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Vince brings over 30 years of experience, knowledge and insight to bear in navigating employers through the complex laws that impact the design, operation and termination of employee benefit and executive compensation plans.

Vince serves as an advisor to the boards, committees, trustees and key executives of private and public companies, financial institutions and nonprofit organizations.

He resolves compliance issues for retirement, health and welfare and executive compensation plans. He also negotiates the administrative and investment contracts and agreements for those plans, advises on fiduciary and directors’ and officers’ liability, corporate governance and plan investment issues, and he handles benefit and executive compensation issues in mergers and acquisitions.

Vince is also a popular speaker on employee benefits and executive compensation issues with business and professional groups.

Professional Activities

  • Fellow, American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, 2006-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Western Pension & Benefits Conference, Portland Chapter, 1983-2010
  • President, Western Pension & Benefits Conference, 1997-1998
  • Former Editor, Benefits Bulletin, Western Pension & Benefits Conference
  • Member, Planning Committee, Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants Biannual Employee Benefits Conference, 1993-present

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Speaking Engagements

Past Appearances


  • Oregon
  • New York


Fordham University School of Law, J.D.

New York University, B.A.

Honors | Recognitions

  • Named Best Lawyers® Portland, OR, "Lawyer of the Year,” in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2019, 2015
  • Named by peers to The Best Lawyers in America© in the area of Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, 2001-2020
  • Listed by Martindale-Hubbell™ as a ‘2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment’
  • Named by peers to Portland Monthly magazine's "Super Lawyers" list, 2001-2014
  • Named by peers as a "Super Lawyer" in Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2015
  • Named as a "Super Lawyer" in Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2014-2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV/5.0 Peer Review Rated


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