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Can an attorney sign a settlement agreement on behalf of their

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Can an attorney sign a settlement agreement on behalf of their client and it be considered binding ?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Consumer Protection Law
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 5 years ago.
An attorney can bind his client by his signature. There are a number of reasons an attorney would prefer to sign as opposed to the actual client, the biggest being it is a hassle to get the paperwork signed and back if the client is a corporation. This can often add a week or more to the process. To be safe, ask him to provide you with something that states he has the authority to sign on behalf of his client an agreement that is binding.

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