Paul Van Horn and Erica Howard-Potter (Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP): Changes to New York Power of Attorney Law Should Simplify Form and Streamline Acceptance by Financial Institutions (February 5, 2021)

Paul Van Horn and Erica Howard-Potter, of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, have made available for download their article, “Changes to New York Power of Attorney Law Should Simplify Form and Streamline Acceptance by Financial Institutions,” published in JDSUPRA. The abstract is as follows:

Virtually everyone who has prepared or signed a New York Durable Power of Attorney statutory “short form” over the past ten or so years has the same reaction when first trying to navigate the form: “Huh?” While the law enacted in 2009 was an attempt by the legislature to address concerns regarding potential abuses of powers of attorney, particularly with respect to the elderly, the resulting “short form” and its companion, the statutory gifts rider, made for a confusing, cumbersome and inflexible document. For years, practitioners and bar associations proposed changes to the existing law and statutory form. In 2020, to the delight of many, the Assembly and Senate passed a new power of attorney law which was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on December 15, 2020.

Click here to view Paul Van Horn and Erica Howard-Potter’s summary of “Changes to New York Power of Attorney Law Should Simplify Form and Streamline Acceptance by Financial Institutions.”

Posted by Bella Hoang, Managing Associate Editor, Wealth Strategies Journal.

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