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Jay Taylor


Jay Taylor is the Managing Partner of Taylor Louis LLP. He specializes in business and finance transactions, including structured finance and derivatives, broker-dealer transactions, project finance and complex business deals and structures. His overall expertise is reducing financial risk across a variety of complex transactions and business arrangements. He has approximately 20 years of experience reviewing, drafting, and negotiating structured trading deals and derivatives and project finance documentation. His expertise includes corporate and financial deals and security arrangements for all transaction types. He advises start-up enterprises and middle-market participants in basic and complex financial documentation and risk management issues.

Mr. Taylor has represented a global client base which includes some of the world's largest corporations, energy companies, hedge funds and investment banks. His knowledge of financial transactions and products includes credit, equity, commodity, fixed income, currency and futures and options. He understands the actual and theoretical framework of financial risk management. Mr. Taylor has represented clients in a variety of domestic and international deals in his role as Special Counsel for one of the world's largest law firms, where he served as the firm's key point person for training and instruction in the area of financial derivatives and transactional matters. He has formed and advised several start-up enterprises, managed a multi-national transactional risk management project for a global international bank, led a legal risk assessment team for one of the world's largest hedge funds and served as lead commodities lawyer in the U.S. for a top global investment bank. His expertise extends to the new Dodd-Frank Financial Reform legislation as it relates to new regulations for derivatives trading.

Mr. Taylor has worked on the broker-dealer side for large investment banks such as Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas and Bear Stearns and, alternatively, has been lead deal counsel to some of the world's largest corporate entities, energy companies and hedge funds, while employed at several top law firms. His financial perspective was broadened early on by serving as a legal clerk at federal banking agencies such as the FDIC, RTC and OTS. He also helped to investigate high profile financial crimes and trading irregularities as a junior litigator at an international law firm.

Understanding the complex and interrelated nature of financial risk management is vital in today's global economic climate where clients now "require" expert scrutiny of every business and financial deal. Mr. Taylor's experience provides him with a very unique client protection perspective. He now brings his vast financial expertise to the lean, responsive and cost efficient firm, Taylor Louis LLP.

Mr. Taylor is a 1991 graduate of Howard University in Washington D.C., with a B.A. in Political Science and minor in Economics. He earned his Juris Doctorate from The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of law in 1994. He is a former U.S. Naval Reserve airman and is admitted to practice law in the courts of the State of New York.