Jacqueline L. Johansen, Esq.



Expertly avoiding obstacles while saving time, we help you efficiently navigate the uncharted waters of your legal journey.

Well-versed in corporate law, we’re proud of our deft and precise work for a variety of clients. Adept at drafting and polishing all aspects of business planning, our work on drafting, reviewing, and negotiating agreements ranges from expertise with intellectual property to severance and purchasing matters.

We also have considerable experience with small estate planning in Massachusetts and New York.

We’ve garnered noteworthy praise from other lawyers for our meticulous research on behalf of their private clients.



(774) 327-0059


Mashpee, MA 02649


Mon-Fri 9a–6p



To ensure that each client’s unique legal concerns are addressed, we offer a broad scope of estate planning services, including:

• Drafting and preparing wills, trusts, living wills, and powers of attorney for health care and property

• Asset protection planning, which can include limited partnerships, limited liability entities, and other devices


We research and supply business legal solutions that accomplish your goals and protect your business, including: 

• Business formation and organization

• Business transactions

• Employment law, contracts, and leases


Whether creating a new contract, reviewing a contract that you are considering, or negotiating for terms in your favor, we always working diligently in your best interests. We offer the following contract services:

• Drafting and negotiating contracts between your company and employees, clients, vendors, partners, and/or anyone else with whom you do business

• Reviewing and negotiating third-party contracts

• For situations that may recur, drafting a standard contract template for your future use


We provide statutory, regulatory, and case law research on federal and state law issues in any jurisdiction. 



Well-versed in all aspects of business and commercial law, and adept with estate planning, Jacqueline Johansen, Esq. earned her law degree, summa cum laude, from New England School of Law.

During law school, Jacqueline clerked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and interned at the U.S. District Court in Boston. Upon graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Chief Justice Phillip Rapoza of the Massachusetts Appeals Court.

Jacqueline maintains the Vaughn Group, a private practice firm in Cape Cod, MA. She also serves as counsel to Susan G. Parker, PC, Esq. in Briarcliff Manor, NY. Previously, Jacqueline was employed at Greenberg Traurig’s Litigation group in Boston, and the Law & Compliance group at Tymann LLC.

J.D., summa cum laude, New England School of Law; M.S., merit, Criminal Justice Policy, The London School of Economic; B.A., Humanities, Yale University

Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts; U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. New York, pending.

Click here for Jacqueline’s full CV.


In her spare time, Jacqueline likes to be outdoors with her beloved dog, Claude. She is currently training as a runner for the 2020 Comrades Marathon.


Attorney Johansen possesses two attributes that make her a special lawyer: a brilliant mind and a real passion to help her clients...rare qualities in the legal field.
– Michael P.
Whip smart and an excellent communicator, Jacqueline Johansen is a rare and special lawyer. We’ve worked together on financing and business agreements, trademarks and business marks and estate planning matters. She also gets the job done faster than anyone else, in my experience. With her research skills and business acuity, Jacqueline is in a league of her own.
– Susan P.
Jacqueline’s legal research skills are impeccable and rock-solid. It’s a great comfort to know that the case law and other legal support she identifies—which she also does with remarkable efficiency—is reliable. But she is much more than just an outstanding researcher. Jacqueline also brings sophisticated legal and factual analysis to each case that is calibrated toward framing arguments to help the client win.
– Ben T.

We look forward to learning if we can be of help with your legal needs or concerns.

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