Corporate Counsel, Transactional & Capital Markets Lawyer

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About the Role
 Are you tired of working in a large law firm or large institution and looking to transition into one of NYC's fastest scaling start-ups? Yieldstreet is hiring two in-house Corporate Counsel that have strong experience in corporate finance/structured finance/securitization and capital markets/securities laws. This candidate will report directly to our General Counsel and work closely with the Investment and Origination teams in processing new debt and equity investments and offerings in asset classes including litigation finance, art, commercial, consumer, real estate, and structured notes. You will lead and manage the legal aspects of each transaction from inception of the investment to closing and the offering of securities on Yieldstreet’s platform. We expect you to live and breathe complex transactions, innovative structures and securities offerings.

What you'll do:

  • Work closely with the investment team to structure and close U.S. and cross-border transactions and negotiate, draft and manage related loan and investment documentation in various asset classes, including litigation finance, art, commercial, consumer, structured notes, third-party funds and real estate
  • Negotiate, draft and manage participation and asset purchase agreements, loan agreements, operating agreements, joint venture agreements, and loan facility documentation in the context of a direct lender, participant, or equity investor, as well as other investment documentation, as the context may require
  • Negotiate, draft and manage private placement memoranda, subscription agreements, limited partnership agreements and side letters for newly-created funds 
  • Develop an expertise in Yieldstreet’s offering vehicles and structures and work across teams at Yieldstreet to expand our distribution network through improved vehicles and new and innovative structures
  • Structure, negotiate and manage warehouse and leverage facilities to funds
  • Work on securities offerings' disclosure documents and related issues for origination and offering documentation
  • Attend to corporate governance issues for Yieldstreet and its affiliates
  • Attend to various filing requirements for Yieldstreet’s regulated 40 Act closed-end fund as well as other funds as required 
  • Negotiate vendor contracts, non-disclosure agreements and other commercial agreements as necessary
  • Assist with the general legal needs of Yieldstreet and liaise with various teams and stakeholders both internally and externally

What you'll need:

  • J.D.
  •  7 - 10 years of legal experience in a law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Expertise in corporate finance/structured finance/securitization and capital markets/securities laws
  • Strong expertise with complex transactions
  • Experience with funds a plus
  • Strong communication skills, and be exceptionally organized and detail-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and manage various projects, meet deadlines, excel under pressure, and work independently

About Yieldstreet

Yieldstreet is building the largest global digital wealth management platform to change the way wealth is created. With an investor-first approach, our investor community builds a diversified portfolio of investments outside of the stock market to generate passive income. Yieldstreet is giving unprecedented access to asset classes such as Real Estate, Marine, Legal, Art & Private Business Credit. We’re headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, Argentina, Malta and Greece.

Benefits 

We offer an attractive market compensation and benefits package including a stock option plan, health, dental & vision benefits, life insurance, unlimited paid vacation, sabbatical and paid 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 composed of successful entrepreneurs with combined exits of over $2B, and we continue to stay social during the pandemic with virtual social hours, exercise classes, meditation sessions, recipe sharing and so much more!

Yieldstreet is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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We're located in a beautiful new office in Midtown with a balcony overlooking Park Avenue, close to Grand Central and most major subway lines.
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An Insider's view of Yieldstreet

What are some social events your company does?

My favorite part of Yieldstreet is our camaraderie. It’s refreshing to be part of a team that likes spending time together vs bolting for the door as soon as the clock strikes 5. We do group workouts, host guest speakers, do team outings, and go for dinners at popular spots like Vandal, Lavo and Nobu.

Meg

Chief of Staff

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We collaborate across functional differences (your normal departmental divisions) and geographic distances. We not only share documentation about features and strategy, but also about the best spots to grab a bite, a drink, or to catch a show! Yieldstreet folks look out for each other, so our teams in Brazil, Argentina, Malta have followed suit.

Charlie

Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

My career has grown tremendously in the year and a half at Yieldstreet. I started as the only Product Manager on the team, and as we've scaled, I have had the opportunity to grow the product team to six people. I was recently promoted to Director and now have a wide-ranging set of responsibilities and the capability to impact company strategy.

Glenna

Director of Product Management

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I sit amongst the team, grab lunch with the team, go to happy hours with the team and that is why I feel like I'm always in the know with the challenges and successes of the team. Being accessible doesn't have to just be scheduled and I expect that my team will / can come to me at any time or any place to address whatever needs to be addressed.

Matt

Head of Credit Underwriting

How does your team reward individual success?

I knew code wasn’t the only place I could contribute. Within a year I was involved on projects across 4 teams, was promoted to senior engineer, and now lead the mobile dev team. Last quarter I received our coveted Impala award, exemplifying that quarter’s mission: focus and blitz. My worst day at YS has been better than my best at any other job.

David

Senior Software Engineer

What are Yieldstreet Perks + Benefits

Yieldstreet Benefits Overview

We offer an attractive market compensation and benefits package including a stock option plan, health, dental & vision benefits, life insurance, unlimited paid vacation, sabbatical and paid holidays and that's before you even step in the office!

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Yieldstreet has raised money for Robin Hood for COVID-19 relief and has also raised money for United Hatzalah through the Yieldstreet Foundation.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Yieldstreet launched its first women-focused Employee Resource Group in 2020.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Yieldstreet conducts inclusive and structured hiring processes that assess and evaluate all candidates equally, striving to hire the best and most diverse talent.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Yieldstreet employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA. Yieldstreet also contributes to your HSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Yieldstreet also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Summer Fridays!
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Yieldstreet offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Wednesday.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are frequently hosted by individual teams and company-wide.
Fitness Subsidies
Yieldstreet pays for fitness classes that we attend together as a team.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Each employee gets $300 for remote work supplies.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Yieldstreet offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars, leadership training, and 1-1 coaching for managers.
Lunch and learns
For example, New York Times best selling author, Alexa von Tobel recently held a lunch & learn about her new book "Financially Forward". All of our employees received a free copy of her book.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
We don't have a budget for industry certifications but we pay for those that are relevant.
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