A talented executive, opera singer, philanthropist, and attorney with a unique professional background, Edward E. Reicin currently splits his time between a wide range of projects in and around his hometown of Skokie, Illinois. A lifelong Illinois resident, Edward Reicin began to set the stage for his career while an undergraduate and, later, law student at the University of Illinois. Following receipt of his Juris Doctor, Edward E. Reicin embarked on a multifaceted career in law and business, ultimately founding Gordon, Reicin, West and Rosenbloom in 1962. Over the next 13 years, Ed Reicin amassed a number of notable achievements in the legal field, winning the Illinois Secretaries Association’s Lawyer of the Year Award, publishing several articles on the expansion of wrongful death laws, and maintaining affiliation with the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Judicature Society, and the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, among other groups.
At the end of this period, Edward E. Reicin entered into the next phase of his career as President of MPC Containment Systems, a manufacturer of textiles and collapsible storage tanks for industrial use. From 1975 through 2007, Mr. Reicin held oversight for MPC and its subsidiaries, securing several major government contracts and generating more than $50 million in company revenues. Although no longer head of day-to-day operations at MPC, Edward E. Reicin remains partial owner of the firm and serves in a consulting capacity to this day.
A professional opera basso as well, Edward Reicin has performed in such productions as the Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Madame Butterfly, and La Traviata, both in the United States and abroad. Recognized for his philanthropic contributions, Edward E. Reicin founded a free legal clinic for the Near North Family Guidance Center, has served as International Chairman of Israel Children’s Centers, and sat on the boards of directors for multiple opera organizations in his native Chicago.