New York State Amends Power of Attorney Law

On August 13, 2010, New York State Governor David Paterson signed into law amendments to New York's Power of Attorney Law (A.8392-C/S.7288-A) (the "2010 Amendments"). The 2010 Amendments become effective September 12, 2010 and will be retroactive to September 1, 2009, the effective date of the prior amendments to the New York State Power of Attorney Law that caused uncertainty and debate among transactional attorneys due to its onerous requirements and absence of a carve out for certain commercial transactions.

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