Meet the Velawcity Team

Bringing Experience and Professionalism

The Velawcity team consists of a powerhouse of seasoned paralegals with vast experience working in law firms and/or corporate legal departments. Whether you seek to save money in corporate filings and retrievals or access expert paralegal assistance, Velawcity is your cost-effective trusted partner. Velawcity strives to build a productive business relationship with each client, and serve as a seamless, responsive team member. Our work product will meet your most demanding criteria.

Our team is knowledgeable, professional, and cutting edge…

Denise Annunciata

Denise AnunciataDenise 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. 

Read About Denise in The ABA Journal – Legal Rebel

Sharon Gray

Sharon GraySharon Gray is our Vice President of Business Services.  Sharon has over 12 years of experience as a corporate and M&A paralegal having held positions both in-house and at various international law firms.  Sharon also has nearly 20 years of experience working for a service company provider having assisted in many roles, ultimately as Customer Service Account Manager prior to the company’s acquisition by CT Corporation.

Sharon demonstrates the confidence needed for a leadership role, and has vast knowledge and experience working with key personnel and communicating directly with legal counsel to facilitate complex transactions.  She has extensive knowledge of corporate and commercial real estate deals, and expert knowledge of multi-state corporate filing requirements and entity management and compliance.  Sharon rendered expert level support for corporate, M&A, real estate financing and large bridge and mezzanine loan transactions with a key level of understanding.  She is well versed in preparing and filing business entity documents throughout the U.S., and also in facilitation of the authentication/legalization process for documents needed internationally. 

Sharon majored in Business at Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington, DE, and received her General Paralegal Certificate from the Main Line Paralegal Institute at the American Center for Technical Arts & Sciences in Wayne, PA.

Phyllis Cummings

Phyllis CummingsPhyllis 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.

Sherri Malloy

Sherry MalloySherri 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.

Daragh Taylor

Daragh Taylor, Senior Corporate Paralegal

Daragh Taylor is a Senior Corporate Paralegal with Velawcity. Daragh has over 20 years of corporate paralegal experience working as a paralegal in law firms assisting public and private companies on various corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, entity formation, dissolution, and corporate governance. Daragh also has an enhanced level of experience and knowledge of commercial litigation and commercial and residential real estate transactions. She has experience working directly with legal counsel and supporting attorneys and their clients to ensure their legal and business needs are met.

Daragh received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Justice Studies from the University of New Hampshire and her Paralegal Certificate from Rivier University.

Mantas Leisis

Mantas LeisisMantas 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.

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