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Corporate Counsel



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

About Us:

At Parafin, our mission is to grow small businesses. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy, yet banks do not have their back. Parafin is a technology company that builds infrastructure which enables small businesses to get easy access to financial services via platforms they sell on.

Parafin's first product offers capital-as-a-service for online platforms. Parafin currently powers the capital programs of platforms ranging from Series B to post-IPO companies such as DoorDash, Amazon, and Worldpay. We are a tight-knit team of engineers and designers, coming from organizations such as Stripe, Square, Plaid, Coinbase, Robinhood, Affirm, Uber, and CERN, and are excited both about helping hundreds of thousands of small businesses grow and thrive, and building products that leaders at top companies have started to use every day.

We are backed by prominent venture capitalists such as Ribbit Capital, Thrive Capital, GIC, Index Ventures, Green Oaks Capital, and SV Angel.

About the Position

We are looking for a talented, passionate corporate counsel to join our growing Legal and Compliance team! You will be put right into the middle of a fast moving startup's legal team, handling a number of tasks and matters simultaneouslyl.

Are you an innovative attorney who's looking to join an amazing team on a mission to grow small businesses? If so, come join us!

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of commercial contracts, including software licensing agreements, partnership agreements, and vendor contracts

  • Be a part of the negotiating team for debt facilities and manage compliance with the legal terms post-deal closing

  • Review privacy laws and assist in designing data privacy program in line with new and pending regulatory changes

  • Function as the internal go-to for litigation and arbitration proceedings

  • Review and monitor new legislative requirements that may strategically impact the company

  • Collaborate with compliance to design company controls

  • Provide counsel on lien laws and collection practices

  • Be a strategic advisor to company, taking ownership of subject matter areas to drive projects to completion

What We’re Searching For:

  • 5+ years of experience in a startup, FinTech, financial services company, or law firm

  • Experience drafting and negotiating contracts and MSAs

  • Exposure and experience with SME lending and funding laws

  • Ability and desire to develop, build, and implement legal controls

  • Comfort working across various business units and levels

  • Innovative problem solver

  • Awesome communication skills

  • J.D. from accredited law school

  • Active membership in good standing in at least one state bar

We Prefer If You Have:

  • Experience at an SME focused FinTech

  • In-house experience

  • In-depth knowledge of SME lending laws

  • Experience working with and/or knowledge of financial services compliance

  • Litigation familiarity

  • Background working with multiple financial services products

What We Offer

  • Salary range: $185k - $215k

  • Equity Grant

  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance

  • Unlimited PTO & work from home flexibility

  • Free lunches & snacks

  • Commuter benefits

  • Paid parental leave

  • 401(k)

  • Employee assistance program

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact us.