Jay Taylor is a shareholder in Anderson Kill’s New York office and serves as the practice chair of the firm’s Corporate & Finance Group. His practice focuses on corporate and financial structuring, capital markets, swaps and derivatives, exempt securities offerings, private investment funds, and complex business and financial transactions. He also has expertise in new technology start-ups and other innovative start-up enterprises such as blockchain solutions and AI. Jay also represents a portfolio of clients in the entertainment space.
Jay’s overall practice consists of legal risk management for a variety of client industries, which is the reduction of legal risk across a variety of business lines and transactions by comprehensively reviewing legal risk factors, identifying issues, and implementing legal protections where necessary or advisable. He has almost 30 years of experience with complex transactions, including reviewing and documenting financial hedges to protect companies from a myriad of economic fluctuations across a wide variety of asset classes including commodity derivatives, fixed or variable income derivatives, and equity derivatives. Jay’s investment banking background informs his expertise in a wide variety of finance and trading documentation such as credit agreements, security grants, financial guarantees, custodial arrangements, cross-netting documentation, and bankruptcy remote entities, for an overall reduction of business and legal risk for capital market participants.
Jay has represented a global client base, including large energy and commodity companies, hedge and investment funds, investment banks, and corporate entities. He led two teams of lawyers to comprehensively review legal and credit terms in capital market and trading documentation portfolios to assess net risk of potential downgrades or adverse conditions in world financial markets for an international bank and for one of the world’s largest hedge funds.
Jay has worked as vice president and legal officer for several global investment banks, including Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, and the former Bear Stearns. He has worked with some of the world’s largest private funds and corporate entities as lead counsel to structured deals at top international law firms. He has also advised many smaller start-up enterprises in the belief that small businesses require as much attention and advice as larger companies.