Colin Peak (LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2018); Savannah Walker (LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2018); and... Read More
November 06, 2018

Vicki Crochet Elected Vice-Chair of Taylor Porter Executive Committee

Taylor Porter Partner Vicki Crochet has been elected Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee, which oversees the management and operations of the Firm. Practicing law since 1980, Crochet serves as the Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Employment, Labor... Read More
November 05, 2018

Twenty-Four Taylor Porter Practice Areas Ranked on 2019 “Best Law Firms” List

Taylor Porter had 24 practice areas ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, in the Ninth Annual “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2019 edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for... Read More
November 02, 2018

Taylor Porter Serves as Presenting Sponsor for Fourth Annual Louisiana Construction Economic Forum

Taylor Porter was a presenting sponsor for the Fourth Annual CFMA/ABC South Louisiana Construction Economic Forum, held Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Renaissance Hotel. Organized by the Construction Financial Management Association and the Pelican Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors, the... Read More
October 30, 2018

“Party on Every Hole” - Taylor Porter Sponsors 23rd Annual Livingston Chamber Golf Outing

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce's 23rd Annual Golf Outing - "Party on Every Hole" - played Monday, Oct. 29, at the Carter Plantation. The tournament raises funds for the Livingston Chamber of... Read More
October 29, 2018

Taylor Porter Participates in Second Annual BRBA Trunk or Treat to Benefit Children’s Hospital

Taylor Porter participated in the Second Annual Halloween "Trunk or Treat" charity event, presented by the Baton Rouge Bar Association Volunteer Committee with all proceeds benefitting the Children's Hospital Outpatient Center in Baton Rouge. The event was held Sunday,... Read More
October 27, 2018

“If You Ain’t First You’re Last” - Taylor Porter Talladega Nights Team Wins First at Belly Up

For the fourth consecutive year at the Baton Rouge Bar Association's Belly Up with the Bar law firm cookoff and fundraiser, Taylor Porter placed first in a category, winning "People's Choice Best Food." The team, named "Talladega Nights:... Read More
October 25, 2018

Tumminello Chairs 2018 Belly Up with the Bar Fundraiser for Baton Rouge Bar Association

Taylor Porter attorney Trey Tumminello will chair the 2018 "Belly Up with the Bar” fundraiser for the Baton Rouge Bar Association, an annual brew fest and cook-off competition among law firms to take place Friday, Oct. 26, at LSU's John... Read More
October 24, 2018

Taylor Porter’s Best Lawyers Honorees Listed in Baton Rouge Business Report Special Section

Click here to view special section The 2019 Best Lawyers in America listing of Baton Rouge’s honored attorneys was featured In this week’s Baton Rouge Business Report. In August, it was announced that Taylor Porter had 30 attorneys... Read More
October 19, 2018

Vicki Crochet, Mike Walsh Headline Employment Law Ethics Seminar for Local FBA Chapter

Taylor Porter Partners Vicki Crochet and Mike Walsh were guest speakers on employment law and ethics at the Federal Bar Association Baton Rouge Chapter's Employment Law CLE Seminar, held Oct. 18, at the Embassy Suites. In addition to Crochet and... Read More
October 19, 2018

Millender Serves as Panelist for “Women on Working in the Legal Field”

Taylor Porter attorney Ne'Shira Millender served as a panelist for "Women on Working in the Legal Field," an evening of poise, professionalism, beauty, and achievement, held Oct. 18, at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center. The panel and event... Read More
October 19, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 2018 Boys & Girls Club Steak & Stake Fundraiser

​Taylor Porter was a proud "Impact Sponsor" of the 2018 Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge's annual signature event and fundraiser, "Steak & Stake," held Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Renaissance Hotel. Steak & Stake is an evening... Read More
October 16, 2018

Taylor Porter Sponsors 31st Annual Hollingsworth Richards Bert Jones Golf Classic

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor and fielded a team in the 31st Annual Hollingsworth Richards Bert Jones Golf Classic, held Oct. 12, Santa Maria Golf Course. The tournament raised funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The mission of the Cystic... Read More
October 16, 2018

Amy Groves Lowe to Speak on Effective Jury Selection at LSBA Voodoo Fest Seminar

Click here for more information Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe has been asked to be a co-presenter on "Casting Out Spirits - Effective Jury Selection," part of the Louisiana State Bar Association's annual Voodoo Fest CLE seminar, scheduled... Read More
October 09, 2018

Barton Participates on Sports Law Panel for LSU’s Sports Entertainment Media Law Society

Taylor Porter Managing Partner and sports law attorney Bob Barton participated in a LSU Law Center “Sports Law Panel” discussion, presented on Oct. 8, by the LSU Law Entertainment and Media Law Society at Paul M. Hebert Law Center.... Read More
September 30, 2018

Bob Barton Elected Taylor Porter Managing Partner

Bob Barton has been elected the Managing Partner at Taylor Porter, succeeding Skip Philips, whose term concluded after holding the position for nine years. Practicing law since 1994, Mr. Barton’s practice is varied, consisting of representation of local and... Read More
September 30, 2018

Brett Furr Elected to Taylor Porter Executive Committee

Taylor Porter Partner Brett Furr has been elected to the Executive Committee, which oversees the management and operations of the Firm. ​Practicing law since 1986, Furr is engaged primarily in a real estate and commercial litigation practice. In the last several... Read More
September 27, 2018

Castille Presents “How to Voir Dire a Jury” Seminar at SULC Fall Fest Week

Taylor Porter Partner Preston Castille teamed up with local attorney Antonio "Tony" Clayton to present “How to Voir Dire a Jury” on Wednesday, Sept. 26, as a part of a series of Southern University Law Center symposiums offered during... Read More
September 25, 2018

FAB FIVE: Taylor Porter Selected Among “Best Places to Work” for Fifth Consecutive Year

Pictured: Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips receives the company's "Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge" award from the Business Report's Executive Editor J.R. Ball, at an awards breakfast held Sept. 25 at the Crowne Plaza. This was... Read More
September 19, 2018

Taylor Porter’s 2018 Geaux Pink Fundraising Drive Benefits Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

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 in conjunction with October's upcoming breast cancer awareness month. Raffled items included jewelry graciously... Read More
September 18, 2018

Ringless Voicemail? One Court Answers the Call on Marketing Trend; Marc Whitfield Discusses Response

Posted in the Taylor RePorter Blog Site ​Ringless Voicemail and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act – One Court Finally Answers The Call By Marc Whitfield Partner, Taylor Porter ​ The general purpose of the Telephone Consumer Protection... Read More
September 17, 2018

Taylor Porter Partner Anne Crochet to Vice Chair Upcoming Baton Rouge Blues Foundation Blues Gala

Click here to purchase tickets ​Taylor Porter Partner Anne Crochet, board member and secretary of the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation, will serve as vice chair of the 2018 Blues Gala, taking place Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Main Library at Goodwood, from 5:30... Read More
September 14, 2018

Taylor Porter Hosts Southern University Choir for Baton Rouge Symphony Pre-Concert Reception

Taylor Porter was proud to host a performance by the Southern University Concert Choir for a Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Pre-Concert Reception, held Thursday, Sept. 13, on the Law Firm's River Terrace. The reception kicked off the BRSO performance, "American... Read More

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