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Notary Law Change Alert: Update Your Notary Block Forms before January 1, 2020

In connection with the newly authorized remote, online notarization, the Florida approved form of notary certificate is changing effective January 1, 2020 to add reference to whether the notarization was performed in person or remotely.

Failure to use the correct form of notary block for any document signed after December 31, 2019 could result in a defective acknowledgement.

Please consult with your counsel to ensure your documents comply with applicable law to avoid the possible consequences of defective notary certificate, such as a rejected deed.

Michael P. Carolan, Esquire

Michael P. Carolan, a shareholder with WHWW, is Board Certified in real estate law by The Florida Bar and an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. In his practice he represents lenders and borrowers in a wide range of commercial and financial transactions, buyers and sellers in all aspects of the purchase and sale of real estate, and landlords and tenants in all aspects of commercial leasing. Mike holds his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law and his undergraduate degree from Duke University. He is currently the Chair-Elect of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and a recipient of The Best Lawyers in America© (2018 & 2019), designation in the area of real estate.
Michael P. Carolan, Esquire