Gene Takagi is the managing attorney of NEO Law Group, contributing publisher of the Nonprofit Law Blog, and a regular contributor to Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio. He writes and presents on nonprofit legal issues - a lot. Recently, Gene has been published by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Nonprofit Times, and The Nonprofit Quarterly and spoken at conferences for Independent Sector, BoardSource, and the American Bar Association. Gene's professional experiences are diverse: corporate attorney for Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, professor of nonprofit law at USF, director of the medical and behavior divisions of the San Francisco SPCA, management consultant/new business development, and duty-free stores operations manager. This background helps him provide clear, understandable legal advice with an appreciation of the relevant business issues. Gene, a graduate of UCLA School of Law, is a recipient of multiple awards for his work including Outstanding Barrister of the Year (Bar Association of San Francisco).