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.
Darryl Durham is a Senior Litigation and Bankruptcy Paralegal and E-Discovery Specialist with over 25 years of experience working in law firms, municipal law departments and corporations. As a litigation paralegal, Darryl has extensive experience with document production and management, pleadings, eDiscovery, e-filing and legal research. As a bankruptcy paralegal, Darryl’s experience includes: Chapter 7 * Chapter 11 * Chapter 13, preparation and filing bankruptcy petitions via ECF, create list of assets and list of liabilities, conduct property appraisals, credit report, proof of insurance, gather tax returns, conduct legal research, assist with preparation for meeting of creditors, draft/review proof of claims, manage correspondence with debtors, trustees and counsel, manage calendar and docket. Darryl received his Bachelors of Arts degree from Columbia College Chicago and his Certificate of Paralegal Studies from Roosevelt University.