2016 Georgia Code
Title 14 - Corporations, Partnerships, and Associations
Chapter 2 - Business Corporations
Article 1 - General Provisions
Part 5 - Execution of Documents
§ 14-2-151. Secretary or assistant secretary of corporation to authenticate records of corporation; reliance on affixed seal by third party

GA Code § 14-2-151 (2016) What's This?

(a) With respect to any contract, conveyance, or similar document executed by or on behalf of a domestic or foreign corporation, the presence of the corporate seal, or a facsimile thereof, attested by the secretary or assistant secretary of the corporation, or other officer to whom the bylaws or the directors have delegated the responsibility for authenticating records of the corporation, shall attest:

(1) That the corporate seal or facsimile thereof affixed to the document is in fact the seal of the corporation or a true facsimile thereof, as the case may be;

(2) That any officer of the corporation executing the document does in fact occupy the official position indicated, that one in such position is duly authorized to execute such document on behalf of the corporation, and that the signature of such officer subscribed thereto is genuine; and

(3) That the execution of the document on behalf of the corporation has been duly authorized.

(b) With respect to any contract, conveyance, or similar document executed by or on behalf of a domestic or foreign corporation, execution by the president or vice-president of the corporation, attested by the secretary or assistant secretary of the corporation or other officer to whom the bylaws or the directors have delegated the responsibility for authenticating records of the corporation, shall attest:

(1) That the person executing the document as president or vice-president of the corporation does in fact occupy the official position, that one in such position is duly authorized to execute such document on behalf of the corporation, and that the signature of such officers subscribed thereto is genuine; and

(2) That the execution of the document on behalf of the corporation has been duly authorized.

(c) When the seal of a corporation or the facsimile thereof is affixed to any document, or where a document is executed by the president or a vice-president of a corporation, and in either case is attested by the secretary or assistant secretary of that corporation or other officer to whom the bylaws or the directors have delegated the responsibility for authenticating records of the corporation, a third party without knowledge or reason to know to the contrary may rely on such document as being what it purports to be.

(d) The seal of the corporation may be affixed to any document executed by the corporation, but the absence of the seal shall not impair the validity of the document or of any action taken in pursuance thereof or in reliance thereon.

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