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Sr. Litigation Counsel

Posted Apr 23
Full Time
RemoteAustin, Texas

Role Summary

The Sr. Litigation Counsel is integral to our legal operations, focusing on managing and resolving litigation and pre-litigation matters. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in litigation, securities law (primarily private offerings), and dispute resolution, with experience both in-house and at a law firm.


The Success You'll Build

  • Lead the management of all litigation and dispute resolution matters, including strategy development, case analysis, discovery, and oversight of external counsel
  • Handle disputes and potential disputes
  • Advise on SEC and FINRA rules and regulations relevant to litigation matters
  • Represent the company in arbitration and mediation
  • Collaborate with internal teams to mitigate potential legal risks and disputes.
  • Provide training and guidance to the company on litigation avoidance and compliance with securities laws.


The Experiences and Competencies Necessary to Succeed

  • Juris Doctor (JD) degree from an accredited law school and admission to the bar in at least one jurisdiction
  • Admission to practice in the state where you reside
  • A minimum of 5-10 years of litigation experience, with a mix of in-house and law firm backgrounds preferred
  • Strong expertise in securities law, particularly in relation to investment offerings, and experience with SEC and FINRA regulations
  • Experience with contract enforcement and corporate governance matters, particularly limited liability company operating agreements 
  • First chair experience in material litigation matter
  • Excellent analytical, negotiation, and communication skills, with the ability to manage complex legal issues in a fast-paced environment
  • Expertise in Securities Law and Regulations: Deep understanding of rules and regulations governing investment offerings, including SEC and FINRA rules
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution Skills: A strong background in managing litigation, with a focus on arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution
  • Real Estate Industry Knowledge: Familiarity with the real estate sector, including investment structures, sponsor obligations, and property management issues (ideal but not required)
  • Risk Management: Ability to assess and mitigate legal risks, develop compliance strategies, and advise on best practices to avoid future disputes
  • Communication and Leadership: Strong leadership skills to manage external counsel and communicate effectively with stakeholders across the company
  • Experience with registered investment advisors, registered broker-dealers, and/or private investment funds


CrowdStreet Benefits

We pay employee premiums for comprehensive health care including dental, vision, life and disability insurance. We also provide flexible PTO (take what you need!), family leave, 401K matching, a stipend to support remote work, and a culture created through shared core values. Learn more about our benefits here.


About CrowdStreet

CrowdStreet is a commercial real estate investing platform where accredited investors access what has traditionally been institutional, exclusive real estate investments. This platform allows commercial real estate firms to raise capital from a pool beyond their institutional partners. A disruptor in our industry, CrowdStreet was named the Best Overall Real Estate Crowdfunding Site by Investopedia for three years in a row. By combining our team’s commercial real estate investment expertise with our proprietary technology, CrowdStreet gives individual investors direct access to a range of investment opportunities and all the online tools needed to manage those investments. As of 02.07.2024, thousands of investors have invested over $4.3 billion in more than 790 projects. Disclosures: 

Learn more at CrowdStreet, Inc. (“CrowdStreet”) offers investment opportunities on its website (the “CrowdStreet Marketplace”). Broker dealer services in connection with an investment are offered through CrowdStreet Capital LLC (“CrowdStreet Capital”), a broker dealer registered with FINRA and a member of SIPC.

At CrowdStreet, inclusion, equity, and diversity are necessary to achieving our goals. Our differences in age, race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability, thinking style and background bring a variety of knowledge that makes us collectively smarter and better able to compete. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and advancing a diverse staff and engaging in the work that makes that possible.

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