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Does a legal document that is scanned & saved in the cloud have status as an original - legally speaking?

David Casebere's Profile

I have a CPA firm and an insurance company as clients. Both would like to eliminate the paper copies of original legal documents.


Peter Lyons, MBA, CMA
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Good afternoon David,

The answer to your question in short is "no". It depends on the natue of the instrument, industry, and regulating authority.

I would consult your outside counsel for specifics on whether or not the instruments your clients are dealing with can be digitized or if they need to retain the original document.



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