Gene Takagi is the managing attorney of the NEO Law Group, a Certified B Corporation that focuses its representation on nonprofit and exempt organizations. He is also the contributing editor and publisher of the Nonprofit Law Blog. Prior to opening his independent practice in 2005, Gene practiced corporate law at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, during which time he was awarded Outstanding Barrister of the Year by the Bar Association of San Francisco. Gene has over 15 years of management experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors and speaks and writes regularly on nonprofit legal issues for local and national audiences. Gene has a J.D. from UCLA School of Law and a graduate degree in nonprofit administration.