Jacquelyn K Trask-Rahn, Esq.

 

JACKIE BIO PHOTOTAssociate Attorney

E-mail: jtrask@oplaw.net

Phone: (954) 384-6114

Background and Experience

Ms. Trask, as Senior Associate at Oppenheim Law, specializes in commercial, business and real estate litigation; health law compliance and litigation; constitutional litigation; probate litigation; and employment law.

Ms. Trask is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, Health Law, and Business Law Sections of the Florida Bar, and is also a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

In her six years of practice Ms. Trask has first-chaired over eighty bench trials with a remarkably high success rate. Ms. Trask has also argued countless evidentiary hearings, summary judgement motions, and complex motion practice matters in both state and federal court.

In 2012, Ms. Trask co-authored a major law review article with Oppenheim Law co-founder Roy Oppenheim on the subject of bundled mortgages, called “Deconstructing the Black Magic of Securitized Trusts.”  It was published in the Spring 2012 Stetson University Law Review, and is also available on Oppenheimlaw.com.

In 2015, Ms. Trask and Mr. Oppenheim published another co-authored law review article, this time addressing the fiction of negotiability of promissory notes in today’s global economy.  Their second article, titled “The Emperor’s New Clothes: How the Judicial System and the Housing-Mortgage Market Have Turned a Blind Eye to the Destruction of the Negotiability of Mortgage Promissory Notes,” was published in Volume 6, Issue 2 of the William and Mary Business Law Review, which was released in April 2015.

Ms. Trask regularly presents at national conferences for mental health and substance abuse providers as an expert in insurance audits, denials management, regulatory compliance planning and ethical and legal issues related to treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders.  In June 2017 she served as a keynote speaker at the Innovations in Behavioral Healthcare presented by Foundations Events, presenting on legal compliance planning and best practices for providers.

She graduated in the top 2% of her law school class, earning summa cum laude honors from Nova Southeastern University in May 2011. While earning her JD at Nova Southeastern University with a Merit Scholarship, she earned seven book awards for excellence in academics, served as a teaching assistant for Professor James Levy working with students on developing legal writing skills, and as a research assistant for Professor Elena Marty-Nelson in the areas of both Wills and Trusts and Securities.

During law school Ms. Trask also served as an Articles Editor to the Nova Law Review and competed in the American Bar Association National Moot Court Competition.

Ms. Trask also interned for the Honorable Judge Gary Farmer of the Florida 4th District Court of Appeals in 2010.

Education

University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and English (May 2006)

Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D. (May 2011)

  • Nova Law Review, Staff Member 2009-2010, Articles Editor 2010-2011
  • Moot Court Society, Chairperson of Research and Problem Development 2009-2010, ABA National Moot Court Competitor 2010-2011

Admissions/Memberships

Florida Bar 2011; Member of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, Health Law Section, and Business Law Section

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; 2011

United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Bankruptcy; 2012

United States Tax Court; 2014

American Health Lawyers Association