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Geena Yu, Esq., LL.M.

Senior Counsel | Nonprofit & Corporate Practice

Geena Yu, Esq., LL.M, specializes in assisting and advising a diverse array of tax-exempt organizations, including private foundations, public charities, supporting organizations, social welfare organizations, and business leagues. She guides these entities through all stages of development—from formation to merger or dissolution—and has expertise in addressing a wide range of operational and governance issues faced by nonprofit tax-exempt organizations.

Ms. Yu has extensive experience representing clients with various tax and governance matters, including grant making, conflict of interest transactions, unrelated business income tax, property tax, and employment and intellectual property issues. Her expertise extends to advising high-net-worth individuals on complex charitable giving transactions, including the formation of charitable entities, drafting charitable trust agreements, and the charitable disposition of complex assets.

Before joining For Purpose Law Group, Geena worked at a large San Francisco based law firm, where she provided comprehensive legal support to tax-exempt organizations. Prior to that, she was a Senior Associate at KPMG LLP, advising private equity and corporate clients on buy-side transactions, identifying tax risk factors, and developing tax-efficient transaction structures. Additionally, Geena held Vice President roles at MUFG Union Bank, focusing on global trust services and contractual negotiations, and provided pro bono services at the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, Justice and Diversity Center, assisting low-income taxpayers with IRS tax relief and drafting essential legal documents.

Geena's extensive background and commitment to serving nonprofit organizations and individuals with complex charitable needs make her a valuable addition to For Purpose Law Group, where she will continue to support and guide clients in achieving their philanthropic goals.


  • California Bar Association


  • Juris Doctor, Tulane University Law School
  • Masters of Law in Taxation, New York University School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs (cum laude), The George Washington University


  • Using Volunteers: Best Practices for Not-for-Profit Risk Management, Practical Guidance, LexisNexis

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