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Fun Facts about Nouvelle Lune’s Director of Dream Fulfillment…

Updated: Jul 27, 2020

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Darcy Soucy, Director of Dream Fulfillment

Darcy’s diverse work history includes: pizza slinger (great first gig to learn the fine art, and benefits of, excellent customer service); travel agent (attention to detail and propensity for new technology); overnight group sales agent/manager at a local ski resort (ability to multi-task, how to work well with others and public speaking); and customer service representative for a high end office furniture dealer (all of the above and problem solving).

Darcy and Joie first met in 2005 while enrolled in the Paralegal Studies Program at Andover College (n/k/a Kaplan University). Darcy’s stellar GPA is due in large part to Joie’s help during study sessions that included, but were not limited to, legal ethics, wills, trusts & estates, family law and so on. Joie is also how Darcy was hired as the unassigned legal assistant at Drummond Woodsum.

Working as the unassigned legal assistant afforded Darcy the opportunity to interact with a variety of departments at the firm: Business Services, Trial Services and School Law. Not long after starting at Drummond Woodsum, a legal assistant position for two attorneys in the Business Services Group opened. Darcy stayed in that position, eventually adding a third attorney to her team, for more than eleven years. The responsibilities were many and varied and there was seldom a “dull moment.” Any given day brought numerous phone calls, document editing, e-correspondence with clients on project status, managing paper and electronic files for our many clients, maintaining calendar appointments, and so much more.

Darcy’s ability to adapt and learn new things made for an easy transition from legal assistant to real estate paralegal within Drummond Woodsum. Joining an experienced team allowed her to tackle the nuances of real estate title searches, registry of deeds research and title insurance commitments and policies with expert guidance. Handling mainly commercial property deals with the occasional residential acquisition and played a key role in supporting the attorneys in the Real Estate Group. Though her time as a real estate paralegal was relatively brief, many tools were added to the oh-so-important toolbox.

Not long after leaving Drummond Woodsum, and during a mid-winter catch-up session at Joie’s apartment which included a lovely array of meats, cheeses, crackers and, of course, wine, the first hint of what would become Nouvelle Lune Business Solutions was imagined. Joie had discovered a void between the start-up phase and the wow we did it phase where companies could benefit from support help but were not able to hire part-time or full-time staff. As Darcy’s history shows, and Joie’s as well, each of us brings a unique skill set to Nouvelle Lune that we are confident will fill that void.

Joie and Darcy had some fun when deciding on their titles. For Darcy, her goal is to foster collaborations with solo-preneurs, start-ups and small (but growing) businesses to provide tailored to them assistance as they grow, succeed and fulfill their dreams.

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