Corporate Counsel - Compliance and Due Diligence

 Published 24 days ago
 United States
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About StartEngine

StartEngine is the FinTech powerhouse driving the future of fundraising and alternative investing. StartEngine was founded by Howard Marks, the co-founder of Activision ($75B+ market cap), with the goal of helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams by removing funding barriers. Howard was joined by Shark Tank judge and serial entrepreneur, Kevin O’Leary (aka Mr. Wonderful) as StartEngine’s Strategic Advisor and Investor in 2020. Since its inception, we have helped over 550 companies raise more than $1.1B from retail investors, for as little as $100 per investment. 

Why merely back a company when you could own a piece of it?  


StartEngine's Compliance & Legal Team Team is responsible for providing Compliance & Legal resources to StartEngine’s business lines, Issuer’s fundraising on the StartEngine platform and StartEngine’s business teams.  The Compliance & Legal Team focuses on diligence review and offering materials preparation for Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation A+ offerings, marketing legal counsel and review, management of regulatory responses and direct day-to-day support for StartEngine’s sales, marketing, engineering and onboarding teams. Our team ensures completeness, compliance, and accuracy of this information across all campaigns. This role will report to the Director, Compliance & Corporate Counsel.

We are seeking organized, detailed, and excitable individuals with strong legal background in corporate law to join the team as a Corporate Counsel - Compliance and Due Diligence, with significant opportunity for growth.  Upon entering this role, you will become an expert at a brand new industry, providing applicable experience in law, finance, marketing, and various business fields.


  • Review campaign offering pre-launch materials and legal and financial documents to confirm accuracy and thoroughness
  • Manage the due-diligence process for all companies raising capital on the platform (both Title III and Title IV companies) and ensure compliance with both Regulations
  • Support the company via leading education and trainings for StartEngine Team Members on applicable issues 
  • Assist sales team in identifying high potential companies for raising capital that are in the review pipeline
  • Review and improve internal processes on a cyclical, ongoing basis, in order to create the best experience possible for customers
  • Provide drafting support for company contracts
  • Provide review of marketing and advertising items

Our Ideal Candidate:
  • Licensed attorney
  • Working at least 1-2 years at a law firm or startup handling corporate transactional matters (NOT LITIGATION) who is experienced with securities offerings, M&A transactions, basic corporate attorney at a firm
  • Looking to have a better work/life balance with no billable hours - work from home/remote flexibility
  • Growing legal team with opportunities in the future in different fields

  • REQUIRED: Juris Doctor from an ABA law school
  • REQUIRED: post JD work experience at a law firm and/or in-house
  • REQUIRED: Bar license in at least one state / ability to register as in-house counsel
  • REQUIRED: Understanding of corporate structure, securities, formation, etc.  (C-Corps vs. LLC's ; stock vs membership interests)
  • REQUIRED: Experience preparing or reviewing corporate legal documents (articles of incorporation, operating agreements, etc.)
  • Strong interest in capital raising, crowdfunding, and working with startups
  • Desire to work in a startup environment (fast paced & frequently changing!)
  • Superb organizational and tracking skills 
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability deliver results while managing multiple projects and working in a fast-paced environment
  • Levelheaded problem solver with a professional, service-oriented attitude
  • Team player who also excels as an individual contributor
  • Adaptable, dependable, and responsible
  • Project management experience or demonstrated skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to push projects over the finish line
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to follow communication guidelines with respect to SEC and FINRA regulations

Perks & Benefits
  • 100% covered Medical/Dental/Vision - pick your own plan
  • Generous Equity package
  • Unlimited PTO and sick days
  • Paid WeWork Usage (optional)
  • 100% Remote
  • Team Off-sites
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Team Happy Hours
  • 401K program
  • Flexible hours
  • Be part of one of the fastest growing parts of the FinTech Industry
  • A chance to work with a highly profitable and rapidly expanding startup (not VC funded)


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