Signatures On An NDA: Question From Christina Lazuric


Looking for some assistance/guidance from fellow BizBen users.

I came across a NDA once, that had the legal jargon at the bottom, that basically said this was a digital acceptance of a signature. That would extremely useful during these times when I'm dealing with people that don't have access to a fax machine to fax back the NDA to me.

Are there any brokers or attorneys out there that can answer these two questions:

1- Is it legal in the state of California to put that legal blurb in lue of a signature for an NDA?

2- Does anyone have the correct phrase?

I would really appreciate the feedback. Please feel free to phone me at 949-257-7823 or comment below in the "Comments Section" of this blog post.

Thank

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Comments Regarding This Blog Post


I know that DocuSign or using a digital signature is legal in California, because they do it for residential and commercial. It's true that Fax machines are going the way of the Dodo bird, and so it's possible that they can take a picture with their phone, and attach it to a reply email from the broker. I would have the potential buyer actually sign it and then send the picture in, because someone will be less likely to be sneaky if they actually had to sign something with a pen. If you find that the person is being strange, i.e. asking for many businesses all at once that are unrelated to each other, then have them come in the office, people like that may be agents fishing to steal your inventory.






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