In Business Transactions, COVID-19, News & Updates, Property

Many businesses notarize documents as part of routine transactions and operations. As of January 1, 2020, Florida Statute sections 117.201 to 117.305 went into effect allowing Florida notaries to perform online remote notarizations after they complete an application and training course. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Remote Online Notarization (RON) is now essential to avoid any business disruption.

The Firm has become an authorized Remote Online Notary Service Provider offering the service firm wide.  While the current COVID-19 Health Emergency is limiting the ability of lenders, borrowers, title companies, and individuals to meet face to face to close real estate transactions and loans, our Firm’s Remote Online Notary services can assist any client with closing transactions, and provide all parties involved with a simple process for executing closing documents.  With Remote Online Notarization, a signer personally appears before the Notary at the time of the notarization using audio-visual technology instead of being physically present in the same room, resulting in a safe, secure and efficient method for closing any transactions.  On behalf of our clients, the Firm also utilizes e-signature solution services to allow for electronic signatures on those documents that do not require a Notary’s acknowledgement, and e-recording for prompt recording of deeds, mortgages, and other transactional documents in the public record.  With the latest technology, the Firm is available to assist with all legal aspects of your transaction during these challenging times.

If you have any questions or to obtain more information on how you can access the Firm’s Remote Online Notary Services or other services related to your transaction, please contact any member of our Property or Business Transactions Divisions.

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