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May 25, 2017

Tumminello Joins Board of Directors of LSU Theatre’s Swine Palace

Taylor Porter attorney Trey Tumminello has joined the board of directors of Swine Palace, a non-profit, professional theatre company supporting the educational mission of the LSU School of Theatre by producing professional productions for the Baton Rouge community and serving... Read More
May 15, 2017

TP Legal Insight: “Beware How You Share Client Data” - U.S. Court Rules in File-Sharing Website Case

By John Murrill ​Partner, Taylor Porter In the recent case of Harleysville Insurance Co. v. Holding Funeral Home, Inc., 2017 WL 1041600 (W.D. Va. 2/9/2017), a federal district court in Virginia issued a ruling that should make you think twice about how... Read More
May 11, 2017

Peak Discusses Health Care’s Labor and Employment Trends Under Trump Administration

“What’s In The (Trump) Cards?” Health Care Industry Labor and Employment Issues in Limbo Stack the Deck Under New Administration By Thomas R. Peak Taylor Porter Partner; Labor and Employment Attorney Article... Read More
May 10, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors Volunteers in Public Schools’ Annual Apple Awards

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the 2017 Volunteers in Public Schools' Annual Volunteer Picnic and Apple Awards, held May 9, 2017, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. Volunteers In Public Schools (VIPS) is an independent non-profit organization that seeks... Read More
May 10, 2017

Taylor Porter Hosts Second “Dialogue on Race” Series

Taylor Porter, through its Diversity Committee, agreed to host a six-session program beginning May 2, 2017, "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 10, 2017

Taylor Porter Participates in 2017 Matt Flynn Invitational to Raise Funds for Children’s Home

Taylor Porter's team in the 2017 Matt Flynn Invitational consisted of from left: Eddie Hughes, Mike Parker, Jonathan Moore and Coulter McMahen. Taylor Porter participated in the Heritage Ranch 2017 Matt Flynn Invitational, held Tuesday, May 2, at The Bluffs on Thompson... Read More
May 05, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors Our Lady of The Lake’s Children’s Hospital Fiesta Fundraiser

Taylor Porter was a proud silver sponsor of the Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital "Fiesta" fundraiser, held Thursday, May 4, in the Dow Hangar at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, benefiting the freestanding Our Lady of the... Read More
May 03, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSU’s Third Annual Inventorship Showcase

Click here to register Taylor Porter will serve as a sponsor of the 3rd Annual Inventorship Showcase at LSU, to be held Tuesday, May 9, at the Lod Cook Alumni Center, at 5:30 p.m. The event serves as a... Read More
May 02, 2017

TP Labor and Employment Team Hosts HR Professionals for “Spring Training” Seminar

The Taylor Porter labor and employment practice team held a "Spring Training" Labor and Employment Law Seminar for human resources department professionals from across the Baton Rouge area, held on Thursday, April 27, in the Firm's Founders Room in... Read More
May 01, 2017

TP Employment Attorneys Interviewed by BR Biz Report on Trump’s Labor Law Changes

Click here to read article Taylor Porter labor and employment law attorneys Vicki Crochet, Partner and Practice Team Leader, and Tom Peak, Partner, were interviewed in a Baton Rouge Business Report article, "Specifics Remain to be Seen, But Most Expect... Read More
April 28, 2017

Taylor Porter Hosts Our Lady of the Lake’s Annual Downtown Red Car Raffle Day

Click here to purchase raffle tickets Taylor Porter was proud to host the annual "Driving the Future Downtown Day" on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at North Boulevard Town Square, for a "5 Cars, 5 Winners" Fundraising Event to benefit building the Our... Read More
April 24, 2017

Philips Attends LSU Law Center’s Naming Ceremony of “Frank L. Maraist Lecture Hall”

Click here to see photos from event Taylor Porter Managing Partner Skip Philips, an adjunct professor at LSU Law Center, attended the naming ceremony of the "Frank L. Maraist Lecture Hall" in honor of Professor Emeritus – and... Read More
April 19, 2017

Former Co-Managing Partner Shelby McKenzie Inducted into LSU Alumni Association Hall of Distinction

Click here to read full story on LSU web site The 2017 LSU Hall of Distinction Class (from left): William Shelby McKenzie, Mary Landrieu, Brandon P. Landry, Maj. Gen. Glenn H. Curtis and Jake L. Netterville. (Not pictured Dr. Charles M.... Read More
April 19, 2017

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 2017 Annual PAR Conference and Luncheon

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Annual Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana Conference and Luncheon, to be held Friday, April 21, at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge. The conference encourages PAR members, supporters and Louisiana citizens to... Read More
April 13, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors University Lab’s 2017 Gerald Furr Memorial Golf Classic

Taylor Porter was a proud "hole sponsor" of the University Laboratory School Foundation's 2017 Gerald Furr Memorial Golf Classic. This annual golf tournament, held in memory of retired basketball Coach Gerald Furr, began in 1995 and benefits U-High Athletics. The Gerald... Read More
April 12, 2017

Taylor Porter to Host “Spring Training” Labor and Employment Law Seminar

Taylor Porter will host a “Spring Training” Labor and Employment Law Seminar, to be held on Thursday, April 27, at 3 p.m., in the Taylor Porter Founder’s Conference Room in the Chase North Tower, 9th Floor (450... Read More
April 12, 2017

Taylor Porter Awards Katilyn Hollowell (3L) as Firm’s Annual LSU Law Scholarship Recipient

Taylor Porter was proud to award the 2017 Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips Annual Memorial Scholarship to LSU Law student Katilyn Hollowell, a third-year law student. Hollowell was recognized at an event at the LSU Law Center on Tuesday, March 28, and... Read More
April 11, 2017

NEWS ALERT: Federal Tax Deadline for Livingston Zip Codes Extended to June 30, 2017

Click here for more information The federal tax filing deadline for individuals is Tuesday, April 18. However, if you are a resident of Livingston or Orleans Parishes, you are in a Presidentially declared disaster area and have been granted... Read More
April 10, 2017

Lowe’s Article on Post Trial Probing of Jury Deliberations Published in BRBA Magazine

​Click here to read article Taylor Porter Partner Amy Groves Lowe’s article, “U.S. Supreme Court Allows Post Trial Probing of Jury Deliberations in Cases Involving Overt Racial Bias ,” was published in the April 2017 Baton... Read More
April 06, 2017

Health Care IT News - “Be SAFER: ONC Updates Cyber Tips for Health Care Companies”

Click here to read Client Alert Be SAFER: ONC Updates Cyber Tips for Health Care Companies HealthIT.Gov's SAFER Guides Online By Taylor Porter Partners Cindy Amedee, Marc Whitfield and John Murrill The Office of the National Coordinator for... Read More
April 05, 2017

Sanchez Volunteers at High School Mock Trial Competition

Pictured from left: Taylor Porter attorney Clare Sanchez, SULC Professor Wendy Shea, Hammonds & Sills attorney Charles Hardie, and Curtis Nelson, Section Chief Juvenile Section, 19th JDC District Attorney's Office Taylor Porter attorney Clare Sanchez volunteered at the ... Read More
April 04, 2017

Taylor Porter Hosts Practice for LSU Law’s National Quarterfinalist Gaming Law Moot Court Team

From left: LSU Law Prof. Paul West, LSU Law National Gaming Law Moot Court team coaches Michael West and Jack Stanley, Bill Boyd, and team members Jessica Thomas, Nathan Judge, and Coulter McMahen. Taylor Porter attorneys Mike Walsh, Tom Easterly... Read More
April 04, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors Theatre Baton Rouge 2017 Season

Taylor Porter is a proud corporate sponsor and champion annual fund donor for the 2016-2017 season for Theatre Baton Rouge. Since 1947, Theatre Baton Rouge has produced and staged over 400 high-quality dramas, comedies and musicals for the Baton Rouge community. ​Taylor... Read More
March 31, 2017

Taylor Porter’s River Terrace Hosts Kickoff Party for BRBF’s Arts Judicata Fundraising

The Arts Judicata Kickoff and Cocktail Reception was held Thursday, March 30, 2017, at the Taylor Porter River Terrace atop the Chase North Tower in downtown Baton Rouge. Standing from left to right include: Renee Chatelain, Donna Buuck, Monica Vela-Vick, BRBA Executive... Read More
March 30, 2017

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 2017 Matt Flynn Invitational Golf Tourney for Children’s Home

Taylor Porter will be a proud sponsor of the 2017 Matt Flynn Invitational Golf Tournament, held at The Bluffs on Thompson Creek Golf and Conference Resort, on Tuesday, May 2. The tournament will benefit Heritage Ranch Christian Children's Home. ... Read More
March 29, 2017

TP Environmental Group Helps LSU Law Moot Court Team Place as National Semifinalists

The Taylor Porter environmental practice team would like to congratulate the LSU Law Center’s National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition team of Kelsey Balzli, Taylor Herpin, and James McKenney, who placed as National Semifinalists at this year... Read More
March 23, 2017

TP Managing Partner Skip Philips Assists LSU Law for U.S. Army War College Visit

The LSU Law Center hosted the U.S. Army War College Eisenhower Series College Program on Wednesday, March 22, in the McKernan Auditorium at the Law Center. This was the seventh year the Law Center hosted the U.S.... Read More
March 21, 2017

TP Publishes Firm Newsletter - “The Centurion”: Serving Baton Rouge For More Than 100 Years

Taylor Porter is proud to publish its 2017 1st Quarter newsletter edition of "The Centurion": Serving Baton Rouge For More Than 100 Years." Our firm's newsletter highlights the achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional/community involvement of Taylor Porter attorneys and staff... Read More
March 13, 2017

Taylor Porter Participates In Pennington Trivia Fundraiser to Help Fund Biomedical Research

Taylor Porter fielded a team in the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation's Trivia Fundraiser Night, "The Answer," held Friday, March 10, at the C.B. Pennington Jr. Building at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. The fundraiser helps Pennington's biomedical research... Read More
March 13, 2017

Murrill Honored with Local Boy Scouts’ Prestigious Silver Beaver Volunteer Award

Taylor Porter Partner John Murrill, center, was honored with the Silver Beaver Award from the Istrouma Area Council Boy Scouts of America at the organization’s awards reception, held Sunday, March 12, at the Catholic Life Center of Baton Rouge.... Read More
March 09, 2017

Kenny Featured on Cover of BR Bar Magazine for Easter Eggstravaganza

Click here to view the Taylor Porter mentions in "Around The Bar" As a member of this year’s Baton Rouge Bar Association Easter Eggstravaganza and Volunteer Committee, Taylor Porter Partner Erin Sayes Kenny is pictured front... Read More
March 09, 2017

Seiter Discusses Impacts of Trump on Health Care Providers, Consumers, Third-Party Payers

Article Featured in Health Care Journal of Baton Rouge "Back to the Future? Potential Impacts of Unraveling the Affordable Care Act" By Patrick D. Seiter Taylor Porter Partner; Health Care Practice Group Leader Health care providers,... Read More
March 08, 2017

Taylor Porter’s Late Founders Helped Start Baton Rouge YMCA as Organization Celebrates 100th Year

Above, a photo of the leaders of the 1923 YMCA fundraising building campaign that helped raise enough money to construct the first Baton Rouge YMCA on Fourth Street in 1925. Below, Taylor Porter's co-founder B.B. Taylor sent out the... Read More
March 07, 2017

Taylor Porter Partner Eddie Hughes Elected Board Chairman of Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

Taylor Porter Partner Eddie Hughes has been elected Board Chairman of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, which distributes approximately 250,000 pounds of food each week to more than 150 agencies within East Baton Rouge Parish and 11 surrounding parishes. Through these agencies,... Read More
March 06, 2017

Crawford Moderates Bankruptcy Dispute Resolution Panel at 2017 NABT Seminar

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Crawford, Chair of the Firm’s Business Transactions, Bankruptcy and Real Estate practice, served as a moderator on a bankruptcy dispute resolution panel at the 2017 National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Spring Seminar... Read More
March 02, 2017

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 10th Annual LSBA Diversity Conclave in New Orleans

Click here for more event information Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Louisiana State Bar Association's 10th Anniversary of the Conclave on Diversity in the Legal Profession, to be held Friday, March 24, at... Read More
March 02, 2017

Taylor Porter to Sponsor 2017 City Year Baton Rouge School House Rock Gala

Taylor Porter is a proud sponsor of the 2017 City Year Baton Rouge School House Rock Gala, which will take place at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Cocktails start at 6 p.m., and the... Read More
March 01, 2017

Castille Appointed MSI Global Area Representative for North America

Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Preston Castille has been appointed among the new MSI Global North America regional representatives; MSI is a top-20 ranked professional service, international networking association of 250 law firms and accounting companies. Taylor Porter... Read More
February 22, 2017

Taylor Porter to Sponsor BRAC’s 2nd Annual Statewide Economic Development Summit

Click here for more information Taylor Porter is a premier sponsor of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) 2nd Annual Statewide Economic Development Summit, to be held Tuesday, April 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Crowne... Read More
February 22, 2017

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly Elected to Istrouma Boy Scouts Board

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Easterly, second from left, was elected Board Member At-Large for the Istrouma Area Council Boy Scouts of America. Pictured with Easterly are the 2017 newest board members for the local Boy Scouts organization, including (from left): Ray... Read More
February 21, 2017

Taylor Porter Sponsors LSU Law’s Annual Football Game to Raise Cancer Funds

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of LSU Law Center’s annual Barristers' Bowl football game to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The game was held Saturday, Feb. 18, at Baton Rouge's Memorial Stadium.  The... Read More
February 20, 2017

Barton Selected to Inaugural Class of Baton Rouge Business Report Leadership Academy

Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Vice-Chairman Bob Barton has been selected to the inaugural class of the Baton Rouge Business Report Leadership Academy, which is bringing together a cross-section of business leaders, company executives and industry professionals in a... Read More
February 15, 2017

Millender Participates in Career Day at Broadmoor High School

Taylor Porter attorney Ne'Shira Millender participated in Career Day on Feb. 15 at Broadmoor High School as she discussed her career as an attorney in front of the school's Civics class.  Millender is an associate with Taylor... Read More
February 14, 2017

Taylor Porter Attorneys Featured in Louisiana State Bar, Baton Rouge Bar Publications

Click here to read the Taylor Porter mentions Taylor Porter had several attorney mentions in this month’s Baton Rouge Bar Association “Around the Bar” publication and also the Louisiana State Bar Association “Louisiana Bar Journal... Read More
February 09, 2017

Taylor Porter Helps LSU Law Environmental Moot Court Team Prepare for National Competition

Taylor Porter hosted the LSU Law National Environmental Moot Court Team for a practice on Feb. 8 to help the team prepare for the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, to be held Feb. 23-25, at... Read More
February 07, 2017

TP Presents “Workplace Diversity” Seminar to Baton Rouge High School Students

Taylor Porter concluded its five-part professionalism seminar series today with students at downtown Baton Rouge’s Mentorship STEAM Academy as Partners Katia Bowman and Vicki Crochet presented “Workplace Diversity." Bowman and Crochet, respective chair and... Read More
February 06, 2017

Taylor Porter Participates in 30th Annual Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Ball

Click here for full story in The Advocate  Taylor Porter was proud to be a Corporate Ball Associate at the 30th Annual Karnival Krewe de Louisiane Ball, held on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Raising Cane's River Center.... Read More
January 31, 2017

Taylor Porter Partner Jim Ellis Named President of City Club of Baton Rouge

Taylor Porter Partner Jim Ellis has been named the 2017 President 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 nearly 60 years. Ellis is... Read More
January 31, 2017

Peak “Makes Amazing Gumbo Again” to Raise Money for Homeless Vets

Taylor Porter Partner Tom Peak participated in the 7th 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. The event was held... Read More
January 27, 2017

Barton Serves as Presenter, Panelist at Sports and Gaming Law Symposium

Taylor Porter Partner and sports law attorney Bob Barton served as a presenter and panelist this morning at the Louisiana Law Review and Pugh Institute for Justice symposium, "Blurring Lines - Emerging Trends and Issues in Sports and Gaming... Read More

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