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J.P. Finet, J.D.

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J.P. Finet, J.D., Contributing Author

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J.P. earned his J.D. from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and has built a career writing about legal issues for websites, newspapers, and magazines.

He spent more than five years covering the U.S. Supreme Court for several financial publications and has written about state, federal, and international law for a number of major websites. J.P. has also created legal content and ghostwritten blog posts for the websites of law and accounting firms.

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