Power of Attorney

Power of Attorney / Aug 25, 2021

On December 15th of last year, the State of New York introduced a new law that made significant changes to the New York power of attorney (“POA”). These changes took effect on June 13, 2021. Note that the new law won’t have any effect on the validity of existing, duly executed POAs, and the Statutory Gifts Riders, as they will all be grandfathered in....

Power of Attorney / Jul 06, 2021

In New York, an agent designated in a durable POA can only act on the principal’s behalf after he or she signs the power of attorney in front of two adult witnesses, and a notary public.  The language included in the document must also meet certain statutory requirements....

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