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what are the limitations of a treasurer when it comes to writing

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what are the limitations of a treasurer when it comes to writing checks that have not been authorized by a majority of the board of directors or a majority of stockholders.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Jane Doe Deer replied 8 years ago.

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What type of organization is this? Homeowners Association? Board of a non-profit?


Are there bylaws and other rules in place?


I'll look forward to hearing from you,


Jane Doe Deer


Expert:  Sandi Lilly replied 8 years ago.

Dear Mr. Dwy:


The state in which the principal place of busienss is located will determine what law applies. New York law provides that officers shall serve for the term for which they are elected or appointed and until sucessors have been elected or appointed and qualified. (Bus Corp law sec. 715). The authority of the office is determined by the by-laws or by the board. There are limitations to the scope of the position and it is up to the board of directors to make a decision as to whom they want for treasurer. If the board has appointed a new treasurer, you must concede as you serve at the board's pleasure. If not, then presumably the board members will back up your position. Good luck.