Wednesday, April 28, 2010

attorney in fact

An attorney-in-fact does not have to be an attorney; it can be any person named in a power-of-attorney document to act on behalf of someone else (the “principal”). The attorney-in-fact doesn’t have unlimited powers, however. All of the powers and responsibilities are set forth in the power-of-attorney document. They often include the authority to sign contracts on behalf of the principal.

See: agent

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