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July 27, 2016

Environmental News Alert: EPA’s New RMP Modernization Rule May Result in Legal Challenges

Click here to read alert In the coming weeks, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release its Risk Management Plan (RMP) Modernization Rule, which applies to all stationary sources with processes that contain more than a threshold quantity... Read More
July 27, 2016

Estate Planning by John McDermott

Click here to read full article An estate plan is the organization of your financial affairs for their control and utilization in the absence of your ability to handle them yourself, and for the final disposition of your assets upon... Read More
July 27, 2016

Taylor Porter Helps Launch An Innovative Partnership Between Cancer Center, Pet Shelter

The Baton Rouge law firm of Taylor Porter assisted two Baton Rouge organizations, Companion Animal Alliance and Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, in launching a collaborative partnership, Fostering Hope, matching survivors with foster pets... Read More
July 25, 2016

Taylor Porter Staff, Summer Associates Tag Team for Volunteer Day at BR Food Bank

Pictured bottom row from left: Taylor Porter summer associate Michelle Gros (Southern University Law Center); Taylor Porter employees Julie Dean, Donna Montagino, Lynette Pourciau and Martha Singletary; and Taylor Porter summer associate Yolunda Righteous (Southern University Law Center). Pictured top... Read More
July 21, 2016

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Featured in Baton Rouge Business Report’s “Voices” Q&A

Click here to read the article Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips was featured in the Baton Rouge Business Report's "Voices" Q&A section in which the publication asked local business executives, "Who's The Best Boss You... Read More
July 15, 2016

Castille Among Baton Rouge Business Leaders at BRAC Conference to Discuss Community Race Relations

Click here to read The Advocate story Click here to read WAFB story and watch TV newscast Click here to read WBRZ story and watch TV newscast Click here to read Baton Rouge Business Report story Photo courtesy of The... Read More
July 12, 2016

Taylor Porter Publishes July 2016 Firm Newsletter

Click here to read the July 2016 newsletter Founded in 1912 in Baton Rouge, Taylor Porter is Louisiana’s Law Firm®, and one of the oldest, largest and most respected law firms in Louisiana, with a diverse range of... Read More
July 11, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors Red, Rock & Blue Fundraisers to Support Military

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the 2016 Red, Rock & Blue, an annual summertime charity fundraiser benefitting Louisiana military charities, with various spinoff events for worthy causes. The events kicked off with The Doucet/Begnaud Invitational – Softball... Read More
July 06, 2016

Taylor Porter Makes Annual Scholarship Donation to LSU Law Center

Click here Taylor Porter was proud to present a donation today to the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center as part of the firm's annual financial commitment to the law center. Pictured from left: Taylor Porter Partners and Executive... Read More
June 29, 2016

Millender Joins Board of Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA

Taylor Porter associate Ne’Shira Millender 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... Read More
June 22, 2016

Taylor Porter Inducted into “Silver Clover Club” by Louisiana 4-H Foundation

Pictured from left: Vendal Fairchild (4-H Foundation Board of Trustee Member); Dr. Paul Coreil (4-H Foundation Board of Trustee Member, LSU AgCenter Vice Chancellor and Extension Service Director Emeritus), David Shelby (Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee ... Read More
June 20, 2016

Taylor Porter Concludes Successful First Session of Six-Week Summer Associate Program

Learn more about the Taylor Porter Summer Associate Program Taylor Porter successfully concluded its first session of the law firm's six-week summer associate program as eight LSU law students completed training under the guidance and mentorship of Taylor Porter... Read More
June 17, 2016

Walsh Delivers Ethics CLEs for Louisiana State Bar, Disciplinary Board

Click here for more information on the LSBA CLE Click here for more information on the LADB CLE Taylor Porter Partner Michael Walsh presented two CLEs on ethics this week at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s “Ethics ... Read More
June 17, 2016

Gerald Walter Conference Room Showcases Daughter’s Painting of Former Partner’s Environmental Hobby

Taylor Porter proudly installed a picture painted and donated by Leslie Walter Carver (left), daughter of retired Taylor Porter Partner Gerald Walter and mother of current Taylor Porter associate Ashley Carver Meredith (right), in the firm’s 9th Floor... Read More
June 16, 2016

TP Alert: Health Care Providers Score Significant Supreme Court Victory

Click here to view news alert Authored by: Cindy Amedee Taylor Porter Partner 225.381.0279 cindy.amedee@taylorporter.com Click here to read complete Supreme Court ruling Today's unanimous United States Supreme Court ruling in Universal Health Srvs., Inc. v. United... Read More
June 14, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profile: Trenton Ball, LSU Law, Class of 2017

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 10, 2016

Taylor Porter Attorneys Featured in Louisiana Bar Journal

Click here Taylor Porter had several attorneys mentioned in the April/May 2016 issue of the Louisiana Bar Journal, the bi-monthly magazine of the Louisiana State Bar Association. Taylor Porter's mentions included: Preston Castille was named the District 5A recipient... Read More
June 10, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profile: Margaret Viator, LSU Law, Class of 2018

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 09, 2016

Arts Council Meeting Held at Taylor Porter Featured in The Advocate

The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge held its annual meeting and reception at Taylor Porter on May 26. Members pictured include, front from left, George Bell, Executive Director Renee Chatelain, Nancy Stich, Randy Roussel and Brian Haymon; and back, from... Read More
June 08, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profiles - Caroline Darwin, Coulter McMahen (LSU Law, Class of 2017)

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 07, 2016

McDermott, Kenny Participate in Boys & Girls Club’s Passport to Manhood and Girls at the Table

Taylor Porter attorneys John McDermott and Erin Sayes Kenny, both board members of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge, participated in the organization's annual Passport to Manhood Luncheon, held April 15, 2016, at City Club of Baton Rouge,... Read More
June 06, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profile: Hillary Brouillette, LSU Law, Class of 2018

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 06, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profile: Gus Laggner, LSU Law, Class of 2017

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 02, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profile: Sara Kuebel, LSU Law, Class of 2018

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 02, 2016

Taylor Porter Summer Associate Profile: Ryan McAlister, LSU Law, Class of 2017

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
May 27, 2016

Taylor Porter Hosts “Dialogue on Race” Six-Week Series

Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee, agreed to host a six-session program beginning May 25, "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 27, 2016

Seven Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked in Chambers USA; Environmental Practice Ranked in Top Tier

Top row from left: Anne Crochet (Environment), Vicki Crochet (Labor and Employment), Paul Dicharry (Environment), Brett Furr (Bankruptcy/Restructuring. Bottom row from left: Skip Philips (Commercial Litigation), Pat Seiter (Health Care) and Fred Tulley (Commercial Litigation) Taylor Porter had seven... Read More
May 25, 2016

Louisiana Artist’s “Path of the River” Runs Through Taylor Porter Office Space

Taylor Porter’s newly constructed 8th Floor, in the downtown Baton Rouge Chase North Tower, features Louisiana non-figurative artist Ken Tate’s “Path of the River” from Tate’s “The Deconstructed Series,” as... Read More
May 24, 2016

Lowe’s “Jury Selection: Choosing the Right Audience” Published by BRBA

Click here to read article Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe’s article, “Jury Selection: Choosing the Right Audience,” was published in the June 2016 Baton Rouge Bar Association's "Around The Bar" magazine. Lowe discusses the... Read More
May 23, 2016

Kenny Featured on BRBA Magazine Cover to Promote Luncheon Speaker D-D Breaux

Taylor Porter attorney Erin Sayes Kenny is featured on the cover of the June 2016 Baton Rouge Bar Association "Around The Bar" magazine as she teamed up with members of the Young Lawyers Section Council to be pictured at the... Read More
May 23, 2016

Philips Serves as Guest Speaker at LSU Paralegal Program Graduation

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips served as guest speaker at the 2016 LSU Paralegal Studies Program graduation ceremony, held on Thursday, May 19, at the Lod Cook Conference Center to recognize those who completed the 2016 LSU Paralegal Studies Program. The LSU... Read More
May 19, 2016

Castille Receives State Bar’s Citizen Lawyer Award

Taylor Porter Partner Preston Castille, left, received the LSBA "Citizen Lawyer Award" from LSBA President Darrel Papillion.  Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Preston Castille was named the recipient of the Louisiana State Bar... Read More
May 19, 2016

Taylor Porter’s McDermott, Local Boys & Girls Clubs Chair, Welcomes LSU President into Hall of Fame

From left: John McDermott (Taylor Porter Partner and Chairman of the Board of Governors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Baton Rouge); LSU President F. King Alexander; Jim Clark, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America; and... Read More
May 18, 2016

Taylor Porter L&E Attorney Breaks Down New Overtime Rules, Effects on Employers

Click here to view news alert On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the final version of a much-anticipated overtime exemption rule, raising the minimum salary threshold required to qualify for the Fair Labor Standards Act's &ldquo... Read More
May 12, 2016

Lowe Featured in The Advocate for Leading Girl Scout’s Donation to Burn Center

Click here Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe served as troop leader for first graders from University Laboratory School Daisy Scout Troop 10062, which recently visited Baton Rouge General to give the medical center a donation of $350 raised from cookie... Read More
May 09, 2016

Laperouse to Serve as President of South Central Louisiana Chapter of CFMA

Edward “Ted” J. Laperouse, II, Taylor Porter Partner and leader of the firm's Construction Transactions and Litigation practice, will serve as President of the South Central Louisiana Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA),... Read More
May 04, 2016

Taylor Porter Marketing Director Receives Top Fundraising Honor at National Conference

Taylor Porter Marketing Director Tommy Santora, who serves as president of the New Orleans Myasthenia Gravis Resource Group and communications committee chair of the national Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, received the national “Top Fundraising Sponsorship” award from... Read More
April 29, 2016

Taylor Porter Partner Michelle Marney White Elected Chair of LSBA Environmental Law Section

Taylor Porter Partner Michelle Marney White has been elected the 2016-2017 Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Environmental Law Section, having served on the Section Council since 2010. Her term will begin July 1. The section, with more than 300 members across... Read More
April 28, 2016

Taylor Porter Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers “Women in the Law” Business Edition

Click here to view the special edition of Best Lawyers Taylor Porter has eight attorneys listed in the Spring 2016 Best Lawyers magazine with a special edition of "Women in the Law," highlighting the 2016 Best Lawyers women attorneys honorees. Taylor... Read More
April 28, 2016

Taylor Porter Hosts Successful “Driving the Future Downtown Day” for OLOL Children’s

Taylor Porter hosted "DRIVING THE FUTURE DOWNTOWN DAY" on Thursday, April 28, at downtown's North Boulevard Town Square to support Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center Children's Hospital. The event was a fundraiser to sell raffle... Read More
April 26, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors Merrill Lynch Open Fundraiser for Mary Bird Perkins

Taylor Porter was a putting contest sponsor for the annual Merrill Lynch Open, the area's only Pro-Am golf tournament, held on April 26 at The Bluffs Golf Resort in St. Francisville. Since 1971, the tournament has contributed more than $2 million to... Read More
April 26, 2016

Diversity Committee Chair Earns American Citizenship; Featured in BR Bar Magazine

Click here to read article on page 15 Taylor Porter Partner and Diversity Committee Chair Katia Bowman is featured in the May issue of “Around The Bar” – the Baton Rouge Bar Association’s monthly magazine, in... Read More
April 25, 2016

Taylor Porter Attorneys Help Baton Rouge Bar Host Successful Easter Egg Hunt Event

Easter Bunny (Artis ulmer), Mac Womack and Talya Bergeron helped hide eggs at the Bernard Terrace elementary School hunts. Click here Taylor Porter attorneys Ashley Meredith, Mac Womack and Erin Sayes Kenny were pictured in this month's... Read More
April 25, 2016

Managing Partner Skip Philips Featured in OLOL’s Blog on Building of Children’s Hospital

Click here Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips served as a guest author for the Our Lady of the Lake blog to write his story, "For My Grandchildren: Why I Want to Build Amazing," discussing the need for world class... Read More
April 21, 2016

Taylor Porter to Host “Driving The Future Downtown Day” for OLOL Children’s Hospital

Click here for more information Taylor Porter wll host "DRIVING THE FUTURE DOWNTOWN DAY" on Thursday, April 28, at North Boulevard Town Square, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., for a "5 Cars, 5 Winners" Fundraising Event to benefit building the Our Lady... Read More
April 20, 2016

Managing Partner Skip Philips Welcomes Army Panel to LSU Law Center

It was an honor for Taylor Porter and Managing Partner Skip Philips to help welcome representatives from the U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Series College Program at the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center's McKernan Auditorium, to... Read More
April 15, 2016

Army War College Academic Outreach Program Comes to LSU Law Center’s McKernan Auditorium April 20

Event summary: The LSU Law Center and the U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Series College Program will host a free panel discussion on current national security and military issues as well as government policies. Media and Public are invited. ... Read More
April 15, 2016

Labor and Employment News Alert - “Pregnancy at Work: Do You Know The Rules?”

Authored by: Vicki Crochet Labor and Employment Practice Group Leader; Partner, Taylor Porter 225.381.0242 vicki.crochet@taylorporter.com In 2015, the United States Supreme Court considered under what circumstances the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of Title VII (42 USC 2000e(k)) requires accommodation... Read More
April 13, 2016

Taylor Porter Represents World’s Largest Infrastructure Asset Manager in $4.7-Billion Cleco Deal

A team of Taylor Porter regulatory and transactional attorneys successfully represented a group of North American infrastructure investors led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA), the world’s largest infrastructure asset manager with growing portfolios in real estate,... Read More
April 13, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors BRSO’s “Pixar in Concert”

Click here for more information Taylor Porter is proud to sponsor the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra's "Pixar in Concert," two performances slated for April 23 during which movie scenes from Pixar’s 13 feature films will be... Read More
April 11, 2016

LABI Releases “New Tax Burdens on Employers” Report Resulting from Legislative Session

Click here to read LABI's "New Tax Burdens on Employers" Report The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) has released a "New Tax Burdens on Employers" report, resulting from the Louisiana Legislature voting on two dozen bills in... Read More
April 11, 2016

Taylor Porter Hosts Merit Badge Workshop Lesson for Istrouma Boy Scouts

Taylor Porter hosted Troop 50 of the Istrouma Area Council Boy Scouts of America on Saturday, April 9, in the firm's Founders Room, for the "Citizenship in the Community" Merit Badge lesson. Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member John... Read More
April 07, 2016

Taylor Porter Participates in LSU’s Law Firm Information Day; Thames Quoted in Coverage

Click here to read LSU Law Center story Taylor Porter was among the more than a dozen law firms to participate in LSU Law Center's inaugural "Law Firm Information Day" held on campus on April 4, and Partner... Read More
March 30, 2016

Taylor Porter Attorney Juan Miranda Speaks on Engineering/Law at LSU

Taylor Porter attorney Juan Miranda served as a guest speaker today for Professor Maud Walsh's class at the LSU School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences. Miranda, a former mechanical and project engineer and licensed... Read More
March 30, 2016

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS ALERT - Louisiana Legislative Session to Consider LDEQ Fee Increase

In keeping with Taylor Porter’s commitment to its environmental clients to actively monitor the latest state and federal regulatory developments, our firm is pleased to share a monthly Environmental Regulatory Alert. For any further information or to contact... Read More
March 17, 2016

Lunceford Speaks on Libel, Courtroom Access, Newsgathering Issues with LSU Manship Students

Taylor Porter Partner Lloyd Lunceford served as a guest lecturer today at the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, speaking to future journalism, broadcast, and public relations professionals, as he taught on the prevention and defense of libel suits,... Read More
March 16, 2016

Read the March 2016 Edition of the Taylor Porter Newsletter

Click here to read our March 2016 newsletter and find out what's going on at Taylor Porter! Read More
March 16, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors 2nd Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU

Click here for more information Taylor Porter will serve as a gold sponsor the 2nd Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU, to be held Tuesday, April 19, at the Lod Cook Alumni Center. The event serves as a recognition of innovative LSU... Read More
March 15, 2016

Taylor Porter Participates in “Soles for Souls” Collection Drive

Taylor Porter is a participant in the "Soles for Souls" shoe collection drive, sponsored by the Kiwanis clubs in the Greater Baton Rouge area. The mission is to collect gently worn shoes that will be sent by funds2orgs... Read More
March 14, 2016

CONSTRUCTION ALERT: Appeals Court Rules GC Has “Reasonable Cause” to Withhold Payment

Click here for the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Opinion (MARCH 14, 2016) - After the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled that General Contractor Woodrow Wilson Construction Co. Inc., hired to build a New Orleans elementary school, owed... Read More
March 11, 2016

Taylor Porter Collecting Donations for BRBA Easter Eggstravaganza

Click here Taylor Porter is proud to once again participate in the collection of eggs and donations for the annual Baton Rouge Bar Association Easter Eggstravaganza, which has a goal this year to fill 12,000 eggs with candy for three separate... Read More
March 11, 2016

Taylor Porter “Jazz"es Up Office with Musical Art Piece

As part of the law firm's comprehensive artwork plan with Ann Connelly Fine Art to help find creative and inventive ways to show off the law firm's new space, new conference rooms ... Read More
March 10, 2016

Due to Inclement Weather, Tonight’s Meet and Greet with Judge Doomes Postponed

The scheduled March 10 Meet and Greet with newly-appointed and sworn-in Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes, United States District Court Middle District of Louisiana, to be held at Taylor Porter, has been postponed due to inclement weather. All RSVP'ed guests will... Read More
March 09, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors Louisiana State Bar Diversity Conclave

Pictured from left: Trey Tumminello, Megan Bice, Juan Miranda, Katia Bowman (Diversity Chair), Ne’Shira Millender, Mark Cunningham (LSBA President), John Parker, Jr., Bernette Joshua Johnson (Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice), Preston Castille, Andrée Cullens, Skip Philips ... Read More
March 07, 2016

Thames Authors “Can an Employer Be Vicariously Intoxicated Under La. C.C. Article 2315.4?”

Click here to read the article Taylor Porter Partner Adam Thames authored, “Can an Employer Be Vicariously Intoxicated Under La. C.C. Article 2315.4?” in the March 2016 issue of Around The Bar, the publication of the Baton Rouge Bar... Read More
March 07, 2016

Taylor Porter Among the 9,000 to Support 20th Annual Komen Race for the Cure

Taylor Porter partnered with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center to sponsor Baton Rouge's 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which took place Saturday, March 5, at the LSU... Read More
March 03, 2016

Kenny, Walsh Present Ethics, Professionalism CLEs for Baton Rouge Bar Association

Taylor Porter hosted approximately 50 attorneys on March 3 in the firm’s Founders Room conference space for a Baton Rouge Bar Association Ethics and Professionalism CLE, awarding two hours of credit to all attendees. The speakers and presenters included Taylor... Read More
March 02, 2016

LDEQ Proposes Rule to Require Electronic Submission of Discharge Monitoring Reports

In keeping with Taylor Porter’s commitment to its environmental clients to actively monitor the latest state and federal regulatory developments, our firm is pleased to share a monthly Environmental Regulatory Alert. For any further information or to contact... Read More
March 02, 2016

TAX NEWS ALERT - IRS Alerts Payroll and HR Professionals to Phishing Scheme

IRS NEWS RELEASE: IRS Alerts Payroll and HR Professionals to Phishing Scheme Involving W-2s On March 1, the Internal Revenue Service issued an alert to payroll and human resources professionals to beware of an emerging phishing email scheme that purports... Read More
March 01, 2016

HEALTH CARE ALERT: Senate Approves Bill to Improve Electronic Health Care System

Senate Approves Bill to Improve Electronic Health Care System; Hacking of Records Increased 11,000 Percent Last Year Click here to read The Improving Health Act Bill (Approved by Senate HELP Committee) In keeping with Taylor Porter’s commitment to its... Read More
February 29, 2016

Taylor Porter Hosts Reception for Cristo Rey National President

Click here Photo courtesy of The Advocate/Pam Bordelon Welcoming Cristo Rey Network President Jane Genster, second from left, to Baton Rouge at a reception hosted by the city’s new private Catholic school, Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan... Read More
February 29, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers Luncheon

Taylor Porter was proud to sponsor the Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers' First Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Awards Luncheon, held Feb. 26, at the Renaissance Hotel. Several law enforcement officers and departments were recognized during the awards ceremony. In 2015, Crime... Read More
February 25, 2016

Crochet Serves as Guest Speaker for LSU’s “The Rhetoric of Environmental Action” Class

Taylor Porter Partner and Environmental Law Attorney Anne Crochet served as a guest speaker Thursday for LSU’s “The Rhetoric of Environmental Action” class, held in Allen Hall and taught by Prof. Lillian Bridwell-Bowles. Crochet discussed her... Read More
February 25, 2016

Taylor Porter’s Conference Room Artwork Showcases Baton Rouge Artist

Taylor Porter's newly constructed 9th Floor Founder's Room conference space, in the Chase North Tower, sports a Southeast Louisiana mural of playful nature and reference to Louisiana's commerce and culture by local Baton Rouge graphic... Read More
February 23, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors City Year’s School House Rock Gala Fundraiser

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of Wednesday's School House Rock Gala for City Year of Baton Rouge, which will take place at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center – cocktails start at 6 p.m. and the program... Read More
February 22, 2016

Hodges Honored for 65 Years of Practice

Photo courtesy of The Advocate and provided by Pamela Labbe/BRBA From left: Linda Law Clark (BRBA Board), Robert Hodges, Taylor Porter Partner Amy Lambert (BRBA Board), and Robert J. Burns, Jr. (BRBA Board) Click here Taylor Porter Of Counsel... Read More
February 22, 2016

Taylor Porter Patent Law Attorney John Runnels Featured in 10/12 Industry Report

Click here for article Taylor Porter Partner and patent law attorney John Runnels is featured in the 10/12 Industry Report, First Quarter Edition, in a Patent Law Q&A feature, "Protect Your Assets - What Today's Manufacturers Should Know... Read More
February 18, 2016

Attorneys Mentor Melrose Elementary Students Through City Year Baton Rouge

Taylor Porter partnered with City Year Baton Rouge as attorneys (pictured from left) Scott Mansfield, Kelley Dick Jr., and Trey Tumminello, III, mentored and met with third graders of the 'Gentleman of Greatness' group at Melrose Elementary.   ... Read More
February 18, 2016

Contractors May Be Held Liable for FLSA Violations of Their Subcontractors and/or Staffing Agencies

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT |  CONSTRUCTION On Wednesday, January 20, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued new administrative guidance that could put businesses at greater risk of liability for the minimum wage, overtime, per diem, and other Fair... Read More
February 17, 2016

Taylor Porter Attorneys Volunteer in BRBA’s Thirst for Justice Program

Taylor Porter had eight attorneys serve as Baton Rouge Bar Association Thirst for Justice Volunteers in November, including Tommy Gildersleeve, Michelle Marney White, Luther Wilson, Mac Womack, Scott Mansfield, Ne’Shira Millender, Lauren Rivera and Kelley Dick Jr. ... Read More
February 17, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors Theatre Baton Rouge’s “Into the Woods”

Click here Taylor Porter is sponsoring the Theatre Baton Rouge production of "Into the Woods," scheduled for March 4-20, at the Capital Series Main Stage. "Into the Woods" is a production based off a book by James Lapine, directed... Read More
February 16, 2016

Thames Presents “Managing Your Expert” at BR Paralegal Luncheon

Taylor Porter Partner Adam Thames served as the February CLE Luncheon guest speaker for The Baton Rouge Paralegal Association’s event held Feb. 16 at Mike Anderson’s. Thames presented the talk, "Managing Your Expert." The Baton Rouge Paralegal... Read More
February 16, 2016

Hughes Elected Board Vice Chair of Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Taylor Porter Partner Eddie Hughes has been elected Board Vice Chair of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, which supplies food to 156 agencies in the Baton Rouge area and through these agencies, the Food Bank supplies about 9.5 million meals to... Read More
February 15, 2016

Furr Tours $23 Million Renovations of Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center

From left: Brett Furr, BOD chair; Rep. Charles Boustany; Todd Stevens, CEO Recently, Taylor Porter Partner Brett Furr had the pleasure of touring the $23 million renovation, expansion and modernization of the Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of... Read More
February 05, 2016

Crochet Elected to Board of The Emerge Center

Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Vicki Crochet has been elected to the Board of The Emerge Center, a Baton Rouge nonprofit located on the LSU Innovation Park campus that provides services for children with communication, behavior and developmental... Read More
February 05, 2016

Castille Joins Southern Alumni at “Evening to Honor African-American State and City Leaders”

In celebration of Black History month, the Southern University Alumni Federation Home Chapter and the Southern University Alumni Federation hosted a reception to honor African-American state and city leaders. The reception was held Feb. 3 at the Southern... Read More
February 01, 2016

Stationary Sources No Longer Major Sources for Title V/PSD Purposes Based Solely on GHG Emissions

Click here for the January 2016 Environmental Regulatory Alert LDEQ proposes to delete the major source threshold for greenhouse gases (GHGs), i.e., 100,000 tons per year (tpy) of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e), from the definitions of "major source" and "major... Read More
February 01, 2016

Peak Serves Up Gumbo for a Good Cause to Aid Veterans

Click here Taylor Porter Partner Tom Peak participated in the 6th Annual Watson's Bird and Sausage Gumbo Cookoff, benefiting the Quad Vets Transitional Housing Program in Hammond and previously benefiting other veteran programs/charities, including Wounded Warriors. Peak's... Read More
January 27, 2016

Castille Named Council Member of Louisiana State Law Institute

Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Preston Castille has been named a Council Member of the Louisiana State Law Institute, ABA, House of Delegates. The LSLI is an official, advisory law revision commission, law reform agency... Read More
January 26, 2016

Walsh Serves as Panelist for LSU Law Center’s Symposium on Criminal Sentencing Reform

Taylor Porter Partner Michael Walsh was a panelist as leaders of the criminal justice system, the state and local legal community, along with concerned community members, engaged in a day-long discussion on criminal sentencing reform during the 2016 Louisiana Law Review... Read More
January 22, 2016

Taylor Porter Completes Community Service Trifecta for Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Firm Collects 265 Pounds, Donates More Than $1,500, and Volunteers Sort More Than 6,000 Pounds of Food for Families in Need Taylor Porter concluded its month long holiday food drive today by finishing with a collection of 265 pounds of food and donations totaling $1,530... Read More
January 19, 2016

Philips, Walsh Volunteer at LSU Law’s Apprenticeship Week

Taylor Porter attorneys Skip Philips, Managing Partner, and Michael Walsh, Partner, volunteered to teach, “Strategic Thinking for Lawyers,” at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center’s third annual Apprenticeship Week, taking place January 4-8, and... Read More
January 06, 2016

Taylor Porter Elects Michael Walsh as Partner

The law firm of Taylor Porter is proud to announce the election of attorney Michael Walsh to Partner, effective January 1, 2016. Walsh was previously Of Counsel with the Firm. Walsh has more than 30 years of experience representing individual and corporate clients... Read More
January 04, 2016

Taylor Porter’s December Environmental Regulatory Alert

In keeping with Taylor Porter’s commitment to its environmental clients to actively monitor the latest state and federal regulatory developments, our firm is pleased to share a monthly Environmental Regulatory Alert. In this month’s issue, LDEQ... Read More
December 30, 2015

Crochet Co-Authors 2016 Louisiana Edition on Environmental Compliance Issues

Click here Taylor Porter Partner and Environmental Practice Team Leader Anne Crochet co-authored the 2015-2016 edition of Louisiana Environmental Compliance, a detailed overview of existing programs and a guide and training manual for dealing with environmental compliance issues. The book... Read More
December 28, 2015

Taylor Porter Represents Client in Noteworthy Taxpayer Assistance Order Case

Click here for article on case by Villanova Law Professor Click here for Ruling from United States Court of Appeals for The Fifth Circuit Taylor Porter attorneys John F. McDermott and Michael S. Walsh represented client Kathryn Rothkamm in Rothkamm... Read More
December 26, 2015

Ten Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Taylor Porter had 10 attorneys named to the 2016 lists of Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, which are published in the January 2016 issue of Louisiana Super Lawyers magazine published by Law & Politics. Only five percent of attorneys in Louisiana receive... Read More
December 23, 2015

Two Taylor Porter Attorneys Named Council Members of Louisiana State Law Institute

Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips and Associate Kelley Dick have been named as Council Members of the Louisiana State Law Institute. Philips was elected as a Practicing Attorney Member of the Council, and Dick was elected as one of... Read More
December 09, 2015

Lambert, Kenny Elected to BRBA Leadership Positions for 2016

Click here Taylor Porter Partner Amy Lambert (pictured left) has been elected Secretary of the Baton Rouge Bar Association, while Associate Erin Sayes Kenny (pictured right) has been elected council member of the BRBA Young Lawyers Section, announced... Read More
December 09, 2015

Taylor Porter Participates in 24th Annual Baton Rouge Bar Holiday Star Project

Taylor Porter has donated holiday gifts to 69 children this holiday season through the 24th annual Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Section Holiday Star Project to provide gifts to children in the local Baton Rouge area in a... Read More

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