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Q: Can a title specialist / financial operations manager notarized customer paperwork?

Based on this state law below, can a title specialist / financial operations manager notarized customer paperwork:

It is lawful for a notary who is an employee, officer, director or stockholder of a bank or corporation to take the acknowledgment of any party to any written instrument executed to or by such business or to sign as official witness to the execution by any party of any document executed by or to such business and may administer an oath to any other employee, officer, director, agent or stockholder of such business PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT THE NOTARY SHALL NOT PERFORM A NOTARIAL ACT WHERE SUCH NOTARY WOULD BE WITNESSING HIS/HER OWN SIGNATURE EITHER IN HIS/HER CAPACITY AS AN INDIVIDUAL OR AS AGENT FOR SUCH A BUSINESS.

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael D. Birchmore
Michael D. Birchmore
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Certainly. A prohibition would apply be where the Notary Public had some form of ownership interest in the business or the transaction itself.

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