Gene Takagi is a Principal with NEO Law Group, Contributing Editor of the Nonprofit Law Blog, and a Lecturer at Columbia University. At NEO, Mr. Takagi has represented over 700 nonprofit organizations on corporate, tax, and charitable trust law matters, including mergers. A former manager in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, his diverse perspectives make him a popular speaker and writer on nonprofit legal topics. In 2016, Mr.Takagi was recognized by the American Bar Association Nonprofit Organizations Committee as Outstanding Nonprofit Lawyer. He is a graduate of UCLA School of Law and holds a graduate degree in nonprofit administration from USF.