Enforceable Contract Signature Requirements


This practice note discusses signature requirements for an enforceable contract, including contracts governed by the statute of frauds. This practice note also discusses signature requirements for agreements governed by the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN), the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA), the Electronic Signatures and Records Act (ESRA), the Electronic Authentication Act (EAA), and the Electronic Commerce Security Act (ECSA), and provides drafting tips and guidance to assist counsel in properly addressing signature issues in their clients' agreements.