When You Can and Can’t E-Sign

The definition of “signed” in the UCC includes “any symbol,” as long as it’s “executed or adopted with present intention to adopt or accept a writing.” Com C §1201(b)(37). E-Sign extends this approach to electronic signatures. Do you know when an electronic signature is permitted and when it’s not? Continue reading

Sign on the Electronic Line

As more and more business is conducted electronically, parties more often use keystrokes instead of pens to sign contracts and other legally binding documents. There’s even a federal law that covers this  — the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign) (15 USC §§7001-7031)  — which confirms the ability of parties to contract electronically. Here’s what you need to know about signing on the electronic line.  Continue reading