Corporate Counsel - Compliance and Due Diligence

StartEngine, Los Angeles, CA

Own the Future of Finance

Duration: Full-Time

Why merely back a company when you could own a piece of it?

StartEngine is a premier equity crowdfunding platform, connecting everyday people with innovative companies. It's like crowdfunding, but instead of getting a t-shirt for your dollar, you're able to buy equity in the companies that you support. StartEngine is revolutionizing the startup business model by helping individuals invest in private companies on a public platform, thereby helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams.
StartEngine's Due Diligence Team is responsible for reviewing campaigns for companies that want to raise money before they can go live on the platform. This ranges from reviewing their corporate legal documents, to financial statements, to their pitch presentation information. Our team ensures completeness, compliance, and accuracy of this information across all campaigns. The Due Diligence Team works directly under the Chief Compliance Officer.

We are seeking organized, detailed, and excitable individuals with strong legal background in corporate law to join the team as a Corporate Counsel - Compliance and Due Diligence, with significant opportunity for growth. Upon entering this role, you will become an expert at a brand new industry, providing applicable experience in law, finance, marketing, and various business fields.


  • Review campaign offering pre-launch materials and legal and financial documents to confirm accuracy and thoroughness
  • Manage the due-diligence process for all companies raising capital on the platform (both Title III and Title IV companies)
  • Support Compliance Team with ongoing compliance matters including creating and enforcing policies and producers
  • Assist sales team in identifying high potential companies for raising capital that are in the review pipeline
  • Review and improve internal processes on a cyclical, ongoing basis, in order to create the best experience possible for customers
  • Coordinate with Account Services team to develop and implement procedures pertinent to the effective and efficient operation of the Account Services Department

General Requirements

  • REQUIRED: Prior corporate or startup legal background (work or educational)
  • REQUIRED: Understanding of corporate structure, securities, formation, etc. (C-Corps vs. LLC's ; stock vs membership interests)
  • REQUIRED: Experience preparing or reviewing corporate legal documents (articles of incorporation, operating agreements, etc.)
  • Strong interest in capital raising, crowdfunding, and working with startups
  • Desire to work in a startup environment (fast paced & frequently changing!)
  • Superb organizational and tracking skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability deliver results while managing multiple projects and working in a fast-paced environment
  • Levelheaded problem solver with a professional, service-oriented attitude
  • Team player who also excels as an individual contributor
  • Adaptable, dependable, and responsible
  • Project management experience or demonstrated skills
  • Demonstrated ability to push projects over the finish line
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow communication guidelines with respect to SEC and FINRA regulations
Overview: We seek smart, hard-working, and extremely diligent individuals with a strong background in corporate law, and familiarity with capital raising, compliance, and startups. This is a rare opportunity for individuals who are prepared to hit the ground running to enter a new industry and support the growth of that industry's leading brand.

This position is full-time in Los Angeles, located in West Hollywood.

About StartEngine

StartEngine is the leader in OPOs (Online Public Offerings). We help individuals invest in private companies on a public platform, thereby helping entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. Our mission is to empower 5,000 companies to raise capital and create 1 million jobs in the next 5 years.


Want to learn more about StartEngine? Visit StartEngine's website.