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December 16th, 2020
New York Extends Remote Notarization and Document Execution to January 1, 2021
By Executive Order 202.79 issued December 2, 2020, New York’s remote notarization and document execution procedures are extended through January 1, 2021.
As has been done in previous months during the pandemic, Executive Order 202.79 was issued close in time to the date the previous Executive Order (EO 202.72) was set to expire. This extension, while anticipated, is still welcome news for New Yorkers who continue to deal with the practical effects of the public health emergency. Governor Cuomo’s initial Executive Orders 202.7 (audio-video notarization) and 202.14 (audio-video witnessing of estate planning documents) have now been extended monthly since the beginning of the pandemic, and are still likely to be extended beyond January 1, 2021.
If you have questions about the current state of remote document execution, or about other estate planning issues, please contact Barbara Shiers, Linda Wank, Adam Osterweil or any other member of the Frankfurt Kurnit Estate Planning & Administration Group.
Other Estate Planning Law Alerts
Increased Exemption for 2023 Creates Estate Planning Opportunities
The Federal estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer (“GST”) tax exemption amounts have increased in 2023 to $12.92 million per individual (up from $12.06 million in 2022). Read more.
February 6 2023
New York Extends Remote Notarization and Document Execution to January 29, 2021
By Executive Order 202.87 issued December 30, 2020, New York’s remote notarization and document execution procedures are extended through January 29, 2021. Read more.
January 12 2021
New York Implements Substantial Changes to Power of Attorney Law
On December 15, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed into law a long-awaited bill regarding New York’s Power of Attorney form, which will take effect in the summer of 2021. Read more.
January 6 2021