Gunster is proud to announce that at the recent Broward County Commission meeting, shareholder Rick Burgess accepted a proclamation on behalf of the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS), presented by Broward County Commissioner, Senator Steven Geller. Burgess serves as chairman of MODS’ Board of Trustees.

The proclamation was given in honor of the museum’s new Discovery Spot exhibit as well as the 2023 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, which was presented to MODS earlier this year. The National Medal serves as the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.

Since 1976, MODS has fulfilled its mission through four educational content pillars: early childhood education; environmental sustainability; health & wellness; and physical science. The MODS leadership team and Board of Trustees work to promote strong and equitable growth for all who wish to learn, grow and prosper through STEM education, community programs and events, and career opportunities.

Gunster attorney Rick Burgess

Rick Burgess joined Gunster in 1994. He practices exclusively in the area of environmental law for a broad range of clients, including developers, agricultural interests, public and private companies and financial institutions. Rick has extensive experience in providing legal support on environmental issues in mergers and acquisitions, real estate and business transactions, including pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition compliance.

Rick has served on the Museum of Discovery and Science’s Board of Trustees since 2013.


About Gunster

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