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Andrew Giorgione, shareholder in our State Government Relations group outlines the challenges of e-notarization in the Pittsburgh Business Times article "Here's how e-notarization works —and temporary fix may push permanent authorization past remote possibility"

But the authorization will end 60 days after the expiration of the governor’s COVID-19 Disaster Emergency Order. Andrew Giorgione, shareholder in Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC’s government relations group, said the governor’s authorization could serve as a trial run for full-fledged legislation. Bills have been floating in both the state House and Senate.

“We have a diverse general assembly and one of the issues I’ve heard from peers in other states is remote notary hasn’t rolled out easily,” Giorgione said. “I don’t think it’s been seamless.”

A technology platform has to be used and a lot of real estate and title companies are “mom and pop shops that don’t have DocuSign,” he said.