By Executive Order 202.101 issued April 6, 2021, New York’s remote notarization and document execution procedures are extended through May 6, 2021. 

This extension, while anticipated, is still welcome news for New Yorkers who continue to deal with the practical effects of the public health emergency.  Governor Cuomo’s initial Executive Orders 202.7 (audio-video notarization) and 202.14 (audio-video witnessing of estate planning documents) have now been extended monthly since the beginning of the pandemic, and are still likely to be extended beyond May 6, 2021.    

If you have questions about the current state of remote document execution, or about other estate planning issues, please contact Barbara Shiers, Linda Wank, Adam Osterweil or any other member of the Frankfurt Kurnit Estate Planning & Administration Group.