Transactional Lawyer at Yieldstreet

| Greater NYC Area
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Are you tired of working in a legal practice and looking to transition into one of NYC's fastest scaling start-ups? YieldStreet is hiring an in-house Corporate Counsel that has strong experience in Secured Lending and Specialty Finance. This candidate will report directly to our General Counsel and work closely with the Investment and Origination teams in processing new debt originations in asset classes including art, marine, real estate and corporate lending. Lead and manage the legal aspect of each transaction from inception to closing. We expect you to live and breathe credit-based transactions, compliance, and securities offerings. If this sounds ike you, read on...

What you'll do

  • Work on U.S. and cross-border secured lending documentation (loan agreements, security/pledge agreements, guarantees, amendments, subordination and inter-creditor agreements) as well as execution, closing and post-closing legal requirements in various asset classes, including art, real estate, marine and corporate debt
  • Draft and manage cross-border art related legal documentation, including auction house/gallery consignment agreements, storage agreements, museum loan agreements and bailment agreements
  • Draft and manage participation and asset purchase agreements, loan purchase agreements, operating agreements, and loan facility documentation in the context of a direct lender or participant
  • Manage compliance with legal requirements of warehouse facilities and leverage facilities
  • Work on securities offerings' disclosure documents and related issues for deal documentation
  • Negotiate vendor contracts and non-disclosure agreements, 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. from top-tier U.S. law school
  • 7-10 years of legal experience in a top-tier law firm and/or in-house experience
  • Expertise in Secured Lending/Specialty Finance/Structured Finance
  • Strong transactional expertise
  • Experience with securities laws and capital markets transactions 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
  • Bankruptcy/restructuring experience a plus

About YieldStreet
YieldStreet is disrupting the trillion-dollar lending and investment industry. We recently raised $178m in financing from world-class venture capitalists to help us scale. Our investor demand is soaring, and our team is expected to double in size this year. Do you have what it takes to join a booming startup that is changing the investment industry? 
We're 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 & Commercial. We’re headquartered in New York City with offices in Brazil, Argentina, Malta and Greece.  
Benefits
 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, exercise classes and team off sites in our work hard/play hard culture. We're located in a beautiful new office in Midtown, our building is close to most major subway lines.
About YieldStreet 
YieldStreet is disrupting the trillion-dollar lending and investment industry. We recently raised $178m in financing from world-class venture capitalists to help us scale. Our investor demand is soaring, and our team is expected to double in size this year. Do you have what it takes to join a booming startup that is changing the investment industry? 
We're 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 & Commercial. 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 competitive base salary, bonus opportunity, stock option plan, health, dental & vision benefits, life insurance, 401(k) match, 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 comprised of successful entrepreneurs with combined exits of over $1B, and we get social with each other during happy hours, exercise classes and team off sites in our work hard/play hard culture. We're located in a beautiful new office in Midtown, our building is close to most major subway lines.

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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
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Fun committee, Running club, Book club, Chess and Board Game club, Group Fitness
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
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
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
All Full Time Employees are granted stock options and have a chance to own part of the company.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Summer Fridays!
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 20 days of paid sabbatical after their first 4 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
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.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Yieldstreet offers employees professional development opportunities like the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
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
Customized development tracks
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