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Freedom. Freedom to ride. Freedom to explore. Freedom to bank... the way you want to. Hi. I'm Don Wachtell, President of Mesa Verde. For the past 10 years, our family has taken pride in helping your family grow your savings out here in the Southwest, with freedom from hidden fees and freedom to choose the account that's right for you. (...) Yup! Let our family help find your freedom... at Mesa Verde.
― Don in an old television commercial for Mesa Verde.[src]

Don Wachtell is the father of Kevin Wachtell and the former president of Mesa Verde Bank and Trust.



Don appeared in an old commercial for Mesa Verde Bank and Trust, when he was the president of the company. His son Kevin succeeded him as CEO after Don's death.

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Jimmy McGill (with assistance from his production team) tampered with this commercial to make Mesa Verde look bad. He also claimed Don stole Olivia Bitsui's photo without credit and used it for the logo of his company, thus making Mesa Verde violate copyright infringement laws. Jimmy informs Kevin that he has sought an injunction for misappropriation of Olivia's intellectual property, which will prevent Mesa Verde from displaying its logo pending a decision on the case. This should take at least two years according to Jimmy. Exasperated and cornered, Kevin is forced to give in. ("Wexler v. Goodman")


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  • Since the Mesa Verde advertisement is shot in the 1960's, Don could be considered of the first characters to appear chronologically in the Better Call Saul/Breaking Bad Universe.