Richard W. Burke Joins Shedd Aquarium Board

featuring Richard W Burke

Richard W. Burke recently accepted an invitation to join the Board of Trustees of the John G. Shedd Aquarium. As one of Chicago’s premier cultural institutions, the Shedd Aquarium has pioneered efforts in showcasing marine life through its collection, conservation, and contribution work.

Founded by former Marshall Field & Company president John G. Shedd and opened in 1930, the Shedd, one of Chicago’s cultural and tourism landmarks, houses more than 32,000 species of marine life from around the globe and opens its doors to nearly two million visitors each year. The aquarium continues to add to its collections and exhibits with the recent addition of Jellies, a jellyfish showcase running through May, 2012. 

One of the Firm’s founding partners, Mr. Burke counsels clients on a broad range of business concerns including the formation and general legal issues of business organizations, the purchase and sale of companies, real estate acquisitions, and formal and informal business reorganizations. In addition to the Shedd, Mr. Burke’s philanthropic work includes serving on the Board of Advisors of the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, the Visiting Committee to the University of Chicago Law School, and the Board of Advisors of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Mr. Burke can be reached at 312/840-7001 or


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