Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr.

Emeritus Foundation for Culinary Arts Board member and Retired Attorney At Law

Raymond I. Geraldson, Jr. and his family have forged a strong connection with the Foundation for Culinary Arts, formerly Kendall College Trust. He served for more than 20 years on the Board of Kendall College and was Chairman of the Board for 10 years, from 1990-2000, following in the footsteps of his father Raymond I. Geraldson, Sr., who also chaired the Kendall Board. He was a founding member on the Foundation For Culinary Arts board in 2008 and served until 2021. He continues in an honorary role, supporting the mission of the foundation.

Raymond received his BA degree from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and his Juris Doctor degree from the Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. He then spent his entire legal career with Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard and Geraldson of Chicago, Illinois, an internationally recognized law firm specializing in the fields of trademark, copyright, and unfair competition law. His practice included litigation and counseling of major domestic and international corporations.

He also taught LLM level courses in trademark and unfair competition law for 25 years as an adjunct professor at The John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. He served on the Board and was President of Lawyers For The Creative Arts in Chicago and was President of The Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago. He also served on the Board of Directors of The International Trademark Association headquartered in New York.