Who is Allowed to Sign a Contract?

by | Dec 24, 2022 | Books, Liability Risks, Project Management | 0 comments

Contract Signatory Requirements addresses the person signing the contract having authority to sign and thereby bind the entity entering the contract.  Some Clients require a letter from the Corporate Secretary, bearing the corporate seal, stating that the person signing the contract has approval to bind the corporation for contracts up to a certain amount.  This is fairly common when contracting with public agencies.

Failure to verify the authority of the person attempting to sign a contract may result in the Client refusing to pay for the services already rendered alleging that the person that signed the contract did not have the authority to do so.

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