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Acknowledgment and Execution of Instruments by Fiduciaries

When a deed is executed by a trustee, executor, or by any other fiduciary there is no need to (1) add the person’s title to the signature or (2) reference that title in the acknowledgement clause. The title should be recited in the body of the instrument, but does not have to be recited again in these two places in the instrument. Swaim, Crocker’s Notes on Common Forms, Little, Brown and Co. (Seventh Edition, 1955), §§354, 398.