Rachel Wise Associate




Rachel Wise is experienced in all phases of complex civil litigation, such as court appearances, depositions, preparing well-reasoned legal briefings and advising her clients through the litigation process. Her practice experience ranges from commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and commercial property matters to cannabis, employment and water law. Rachel also has an in-depth understanding of the realities of commercial litigation. If the best course of action is to settle a case, she is an effective negotiator, helping clients reach the best possible outcome.

Before joining Wilson Elser, Rachel worked as a trial attorney in a regional law firm. She also served as a law clerk for the United States Air Force and the Michigan Army National Guard.

Areas of Focus

Real Property
In light of the real estate industry’s continued integration with the capital markets and its increased vulnerability to litigation, Rachel frequently works cross-practice with other Wilson Elser attorneys to stay abreast of this transforming industry. She pursues sensible yet innovative approaches to resolving related legal matters and helps clients advance their ambitious objectives. 

Creditors' Rights
Wilson Elser’s nationally recognized bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorneys provide clients with a practical, efficient and integrated approach to handling the complex issues that characterize bankruptcy and creditors’ rights matters. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, banks and financial institutions, insurance companies, real estate entities, equipment lessors, commercial landlords, purchasers of distressed assets, investment trusts, bankruptcy trustees, municipalities, counties and other governmental entities.

Shareholder Disputes
Rachel handles disagreements among shareholders about the governance of a corporation or some other essential detail such as breach of a shareholder agreement, disagreements over direction, fiduciary misdeeds, minority shareholders disrespected or disadvantaged or differences in compensation or contribution.

Representative Matters

Michael Foley v. Juan Carlos Valdes, et al., 2:17-cv-02783-GMN-NJK (Mar. 08, 2019). Federal District Court granted Motion to Declare the Plaintiff a Vexatious Litigant). 

King v. St. Clair, 134 Nev. Adv. Op. 18 (Mar. 29, 2018). 

Nationstar Mortg. v. SFR Inv. Pool, LLC, 2:15-cv-01702 JCM CWH (D. Nev. May 21, 2018). 

Obtained a preliminary injunction that enjoined a state agency from curtailing 50 percent of water rights in two major agricultural basins in Northern Nevada. 

Succeeded in obtaining case cancelling sanctions due to opposing party's discovery violations; awarded attorneys' fees for client's benefit.