Jane Carlene Rankin



Jane Rankin concentrates in the area of real property and business transactions providing representation for acquisitions, dispositions and financing as well as commercial leasing, 1031 exchanges and SBA loan transactions. She handles complex title and survey matters and issues title insurance for owners and lenders with the Firm being an agent for national title underwriters. She has decades of experience in providing representation to owners and lenders in the hospitality area for restaurants, hotels, retail and service station businesses.

With respect to lenders, both institutional and private, she has extensive experience in real estate and business lending, workouts and loan modifications, hedge transactions as well as commercial and homebuilder construction and development loans. Jane has represented several governmental entities as outside counsel which included handling the real estate closings, title work and eminent domain suit preparation for the acquisition of over 900 parcels by Broward County, Florida, pursuant to its expansion of the Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.

Practice Areas


  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE (J.D., 1980)
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (B.S., Economics, 1977)


  • State of Florida, 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kubicki Draper Hospitality, Retail, and Premises Liability Practice Group, Member
  • Attorneys' Real Estate Council of Broward County (President, 1997-1998), (Member, 1994-Present)
  • Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys (AHIA)
  • 17th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee "C" of The Florida Bar (Chair, 1997 - 1998), (Member, 1995-1998), (Member, 2010 -- three year term)
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar, Real Property and Probate Section
  • Florida Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association

Certifications / Specialties

  • Certified Continuing Education Instructor, State of Florida

Special Awards and Recognitions

  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (1998 - 2024)
  • Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Real Estate Law (2013-2024)
  • Best Lawyers, South Florida’s Best Lawyers (2022)
  • Best Lawyers, Women in the Law, Real Estate Law (2017-2020)
  • Fidelity National Title Group, Exceptional Performance Award (2013)
  • Law and Politics Magazine, Florida Super Lawyer, Real Estate Practice (2010, 2009, 2007)
  • Superlawyers  
  • Best Lawyers 2024 
  • Martindale-Hubbell 

Speaking Engagements / Presentations

  • "Getting Real About Realtors' Liabilities," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2023
  • "Effect of COVID-19 Emergency on Property Owners, Lenders and Tenants," Kubicki Draper Webinar, 2022
  • "Legal Issues to Consider - Understanding and Underwriting Commercial Real Estate Loans", Center for Banking and Financial Institutions, Florida International University
  • "Realtor Liability", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference
  • "Real Estate Broker Liability, E&O Liability", Kubicki Draper Claims Management Conference
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Miami Office

9100 South Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1800
Miami, FL 33156

T: 305.374.1212 F: 305.374.7846

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Key West

Key West Office

402 Applerouth Lane, Suite 2C
Key West, FL 33040

T: 305.509.7300 F: 305.374.7846

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Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale Office

110 East Broward Blvd., Suite 1400
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

T: 954.768.0011 F: 954.768.0514

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West Palm Beach

West Palm Beach Office

1700 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 800
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

T: 561.640.0303 F: 561.640.0524

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Indian River | Martin | Okeechobee | Palm Beach | Saint Lucie


Tampa Office

400 North Ashley Drive, Suite 1200
Tampa, FL 33602

T: 813.204.9776 F: 813.204.9660

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Hernando | Hillsborough | Manatee | Pasco | Pinellas | Polk | Sarasota

Orlando Office

201 South Orange Avenue, Suite 475
Orlando, FL 32801

T: 407.245.3630 F: 407.245.7685

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Brevard | Highlands | Orange | Osceola | Seminole

Ocala Office

1396 NE 20th Avenue, #500
Ocala, FL 34470

T: 352.622.4222 F: 352.622.9122

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Jacksonville Office

1 Independent Drive, Suite 1601
Jacksonville, FL 32202

T: 904.396.0062 F: 904.396.0380

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Baker | Bradford | Clay | Columbia | Duval | Flagler | Hamilton | Nassau | Saint Johns | Union

Pensacola Office

125 West Romana Street, Suite 550
Pensacola, FL 32502

T: 850.434.0003 F: 850.434.0223

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Escambia | Holmes | Okaloosa | Santa Rosa | Walton


Tallahassee Office

1705 Metropolitan Boulevard, Suite 202
Tallahassee, FL 32308

T: 850.222.5188 F: 850.222.5108

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Bay | Calhoun | Franklin | Gadsden | Gulf | Jackson | Jefferson | Leon | Liberty | Wakulla | Washington | Madison | Lafayette | Taylor 

Ft. Myers

Ft. Myers Office

13350 Metro Parkway, Suite 201
Fort Myers, FL 33966

T: 239.334.8403 F: 239.939.0700

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Charlotte | Collier | DeSoto | Glades | Hardee | Hendry | Lee


Mobile Office

11 North Water Street, Suite 10290
Mobile, AL 36602

T: 251.308.3351 F: 251.287.1624

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Baldwin | Washington | Clarke | Escambia | Covington | Geneva | Houston | Henry |  Dale | Coffee | Barbour | Pike |Crenshaw | Butler  | Monroe | Clarke | Choctaw | Wilcox | Bullock | Russell

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Our Firm

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In 1963, Gene Kubicki founded the firm based on dedication to excellence. The same high standards have been maintained for over five decades -- years which have seen the firm’s ranks swell to over 200 attorneys.


Our team knows return clients are the life blood of any law firm and this is why we ensure client satisfaction by an exacting attention to service and quality.  Client service coupled with a spectacular work ethic, makes our team hard to beat.

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Kubicki Draper is committed to fostering an environment of equal opportunity for success and believes diversity is not only a moral imperative, but is also sound business practice.

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In response to the growing needs of its clients, the firm began expanding in the early 1980's and today is a diverse full-service law firm providing trial, appellate, coverage, commercial and real estate transaction services.

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Kubicki Draper enjoys a national reputation for expertise in the handling of complex, high stakes litigation matters, as well as, appellate, general commercial and real estate practice.

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With a dozen offices throughout the State of Florida and other key points in the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississipi, our firm is familiar to every venue statewide and will never get home-teamed.

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