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August 24, 2016

Taylor Porter Helps Employees Recover from Historic Flooding

Several Taylor Porter employees and their families were severely impacted by the historic Baton Rouge flooding on Aug. 12-14, and the law firm's attorneys and staff have spent the last two weeks coming to the aid of... Read More
August 24, 2016

What to Know About Price Gouging During Flood Recovery?

Louisiana statutes regulating price gouging are applicable only during a state of emergency. These statutes provide both civil and criminal sanctions to those who violate its provisions.  In addition, the court may order restitution to aggrieved consumers. To enforce... Read More
August 24, 2016

BRAC, LABI Launch Small Business Rebirth Fund; NOLA Media Group Donates $100,000

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) and Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) have announced a partnership to launch a grant program, the Louisiana Small Business Rebirth Fund, to assist small businesses in the parishes that received flooding. ... Read More
August 24, 2016

Gov. Edwards’ Office Publishes Resources For Flood Victims

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and his office have published "Resources for Flood Victims" on its web site. Below are several resources to help flood victims: Register Your Damages with FEMA Louisiana disaster survivors are urged to register for federal... Read More
August 24, 2016

Southern, LSU Establish Disaster Relief Funds for Students, Employees

Southern University Flood Relief Fund LSU Student Disaster Relief Fund LSU Employee Assistance Relief Fund Both Southern and LSU have established disaster relief funds assist students and employees affected by Baton Rouge's record flooding. The Southern University Flood Relief... Read More
August 23, 2016

Mold Testing and Tips Available for Homeowners

Tips from State of Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness on How to Clean Home or Business Governor's Office Warns of Mold Danger Mold Removal Guidelines For Your Flooded Homes There are several Baton... Read More
August 23, 2016

Volunteer Organizations Step Up to Help Gut Homes, Provide Clean-Up Assistance

The following organizations have put together teams of volunteers to help muck and gut homes, along with other relief efforts. If you have damage to your home from the flooding and need clean-up assistance, call the organizations from ... Read More
August 23, 2016

FEMA, SBA Add to List of Open Disaster, Business Recovery Centers

Over the weekend, FEMA announced five new centers opening in the South Louisiana area, and added three more to that list just yesterday, and SBA currently has seven business recovery centers open. FEMA has opened eight new recovery centers that... Read More
August 23, 2016

Louisiana Department of Revenue Answers Disaster Recovery FAQs on Tax Items

Click here to read the full bulletin The Louisiana Department of Revenue has issued Revenue Information Bulletin, No. 16-048, to answer Frequently Asked Questions on Disaster Recovery Related Topics. Below are the FAQ's: 1. I donated money to a GoFundMe... Read More
August 23, 2016

Taylor Porter Attorneys Featured in September 2016 Baton Rouge Bar Association Magazine

Click here to read ATB September 2016 issue Several Taylor Porter attorneys were featured in the September 2016 Baton Rouge Bar Association magazine, "Around The Bar." Three Taylor Porter attorneys were featured in the “Bar News” section, including: Preston Castille... Read More
August 23, 2016

How To Appeal Decision Letter from FEMA?

In the aftermath of the flooding, if you have already received a decision from FEMA on your reimbursements or if you receive one and disagree with the decision made, here are your options: 1. Read the letter carefully to find out... Read More
August 23, 2016

Louisiana Association of Business and Industry Creates Small Business Disaster Relief Fund

Click here to donate The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) announced the creation of the Louisiana Small Business Disaster Relief Fund to support the thousands of small businesses impacted by this historic flooding event. The federal disaster... Read More
August 22, 2016

Economic Development Organizations Release Disaster Recovery, Flood Assistance Guides

Several economic development organizations have released informative disaster response guides and flood assistance resources for Baton Rouge businesses and residents. Baton Rouge Area Chamber - Disaster Response Guide Louisiana Economic Development - Flood Recovery Assistance section... Read More
August 22, 2016

IRS Issues Tax Relief Effort for Businesses, Residents

In an e-mail from Hannis T. Bourgeois to clients and friends, the 90-plus-year old accounting firm in Baton Rouge announced that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has put forth a tax relief initiative to aid residents and businesses affected... Read More
August 22, 2016

How Do I Give to Local Charities in Need?

IRS Disaster Relief – Providing Assistance Through Charitable Organizations Louisiana Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster On Sunday, Aug. 28, Brunching for Greater Baton Rouge will take place as participating restaurants donate 15 percent of brunch sales to the Baton Rouge Area... Read More
August 22, 2016

LDEQ Issues Instructions for Flood Debris Separation

Click here to view larger version of chart The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality has issued a revised chart that explains how residents who are dealing with flood debris should go about segregating their debris into six distinct waste streams.... Read More
August 22, 2016

Six Business Recovery Centers Open Across Flooded Areas

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Louisiana Department of Economic Development (LED) and Louisiana Small Business Development Centers (LSBDCs) announced the opening of six Business Recovery Centers to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by... Read More
August 19, 2016

LABI Advises Businesses About Federal Loans to Help Rebuild

LABI’s list of resources, which can be found online, includes the names and telephone numbers of organizations accepting donations, key contacts, a small business disaster recovery quick guide, and links to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the... Read More
August 18, 2016

Lenders, Banks Set Up Home Loan Programs, Special Recovery Assistance Loans

Disaster Home Loan Programs Available Through GMFS Baton Rouge-lending company GMFS has announced that the company will offer several home loan disaster programs to assist south Louisiana flood victims to purchase a new primary residence or repair their... Read More
August 18, 2016

BR Bar Foundation Establishes Disaster Relief Fund for Attorneys, Firm Staff Members

Click here to complete the application form  The Baton Rouge Bar Foundation has announced that it has set up a Flood Relief program and Disaster Fund to make grants available for law firm attorneys and also staff... Read More
August 18, 2016

LWC Offers Guidance on Disaster Unemployment Assistance

The Louisiana Workforce Commission reports that disaster unemployment assistance is now available to businesses, including self-employed workers, affected in the 12 parishes included in President Barack Obama’s federal disaster declaration. The Louisiana Workforce Commission is accepting applications for from... Read More
August 17, 2016

YOUR GUIDE TO RECOVERY - 2016 Baton Rouge Flood Recovery FAQs

2016 BATON ROUGE FLOOD RECOVERY FAQ’s Click here for Interactive PDF The thoughts of the Taylor Porter family are with all of those affected by the widespread flooding across the Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.  As recovery begins,... Read More
August 16, 2016

Taylor Porter Drops Off Shopping Carts of Donations to HOPE Ministries

Taylor Porter went shopping today to help HOPE Ministries, and dropped off shopping carts of donations to the facility for dispersal to flooding victims. Taylor Porter office assistants Justin Pitre and Sam Barton joined Partner Bob Barton, a HOPE... Read More
August 15, 2016

Twenty-Seven Taylor Porter Attorneys Selected Among 2017 Best Lawyers

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that 27 of the firm's attorneys are included in the Best Lawyers in America® 2017 – an annual list compiled since 1983 and universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in... Read More
August 10, 2016

Walsh Teaches at LSU Law Center’s Annual Trial Advocacy Program

Click here for LSU Law Center article Taylor Porter Partner Michael Walsh participated as a faculty member this week, Aug. 8-10, in the LSU Law Center's annual Trial Advocacy Program, a three-day workshop for third-year LSU Law... Read More
August 10, 2016

Taylor Porter Joins Efforts to Raffle Off Playhouse for CASA Fundraising

Click here to purchase raffle tickets Through this weekend and over the last two weeks, Taylor Porter attorneys and staff have volunteered at the Mall of Louisiana to sell raffle tickets for $5 apiece for a chance to win the 2016... Read More
August 05, 2016

TP Summer Associate Profiles: SULC Students Yolunda Righteous and Michelle Gros, 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
August 05, 2016

TP Summer Associate Profile: Daniel Joiner, Harvard Law School, 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
August 05, 2016

From Title IX to Deflategate, Barton Highlights Latest Sports Law Developments at BRBA Conference

Click here to view presentation Taylor Porter Partner, Executive Committee Member and Sports Law Attorney Bob Barton delivered a presentation, "Recent Developments in Sports Law," at the 2016 Baton Rouge Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, held July 23 at the Grand Hotel... Read More
August 03, 2016

Taylor Porter Sponsors 7th Annual Bossier City Nest Fest to Help Transition from Homelessness

Click here for more information Taylor Porter is proud to sponsor the 7th Annual Nest Fest fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 6., at the Bossier Civic Center, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event benefits Renesting Project, Inc., a 501(c)(3)... Read More
August 02, 2016

Taylor Porter Makes Annual Scholarship Donation to Southern University Law Center

Taylor Porter was proud to present a donation to the Southern University Law Center as part of the firm's annual financial commitment to the law center. Pictured from left: Southern University Law Center Vice Chancellor Roederick White; Taylor Porter... Read More
August 01, 2016

TP Summer Associate Profiles - LSU Law Students John Nickel and Aislyn Taylor (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
August 01, 2016

Mansfield Appointed to LSBA Ethics Advisory Service Committee

Taylor Porter attorney Scott Mansfield has been appointed to serve as a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Ethics Advisory Service Committee, which works to encourage ethical lawyer conduct and supports the LSBA's Ethics Counsel in ... Read More
July 29, 2016

Taylor Porter Among 17 Businesses to Partner in Inaugural Cristo Rey Corporate Work Study Program

Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School, a new, private Catholic high school, will open its doors on Aug. 8, and begin its inaugural, innovative mission of combining college preparatory education with a Corporate Work Study program for high school students,... Read More
July 28, 2016

Taylor Porter Takes The Fight Forward to Support Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center

Carter Rose Stone, Director of Development of Major and Planned Giving with Mary Bird Perkins - Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center, visited Taylor Porter last week to deliver to the firm's Managing Partner Skip Philips, ... Read More
July 28, 2016

TP Summer Associate Profile: Harith Razaa, Loyola Univ. New Orleans College of 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
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

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