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NY Durable General Power of Attorney-New York Statutory Short Form 1

DURABLE GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY

NEW YORK STATUTORY SHORT FORM

THE POWERS YOU GRANT BELOW CONTINUE TO BE EFFECTIVE

SHOULD YOU BECOME DISABLED OR INCOMPETENT

(CAUTION: THIS IS AN IMPORTANT DOCUMENT. IT GIVES THE PERSON WHOM YOU DESIGNATE (YOUR "AGENT") BROAD POWERS TO HANDLE YOUR PROPERTY DURING YOUR LIFETIME, WHICH MAY INCLUDE POWERS TO MORTGAGE, SELL OR OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF ANY REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY WITHOUT ADVANCE NOTICE TO YOU OR APPROVAL BY YOU. THESE POWERS WILL CONTINUE TO EXIST EVEN AFTER YOU BECOME DISABLED OR INCOMPETENT. THESE POWERS ARE EXPLAINED MORE FULLY IN NEW YORK GENERAL OBLIGATIONS LAW, ARTICLE 5, TITLE 15, SECTIONS 5-1502A THROUGH 5-1503, WHICH EXPRESSLY PERMIT THE USE OF ANY OTHER OR DIFFERENT FORM OF POWER OF ATTORNEY.

THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT AUTHORIZE ANYONE TO MAKE MEDICAL OR OTHER HEATH CARE DECISIONS. YOU MAY EXECUTE A HEALTH CARE PROXY TO DO THIS.

IF THERE IS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS FORM THAT YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND, YOU SHOULD ASK A LAWYER TO EXPLAIN IT TO YOU.)

THIS is intended to constitute a DURABLE GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY pursuant to Article 5, Title 15 of the New York General Obligations Law:

I,

(insert your name and address)

do hereby appoint:

(If 1 person is to be appointed agent, insert the name and address of your agent above)

(If 2 or more persons are to be appointed agents by you insert their names and addresses above.)

my attorney(s)-in-fact TO ACT

(If more than one agent is designated, CHOOSE ONE of the following two choices by putting your initials in ONE of the blank spaces to the left of your choice:)

( ) Each agent may SEPARATELY act.

( ) All agents must act TOGETHER.

(If neither blank space is initialed, the agent will be required to act TOGETHER)

IN MY NAME, PLACE AND STEAD in any way which I myself could no, if I were personally present, with respect to the following matters as each of them is defined in Title 15 of Article 5 of the New York General Obligations Law and to the extent that I am permitted by law to act through an agent:

(DIRECTIONS: Initial in the blank space to the left of your choice any one or more of the following lettered subdivisions as to which you WANT to give your agent authority. If the blank space to the left of any particular lettered subdivision is NOT initialed, NO AUTHORITY WILL BE GRANTED for matters that are included in that subdivision. Alternatively, the letter corresponding to each power you wish to grant may be written or typed on the blank line in subdivision "(Q)", and you may then put your initials in the blank space to the left of subdivision "(Q)" in order to grant each of the powers so indicated)

( ) (A) real estate transactions;

( ) (B) chattel and goods transactions;

( ) (C) bond, share and commodity transactions;

( ) (D) banking transactions;

( ) (E) business operations transactions;

( ) (F) insurance transactions;

( ) (G) estate transactions;

( ) (H) claims and litigation;

( ) (I) personal relationship and affairs;

( ) (J) benefits from military service;

( ) (K) records, reports and statements;

( ) (L) retirement benefit transactions;

( ) (M) making gifts to my spouse, children and more remote descendants, and parents, not to exceed in the aggregate $10,000 to each of such persons in any year;

( ) (N) tax matters;

( ) (O) all other matters;

( ) (P) full and unqualified authority to my attorney(s)-in-fact to delegate any or all of the foregoing powers to any person or persons whom my attorney(s)-in-fact shall select;

( ) (Q) each of the above matters identified by the following letters:

(Special provisions and limitations may be included in the statutory short form durable power of attorney only if they conform to the requirements of Section 5-1503 of the New York General Obligations Law.)

This durable power of attorney shall not be affected by my subsequent disability or incompetence.

If every agent named above is unable or unwilling to serve, I appoint

(Insert name and address of successor)

to be my agent for all purposes hereunder.

TO INDUCE ANY THIRD PARTY TO ACT HEREUNDER, I HEREBY AGREE THAT ANY THIRD PARTY RECEIVING A DULY EXECUTED COPY OR FACSIMILE OF THIS INSTRUMENT MAY ACT HEREUNDER, AND THAT REVOCATION OR TERMINATION HEREOF SHALL BE INEFFECTIVE AS TO SUCH THIRD PARTY UNLESS AND UNTIL ACTUAL NOTICE OR KNOWLEDGE OF SUCH REVOCATION OR TERMINATION SHALL HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY SUCH THIRD PARTY, AND I FOR MYSELF AND FOR MY HEIRS, EXECUTORS, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES AND ASSIGNS, HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS THAT MAY ARISE AGAINST SUCH THIRD PARTY BY REASON OF SUCH THIRD PARTY HAVING RELIED ON THE PROVISIONS OF THIS INSTRUMENT.

THIS DURABLE GENERAL POWER OF ATTORNEY MAY BE REVOKED BY ME AT ANY TIME.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto signed my name this

day of 20 .

(YOU SIGN HERE)__________________________________ Signature of Principal

STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OFss.:

On the day of , two thousand and before me personally came

to me known and know to me to be the individual described in and who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged that executed the same.

___________________________

(Notary Public)

Affidavit of Attorney-in-fact

STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OFss.:

being duly sworn, depose(s) and say(s) that deponent has this day confirmed that the principal is alive and has neither revoked nor modified the foregoing power of attorney, which remains in full force and effect.

Deponent makes this affidavit knowing that

rely on the truth of the statements made herein in accepting the use of the foregoing power of attorney.

Sworn to before me this day of 20 .

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