Taylor Speers 

Partner – Washington
T.+1 212 504 6036
700 Sixth Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001 V-CARD

Taylor Speers is a partner in the Capital Markets Group of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Taylor has practiced extensively in the residential mortgage space throughout the majority of his legal career. In addition to serving as external legal counsel, he also spent time as the lead transactional attorney for what is now one of the nation’s top non-bank residential mortgage originators and servicers during its period of rapid growth from 2011 to 2014 (expanding its servicing book by a factor of ten during that time period, primarily through acquisitions of servicing right portfolios). Taylor directly handled or managed all servicing right acquisitions, entity mergers and acquisitions, takeout investor trades, servicing advance and warehouse financing arrangements, vendor agreements, branch lease agreements, corporate secretarial functions and other transactional matters of the company.

Since transitioning back into private practice in 2014, Taylor has represented 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 residential mortgage loan financing and agency residential mortgage servicing right financing, serving as lead on numerous whole loan warehouse facilities, Freddie Mac and/or Fannie Mae servicing rights facilities, a direct agency lending facility, and securitizations of Ginnie Mae and Fannie Mae mortgage servicing rights.

In addition to his extensive experience in the residential mortgage space, Taylor routinely represents clients in connection with marketplace loan purchase programs and related financings. This representation ranges from negotiation of applicable program documents with platforms and originating banks, to structuring and negotiating finance facilities collateralized by the underlying loans.

Taylor received his J.D. from Cornell Law School, and a B.S. in Finance, Commercial Bank Management, summa cum laude, from Oklahoma State University. He is currently licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Texas and New York.

Taylor Speers 


  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Texas


  • Cornell Law School
  • Oklahoma State University