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In-House General Counsel

We strive to simplify investing and build financial independence for all.

YieldStreet connects investors to investment opportunities in alternative asset classes like real estate and litigation finance. YieldStreet was built because our founders were frustrated by the lack of options regular investors had to participate in potentially higher return investment opportunities that also had low correlation to the stock market.  Further, technology can greatly improve the fundraising process for many borrowers. We believe top notch technology and data can help us build the world’s most robust alternative investment marketplace to connect investors with borrowers.  

And, we’ve been growing like crazy. Join us on this amazing journey.

YieldStreet is hiring an in-house General Counsel who will manage all legal aspects of our fintech organization. We expect you to live and breath alternative investments, compliance, and risk management. You are obsessed with SEC regulations and you may even have a laminated copy of the JOBS Act on your nightstand.

If this sounds like you, read on...

What you will do

  • Provide accurate legal guidance on all legal matters that affect the company
  • Advise on SEC regulatory and compliance procedures
  • Manage & create subscription, participation, operating agreements, policies, and disclosures for entire suite of personal and institutional financial technology products
  • Experience structuring investment funds, pooled investment vehicles in asset based lending or private equity structured finance funds
  • Manage the compliance & risk management function for the organization
  • Advise on Marketing strategy and approve all materials
  • Champion Strategic legal projects and facilitate go to market
  • Create vendor contracts and contractor agreements
  • Ensure that the company is in compliance with all current business process laws

Required Skills

  • You have a J.D. in Law from top-tier establishment required
  • You have 5-10 years legal practice experience
  • You have expertise in business law corporate governance, and regulatory compliance
  • You have experience in Investment advisory law, broker-dealer law and commercial banking a plus
  • You have knowledge of  JOBS Act, ACT 40, 506(C) regulations (a plus)
  • You enjoy working in fast-paced, game-changing startups (fintech preferred)
  • You're ready and willing to work intimately with strong-willed executive team on a mission to scale
  • You have a Series 7, 24, 63 (a plus, but not required)
  • You are a strong communicator and are exceptionally organized

Benefits

We offer an attractive market salary, stock option plan, health & dental benefits, life insurance, 401(k), paid vacation and holidays and that's before you even step in the office!

This is an opportunity to work with a group of diverse, smart, and friendly people from 8 different countries who speak a total of 17 different languages. Our team is comprised of successful entrepreneurs with combined exits of over $1B, and we get social with each other during happy hours in our work hard/play hard culture. Perhaps the best benefits are the tons of free snacks  (Goldfish and Granola are our favorites, but always taking suggestions) and a variety of top tier scotch and whiskies at the company bar.

We're located in NoHo and surrounded by plenty of downtown culture with a vibrant dining and social scene. Our building is steps away from the BDFM, NQR & 6 trains, (and a few more steps from the ACE).  

*** Please, no solicitors or recruiters. We're saving our dollars to pay the right candidate! 

 
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