Jane Haskins

Jane Haskins, Esq.

Jane has written hundreds of articles aimed at educating the public about the legal system, especially the legal aspects of starting and running a small business. She has more than 20 years of experience as a practicing attorney, focusing on helping small business owners with startup and contract issues. View her work on LinkedIn.

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Understanding beneficial ownership report essentials

Starting in 2024, many small businesses must file a Beneficial Ownership Information Report with the federal government. Learn whether you need to…

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The Corporate Transparency Act: What you need to know

Many small businesses will need to report information about their 'beneficial owners' to the federal government starting in 2024. Our guide explains…

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The complete guide to create a series LLC

A series LLC allows business owners to consolidate multiple business activities under one umbrella LLC, while keeping those activities separate for…

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What is an EIN and does your business need one?

Most new businesses need a federal employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS. Without an EIN, you can't run payroll, pay taxes, or even open…

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Common limited liability company or LLC FAQs

A limited liability company, or LLC, is a type of business structure that offers the liability protection of a corporation with more flexibility…

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What happens when you file a claim against a probated estate?

You may be able to collect the debt from someone who has passed away by making a claim against the person's estate.

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Estate planning when you have property in different states

Passing down property owned in multiple states can prove challenging, but some solutions may avoid probate court.

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What is a digital strategy and why does your business need one?

Developing a digital strategy and tweaking it over time will help your business shine online, reach more customers, and achieve greater success.

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Who is liable when there are mistakes in an estate plan

If you've been harmed by a lawyer's estate planning mistake, you may have a claim for legal malpractice. Learn more about common types of estate…

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How to write a promissory note

A promissory note puts the terms of a loan in writing. Promissory notes don't have to be long or complicated, but there are some key items you'll…

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