This is a follow-up article to the one titled “Digital Signing of Documents for Business Lawyers”. The purpose of that article was to help with considerations on the use of electronic, digital or remote signing. The purpose of this article is to provide tips on getting documents successfully signed digitally or electronically once the decision to use that method has been made.
I think I covered this in the previous article, but, in case I did not, DO NOT ASSUME that everyone will be able to use a digital signing option or otherwise receive and print documents to sign them and return them to you. You may still need to allow for signing of paper documents and factor in the time required for that to happen.
Some important technology considerations to be aware of include the following: