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Managing Counsel (Open to Remote)

Please do not apply if you do not have at least 7+ years of experience as an attorney at a law firm, securities regulator (i.e. FINRA/SEC), or in-house at a startup or financial technology company.

SeedInvest is seeking to hire a Managing Counsel to join our Legal team. This is a salaried, full-time role, and is open to being remote. We’re looking for a bright and passionate individual who will dive head-first into the execution of various corporate, transactional, and regulatory matters. Our ideal candidate will already have significant expertise in the exempt offering, broker-dealer, and/or M&A space.

 

You'll be leading the charge on (overarching goals):

  • Overseeing and executing on day-to-day legal tasks such as the drafting of issuer offering materials and reviewing complex M&A agreements, all the while constantly finding ways to improve existing processes and creating new ones for scale and reliability
  • Advising on and protecting against operational, legal, and regulatory risks

 

You'll be responsible for (representative responsibilities):

  • Drafting and reviewing issuer offering materials for compliance with various SEC/FINRA rules and internal diligence standards (e.g. subscription agreements, corporate governance documents, Offering Circulars, PPMs, marketing materials, etc.)
  • Providing legal support to various internal functional groups during the issuer diligence, onboarding, and offering processes
  • Supporting ongoing post-fundraise operations for portfolio companies (including shareholder voting, transfers, distributions, acquisitions, liquidations, and dissolutions)
  • Preparing and completing certain regulatory filings, including, but not limited to those related to FINRA Rule 5110 and FINRA Rule 5123
  • Leading and completing various projects, including the building of new products and improving existing ones
  • Assisting with regulatory examinations and inquiries
  • Consistently resolving complex, and often ambiguous, legal issues in a timely manner
  • Serving as a trusted partner to counter-parties and internal stakeholders

 

You should already have or be amazing at (the requirements):

  • Ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly and concisely with clients, regulators, and senior management
  • The English language, both written and spoken
  • Attention to detail and obsession with documentation and note-taking
  • Minimum of 7+ years of experience as an attorney at either: a law firm, securities regulator (i.e. FINRA/SEC), or in-house at a startup or tech company
  • Experience working on private placements, public offerings, M&A, or with investment companies
  • Current with regulations and legal issues (e.g. Rule 506(b), Rule 506(c), Reg A+, Reg CF, Rule 15c2-4, and Rule 10b-9)
  • Extreme bias for action; you do what it takes but always with utmost integrity
  • Proven ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Passion for SeedInvest’s mission
  • BA/BS degree; JD degree
  • License to practice law in at least one U.S. jurisdiction

 

Extra awesome (other items we look for):

  • Fintech or startup experience
  • Experience with private/startup investing and/or fundraising
  • Experience drafting PPM’s, offering documents, or SEC filings (i.e. S-1, S-3, 10-K, 10-Q)
  • Series 7 or 82, and 24 licenses
  • Familiarity with SEA Rules 15c3-3 and 15c3-1
  • Understanding of FINRA Rules 2210, 5110, 5121, and 5123
  • Experience with Investment Company Act Sec. 3(c)(1)-(7)
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