New Orleans Law Firm Taggart Morton Aims for Further Growth through Alliott Group Membership

February 18 2016 | News

New Orleans law firm Taggart Morton, LLC has joined Alliott Group, one of the world’s largest and most established international associations of independent law and accounting firms. The firm’s decision to affiliate with Alliott Group is a strategic move to support the development of clients’ growing interstate and international business operations.

Taggart Morton is the latest law firm to join Alliott Group in the United States, an international association of law and accounting firms that unites over 170 independent locally owned and managed firms in some 70 countries.

Established in 1997, Taggart Morton is a nine partner Louisiana law firm that offers specialist legal services to businesses operating in regulated industries of all types, including public utilities, health care, gaming, technology, hotels, media and communications, transportation and oil and gas. The firm’s practice has a strong emphasis on business and tax litigation, representing business and property owners in a wide range of complex disputes, but also offers advice on employment law, company and commercial matters, corporate and tax issues, real estate and bankruptcy.

Membership of Alliott Group enables the firm to remain fully independent while gaining access to an alliance of non-competing, similar sized firms facing similar challenges to stay competitive and service the growing number of clients who need access interrelated disciplines of tax, law and accountancy across geographic borders. Taggart Morton can now also tap into a global infrastructure and resource base that provides opportunities for peer group networking, joint marketing and business development, participation in thought leadership initiatives continuing education and the sharing of best practice and technical know-how.

Dorothy L. Tarver, partner, comments: “New Orleans is a thriving port city that has real significance to the international business community. Joining Alliott Group provides our law firm immediate access to meticulously selected law and accounting firms that are focused on developing and protecting their clients’ business in different cities, states and countries around the world, including here in Louisiana.”

This latest appointment ensures Alliott Group can now provide legal services across North America through independent member firms in California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, Ontario and now Louisiana.James Hickey, CEO at Alliott Group CEO, comments: “We are delighted to appoint Taggart Morton in Louisiana and have every confidence that the firm will play an important part in ensuring clients receive the same high levels of service and personal attention in Louisiana as those received from Alliott Group member firms across the world. We will be working closely with Taggart Morton to support the firm in building its reputation in North America and internationally.

Hickey adds: “We encourage law and accounting firms interested in growth and building their reputation to explore what Alliott Group has to offer.”

About Taggart Morton, LLC

Taggart Morton is a New Orleans law firm with a practice that reflects the specialization of its attorneys in regulated industries of all types, including public utilities, gaming, hotels, health care, technology, media and communications, transportation, and oil and gas. Drawing from this base of clients, together with its representation of numerous small businesses and property owners, Taggart Morton's practice embraces virtually every type of dispute, including commercial and business (including tax disputes), employment law, ERISA, tort and insurance defense (including products liability), antitrust and trade regulation, intellectual property, media/technology law, environmental and toxic tort, bankruptcy, workers' compensation, real estate, managed care, insurance regulatory services and construction. 

About Alliott Group

With some 170 member firms in 70 countries, Alliott Group offers independent, middle market accounting, law and consulting firms the opportunity to extend nationally, regionally and globally with their clients through access to other firms of like-minded professionals who are committed to providing the highest standards of service. Members exchange, benchmark and share know-how and best practice information at both the technical and practice management levels.

For more information

For further information about this release, please contact Giles Brake, Head of Worldwide Marketing, Alliott Group: giles@alliottgroup.net

Date: 15/02/2016

 

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1100 Poydras St., Suite 2100 | New Orleans, Louisiana 70163
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