Legal Analyst

Location
Manhattan, New York City
Type
Full Time
Timing
Immediate
Sector
Financial Technology (FinTech)
Department
Legal
Min. Experience
Experienced
Equity Grant
Yes
EquityZen is an early-mid stage financial technology company, backed by leading private equity investors. We're looking for a Legal Analyst to join us in a full-time capacity and help us to redefine the private investment industry. If closing capital markets deals in cutting edge transactions in big-name startups excites you, let's talk!

Our platform enables large, private companies to deliver liquidity to their shareholders while providing investors access to invest in these proven, pre-IPO companies. EquityZen has served 125+ premier tech and digital health companies and is proud to be considered a liquidity provider for 1 out of 3 of the largest unicorns. A testament to EquityZen's secure, paperless, and industry-defining online investment platform, we have successfully completed 6500+ private placement transactions. Focusing on automating an antiquated offline process has allowed us to lead the charge in building more efficient, cost-effective, and transparent private markets. Watch this short video to learn more: equityzen.com/press.

WHAT YOU'LL DO
  • Communicate with clients and assist in closing deals on EquityZen’s innovative marketplace for investments in private technology companies
  • Work cross-functionally with deal and legal teams
  • Contribute to transaction optimization, and improving our private marketplace

THE RIGHT STUFF
  • 2+ years’ experience as a paralegal or legal assistant in a transactional group at a top tier law firm; bonus points if you have also worked in-house at an investment bank, hedge fund, PE fund, or VC firm
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communications skills (verbal, listening and written)
  • Love for deal-making and deal environment
  • Understands time-sensitive deal environment
  • Enjoys structured work (such as working from checklists on repeatable tasks)
  • Anticipates what should be done next and not just await instructions
  • Works hard and smart with attention to detail and relishes working with long, detailed documents
  • Familiarity with securities-related filings (including Form ADV and Form D filings)
  • Experience incorporating comments and edits in transaction documents, compiling information packets for regulators and corresponding with state and federal regulators
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word (including creating redlines), PowerPoint and Excel

BONUS POINTS
  • Experience in private placements, investment funds, capital markets, or FinTech marketplaces
  • Prior experience with KYC or AML 
  • Experience with secondary markets or crowdfunding 
  • Experience with, or interest in, SQL, Kibana/Elasticsearch
  • Licensed New York State notary 
 
WHAT YOU'LL GAIN
  • Knowledge about the most promising VC venture-backed companies and VC firms
  • Become an expert in deal making, private placements, and marketplaces
  • Exposure to the startup, FinTech, and venture network
  • Equity, competitive salary, full employee benefits (health, dental, vision), flexible paid time off, stocked fridge, supply of snacks, weekly catered lunch and more!
  • Opportunity to work with a smart, passionate, mission-focused team that also knows how to have fun

EquityZen provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, EquityZen complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. EquityZen expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of EquityZen’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Why join EquityZen?

Our promise to you: you will learn more, faster than you can imagine.

  • Learn from our investors (early Twilio, MakerBot, and more!)
  • Access corporate discounts such as commute, gym, rentals, etc.
  • Get paid. Competitive equity and salary, full benefits (health, dental, vision), flexible paid time off
  • Do good. Achieve a double bottom-line, bring education and access to millions

Our team is growing

Reach out if you are:

  • Creative and tenacious
  • Passionate about the capital markets
  • Not afraid to redefine an industry
  • Excited to take on many roles and excel
  • Ready to have fun with our team!