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October 26, 2021

Coulter McMahen Named to Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana Great Futures Gala Class

Coulter McMahen has been  named to the 2022 Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana Great Futures Gala Class.  Each year, the honorees are selected based on their professional achievements, leadership, philanthropic endeavors and desire to give back to... Read More
October 22, 2021

Taylor Porter Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America

Forty Taylor Porter attorneys are recognized by their peers in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.  Among these, several lawyers were named as "Lawyers of the Year" in their respective practice area.  Additionally, four Taylor Porter... Read More
October 12, 2021

Taylor Porter is Pleased to Welcome New Attorneys to the Firm

Taylor Porter LLP is pleased to welcome Shannon A. Shelton, Taylor Dunne, G. Patrick Riley, and Kristyn A. Couvillion to the Firm. Shannon A. Shelton joined the Firm as a Special Counsel.  Her primary practice focus is Medicare Secondary... Read More
September 21, 2021

Coulter McMahen Named to CHANGEMAKERS Education Leadership Class

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that Coulter McMahen has been named to the Baton Rouge Alliance for Students CHANGEMAKERS Education Leadership Class.  The group was selected from across Baton Rouge’s corporate, nonprofit, and public sectors and... Read More
September 03, 2021

Taylor Porter Hurricane Recovery Resources

The thoughts of the Taylor Porter attorneys and staff are with all of those affected by the widespread damage in South Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Ida.  As the recovery process begins, we would like to share important... Read More
August 20, 2021

Crochet, Peak Conduct Employee Training for State Library of Louisiana New Directors Boot Camp

Taylor Porter employment, labor and benefits practice attorneys Vicki Crochet and Tom Peak conducted their annual “New Library Directors Boot Camp” presentation for the State Library of Louisiana, held virtually on August 12, 2021. Crochet spoke on issues pertaining to... Read More
August 06, 2021

Taylor Porter Attorney Coulter McMahen Selected to LSU’s Young Alumni Advisory Council

Click here to read the LSU Alumni Association press release Taylor Porter attorney Coulter McMahen is among four newly selected members of the LSU Alumni Association 2021-22 Young Alumni Advisory Council. The Council serves as a focus group to provide... Read More
August 03, 2021

Taylor Porter Presenting Sponsor of 2021 BRAC “Diversity in Business” Virtual Event

Click here for registration Taylor Porter is the presenting sponsor of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s sixth annual “Diversity in Business” event that will take place virtually on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.... Read More
July 23, 2021

Taylor Porter MSP Practice Leader Barrye Miyagi Presents Legal & Policy Update at LASIE Forum

Taylor Porter Partner and MSP Practice Leader Barrye Miyagi co-presented on “Medicare Secondary Payer Legal & Policy Update” at the 2021 Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE) Legislative Recap and Open Forum, held July 14, 2021, at the Baton Rouge... Read More
July 20, 2021

Taylor Porter Attorney Lauren Hadden Selected Among Finalists for LADC Frank L. Maraist Award

Taylor Porter attorney Lauren Hadden has been selected among 12 finalists for the Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel’s 2021 Frank L. Maraist Award. The award recipient will be announced and all finalists will be recognized at the annual LADC Young... Read More
July 15, 2021

Mannino Leads Estate Planning and Wills Seminar for Baton Rouge Bar Association

Taylor Porter estate planning and tax attorney Justin Mannino will serve as the featured speaker and presenter for a Baton Rouge Bar Association Young Lawyers Section “Summer Sizzlin’ Back To Basics CLE,” to be held Friday, July 16,... Read More
July 13, 2021

Taylor Porter Hosts “Dialogue on Race Louisiana” Series for Sixth Consecutive Year

Click here to register ​Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee, will host the “Dialogue on Race Louisiana” series at its offices, beginning Tuesday, August 3, 2021, and every Tuesday thereafter through September 7th. Dialogue on Race Louisiana (DORLA) is... Read More
July 06, 2021

Taylor Porter Welcomes Second Session Summer Law Clerks

Taylor Porter welcomes eight law students to the second session of its 2021 Summer Law Clerk Program. During the program, law clerks gain hands-on experience through interaction with practicing Taylor Porter attorneys. Work experiences include client meetings, case... Read More
July 02, 2021

Taylor Porter Environmental Law Practice Ranked Among Top in Louisiana by Clients, Peers

2021 Chambers USA Honors Taylor Porter Environmental Attorneys Clients and peers in the 2021 Chambers USA Guide ranked the Taylor Porter environmental law practice among the top Louisiana environmental law firms. In addition to the firm’s practice ranking, Taylor Porter... Read More
June 30, 2021

Six Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked by Clients, Peers in 2021 Chambers USA

Six Taylor Porter attorneys have been selected by clients and peers as “Leaders in Their Field” in the 2021 Chambers USA Guide, which evaluates and ranks attorneys and firms through extensive independent research that includes interviews with firm clients... Read More
June 18, 2021

Taylor Porter Continues Support of “Drive the Future” for Children’s Hospital

Watch the promotional video featuring Taylor Porter’s Skip Philips The “Drive the Future” raffle to support Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital has returned this year, and Taylor Porter continues its annual support... Read More
May 26, 2021

Totes de Joie Creates Care Packages for Cancer Patients at Mary Bird Perkins, Woman’s Hospital

On May 24, 2021, Taylor Porter attorneys, staff, and summer law clerks all pitched in to pack 100 care packages for nonprofit Totes de Joie to deliver to local cancer patients undergoing treatment at Mary Bird Perkins and Woman's Hospital in... Read More
May 21, 2021

Castille Appointed to Board of Governors of City Club of Baton Rouge

Taylor Porter Of Counsel Preston Castille has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the City Club of Baton Rouge, a downtown professional and social club that has enriched the lives of community leaders, business professionals, and families for 60... Read More
May 17, 2021

Taylor Porter Sponsors Return of “Roarin’ on the River” at USS Kidd

Taylor Porter will sponsor "Roarin’ on the River II" on Thursday, June 3, 2021, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The 1940s-themed fundraiser, hosted by the Louisiana Veterans Museum Foundation will benefit the USS KIDD Veterans Museum. The... Read More
May 11, 2021

Taylor Porter Welcomes First Round of 2021 Summer Law Clerks

Taylor Porter welcomes seven law students for the first round of the 2021 Summer Law Clerk Program in which under the guidance of practicing Taylor Porter attorneys and mentors, law clerks gain hands-on experience and interaction that refl... Read More
May 07, 2021

Taylor Porter “Take the Lead” Program Impacts High School Students

On Friday, May 7, Taylor Porter's BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) Community Outreach Program  and Volunteers in Public Schools concluded a successful three-month community outreach and mentoring project with high school students from Glen Oaks... Read More
May 05, 2021

“What We’ve Learned: COVID-19” - Barton Among Managing Partners Interviewed in BR Bar Article

Read the May/June issue of The Baton Rouge Lawyer Taylor Porter Managing Partner Bob Barton was among several Baton Rouge law firm managing partners interviewed in "What We've Learned ... COVID-19" featured in the May-June issue of The... Read More
April 30, 2021

Louisiana Statewide Mask Mandate Lifted, Placing Business Owners in Control of Mask Policies

Occupancy restrictions eased on hospitality, event industry Richard Easterling, Special Counsel | Katie Goodson, Special Counsel | Erin Sayes Kenny, Partner | Mike Walsh, Partner | Click here... Read More
April 21, 2021

Taylor Porter Legal Insight: Employer Payroll Tax Credits Expanded for COVID Leave

By Rick Norman, Taylor Porter Lake Charles Office The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, extended and expanded the availability of tax credits for employers who voluntarily offer to their employees... Read More
April 19, 2021

Taylor Porter, Diversity Chair Barrye Miyagi Launch “Take the Lead” Mentoring Program with Glen Oaks

Click here to see Taylor Porter featured in the VIPS newsletter Taylor Porter is featured in the Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) March 2021 Newsletter for its leadership role in the "Take the Lead" mentoring program for Glen Oaks Magnet... Read More
April 09, 2021

McDermott Featured for Service to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana

Visit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana Facebook Page Taylor Porter Partner John McDermott is featured on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Louisiana Facebook page, highlighting his commitment of community service and dedication to... Read More
March 30, 2021

Hinton Appointed President of Estate & Business Planning Council of Baton Rouge

Taylor Porter estate planning and tax attorney Rebecca Hinton has been appointed President of the Estate & Business Planning Council of Baton Rouge. Hinton formerly served as Vice President. The members of the Council are accountants, attorneys, life underwriters, trust... Read More
March 29, 2021

In Memoriam: Bill Wilson

Click here to read obituary We are sad to report that the Taylor Porter family has lost former Partner and Of Counsel, Bill Wilson. Bill passed away March 29, 2021.  Bill practiced with Taylor Porter for 50 years and since... Read More
March 26, 2021

Furr Crowned King, Top Male Fundraiser, for 2021 Mary Bird Gala Goes Grease

Watch the video Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Brett Furr was crowned prom court king Thursday night, ranking as the top male fundraiser for the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center "The Gala Goes Grease" 2021 virtual event. The... Read More
March 23, 2021

Taylor Porter Attorneys French, McMahen Elected to LABI Legal Advisory Council

Taylor Porter attorneys Ryan French and Coulter McMahen have been elected to represent the firm on the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry’s (LABI) Legal Advisory Council. The council helps LABI  set its policy priorities in the... Read More
March 22, 2021

Taylor Porter Continues “Take the Lead” Program with Glen Oaks Magnet

On Friday, March 19, 2021, Taylor Porter continued its "Take the Lead" mentoring, reading, and leadership program for Glen Oaks Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, with a session of personal letter writing to Frederick Douglass in which... Read More
March 16, 2021

Bergeron’s Nonprofit to Assist Cancer Patients Featured in Woman’s Hospital Blog

Click here to read article Taylor Porter Partner Kiki Bergeron is featured in the Woman's Hospital blog, "Fighting Cancer with Positivity and Joy," highlighting the success of her nonprofit, Totes de Joie. Since 2017, Bergeron, a cancer survivor, has... Read More
March 12, 2021

Taylor Porter BUILD Program Kicks Off “Take the Lead” with Glen Oaks Magnet

Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee's BUILD program and a partnership with Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS), kicked off a "Take the Lead" mentoring, reading, and leadership program for Glen Oaks Magnet High School in Baton Rouge. Over the... Read More
March 09, 2021

Crawford Elected Board Secretary and to GBR Food Bank Executive Committee

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Crawford has been elected Secretary and to the Executive Committee of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Board of Directors. The local Food Bank has 120 agencies and serves the 11 parishes that surround... Read More
March 04, 2021

Taylor Porter Sponsors Theatre Baton Rouge’s “A Breath of Fresh Air” Virtual Production

Click here for tickets Taylor Porter is proud to sponsor "A Breath of Fresh Air," a virtual performance by the Theatre Baton Rouge Young Actors Program. The performance can be streamed anytime the weekend of March 12-14. There will be... Read More
February 26, 2021

“Public Education: Then and Now” - Taylor Porter, VIPS Address Educational Challenges

Click here to watch video of broadcast Taylor Porter participated in a Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) Partners in Education Roundtable Webinar - "Public Education: Then and Now, Is it Still the Path to Freedom?" The webinar was held Friday,... Read More
February 26, 2021

“The Centurion” Taylor Porter Newsletter - January/February 2021

Click here to view the January/February 2021 Newsletter Taylor Porter is proud to publish its January/February 2021 edition of "The Centurion" newsletter, highlighting the achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional/community involvement of Taylor Porter attorneys and staff as they... Read More
February 25, 2021

McMahen Selected to LABI Emerging Leaders Council

Click here to read official LABI press release Taylor Porter attorney Coulter McMahen has been selected to the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (“LABI”) Emerging Leaders Council, a select group of distinguished young executives from each region... Read More
February 23, 2021

Bowman Accepted into Baton Rouge Business Report Executive Leadership Academy

Taylor Porter Partner Katia Bowman has been accepted into the 2021 spring session of the Baton Rouge Business Report Executive Leadership Academy. The Business Report started the academy four years ago with the goal of helping executives, manager level... Read More
February 22, 2021

Taylor Porter Welcomes Law Clerks from LSU, Southern Law Schools

Taylor Porter’s law clerks include, from left: Natalie Earles, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Kristyn Couvillion, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Camille Arceneaux, LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center; Yadira Crespo-Orosco, Southern University Law Center; and... Read More
February 15, 2021

Taylor Porter Partners with VIPS on “Black History Month” Public Education Roundtable

Click here to register for webinar Taylor Porter will participate with Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) in a Partners in Education Roundtable Webinar - "Public Education: Then and Now, Is it Still the Path to Freedom?" The webinar will take... Read More
February 11, 2021

Castille Featured in New Schools for Baton Rouge “Educator Spotlight”

Click here to read the feature Preston Castille, Taylor Porter Of Counsel, President of Helix Community Schools and BESE Representative for District 8, is featured in "Educator Spotlight" by New Schools for Baton Rouge, as the NSBR highlights educators and... Read More
February 04, 2021

Peak Elected to Louisiana Veterans Museum Foundation Board of Trustees

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Peak has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Louisiana Veterans Museum Foundation, which supports the operations and programs of the USS Kidd Veterans Museum. Located in downtown Baton Rouge, the USS Kidd (DD-661),... Read More
January 27, 2021

Gala Goes Grease! - Furr on Prom Court to Support Annual Mary Bird Fundraiser

Click here to donate to Brett Furr Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Brett Furr is among the fundraising Prom Court for the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center "The Gala Goes Grease" 2021 virtual event, to be held March 25, at 7... Read More
January 19, 2021

Norman Re-Elected President of Louisiana State Law Institute

Taylor Porter Special Counsel Rick Norman has been re-elected for his second year as President of the Louisiana State Law Institute. Norman has served in its governing body since 2006. The Law Institute was established in 1938 as an official law revision... Read More
January 15, 2021

Rebecca Hinton Selected to BRAC Leadership Baton Rouge Class of 2021

Taylor Porter attorney Rebecca Hinton has been selected to the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Leadership Baton Rouge Class of 2021. The selected participants represent a cross section of the Capital Region’s business, civic and non-profit communities. Hinton continues... Read More
January 05, 2021

Ashley Carver Meredith Elected Partner at Taylor Porter

Taylor Porter has elected Ashley Carver Meredith to Partner, effective January 1, 2021. Meredith, who joined Taylor Porter in 2014, practices in a wide array of areas including commercial litigation, commercial transactions, health care compliance, estate planning, and successions. She is ranked by... Read More
January 04, 2021

Tumminello Elected to Baton Rouge Bar Association Board of Directors

Taylor Porter Partner Trey Tumminello has been elected to serve on the Baton Rouge Bar Association Board of Directors. Within the BRBA, Tumminello has formerly served as chairman of the 2018 BRBA Belly Up to the Bar Committee, and in... Read More
January 01, 2021

Taylor Porter Attorneys Serve as Lead Presenters for 2020 BRBA CLE By The Hour

Taylor Porter attorneys served as lead presenters at the annual Baton Rouge Bar Association "CLE By The Hour" month-long seminar event. The end-of-the-year continuing legal education seminar enables attorneys to earn last-minute and required credits all in one destination by... Read More
December 30, 2020

Eleven Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked by Peers in 2021 Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Taylor Porter had 11 attorneys named to the 2021 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

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