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Was contract properly signed / Multiple locations, one contract 

June 5, 2020
Title:  Guarantee and hold back issues / valuation in era of coronavirus
When:  June 9, 2020 12 PM EST.
Presented by:  Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq.  Guest panelists:  Mitch Reitman, Rory Russell
Who should attend:  Alarm owners

Was contract properly signed   
         We emailed a new agreement to a past repair only subscriber for "per call service" and "inspections" going forward.  The subscriber is (will be) a Corporation.  We received the agreement back via email with only the signature and printed name of the managing agent.
            We sent an email that the entire form must be completed and signed by an officer of the corporation duly allowed to enter into an agreement, and the personal guarantee must be completed as well.
  1. Now they are saying they have no access to a printer and scanner to fill in and sign the agreement due to no access to their office because of the Covid-19 shut down (Manhattan), and ask if the email thread will suffice as approval and agreement.  I wonder how he printed and signed the first time which was only a week or two ago?
  2. Can a managing agent for a building sign for the Corporation?
  Thank you
            You were right to request that the entire agreement be returned, signed.  The email chain can be used to establish the subscriber's consent to be bound by the agreement.  A managing agent can sign for the corporation, but you should get some proof from the owner that the agent is within its authority to sign for the principal.  The "proof" can be a writing, but usually it's implied from the conduct of the principal and agent.  If the agent is the managing agent, and by all appearances is the managing agent, then the agency can be implied, and relied on.
Multiple locations, one contract
            Our company provides alarm monitoring/service to several clients with multiple locations (example: village/city/municipality which has 30+ monitored sewage/lift stations).  In instances of numerous locations within the same state, is it acceptable for us to utilize the Kirschenbaum  contract template prepared as a ‘blanket’ contract and list each location individually on the schedule of equipment/description of services page rather than obtain a separate document for each site?
            I should mention that the clients in question do have the same ‘bill to’ address for their various locations but different physical addresses.
            Thank you in advance for your assistance!
 Best regards,
            The easy and best way to deal with this is to use the Rider for Multiple Locations.  You get the All in One signed once and then comply with the Ride for the additional locations.

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Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum PC
Attorneys at Law
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