VP, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at CrowdStreet
Portland, OR, US

CrowdStreet believes that the markets are stronger when they are more accessible, transparent, and efficient. For everyone. We are a team dedicated to transforming the world of commercial real estate (CRE) through technology. Our online Marketplace gives investors direct access to commercial real estate investment opportunities, while simultaneously helping real estate sponsors and developers raise capital online.

Headquartered in downtown Portland, our offices overlook historic Pioneer Square. We offer great employee benefits, are committed to fostering a fantastic culture, and are a dog-friendly office. We are proud of our new, modern, and collaborative office environment.

CrowdStreet is the 2019 Oregon Technology Awards Rising Star, as well as the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) 2019 Growth Stage Company of the Year.


To support our company’s rapid growth, the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer is seeking a stellar VP, General Counsel/Chief Compliance Officer to be responsible for the development and execution of legal and compliance functions.  This senior leadership role will represent the company on all legal, regulatory, and compliance matters and direct the daily execution of such matters, upholding the highest personal, professional, and ethical conduct.

What you’ll be doing:

    Legal Matters
        Act as the principal legal advisor to executives and the company on all legal and regulatory matters.
        Develop a standard set of marketplace documents/templates, including  standardizing provisions in operating agreements to improve consistency between all CrowdStreet marketplace transactions.
        Review Issuer offering and governance documents, including, but not limited to, private placement memorandum, operating agreements, and subscription agreements to ensure conformance with marketplace standards, continuity and alignment with other Issuer offering documents.
        Provide thought leadership to the Investments deal team regarding the sponsor due diligence process, including all transactional and due diligence functions, general contract  and sponsor evaluation matters.
        Produce thought leadership content (both sponsor and investor facing) on how to produce and review online investor documents.
        Support the development of new investment products and services.
        Manage all external counsel and compliance consultant relationships, including spend and overall departmental budget.
        Partner with the CFO to strengthen internal controls, establish a comprehensive risk management framework, and improve the company's operational velocity.
        Responsible for administrative matters relating to the Board of Directors and related committees.
        Partner with Finance and People Operations for initiatives related to legal entities, tax structures, real estate and employment.
        Provide guidance to the People Operations team on employment matters and collaborate on various employment agreements.

    Compliance & Regulatory Matters
        Represent the company in support of federal and state regulators.
        Continuously stay up to date with changes to regulations, promulgating updates/changes to the organization.
        Provide effective challenge and oversight to the implementation and adherence to all policies, legal and regulatory requirements.
        Define, develop and disambiguate control requirements based on authoritative sources.
        Work alongside departments and key leaders to support the development of marketing, advertising and any publicly facing material to ensure adherence to laws, regulations and corporate policies.
        Oversee and ensure completion of all transactional and due diligence functions related to sponsor documents, financings and general contract matters.
        Work cross-departmentally to educate CrowdStreet staff on Issuer related matters.

What We Must Have

    Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from an accredited law program
    10+ years progressive legal experience, including minimum of 3+ years  in-house as an Associate Corporate Counsel, Corporate Counsel or Senior Corporate Counsel
    Experience and deep knowledge of key investments related regulatory and compliance requirements
    Experience with recruiting, developing and motivating key talent to achieve company objectives
    Minimum of  two (2) years real estate transactions experience through relevant work experience in real estate private equity, commercial real estate, or investments
    Experience with 506(c), 506(b) and Reg A+ offerings
    Experience with FINRA compliance requirements
    Demonstrated ability to set strategy, targets, and achieve desired results
    Meticulous attention to detail, and strong negotiating skills

What is Nice to Have

    Undergraduate degree in finance or business administration
    Securities legal experience
    Experience with FinTech enterprises, and in particular Crowdfunding platforms

How to apply:

Please submit your resume online with a cover letter stating:

1) Why you’re interested in working for CrowdStreet, and

2) A brief summary of how you meet each of our qualifications. The best way to do this is to copy/paste the requirements bullets and put a brief answer after each summarizing your relevant experience.