Vince C. Reuter focuses his practice on commercial litigation, government contracts, federal and state administrative law, and admiralty and maritime law. Vince has extensive experience litigating disputes between private commercial parties, suits against the State of Minnesota, and suits against the United States. Vince's experience includes litigating cases before Minnesota state administrative boards, federal administrative boards, and in both state and federal court.
Vince is also significantly involved in a complex multi-party litigation against the United States Department of Agriculture under the Tucker Act and the Fifth Amendment's Takings Clause. This ongoing litigation has created numerous cases before the United States Court of Federal Claims and an ongoing structured settlement that has resulted in numerous claims with a total value exceeding $500,000,000.
Another important aspect of Vince's practice is appellate advocacy. Vince has represented clients in appeals before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the Minnesota Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition to understanding the unique rules and challenges to winning on appeal, Vince's appellate experience benefits his clients in all other phases of a case. He understands the full potential life cycle of litigation and how to strategically prepare for possible contingences at each step.
Finally, Vince possesses the regionally rare expertise in admiralty and maritime law. Vince is one of only four Proctors in Admiralty practicing in Minnesota and has a Master of Law degree in the practice area. At Eckland & Blando, Vince has represented seafarers in disputes against the United States Department of Homeland Security, settled Jones Act claims, and has also represented commercial clients in marine contract disputes involving the carriage of goods through both brown and blue water navigation.
Vince received his J.D. cum laude from Hamline University School of Law and his LL.M. in Admiralty Law from Tulane University Law School, where he was a Maritime Law Fellow.
Areas Of Practice
- Commercial Litigation
- Government Contracts
- Admiralty and Maritime Law
- International Trade and Customs
- Administrative and Regulatory Law
- Appellate Practice
- New York
- U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
- Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
- J.D. - 2008
- Honors: cum laude
- Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
- LL.M. - 2009
- Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota
- B.S. - 2002
- Major: Information Systems
- Staffing Specifix, Inc. v. TempWorks Management Services, Inc., 913 N.W.2d 687 (Minn. 2018).
- Airport Road Associates, Ltd. et. al. v. United States, 866 F.3d 1346 (Fed. Cir. 2017).
- Staffing Specifix, Inc. v. TempWorks Management Services, Inc., 896 N.W.2d 115 (Minn. App. 2017).
Honors & Awards
- Attorney at Law Magazine, Next Generation Attorney
- Minnesota State Bar Association, North Star Lawyer (Recognition for Pro Bono Service)
- Super Lawyers Magazine, Minnesota Rising Star
Associations & Memberships
- National Contract Management Association
- Federal Bar Association
- Minnesota State Bar Association
- State Bar of Wisconsin
- Maritime Law Association of the United States
- American Bar Association
- Cartner & Fiske, LLC, Washington D.C., 2009 to 2012