Eckland & Blando provides experienced, aggressive, and responsive legal services to businesses throughout the United States. Based in the Twin Cities, we are especially committed to meeting the unique needs of contractors that provide goods and services to federal, state, and local government agencies. Our government contracts attorneys have achieved a national reputation in this area.
Our lawyers have more than fifty years of experience counseling and representing individuals, partnerships, corporations, and government entities. We have appeared before state agencies and courts across the country, Federal Boards of Contract Appeals, U.S. District Courts and Courts of Appeal, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.
Our law firm has developed a national reputation for trying cases to win. In 2002, Attorneys Jeff Eckland and Mark Blando presented a pivotal case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court held, in a 9-0 decision, that when the Government enters into business deals with the private sector, it must play by the same rules that apply to its citizens. Franconia Associates v. United States, 536 U.S. 129 (2002). At the ensuing trial, the Government was ordered to pay the plaintiffs over $13 million in damages. See id., 61 Fed. Cl. 718 (2004). Subsequent settlements of similar claims across the country have led to additional recoveries well in excess of $300 million.
Because of our experience and dedication to government contracts law, we understand the complex set of laws, regulations, and polices that apply to doing business with the Government. Whether ensuring that a contract award is fair in an agency bid protest, litigating a claim for just payment for a contract change in the federal courts and boards, or establishing important legal principles before the United States Supreme Court, our lawyers are committed to understanding your business and are ready to stand for your rights.