Taylor Speers is a counsel in the Capital Markets Group. Taylor has practiced extensively in the residential mortgage space since 2011, when he joined what is now one of the nation’s top non-bank residential mortgage originators and servicers as the sole transactional attorney in the legal department. As Vice President, Associate General Counsel, he served as lead transactional attorney during the company’s growth phase from a servicer of $5 billion in loans to $50 billion. Taylor directly handled or managed the legal aspects of servicing rights acquisitions, entity mergers and acquisitions, takeout investor trades, servicing advance and warehouse financing arrangements, vendor agreements, branch lease agreements, corporate secretarial functions and all other transactional matters of the company.
Taylor transitioned back into private practice in 2014, and currently focuses on transactional matters surrounding the financial services industry. He represents clients with respect to purchases and sales of mortgage servicing rights, purchases and sales of whole loans, repurchase and other warehouse financing facilities (including those collateralized by mortgage servicing rights, as well as residential and consumer loan assets), servicing advance facilities, servicing and origination platform acquisitions, acquisitions of excess servicing strips and other related matters. While at Cadwalader, Taylor’s primary focus has been on agency residential mortgage servicing right financing, having served as non-partner lead on numerous Freddie and/or Fannie facilities, a direct agency lending facility and a Ginnie Mae excess servicing right securitization.
Taylor received his J.D. from Cornell Law School in 2008 and a B.S. in Finance, Commercial Bank Management from Oklahoma State University in 2005.