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How to sign as power of attorney agent – with examples and illustrations

When figuring out how to sign as power of attorney, it is important to know your options. There is no one correct way to sign. As long as you include the name of the agent and the name of the person who gave the power of attorney and indicate that they are the power of attorney agent, most examples are correct.

Here are some examples:

Example 1:

(Agent’s signature)
acting as Agent for (Principal’s name)
How to sign as a power of attorney - example 1

Example 2:

(Principal’s name) by (Agent’s signature) as Agent.
How to sign as a power of attorney - example 2

Example 3:

If you can’t tell the agent’s name from the signature, it might be better to pre-print.
How to sign as a power of attorney - example 3

A Power of Attorney creates a legal relationship between the principal and the agent. By agreeing to act as a Power of Attorney, the agent agrees to act in accordance with the principal’s instructions, or if there are no instructions, to act in the best interest of the principal. The agent will be responsible for carrying on many financial transactions for the principal, including signing checks, deeds and contracts. It is important to know how to sign as power of attorney in a correct way.

It is important for the agent to act responsibly and keep records of all transactions conducted for the principal by properly keeping a record of receipts, payments and transactions.

As noted above, an agent acting as Power of Attorney will be signing numerous documents on behalf of the principal. It is important for an agent to disclose his identity as an agent when acting on behalf of the principal. Therefore, whenever the agent acts for the principal, he should identify himself as an agent and identify that he is acting for the principal.

The agent can accomplish this by writing the following whenever he is acting on behalf of the principal:

If you need assistance with figuring out how to sign as power of attorney, we at the Law Offices of Albert Goodwin are here for you.  You can call us at 1-800-600-8267 or send us an email at attorneyalbertgoodwin@gmail.com.