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Overview

Vickie is a senior paralegal who concentrates her work in franchise and securities law.  

Vickie has extensive experience working with major law firms, corporations, individuals and various federal and state governmental agencies. She has vast knowledge of franchise matters and assists attorneys on such issues as structure of documents, disclosure requirements and regulatory compliance.

Vickie is currently involved in the legal project management initiative, which is dedicated to increasing client value and providing exceptional client services.

Her representative experience includes:

Franchise

  • Preparing franchise disclosure documents, franchise agreements and area development agreements, as well as annual updates.
  • Reviewing franchisee entity documents for signing authority and ownership structure.
  • Preparing and filing quarterly reports with various states.
  • Managing, preparing, filing and maintaining state regulatory franchise filings.
  • Corresponding directly with clients on franchise and/or state regulatory compliance issues.
  • Acting as liaison between clients and state franchise agencies.
  • Assisting attorneys in the production of documents in franchisor/franchisee disputes.
  • Researching state franchise laws.
  • Serving as lead paralegal in the closing of franchise transactions.

Corporate

  • Managing and organizing documents and closing books in connection with corporate finance transactions.
  • Conducting due diligence investigations, including UCC searches; drafting letters and memoranda summarizing findings.
  • Obtaining FEIN for corporate entities.

Securities

  • Assisting attorneys in preparation, coordination and organization of SEC filings through EDGAR.
  • Obtaining EDGAR filer codes.
  • Drafting Form D filings.
  • Assisting attorneys in preparation, organization and filing of state securities filings.
  • Researching state blue sky laws.
  • Managing and assisting as lead paralegal in 41 state securities filings.

Industry

Education

  • Paralegal Certificate, Penn Valley Community College
  • Associate's Degree, Penn Valley Community College
    • Paralegal Studies and Technology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • National Notary Association
Community Leadership
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters