Alan Wechsler’s practice focuses on all aspects of business litigation and complex commercial litigation in state courts, federal courts, and private arbitration. Alan has experience with a wide range of matters, including commercial contract disputes, business torts, unfair competition, trademark/trade dress infringement litigation, trade secret misappropriation, fraud, insurance coverage and bad faith, real estate development disputes, construction disputes, employment discrimination, employee stock agreement and earn-out agreement disputes, landlord/tenant disputes, judgment enforcement, and complex business litigation. Representative examples of Alan’s experience include the following:
Represented Mixed Chicks, maker of premium hair care products, in a trademark and trade dress infringement trial (second chair) against the world's largest retailer of professional beauty supplies. Obtained a jury verdict for Mixed Chicks, on all claims and including actual and punitive damages, of more than $8.1 million. The jury verdict included a finding of willful infringement. In connection with a settlement shortly after the successful verdict, Mixed Chicks received $8.5 million from the defendant. The defendant also discontinued the sale of its products at issue in the case after the verdict.
Represented a major home developer in case tried to verdict regarding parties’ respective obligations under option and construction agreements arising out of the financing and development of residential housing development.
Obtained summary judgment for a bank in its action against a developer/borrower and guarantor relating to construction for a detached condominium project.
Represented a billion-dollar, industry-leading software company in the negotiation and successful resolution of federal court litigation involving an earn-out agreement.
Represented national provider of contract nursing and physician services in contract indemnity litigation with hospitals.
Successfully negotiated resolution of claim for breach of stock purchase agreement in connection with sale of a technology company.
Alan graduated in 1997 from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and minors in Biology and Chemistry. Alan received his law degree in 2000 from the University of California, Davis School of Law (King Hall), where he was a member of the U.C. Davis Law Review. Alan currently is on the Board of Directors for the U.C. Davis School of Law Alumni Association. Alan is admitted to practice in the state courts of California, the state courts of Nevada, and the U.S. District Courts for Nevada, and for the Eastern, Northern, Central, and Southern Districts of California. While in law school, Alan was a judicial extern for the Honorable Gregory G. Hollows, U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California. Alan is a member of the Tahoe Truckee Bar Association and the Washoe County Bar Association.
Alan is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys all that the Lake Tahoe area has to offer, particularly hiking, camping, skiing, and stand-up paddleboarding. Alan and his wife have two children and a golden retriever.