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Delaware Law Authorizes Electronic Execution of Trust Documents

Is the era of wet signatures about to dry up?

In 2021, Delaware enacted 12 Del. C. Section 3550 Electronic Execution of Documents (the Delaware Statute), which explicitly authorizes the electronic execution of trust agreements and other trust-related documents, such as decanting declarations, merger instruments and nonjudicial settlement agreements (NJSAs). The Delaware Statute is the first (and so far, only) statute of its kind. It references and builds on the Uniform Electronic Transaction Act (UETA), which has been enacted in 49


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