Clark Hill Attorneys Laura Del Pup and Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch to Present “Nonprofit Organizations & Volunteer Liability: Protecting Your Organization & its Volunteers”

Sep 29, 2008

DETROIT, MI – Clark Hill attorneys Laura Del Pup and Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch will present “Nonprofit Organizations & Volunteer Liability: Protecting Your Organization & its Volunteers” at the Michigan Association of CPAs Nonprofit Conference on October 2, 2008 in Lansing, MI.  For registration and more information, please visit www.michicpa.org .


Laura Silvestri Del Pup is a Senior Attorney with the Business Practice Group of Clark Hill’s Detroit office. Ms. Del Pup focuses her practice in the areas of corporate law, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and tax exempt organizations. Ms. Del Pup is also experienced in choice of entity planning, formation and maintenance, employment and confidentiality agreements, sales agreements, license agreements, and incorporation and qualification of tax exempt organizations.


Ms. Del Pup serves as a speaker for various business, professional and trade associations on topics including tax-exemption qualification, operation and compliance as well as director and officer liability.  She serves on the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee of the American Red Cross Southeastern Michigan Chapter, and is also an officer of the St. Catherine of Siena Academy Foundation.  Ms. Del Pup was recognized as a Rising Star by Michigan Super Lawyers (2008).  Ms. Del Pup earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Michigan State University College of Law, where she was a captain and oralist for the university’s National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team, and received the Best Oral Advocate Award in the Fall 2000 National Regional Competition.  Ms. Del Pup also interned with Judge David J. McKeague, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan.


Anne-Marie Vercruysse Welch is an associate attorney at the Clark Hill law firm’s Detroit office.  Her practice focuses on employment litigation, labor law, and nonprofit risk management.  Ms. Welch is a contributor to legal and professional publications and serves as a speaker for various business, professional, and trade organizations on topics such as risk management, employee misuse of the Internet, legal hiring and termination practices, privacy rights in the workplace, and employers' methods to reduce healthcare costs.  She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the Michigan State University College of Law, where she received a full academic scholarship and had the privilege of serving as an associate editor of the Michigan State Law Review and as an intern to the Honorable Avern L. Cohn of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.


As an active citizen in the Detroit Metropolitan community, Ms. Welch serves on the board of directors for the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Barristers, the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit’s Camping Services, and The Birmingham Community House Uptown Group.


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