Tampa, FL asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Consumer Law for Florida

Q: Hello, I signed a document through Docusign and was expecting a certificate of completion that makes the contract

legally binding. When I did not receive a copy, I requested through the sender to provide the cert. They were unable to and couldn't find it. When I contacted Docusign to receive a copy, they informed me the contract was voided and that there was never a cert to provide. Even though I signed, am I legally bound to a contract if no certificate is provided for completion?

2 Lawyer Answers
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: It the other party to the contract (the "sender", as I understand you) says that they don't have it, get that in writing. If they later find it, with your signature, get a copy of that. I'm not sure how Docusign can decide the contract is "voided", if they are not a party to the contract.

Linda Liang agrees with this answer

Linda Liang
Linda Liang
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Answered
  • Boca Raton, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Yes, you are bound by the contract with electronic signature even you have no certification from dousing because Electronic signature constitute valid signature.

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