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January 22, 2020

“Court’s In Session” - Taylor Porter Assists in Mock Trial for University Lab School

Taylor Porter attorneys Katie Goodson and Robin Toups volunteered at the annual University Lab School mock trial as part of the fourth grade class field trip through the various branches of government across Baton Rouge, including the State Capitol ... Read More
January 16, 2020

Miyagi Presents on Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Act at 2020 LSBA Midyear Meeting

Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Miyagi served as a guest presenter at the Louisiana State Bar Association Midyear Meeting, speaking for a CLE on "Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Tools, Tips and Trends." The CLE was held Thursday, Jan. 16, at... Read More
January 09, 2020

Kenny Installed as Chair of the Baton Rouge Bar Young Lawyers Section

Taylor Porter Partner Erin Sayes Kenny was installed as the 2020 Chair of the Baton Rouge Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. The installation ceremony and reception was held on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the United States District Court for the Middle District... Read More
January 07, 2020

Taylor Porter Publishes January 2020 Newsletter - “The Centurion”

Click here to read the Taylor Porter newsletter Taylor Porter is proud to publish its January 2020 edition of "The Centurion" newsletter, highlighting the achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional/community involvement of Taylor Porter attorneys and staff as they work to... Read More
January 03, 2020

Norman Named President of Louisiana State Law Institute

Taylor Porter Special Counsel Rick Norman has been named 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 commission, law reform agency, and... Read More
January 02, 2020

Tax, Estate Planning Attorneys Hinton and Mannino Receive Highest Martindale Rating

Click here to read official press release from Martindale-Hubbell Taylor Porter tax and estate planning attorneys Rebecca Hinton and Justin Mannino have achieved the prestigious honor of the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, peer rated for highest level of professional excellence... Read More
January 02, 2020

Taylor Porter Attorneys Speak at 2019 Baton Rouge Bar “CLE By the Hour”

Taylor Porter attorneys Preston Castille, Skip Philips, and Mike Walsh served as guest presenters at the 2019 Baton Rouge Bar Association "CLE By the Hour" seminar event, held at the Renaissance BR Hotel on Dec. 12-13; 19-20; 30-31. The end-of-the-year continuing... Read More
December 31, 2019

French, Milazzo, Tumminello Elected to Partner at Taylor Porter

Taylor Porter has elected attorneys Ryan French, John Milazzo, and Trey Tumminello to Partner. Ryan French handles cases in a variety of areas, including commercial litigation, complex litigation, property rights litigation, construction litigation, church property law, and white collar criminal... Read More
December 27, 2019

New Overtime Rules Effective Jan. 1, 2020

By Tom Peak Taylor Porter Labor and Employment Attorney tom.peak@taylorporter.com The new salary levels for the “white collar” overtime exemptions (Executive, Administrative and Professional) have taken effect on January 1, 2020. In order to qualify for these... Read More
December 26, 2019

Eleven Taylor Porter Attorneys Ranked Louisiana Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Taylor Porter had 11 attorneys named to the 2020 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 19, 2019

Toups Featured in University Laboratory School Foundation Board Spotlight

Click here to view article Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Robin Toups is featured in an "Around Campus" - The ULS (University Laboratory School) Foundation at Work Board Spotlight article, published in the 2019 Fall/Winter issue of the... Read More
December 19, 2019

Normans Author Thomson Reuters Louisiana Employment Law 2020 Edition

Designed to help both employers and employees with an understanding of the legislative and jurisprudential employment law activism brought on as both a cause and result of a changing workplace, the 2020 edition of Louisiana Employment Law (Thomson Reuters)... Read More
December 18, 2019

“Merry Christmas Tigers” - Burrow, Orgeron on Cover of Taylor Porter Card

Click here to view the 2019 Taylor Porter Holiday 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... Read More
December 13, 2019

Miyagi to Present on Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Act at LSBA CLE

Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Miyagi will be a guest presenter at the Louisiana State Bar Association "CLE Wrap Up," speaking on "Navigating the Medicare Secondary Payer Act: Tools, Tips and Trends." The CLE will be held Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the... Read More
December 12, 2019

Philips, Walsh Speak at 2019 LBA Bank Counsel Conference

Click here for speaker and presentation listing Taylor Porter Partners Skip Philips and Mike Walsh presented, "Ethics: Ethical & Practical Considerations in Legal Representation of and/or Banking Medicinal Marijuana Enterprises," at the 2019 Louisiana Bankers Association (LBA) Bank Counsel Conference,... Read More
December 10, 2019

Taylor Porter Participates in 28th Annual BR Bar Holiday Star Project

Taylor Porter delivered holiday gifts for 75 children through the YWCA Wyandotte Early Head Start Center, one of the agencies served through the 28th annual Baton Rouge Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Section Holiday Star Project. The annual project... Read More
December 06, 2019

Clients Rank Taylor Porter Client Service Leader in 2020 BTI Rankings

Taylor Porter has been ranked among the top law firms for delivering the best client service in BTI Consulting Group’s BTI Client Service A-Team 2020: Survey of Law Firm Client Service Performance. Taylor Porter was a standout in the... Read More
December 04, 2019

French to Speak on Coastal Trespassing at LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources

Taylor Porter attorney Ryan French will be a guest presenter at the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources for "Science Thursday" and speak on, "Fishing vs. Trespassing: Coastal Louisiana Property Ownership." The presentation will take place at 6:15 p.m. on... Read More
November 26, 2019

Philips Recognized for 30 Years of Service to Mary Bird Perkins

On behalf of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center board of directors, Chairman Art Favre presented Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips with a framed picture of the Cancer Center and gift from Lee Michaels to recognize Philips' 30 years of service... Read More
November 21, 2019

Taylor Porter Sponsors 24th Annual Golf Outing for Livingston Chamber

Taylor Porter was a proud sponsor of the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce's 24th Annual Golf Outing - "Party on Every Hole" - played Monday, Nov. 18, at the Carter Plantation. The tournament raises funds for the Livingston Chamber of... Read More
November 20, 2019

Taylor Porter “Geaux Pink” Fundraising Drive Benefits Mary Bird Perkins

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. Raffled items included jewelry graciously donated by Kendra Scott and also two sets of LSU... Read More
November 13, 2019

Taylor Porter Attorney Leah Cook Elected to Board of Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA

Taylor Porter associate Leah Cook 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 served ... Read More
November 13, 2019

Walsh Featured in Baton Rouge Bar Association “Member Spotlight”

Click here to read the feature Taylor Porter Partner and Executive Committee Member Mike Walsh was featured in the Baton Rouge Bar Association E-Newsletter "Member Spotlight" Q&A. Walsh discusses his legal career, community activity, and his alternative career... Read More
November 08, 2019

Taylor Porter, White Hills Elementary Partner on “Read for Success” Challenge

The Taylor Porter Diversity Committee selected White Hills Elementary School in Baker for its Fall 2019 Community Outreach and Service Project through the Firm’s BUILD (Building Unity, Inclusion, & Legal Diversity) program. On Thursday, Nov. 7, fifth grade students... Read More
November 07, 2019

Twenty-Six Taylor Porter Practice Areas Ranked on 2020 “Best Law Firms” List

Taylor Porter had 26 practice areas ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, in the 10th Annual “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2020 edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for... Read More
November 06, 2019

Walsh Speaks on “Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Enforcement” for American Inn of Court

Taylor Porter Partner Mike Walsh spoke on "Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Enforcement," in an Oct. 29 meeting for the Dean Henry George McMahon American Inn of Court, which includes local Baton Rouge judges and lawyers dedicated to restoring the nobility and ideals... Read More
November 05, 2019

Darwin’s Article on Decretal Language Published in The Baton Rouge Lawyer

Published in The Baton Rouge Lawyer November/December 2019 edition Taylor Porter associate Caroline Darwin had her article, "The Appellate Golden Ticket: Decretal Language in a Final Judgment," published in the Nov./Dec. 2019 issue of the Baton Rouge Bar Association's... Read More
November 04, 2019

Philips Serves as Panel Member for 30th Annual LHA Health Law Symposium

Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips served as a panel member for the Louisiana Hospital Association's 30th Annual Health Law Symposium, which took place on Nov. 1 at the LHA Conference Center in Baton Rouge. This annual event is an opportunity... Read More
November 04, 2019

Taylor Porter Serves as Presenting Sponsor for CFMA/ABC “Trends in Construction” Event

Click here for more information Taylor Porter is among the three presenting sponsors, along with Regions Bank and Hannis T. Bourgeois, for the 2019 CFMA/ABC “Trends in Construction” seminar on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.... Read More
November 01, 2019

Taylor Porter Attorneys Speak on Tax, Estate Planning, Professionalism at LSU Law CLE

Taylor Porter attorneys Rebecca Hinton, Justin Mannino, and Skip Philips spoke at the 49th Annual LSU Law Center CLE Estate Planning Seminar, taking place Oct. 31-Nov.1 at the Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel.  LSU Law's Center of Continuing Professional... Read More
October 24, 2019

Taylor Porter Welcomes New Associate Michael Grace, LSU Law Graduate

Taylor Porter is pleased to welcome Michael A. Grace as an associate at Taylor Porter, practicing in various areas of commercial litigation. Grace earned his J.D. in 2018 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and received his... Read More
October 24, 2019

Taylor Porter Sponsors 2019 BRAC Statewide Economic Development Summit

Taylor Porter sponsored the 2019 Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) Statewide Economic Development Summit presented by Entergy, and held October 22-23, at L’Auberge Casino Hotel in Baton Rouge. Presentations from national and local speakers spotlighted best practices and big... Read More
October 15, 2019

Taylor Porter Welcomes New Associate, LSU Law Graduate William H. Patrick, IV

Taylor Porter is pleased to welcome William H. Patrick, IV, as an associate at Taylor Porter. Patrick earned his J.D., cum laude, in 2019 from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. At LSU Law, Patrick received CALI... Read More
October 14, 2019

Taylor Porter’s Preston Castille Elected to BESE District 8 Board Seat

Taylor Porter Partner Preston Castille has been elected to the District 8 seat of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE), following the results of the Oct. 12 primary election in Louisiana. BESE will set policies for hundreds of thousands of... Read More
October 11, 2019

TAX NEWS ALERT: Supreme Court’s Wayfair Decision and Impact on Tax Compliance

By Ryan Gonzales Associate, Taylor Porter ryan.gonzales@taylorporter.com In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion in South Dakota v. Wayfair which held that taxpayers no longer need to have a physical presence (such as offices, property,... Read More
October 08, 2019

Miyagi Earns Medicare Secondary Payer Fellow Certification

Taylor Porter Partner Barrye Panepinto Miyagi has earned the Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Fellow (CMSP-F) Certification, administered by the Louisiana Association of Self Insured Employers (LASIE). The CMSP Fellow program is a new credential in the insurance (including self-insurance) industry. ... Read More
October 01, 2019

Meet Our New Taylor Porter Lake Charles Attorneys

Rick Norman has been practicing since 1980 in the areas of business law and commercial litigation. He is the author of two legal treatises on business law used by practitioners and law schools: Louisiana Employment (Thomson Reuters), and Louisiana... Read More
October 01, 2019

Taylor Porter Publishes “The Centurion” Newsletter - October 2019

Click here to read print version of newsletter Taylor Porter is proud to publish its 2019 October edition of "The Centurion" newsletter, highlighting the achievements, awards, recognitions, and professional/community involvement of Taylor Porter attorneys and staff as they work to... Read More
September 30, 2019

Piece of Cake! - Taylor Porter Wins Best Dessert Award at BRBA Belly Up

The Taylor Porter “Boogie Down at Belly Up” team won the “Best Dessert” award for “Disco Cake Balls” at the 21st Annual Baton Rouge Bar Association “Belly Up With the Bar.” The... Read More
September 27, 2019

Taylor Porter Announces Lake Charles Office

Taylor Porter announces the addition of Special Counsel Rick Norman and Associates Joe Norman and Jud Norman from the Lake Charles-based Norman Business Law Center. Rick Norman, founding member of the Norman Business Law Center, will now head Taylor... Read More
September 24, 2019

Taylor Porter Selected Among “Best Places to Work” for Sixth Consecutive Year

For the sixth consecutive year, Taylor Porter was ranked as one of the “Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge” by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report in the publication’s 2019 rankings of companies, announced today at... Read More
September 13, 2019

Taylor Porter Welcomes Three Students for 2019 Fall Law Clerk Program

Pictured from left: Selena Martinez (SULC, 2L), Cade Melancon (LSU, 2L), and Patrick Riley (LSU, 2L) Taylor Porter welcomes three students for the 2019 Fall Law Clerk Program in which under the guidance of practicing Taylor Porter attorneys and mentors, law... Read More
September 11, 2019

Philips to be Honored Among 2019 Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists

Taylor Porter Partner Skip Philips will receive the prestigious Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activist (BRAVA) Award from The Emerge Center and The Emerge Foundation. The 48th annual Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activist awards will take place on Friday, November 22, 2019, at... Read More
September 05, 2019

Alcohol Delivery Begins in Louisiana!

Today, the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control (ATC) issued the first permits allowing Louisiana retailers to deliver alcoholic beverages in the state. The permits allow the companies to deliver to consumers using their own employees.  At this... Read More
September 05, 2019

Crochet Receives 2nd Honor as Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year

Taylor Porter environmental practice group leader Anne Crochet has been selected by her peers for the second time as "Environmental Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Baton Rouge" in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020 rankings. Crochet also... Read More
August 30, 2019

Furr Appointed Director Emeritus of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Board

Taylor Porter Partner Brett Furr has been appointed to the honorary position of Director Emeritus of the Board of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. Furr served on the board from 2007-2019, serving as board chair from 2015-2017. Mary Bird... Read More
August 28, 2019

Hester Honored for Fourth Time as Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year

Taylor Porter Partner Mary Hester has been named for the fourth time as "Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year" in Baton Rouge by Best Lawyers in America® (2012, 2016, 2018, 2020). Hester is one of eight Taylor Porter attorneys to receive... Read More
August 22, 2019

Taylor Porter Welcomes Back Cristo Rey Students for Corporate Work Study

Taylor Porter is a corporate partner of the Cristo Rey Baton Rouge Franciscan High School Corporate Work Study Program (CWSP), and our law firm is proud to welcome (pictured from left): Tydrian Johnson, Jadarion Davis, Sandil Joseph, and TajMarqui Paul,... Read More
August 15, 2019

Best Lawyers 2020 Edition Honors 40 Taylor Porter Attorneys

Taylor Porter is pleased to announce that 40 of the firm's attorneys are included in the Best Lawyers in America® 2020 – an annual list compiled since 1983 and universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence in... Read More
August 14, 2019

Taylor Porter Participates in The Emerge Foundation School Supply Drive

Taylor Porter participated in The Emerge Foundation School Supply Drive as employees donated school supplies to the organization for the new school year. The Emerge Foundation provides sustained philanthropic support to The Emerge Center and The Emerge School for Autism,... Read More

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