Velawcity paralegals are senior paralegals, each with a minimum of fifteen years’ experience working in law firms and corporate legal departments. We also have over ten years’ experience providing on-demand, virtual paralegal services to attorneys and their clients. Whether you need on-going paralegal support, quick research or assistance on a specific project, Velawcity is your cost-effective, responsive team member.
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As an alternative legal service provider (ALSP) Velawcity’s mission is to empower lawyers nationwide by offering high-quality, efficient and cost-effective legal support services that fortify law firms and corporations with competitive edge solutions.
Velawcity is your trusted partner. Velawcity paralegals are senior paralegals with over 10 years’ experience working in law firms or corporations with specialties ranging from all things corporate, including entity formation, business filings of all kinds, corporate compliance, transactional management from M&A to secured lending, private and public company securities filings, contract review and administration, and litigation.
Velawcity paralegals easily become an extension to your legal team as your go-to paralegal or as periodic backup for bulk projects such as outsourcing annual report maintenance, minute book clean up projects, contract review and other supplemental projects without expanding your payroll budget.
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"Over many years, I have worked with Denise on a variety of projects, including trademark clearance searches, complicated good standing issues and an incorporation with several stockholders and stockholder agreements. I have found Denise and her team to be knowledgeable, thorough, accessible, accountable and overall, an excellent resource to my practice. I would highly recommend Velawcity to others.”
“Denise is one of the best paralegals I’ve worked with in my almost 20 years of practicing corporate law. I would definitely recommend her and her team to any lawyer looking for organized, exceptional, knowledgeable and accountable paralegal support.”
“The Velawcity team consists of excellent paralegals with years of experience in the industry. They are extremely responsive and very knowledgeable about their subject areas which range from corporate law to securities law to intellectual property law and beyond. I would highly recommend Velawcity. They have been invaluable to the success of our business.”
"We've used Denise's company numerous times to provide paralegal services for our corporate clients. She and her team do a great job. They are very responsive and professional. Denise is also a person of high integrity - I trust her as a business partner to do the right thing for Outside GC and for our clients."
“As one of Denise's first clients I’ve used Denise and her team as the sole source for all of my paralegal service needs for over a decade. Always highly responsive, completely competent, and cost effective, Velawcity brings all of the horsepower of Big Law paralegal services to the small firm/solo practice market at an absurdly small fraction of the cost.”
“Steve Zagami and his team have been my go-to paralegals for over five years. Their services are exemplary and their fees are very cost-effective. I’d highly recommend Velawcity to any lawyer.”
“Velawcity is my go-to corporate service company. I receive expert service with amazingly fast turnaround, and at a great price.”
Denise Annunciata is the President and Founder of Velawcity. Denise has 33 years’ experience as a corporate paralegal and is a serial entrepreneur. From 1985 to 2000, Denise was a corporate paralegal and paralegal manager in various corporations and law firms. After leaving Ropes & Gray in 2000, she founded LeapLaw™, a legal knowledge base for corporate legal professionals. in 2006, Denise founded Virtual Paralegal Services, Inc., which she operated until 2015 when she sold both companies. During a three-year noncompete, Denise imagined a new and improved, version 2.0, legal services company. Hence, Velawcity Legal Support Services was launched in October 2018.
Denise earned a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies from the University of Massachusetts and a Paralegal Certificate from Bentley University.
Steve is the Senior Vice President of Velawcity. Steve has over 15 years of corporate paralegal experience working on a wide range of corporate matters, including: corporate and transactional matters, financing, formation, dissolution, mergers, entity management and compliance management. Steve delivers cost-effective services to clients while providing an effective approach to help achieve their business objectives.
Steve received his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Massachusetts and his Paralegal Certificate from Northeastern University.
Phyllis is Velawcity’s Lead Securities Paralegal. Phyllis has over 24 years’ experience as a senior paralegal working in major law firms, corporations and at the Securities Exchange Commission. Phyllis has worked in all capacities of the business life cycle from startups, M&A to dissolutions for public and private companies. The latter includes Reg D filings, FINRA applications and corporate actions (forward and reserve splits, name changes, etc.) and most recently a new specialty in crowdfunding and Reg A registrations. Phyllis has prepared commercial loan underwriting packages for SBA loans, and private money in the capital markets. Phyllis also has significant IP experience including TM and copyrights. Lastly, Phyllis is an approved FINRA filer and SEC registered Transfer Agent.
Phyllis holds a BA in Business Management and a Paralegal studies at University of Phoenix. Phyllis is an adjunct instructor in Paralegal Studies at Weber University.
Elle Ferguson is a Senior Corporate Paralegal with 15 years of experience. Prior to her starting with Velawcity, Elle was a vital part of legal and compliance departments several public and private corporations including Fidelity Investments.
Elle has vast experience working on public and private corporate governance matters, domestic and international entity management, contract administration and negotiations, M&A transactions, SEC filings, optimizing finance and account procedures and supporting all department legal issues. Elle is well-versed in serving as legal point of contact for internal and external parties.
Elle received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and her Paralegal Certificate from Boston University.
Sherri Malloy is a Senior Corporate and Litigation Paralegal with over 16 years experience working in law firms and corporations. As a litigation paralegal, Sherri has vast experience with document production, pleadings, discovery, e-filing, case law, document organization. As a corporate paralegal, Sherri has vast experience with entity organization, formation dissolution, foreign registrations/withdrawals, transactional assistance, mergers, and blue sky related filings.
Sherri received her Associates of Arts degree from College of Lake County, Graylake IL and her Certificate of Paralegal Studies from Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Mantas is a Global Law Specialist with over 7 years of experience in corporate legal field worldwide. Working as a lawyer at global companies in Europe and providing legal international services for large corporate structures worldwide, Mantas has become a worth trusty professional with wide range of experience in corporate governance. Main fields of practice: company incorporations and dissolutions, corporate changes and annual compliance in various jurisdictions. Mantas received his Bachelor degree in Law from Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania.